Apple earns spot in first ‘Top 100 Global Technology Leaders’ list

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Apple named in another top tech list.
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Apple has earned a spot on the first “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” list from Thomson Reuters.

The iPhone-maker was named in sixth place behind rivals like Microsoft and Google, but it did beat out Amazon and Samsung. The list is based on a 28-factor algorithm that measures performance across eight benchmarks, including innovation, environmental impact, and reputation.

Nintendo Switch games could be coming to macOS

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The Nintendo Switch's flexible Joy-Con controllers work just fine with a Mac (but not an iPhone).
Zelda on the Nintendo Switch.
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Nintendo Switch games could soon be popping up on macOS.

The team behind a popular Nintendo 3DS emulator for Mac is hard at work on a new Switch emulator called Yuzu. It will eventually allow fans to enjoy franchises like Super Mario and Zelda on platforms that aren’t officially supported by Nintendo.

Longtime holdout Toyota finally embraces CarPlay

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CarPlay will be available in the 2019 Toyota Avalon.
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Toyota has confirmed it will finally embrace CarPlay in its 2019 Avalon and other vehicles launching this year. The Japanese firm is one of the last major automakers to adopt Apple’s platform, which will be available with all standard packages.

The HyperDrive hub is a MacBook owner’s dream

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If you have a MacBook, you need a HyperDrive.
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The HyperDrive 8-in-1 USB-C hub is a MacBook owner’s dream. With all the ports you’ll ever need on the go, plus a built-in Qi charging pad, it’s ideal for connecting all your peripherals and keeping your iPhone topped up at all times.

Apple named in class-action lawsuit alongside AMD and Intel

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Apple's A-series chips are also susceptible to Meltdown and Spectre bugs.
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Apple has been named in a class-action lawsuit alongside AMD and Intel. The case filed in Israel, one of many expected to hit major chip manufacturers, comes after the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre bugs that leave billions of users at risk.

Secret meetings provide further proof Apple is eyeing AR glasses

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Apple hasn't given up on AR glasses.
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Apple reportedly met with the suppliers of augmented reality glasses components at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The company made a significant push into AR with the launch of its ARKit framework in iOS 11, while rumors surrounding its own wearable AR hardware have been circling for years.