Local stores and big tech clash in Nevada ‘right to repair’ debate

Repair shops in Nevada have argued in favor of the state introducing law changes to require ‘right to repair,’ while technology firms including Apple are lobbying against the effort, citing privacy concerns.

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As Apple expands its independent repair provider program, it is still protesting against more general ‘right to repair’ laws, as are being debated in various states. Nevada’s latest hearing saw a trade firm lobbying on behalf of technology firms, while local firms said such a law change would directly help citizens.

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Epic ratchets up UK antitrust pressure on Apple with new App Store complaint

Epic Games has renewed its attempt to apply pressure on Apple in the UK, with a new complaint to a competition regulator that supports an ongoing investigation into the App Store.

On March 4, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a probe into Apple, after receiving a number of complaints about the App Store. In an announcement by Epic Games on Tuesday, it was stoking the fire of the investigation, by filing a complaint against Apple.The CMA investigation is set to determine whether Apple restricts competition and sets “unfair terms” for developers. This includes accusations Apple’s market position allowed it to set terms that are “unfair or may restrict competition and choice.”

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Future AirPods may use haptic feedback to direct wearer’s attention

Just as Apple Watch can tap to tell the wearer to turn left or right when walking, so Apple wants future AirPods to be able to direct a user.

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Apple’s work on haptic feedback, the ability for devices to tap a user’s wrist for instance, goes back a decade or more. Now it’s looking at how to add such feedback to AirPods, or similar devices, so that they can tap us as much as we tap them.

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ABB and AWS team up to create an EV fleet management platform

Swiss automation and technology company ABB has announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a cloud-based EV fleet management platform that it hopes will hasten the electrification of fleets. The platform, which the company says will help operators maintain business continuity as they switch to electric, will roll out in the second […]

ABB and AWS team up to create an EV fleet management platform

Swiss automation and technology company ABB has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a cloud-based EV fleet management platform that it hopes will hasten the electrification of fleets. The platform, which the company says will help operators maintain business continuity as they switch to electric, will roll out in the second […]

ABB and AWS team up to create an EV fleet management platform

Swiss automation and technology company ABB has announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a cloud-based EV fleet management platform that it hopes will hasten the electrification of fleets. The platform, which the company says will help operators maintain business continuity as they switch to electric, will roll out in the second […]