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Audi shows off 'Smart Display' Android-powered in-car tablet

01/07/2014, 04:01 pm

German automaker Audi on Tuesday unveiled the Mobile Audi Smart Display, a bespoke Android-powered tablet that marks the next stage of the company's plan to integrate Google's mobile operating system more deeply into its future vehicles.

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Samsung races against rumors of an Apple 'iPad Pro' with two new 12-inch tablets

01/07/2014, 10:01 am

South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Monday fired a preemptive shot across the bow of Apple's widely-rumored, yet still unannounced, large-screened iPad with the new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2-inch slates.

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Director Michael Bay's onstage meltdown steals the show at Samsung CES press event

01/07/2014, 09:01 am

While Samsung was hoping to drum up hype for its latest curved television sets, plans to have blockbuster director Michael Bay promote its products backfired when the "Transformers" filmmaker -- known for making movies with large explosions -- caused a scene of his own, abruptly walking offstage mid-presentation.

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Pre-CES roundup: Connected TVs, wearables and robots to rule 2014

01/06/2014, 09:01 pm

With "pre-show" festivities of the annual Consumer Electronics Show's 2014 edition in the books, AppleInsider takes a look at some of Monday's less-popular --but still interesting --stories from the show floor.

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Apple announces one-day 'Red Friday' sale for select Asian markets

01/06/2014, 09:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced an Asia-only one-day sales event scheduled to take place on Jan. 10 in China, Hong Kong, Korea and other major markets in the region, celebrating the upcoming Lunar New Year.

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Corning battles touchscreen germs with new bacteria-stopping Gorilla Glass

01/06/2014, 03:01 pm

Mobile devices could be the next front in the war on germs thanks to a Corning innovation that infuses the company's popular Gorilla Glass with an antimicrobial agent without altering the glass's electrical or optical properties.

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LaCie unveils new Apple-focused storage lineup with Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2 options

01/06/2014, 12:01 pm

French hardware maker LaCie on Monday took the covers off of two new external storage solutions, a Wi-Fi-enabled model designed to work with iOS devices and a Thunderbolt 2-equipped drive that the company says allows professionals to stream and edit 4K and 3D video.

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GM, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, nVidia officially join Google's Android automotive push

01/06/2014, 09:01 am

Google's bid to counter Apple's iOS in the Car strategy with an Android-based solution gained a new head of steam Monday with the announcement of the Google-led Open Automotive Alliance.

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Critics take issue with lack of diversity on Apple Board of Directors

01/06/2014, 08:01 am

Apple's primarily male Board of Directors is under the microscope, as critics contend that the iPhone maker should do more to diversify its governing body beyond white men.

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Apple reportedly acquires developer behind burst photo app SnappyCam

01/04/2014, 03:01 pm

Apple has reportedly acquired app developer SnappyLabs, the one-man company that created SnappyCam, a popular app that allowed users to take full-resolution pictures at 20 to 30 frames per second.

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Corning ready to produce '3D-shaped' Gorilla Glass, hints at future wearables

01/03/2014, 05:01 pm

Glass manufacturing giant Corning on Friday announced production readiness for a new 3D-forming method that can be applied to the company's widely-used Gorilla Glass, suggesting the firm is prepping an entry into the curved display market.

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BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo iPhone keyboard, alleges patent infringement [u]

01/03/2014, 02:01 pm

Troubled device maker BlackBerry on Friday filed suit against Typo, makers of a new snap-on iPhone keyboard case, alleging that the Ryan Seacrest-backed startup "blatantly copied" BlackBerry's own keyboard.

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What to expect at CES 2014: Wearables, tablets, 4K video

01/03/2014, 10:01 am

For those in the tech industry, the new year's eve countdown does not really end with fireworks and frivolity -- its conclusion is marked instead by the opening bell of the Consumer Electronics Show, held each January in Las Vegas.

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Google to push royalty-free VP9 4K video codec as H.265 alternative for YouTube

01/03/2014, 09:01 am

While VP8, Google's initial attempt at a royalty-free video codec, failed to gain much traction, the search giant is now focusing its efforts on ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its new VP9 codec, with a large-scale unveiling with YouTube multiple hardware partners set to take place next week, according to a new report.

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Apple's iBeacon tech to be highlighted in CES scavenger hunt

01/02/2014, 06:01 pm

The Consumer Electronics Association on Thursday announced it will be holding a special iBeacon-based scavenger hunt during the 2014 International CES expo, introducing attendees and exhibitors to Apple's new location-aware technology.

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Paint-by-rumors: Expectations for Apple in 2014

01/02/2014, 06:01 pm

Despite refreshes or redesigns for almost every product under Apple's umbrella in 2013, even more excitement is expected from Cupertino in 2014 with rumors pointing toward potential forays into television sets and wearable devices alongside larger displays for iPhones and iPads.

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Apple gives away MacBook Airs, iPads, iPods in Japan 'Lucky Bags'

01/02/2014, 02:01 am

For its annual New Year's Fukubukuro "lucky bag" promotion in Japan, Apple gave away products valued much higher than the package's $340 cost, with 2014's special gifts including 11-inch MacBook Airs, iPads and iPods.

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Antitrust monitor rebuts Apple accusations of 'unconstitutional' investigation

12/30/2013, 10:12 pm

Court-appointed antitrust monitor Michael Bromwich filed a declaration on Monday saying Apple has been very uncooperative compared to his past monitorships, rebuking the company's actions thus far and denying claims of "a broad and amorphous inquisition."

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NSA worked on iPhone spyware to remotely monitor users, leaked documents show

12/30/2013, 07:12 pm

New documents revealed on Monday show the U.S. National Security Agency has the capability of deploying software implants on Apple's iPhone that grants remote access to on-board assets like SMS messages, location data and microphone audio.

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NYT Magazine designer hired by Apple as advertising creative director

12/30/2013, 12:12 pm

New York Times Magazine design director Arem Duplessis is leaving the publication for a new position at Apple, where beginning in February he will be creative director at the company's internal marketing team.

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