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Girl, 14, is electrocuted by faulty iPhone charger

A teenage girl has died in Vietnam after being electrocuted in her sleep by her faulty iPhone charging cable. Le Thi Xoan, aged 14, had reportedly rolled over onto the torn cable and had as a result been exposed to the live wire, police in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi said. She was found unconscious by her parents and rushed to a local ...

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Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

Apple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an “edge-to-edge” screen that has no physical home button. The iPhone X – which is referred to as “ten” – uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner rather than a fingerprint-based one. Apple said FaceID can work in the dark by using 30,000 infra-red dots to check an identity, and was ...

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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong faces verdict in his bribery trial

A court in Seoul is set to decide whether the billionaire heir-apparent of the Samsung conglomerate will be jailed for corruption. Lee Jae-yong is facing accusations of bribery linked to a scandal that triggered the impeachment of South Korea’s former president. Prosecutors are asking for a 12-year jail sentence. He denies all charges. The case has gripped the public amid ...

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iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed. However the ransomware was fake – and clearing the browser cache was actually enough to restore full ...

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iPhone maker Foxconn signals $7bn US investment

The chief executive of Taiwan’s technology giant Foxconn has confirmed his company is considering setting up a new plant in the United States. Terry Gou told reporters the investment might exceed $7bn (£5.7bn). The investment by a major supplier of Apple Inc would be likely to generate thousands of jobs, if it goes ahead. The plans come after US President ...

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Tim Cook ‘not sure’ to meet iPhone 7 Plus demand by the end of 2016

Apple is working to match the demand for the iPhone 7 Plus as best as it can, but it might not meet all the demand by the end of the year, CEO Tim Cook said on the investor call discussing its fourth-quarter earnings. “It’s hard to say,” Cook said in response to an investor question about whether the iPhone would ...

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