Apple Card already costing Goldman Sachs big bucks

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The bank backing the Apple Card is making a big bet on its success.
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Goldman Sachs is taking on Apple‘s much-anticipated credit card as part of pivoting from investment banking to consumer banking. But it’s not coming cheap: the company has spent $275 million this year on the Apple Card and other consumer-oriented initiatives.

Mophie’s new charging lineup lands exclusively at Apple stores

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The latest Mophie wireless charging pad heads for the Apple Store.
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Apple likes Mophie’s new chargers and cables so much that it added all of them to its online store, and many retail locations too.

Included on the collection are a wireless charging pad, two car chargers and an array of durable Lightning and USB-C cables.

Newest Petcube offers improved pet cam, laser, treat tosser

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Petcube Play 2 and Bites 2 let you do more than look at your furry friends.
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Ordinary pet cams just let you see your furry friends, but Petcube Play 2 also lets you play lasertag with Fluffy via your iPhone, while Petcube Bites 2 can fling treats to Rex.

Both just debuted exclusively on Amazon for Prime Day.

Fuse Chicken Universal charger with battery takes on the world [Review]

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The Fuse Chicken Universal is ready for your next international vacation.
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Anyone headed for Europe or Australia needs a way to charge their iPhone or MacBook, and the Fuse Chicken Universal is ready. Despite its ridiculous name, this is a serious international charger and 6700mAh battery. Even better, it can wirelessly power up your iPhone.

We went on the road with this handy charger. Here’s what we found out.

Hulu 4K streaming comes back to Apple TV

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Hulu subscribers should seriously consider an Apple TV 4K.
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The latest Apple TV is one of just two devices that can stream Hulu programming in 4K. Still, until recently there were none.

Watching Hulu shows in Ultra HD is a feature that was removed last year, but now it’s back for a very limited selection of shows and players, including one of Apple’s.

Sony’s new USB-C hub boasts world’s fastest SD card reader

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This USB-C hub can pull data from an SD card faster than any other.
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Taking aim at professional photographers, Sony Electronics unveiled a USB hub that includes readers for UHS-II SD and microSD cards. There are plenty of hubs that can access memory cards, but the MRW-S3 is faster than any of them.

Sony’s hub also has an HDMI port, plus high-speed USB-A and USB-C ports.