Apple now has a free repair program if your iPhone 6S won’t turn on

Apple has admitted there’s a component that can go bad in some iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets that can keep them from powering on — and it’s now offering to replace that mystery component free of charge with a new repair program. The company’s support page doesn’t offer any details about which component caused the issue, but you can enter your phone’s serial number there to see if it’s eligible. Affected handsets are only…

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Bose discontinues Sleepbuds due to faulty battery, will offer full refund to all customers

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Bose is fully discontinuing its Sleepbuds, the $250 earbuds that were designed to be worn during sleep to help drown out disturbances and other unwanted noise. Returns of the product will be accepted until December 31st, and customers are being promised a full refund. Bose has posted a notice about the Sleepbuds on its website, where the company recounts their development, Indiegogo campaign, and commercial release. “We knew…

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Google finally gives Reader the respect it deserves with an actual gravestone

Image: @leftoblique Google Reader has been dead for over six years, and the internet hasn’t been the same since. I still haven’t found a replacement that I enjoy quite as much as my memories of Reader, and I mourn its death every day. But now, we may finally have a place where we can pay respects to the beloved RSS app. Dana Fried, a Google employee, posted this photo of a graveyard, with headstones for…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook slams Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency as a power grab

Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook had some choice words when asked about Facebook’s controversial blockchain project Libra, with the chief executive openly characterizing the company’s plans to launch a cryptocurrency as a blatant power grab. Speaking with the French newspaper Les Echos, Cook shot down any notion that Apple might be considering launching a digital currency of its own, given its recent investments in digital wallets, mobile payments, and…

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Square Enix’s Avengers game looks like Destiny with superheroes

Square Enix’s Avengers game has been years in the making — but so far, all it’s had to show has been a canned demo of the game’s tutorial that has left many more skeptical than impressed. But at New York Comic Con, Square Enix gave a fresh look at Avengers that proves there’s more to it than just a very expensive tie-in to the popular Marvel films. First, the news. At its NYCC panel today,…

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The Trump administration will deny visas to uninsured, low-income immigrants

Dr Joel Diamnat checks on a hispanic patient during a visit to a free clinic at St. Leo’s Mission in Solana Beach on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The clinic provides free routine medical care to patients without health insurance including many undocumented migrants from Mexico who live in the area. | Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images It’s another blow to the social safety net for immigrants. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday night barring…

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Vox Sentences: “Call me”

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Rundown of the Trump-Ukraine scandal so far; the British prime minister sends mixed messages on a Brexit delay. How we learned to spell Volodymyr Zelensky Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Text messages show top diplomats discussed using the…

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