How Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you without cookies

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Whether, you’re using an iOS or Android device, you are able to turn off most of the tracking mechanisms.

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and Apple have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.

 

 

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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn invests $811M in building electric cars in China

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Foxconn wants to make an electric car priced less than $15,000.

Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, is notorious for its empire of iPhone-assembling employees and robots, but the electronics manufacturer is looking to shift gears, by building a dirt cheap electric car and it’s already investing $811 million to speed up the process.

 

 

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Apple secretly partners with Intelligent Energy to make battery life a lot better

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The two companies are rumored to be working on a fuel cell that could last days or weeks.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, Apple is rumored to be working with Intelligent Energy, a fuel-cell firm that could enable Apple’s devices to last “days or even weeks.”

 

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Devices for smart homes need to get a lot smarter

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Apple HomeKit

The battle between Google and Apple is moving from smart phones to smart things, with both companies vying to provide the underlying architecture that networks your appliances, utilities, and entertainment equipment. Earlier in June, at its annual developer conference, Apple announced HomeKit, a new software framework for communications between home devices and Apple’s devices. Meanwhile, Nest, a maker of smart thermostats and smoke alarms that was bought by Google earlier this year for $3.2 billion, recently launched a similar endeavor with software that lets developers build apps for its products and those from several other companies.

 

 

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Apple wants to measure your mood to better deliver targeted ads

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Apple wants to measure your mood through body sensors, user habits, and consumer data.

Apple wants to know more about its users–specifically how they are feeling, to be able to better serve ads. A patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows  Apple is looking at the possibility of measuring users’ mood to better target content.

 

 

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Will the Internet of Thing replace the web?

Apple stores can already pinpoint your location with unprecedented accuracy.

2014 will be the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives. But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from souped-up gadgets that track our every move to a world that predicts our actions and emotions.

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Consumers trust tech companies over carmakers for self-driving cars

Google might want to partner its technology with auto manufacturers rather than making and selling the cars itself.

Almost all the world’s automotive manufacturers are scrambling to develop self-driving cars. But, it appears, the world would rather buy a self-driving car made by a tech company. Consumers are more likely to splurge on a self-driving car made by Mercedes-Benz than Nissan; they’re even likelier to buy one made by the likes of Google and Apple, according to a study released by audit and advisory firm KPMG on Oct. 10.

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