iPhone accessory maker Shure claims iOS 11.3 to be released next week, includes fix for their mics

Shure, a company that makes mics for iPhones with Lightning connectivity alongside their range of professional audio gear, claims on Twitter that iOS 11.3 is due out for everyone next week. This is in response to a customer complaint about failed recordings; the company says iOS 11.3 includes a fix for these accessories.

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Apple, LG & Valve pump $10M into OLED ‘microdisplay’ maker eMagin

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Further signaling Apple’s augmented reality plans, the company has joined LG and Valve in a $ 10 million investment into eMagin, a maker of "microdisplays" for both AR and VR technology.
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OxyContin maker Purdue will no longer market opioid drugs to doctors

Purdue Pharma, which manufactures a range of pain medications such as OxyContin, announced yesterday that it would no longer promote opioid drugs to physicians, and has laid off more than 50 percent of its sales force.

In a statement to The Verge, a Purdue spokesperson says that “we have restructured and significantly reduced our commercial operation and will no longer be promoting opioids to prescribers.” Accordingly, the company has laid off more than 50 percent of its sales force, with the remaining employees focusing on non-opioid products. The company will still handle requests from doctors who have questions about drugs such as OxyContin, through its medical affairs department.

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Android smartphone maker Wileyfox confirms it has entered into administration in the UK

 It’s been more than a year since the well-funded startup Cyanogen announced that it would shut down its mobile OS development, and since pivoted to self-driving technology. Yet we’re still seeing some fallout among the companies that had pinned their hopes on the original plans of that shooting star. Wileyfox, a smartphone maker that was one of the earliest companies to build a… Read More
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The maker of the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy and suspends manufacturing

 Turing Robotic’s CEO says the company isn’t done. But it’s definitely hit another significant roadblock in its quest to bring some fun alternative handsets to the market. The Finnish phone maker’s story so far is one of delay after delay, and now it’s announced, via Facebook post, that it’s suspending manufacturing. Read More
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