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HTC's expanded Vive Cosmos family may help lure more VR users

HTC’s Vive Cosmos is positioned as a high-end VR kit that’s easier to use, and we liked it, but one concern we had was its $699 price — a notable jump from Oculus’ $400 offerings, tethered or otherwise. The good news is that according to Engadget Chinese, the company plans to release a more affordable version dubbed Cosmos Play, along with the more advanced Cosmos Elite and…
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Android 11 Developer Preview focuses on 5G and better privacy

After a brief tease, the first Android 11 Developer Preview is available for Pixel devices — and it’s clear Google is thinking about the future with this release. The test software is built with a few new technologies in mind, most notably 5G. New frameworks let app creators determine whether or not someone’s on an unlimited data plan or has 5G-level bandwidth, making it…
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Blue Apron considers selling itself as it bleeds customers

Blue Apron has been struggling in recent years, and that’s leading the company to consider some extreme options. The online meal kit service has revealed that it’s looking at “strategic alternatives” that include a merger, raising funds, offloading assets or selling the company outright. It warned that there was no guarantee anything would happen, but this is the kind of…
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Largest public iOS developer survey highlights Swift’s progress, interest for each of Apple’s platforms, more

The largest public iOS developer community survey wrapped up last month and the results are now live. Among the findings, the survey of over 2,000 Apple devs highlights how Swift is doing, how much interest there for each of Apple’s platforms, what revenue models are most popular, and much more. Indie iOS developer Dave Verwer put together this public iOS developer community survey. Here’s…
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