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BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had "very open" talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official, days after a web monitoring group linked the government to a hack into Apple's iCloud service in China.

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Apple CEO says had 'very open' privacy talks in China: Xinhua

Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures as he speaks at Tsinghua University in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had "very open" talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official, days after a web monitoring group linked the government to a hack into Apple's iCloud service in China. Cook's remarks, made in an interview to the official Xinhua news agency, were his first public comments since meeting Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing on Wednesday. Cook's China visit has been overshadowed by a report by web monitoring group Greatfire. ...


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ICYMI: A Mountain-Sized Comet Passed By Mars

Are we out of the woods yet? Here’s why the once-in-a-lifetime event is a big deal.

This week a comet passed by Mars at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles.

This week a comet passed by Mars at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles.

That makes it the closest comet flyby to Mars than any known comet flyby of Earth or Mars, according to NASA. It won't be back for more than a million years.

NASA/JPL-Caltech / Via mars.nasa.gov

Named Siding Spring, the comet is shown here in a composite that NASA released today, taken using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Named Siding Spring, the comet is shown here in a composite that NASA released today , taken using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Comets are sometimes called “dirty snowballs” because they are a collection of debris and ices. Since it's not the only comet named Siding Spring, it uses the official tag, C/2013 A1.

Scottish-Australian scientist Robert H. McNaught found the comet, which is named after the observatory where it was spotted. The Siding Spring Survey, the early-warning program that discovered it, was shuttered last year after it lost its funding, according to the Guardian.

NASA, ESA, PSI, JHU / APL, STScI/AURA

The comet skirted by at about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon.

The comet skirted by at about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon.

Just to give you a sense of how much of a near-miss the near-miss was. Earth's closest encounter in recorded history, a comet named Lexell, was about six times the distance of the moon. It was discovered in 1770 but hasn’t been seen since.

NASA/JPL-Caltech / Via mars.nasa.gov

The flyby spurred NASA to have its Mars orbiters duck behind the planet to save them from dust particles estimated to be traveling 125,000 mph (56 km/sec).

The flyby spurred NASA to have its Mars orbiters duck behind the planet to save them from dust particles estimated to be traveling 125,000 mph (56 km/sec).

They are happy to report that the satellites are in good health.

Siding Spring's close encounter with the sun, which occurs six days after passing Mars, could still make it risky for Mars spacecraft as the comet's tail grow as the water vapor comes off of the nucleus and can send high-velocity particles at them.

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3 Features a Nike-Apple Wearable Absolutely Must Have
Apple's wearable will target fitness nuts. Here's what it has to be able to do—with Nike's help

Nike and Apple have had a special relationship since 2006 when the companies announced a partnership that created a sports-oriented ecosystem around iPods and Nike running shoes. Since then iPods and iPhones have been tightly integrated with Nike+, the Portland-based sports giant’s activity- and exercise-tracking social network. (Apple CEO Tim Cook is also on Nike’s board of directors.)

Now they may be working together to improve wearables. In an Oct. 22 interview with Bloomberg, Nike CEO Mark Parker said he is “bullish” on the two firms’ joint ambitions. He went on to explain:

As I look ahead at what’s possible with Nike and Apple…technologically we can do things together that we couldn’t do independently. So yeah, that’s part of our plan, is to expand the whole digital frontier in terms of wearables and go from 25 million Nike+ users to hundreds of millions.

Expanding the wearables “frontier” is likely to start with Apple’s upcoming Watch, which will go on sale sometime early next year. The device will pack sensors that can not only track movement, but differentiate between types of exercise as well as capture the heart rate of the person wearing it.

When Apple showed off the device earlier this year, executives emphasized its fitness applications. (The company hired Nike’s former design director last year to work on wearable devices.) And during the keynote, a Nike-branded app for the Watch was shown briefly.

What could the two companies be working on? Impossible to say. But here are three features I hope they build into whatever it is they are doing together.

Intelligent music management. Nike’s iPod and iPhone apps have always been able to control music playback. Some versions have also included a “power song” feature—a user designated tune intended to motivate through crunch time. Apple’s Watch will also be able to control music playback through a connected iPhone. But, as far as exercising goes, this is all uber-basic.

Even better would be to be able to generate playlists automatically based on track BPMs, a.k.a the speed of each song, and the desired intensity of a given workout. So, for instance, for an easy recovery run, a set of slower-paced songs might be strung together. Similarly, correlating personal performance data with listening history could yield interesting insights, such as you run your best splits to “X” album or “Y” artist.

Additional sports. This is an easy one. Despite forays into other sports, Nike’s apps have been strongest on running. With the integration of a connected phone’s WiFi and GPS data, a wearable app should be compatible with a wider array of sports. Cycling and golf are two obvious ones—with the device tracking performance for the former sport and location and weather conditions for the later.

Deeper social integration. According to this summer’s keynote presentation, Nike’s Apple Watch app will allow you to challenge friends to runs, much like its software currently does. But the Watch’s so-called “taptic” feedback—small vibrations and audio cues that simulate a gentle tap on the wrist—open up new opportunities.

For example: recording and trading “ghosts” for runs that would gently let you know when you’re outpacing or falling behind a friend on a run of a similar distance or course. Or, if two users both have watches, they might be able to swap route information, say, a favorite place to run, using the Watch’s built in communications.

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