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Exclusive: Japan's TDK In Talks To Buy Iphone Supplier Invensense - Sources

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Japanese electronic parts maker TDK Corp is in talks to acquire InvenSense Inc, a U.S. chip maker that produces motion sensors for Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Samsung To Disable Note 7 Phones In The U.S. Via Software Update

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a software update for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be released mid-December in the United States preventing them from charging and functioning as mobile phones, rendering them useless.

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Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels In Almost Three Years

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Web-based digital currency bitcoin hit its highest levels in almost three years on Friday, extending gains since India sparked a cash shortage by removing high-denomination bank notes from circulation a month ago.

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Samsung Electronics To Supply Chips To Tesla

Pic: ReutersSamsung Electronics Co Ltd will supply semiconductors to U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Friday citing unnamed sources.

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White House Voices Concerns About China Cyber Law

Pic: ReutersThe White House said on Thursday that it raised concerns about China's new cyber security law during a meeting with a Chinese official after the latest round of talks between the two countries on cyber crime.

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German Authorities Probe Volkswagen's Porsche For Manipulation Software

Pic: ReutersGermany is investigating whether Volkswagen's (VW) sportscar brand Porsche used software to disguise exhaust emissions, the country's car industry regulator said on Thursday, in a fresh blow to VW's attempts to move on from a 15 month-old scandal.

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Suspects Arrested In Russia Central Bank Cyberheist

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russian authorities arrested a large number of suspects in May in connection with the recently revealed electronic theft of $19 million from accounts held at the Russian central bank, an official said on Wednesday.

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Fitbit Buys Smartwatch Maker Pebble's Software Assets

Pic: ReutersWearable device maker Fitbit Inc said it had bought smartwatch maker Pebble's software and intellectual property as it looks to strengthen its position in the wearables market.

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New Zealand Passport Robot Tells Applicant Of Asian Descent To Open Eyes

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

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Apple Says iPhone 6 Battery Fires In China Likely Caused By External Factors

Pic: ReutersApple Inc said external factors were the likely cause of iPhone 6 battery fires detailed in a Chinese consumer protection report that featured widely in state media earlier this week and created a buzz on social media.

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