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AppleMagazine #337

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michigan students prep for global robotics competition

A University of Michigan initiative has helped more than 2,800 Detroit high school students build robotics, train for competitions and expand their science, technology, engineering and math education.Students will be able to put their practice to the test as Detroit gears up to host the FIRST Championship, a global robotics competition. About 90 of the 400 teams from around the world competing from April 25-29 are from Michigan, the Detroit News reported.Student teams will battle robots on a playing field. It’s the first time the event is being held in the state. The university’s Michigan Engineering Zone is offering teams workstations, equipment, storage and a cadre of mentors, including professional engineers and graduate students. Teams visit MEZ to modify or troubleshoot for upcoming competitions. Many Detroit high schools…

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big brother is watching the nhl game, faster than ever

NHL executives, coaches and players are quick to say the game is faster than ever and there is technology available to track how quickly players skate and how hard they shoot.Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee calls it the “next wave” in the evolution of the top hockey league in the world, but what happens to that information is secret for now.“I don’t tell people what we do,” McPhee said as his Pacific Division champion team prepares for its playoff opener against the Los Angeles Kings.Younger, faster — and cheaper — players are pushing out older, slower — and more expensive — veterans to kick the pace of the game up a notch. When Radim Vrbata announced he was retiring after this season, the 37-year-old Florida Panthers forward…

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apple introduces iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus (product) red special edition

Apple announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek black front. The special edition (PRODUCT) iPhone is available to order online and in stores beginning Friday, April 13.Apple also introduced a new (PRODUCT) iPhone X Leather Folio, which will be available beginning tomorrow. Crafted from specially tanned and finished European leather for a luxurious look and feel, the new folio joins other (PRODUCT) devices and accessories available for customers to purchase. A portion of proceeds for all (PRODUCT) purchases go directly to Global Fund HIV/ AIDS grants that provide testing, counseling, treatment and prevention programs with a specific…

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apple now globally powered by 100% renewable energy

NINE MORE APPLE SUPPLIERS COMMIT TO 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY PRODUCTION As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. The company also announced nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23.“We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant milestone,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re going to keep pushing…

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fortnite hits the mainstream

FORTNITE’S INVITE-ONLY BETA PERIOD IS FINALLY OVER If you haven’t heard of Fortnite, (where have you been?!) here’s a quick rundown on the hit video game. It has been referred to by multiple sources as a cross between Minecraft and The Hunger Games. The cartoon style video game’s most popular version involves 100 players paradropped onto an island to search for the best weapons and ultimately to fight to be the last man standing.The game is currently available on PS4, Xbox, PC and now finally on iOS too. The iOS version was originally an invite-only beta, but since early April the game has been available to all iOS users, and it is already making hundreds of millions of dollars. It has become the most watched game on…

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child advocates ask ftc to investigate youtube

The fine print of YouTube’s terms of service has a warning that goes unheeded by millions of children who visit YouTube to watch cartoons, nursery rhymes, science experiments or videos of toys being unboxed.“If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the service,” the terms say. “There are lots of other great web sites for you.”In a complaint filed this week, child advocates and consumer groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly violating children’s online privacy and allowing ads to target them.“Google profits handsomely from selling advertising to kid-directed programs that it packages,” said Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy, one of the groups that drafted the…