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How Wikipedia's sloppy facts obscured reality in Apple vs. Samsung trial

03/28/2014, 01:03 pm

In 2011, the world's two most profitable mobile phone makers engaged in a global IP war that continues to this day. As Apple and Samsung prepare for their second trial, it's useful to review why many onlookers were so ill informed about the first one: Wikipedia.

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Apple retail: Istanbul store to open April 5, Vancouver store to expand in 2015

03/28/2014, 11:03 am

The first official Apple retail store in Turkey is set to open its doors next Saturday in Istanbul, while one of Apple's outlets in Vancouver, British Columbia will reportedly be moving to a 'substantially' larger space in the fall of 2015.

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Apple planning expansion at Arizona sapphire plant to boost output

03/28/2014, 08:03 am

Apple and sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies are looking to expand operations at the companies' Mesa, Ariz., facility, possibly to accommodate higher yields for an as-yet-unknown component, AppleInsider has learned.

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Philips adds 3D-printed luminaires, all-white bulbs and wireless switch to 'hue' lineup

03/28/2014, 12:03 am

Philips on Friday announced three new products hue wireless lighting ecosystem, including 3D-printed art-like luminaires, dimmable white-only hue lux bulbs and a unique battery-free wireless light switch called the hue tap.

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Amazon to reportedly launch free streaming video service [u]

03/27/2014, 04:03 pm

A report on Thursday claims Amazon is planning an entry into the free streaming video sector with a new service that would go along with a rumored set-top streaming device

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Apple tips hand on sapphire displays with patent for oleophobic coatings

03/27/2014, 07:03 am

While Apple remains coy about plans to incorporate sapphire into its product lineup, a new patent application published on Thursday suggests the company is at the least experimenting with the hard material for use in touch-capable displays.

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Apple's 'transparent texting' tech lets iPhone users safely message while moving

03/27/2014, 06:03 am

Apple is looking into technology that offers users an easier, safer, way to text and walk by making an iPhone's screen "transparent" during messaging operations through the clever use of live video.

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New photos of Apple's sapphire plant show build progressing as rumors point to project expansion

03/26/2014, 07:03 pm

Fresh photos of Apple's Mesa, Ariz., sapphire plant, built in partnership with GT Advanced Technologies, show construction of external fixtures is progressing as planned, while a new rumor claims the site may be expanded to a neighboring building.

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Oculus co-founder defends sale of company amidst backlash, says Facebook a better home than Apple

03/26/2014, 03:03 pm

After word broke that virtual reality pioneer Oculus will be bought by Facebook for $2 billion, enthusiasts responded negatively, questioning the merits of the deal and future of the Rift headset. That led the co-founder of Oculus to take to the Internet to defend the sale, in which he argued Facebook is a better landing spot for the company than Apple or Microsoft.

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BlackBerry sues exec to stay after being poached by Apple

03/25/2014, 11:03 pm

A Canadian court ruling issued on Tuesday reveals BlackBerry is holding an employment contract over SVP of Software Sebastien Marineau-Mes' head, blocking his departure from the flailing company after being hired away by Apple last year.

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Facebook to acquire virtual reality firm Oculus VR for $2B in cash and stock

03/25/2014, 05:03 pm

Social media monolith Facebook is said to prepping another huge acquisition, this time setting its sights on Oculus VR, the virtual reality hardware and software firm responsible for the Oculus Rift.

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Apple brings on Delta exec for online sales as Chomp cofounder to depart

03/25/2014, 05:03 pm

In the fluid world of tech hires, two changes were recently recorded to Apple's roster as the company hired ex-Delta Airlines VP Bob Kupbens to bolster online sales, while Chomp cofounder Cathy Edwards is scheduled to depart in April.

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Google Glass partners with maker of Ray-Ban, Oakley for more stylish headwear

03/25/2014, 04:03 pm

While the developer preview of Glass has established the heads-up display as advanced technology, it's also earned Google's headwear a reputation for being unfashionable --something the company hopes to address with a new partnership with the Luxottica Group.

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Retailers begin distributing credits from e-book price fixing settlements

03/25/2014, 12:03 pm

Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo have begun the process of handing out $166 million in account credits to consumers affected by the e-books price fixing scandal as notification emails began going out on Tuesday.

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NYT pulls iPad Air underwater ad after 'unfortunate' juxtaposition with Flight 370 story

03/25/2014, 10:03 am

A digital version of Apple's 'Your Verse' ad for the iPad Air, which ends in an underwater scene, was removed from the New York Times's website Tuesday after the newspaper mistakenly allowed it to run alongside a story about the possible ocean crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

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Japanese court says Apple's iPhones, iPads don't infringe on Samsung patents

03/25/2014, 08:03 am

Apple has once again defeated rival Samsung in the courtroom, this time in Japan, where it was ruled that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPad 2 do not infringe on data communication patents owned by the South Korean electronics giant.

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New video footage shows initial demolition at Apple's Campus 2 site

03/25/2014, 12:03 am

High quality video footage of the demolition currently underway at Apple's Campus 2 build site in Cupertino, Calif., was posted to the Web on Monday, with the short clip showing what appears to be the complete teardown process of an entire building.

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Apple taps veteran Senate finance staffer as new top lobbyist

03/24/2014, 09:03 pm

A report on Monday claims Apple has hired former Senate staffer Amber Cottle, who served as staff director on one of the most influential committees on Capitol Hill, to be its new lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

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Apple's new privacy counsel hire hints at unannounced health program

03/24/2014, 07:03 pm

A new Apple hire discovered on Monday may offer insight into the company's rumored push into health monitoring, which could integrate data from the much-rumored "iWatch" with the company's iCloud service.

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Steve Jobs threatened 'war' as Google tried to poach Safari engineers for nascent browser team

03/24/2014, 04:03 pm

Google may have sparked the Silicon Valley anti-poaching scandal when the company infuriated Steve Jobs by attempting to lure members of Apple's Safari team to work on Google's then-nascent browser effort, according to internal emails revealed in new court filings.

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