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Topic: General

Google reportedly developing 'Project Tango' tablet with 3D mapping capabilities

05/22/2014, 11:05 pm

Google is reportedly working on a tablet version of its "Project Tango" computer vision initiative that incorporates multiple advanced imaging sensors into a portable device for real time three-dimensional mapping.

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Former Apple designer dispels myths about Steve Jobs, corporate culture

05/22/2014, 08:05 pm

Ex-Apple senior designer and user experience evangelist Mark Kawano gives a peek behind the curtain of Cupertino's inner workings in an interview with Fast Company, dispelling four myths regarding the company's design studio and the reputation of cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Apple wants Beats for Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, not technology

05/22/2014, 05:05 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple's much rumored deal to buy Beats Electronics "is happening" and will be a play for company cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, not technology associated with streaming music or headphones.

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Creator of Apple's Core Animation leaves for new role, likely at Facebook

05/22/2014, 03:05 pm

John Harper, the creator of of Apple's Core Animation tool for developers and the inventor credited with designing gesture and scrolling animations in iOS, has apparently taken a new position at social networking giant Facebook.

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Apple tech would use mechanical shutters to protect sensitive iPhone audio components

05/22/2014, 05:05 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application covering an active system that protects sensitive acoustic components like microphones and speakers from damage.

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Apple's environmental chief addresses ballooning carbon footprint, clean energy initiatives

05/22/2014, 02:05 am

At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference on Tuesday, Apple VP of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson went in-depth on the company's multiple green projects and fielded questions, including one regarding the industry-wide problem of reducing a firm's carbon footprint while growing as a business.

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Apple reportedly expanding in Sunnyvale, Calif. with seven-building campus

05/21/2014, 08:05 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple has agreed to lease a new campus in Sunnyvale that boasts a total of seven buildings, further expanding the company's operations beyond Cupertino and into surrounding areas.

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Nest CEO vows no ads in products as firm prepares to restart Protect smoke detector sales

05/21/2014, 08:05 pm

Following a report that Google is eyeing ad placement on refrigerators, wearables and other connected devices, former Apple executive and Nest cofounder Tony Fadell said his company's thermostats will not be an outlet for such promotions.

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Apple renews exclusive rights to Liquidmetal in consumer products into 2015

05/21/2014, 06:05 pm

According to an SEC document filed on Wednesday, Apple and Liquidmetal have entered a deal to extend an exclusive license to use the exotic metal in consumer products through Feb. 2015, marking the second time the companies decided to prolong their mutual agreement.

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Apple granted license to sell and market products, conduct research in Saudi Arabia

05/21/2014, 05:05 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Apple has been granted a license to operate retail, marketing and research operations in Saudi Arabia, giving the company first-time access to the region.

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Apple preps for WWDC 2014 with June 2 keynote announcement, new app for iPhone & iPad

05/21/2014, 10:05 am

With only a few weeks to go before the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple on Wednesday released the official schedule for its annual developer event, confirming that it will hold a keynote presentation on Monday, June 2.

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Google admits it may place ads on thermostats, glasses, car dashboards & refrigerators

05/21/2014, 09:05 am

Almost any display, from the wrist to the wall, could be fair game for Google to send advertisements, the company has admitted in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, going as far as to say that even refrigerators could one day serve Google AdSense to their users.

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Design history book reveals Apple's first stab at a connected wrist watch

05/21/2014, 09:05 am

If Apple does unveil an "iWatch" later this year, it won't be the first time the company considered a wrist-worn communicator, according to a recently-published retrospective of Apple's design history by legendary industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger.

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Google usurps Apple as world's most valuable brand name, report says

05/20/2014, 10:05 pm

After sitting in the top spot for three years, Apple has been overthrown thanks to Google's innovation over the past year, says one market research firm that compiles an annual list of top worldwide brands.

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Scattershot legal blast from Beats 'cofounder' Steven Lamar reveals Apple is common thread in firm's history

05/20/2014, 09:05 pm

In leveling claims against Beats, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and others over royalties, contract issues and similar breaches, former hedge-fund manager and founder of Jibe Audio Steven Lamar reveals a number of ways in which Apple was involved in the beginnings of the headphone maker.

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iWork for iCloud gains collaboration with up to 100 people, support for docs up to 1GB

05/20/2014, 03:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday improved the browser-based versions of its Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications, also known as iWork for iCloud, with support for larger files and more collaborating users.

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Google Glass found to cause eye pain in some new users

05/20/2014, 01:05 pm

The somewhat awkward positioning of the display in Google's head-worn mobile device dubbed Glass has been shown to cause eye muscle fatigue and headaches in some early adopters, leading at least one evangelist to suggest that the product should come with a warning label.

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Microsoft unveils $799 Surface Pro 3, calls it 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

05/20/2014, 12:05 pm

In a presentation that frequently mentioned the iPad and MacBook Air, Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a device it hopes will contend with both Apple's popular tablets and thin-and-light notebooks with one converged device that will start at $799.

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Apple says it's willing to settle, but inflammatory comments from Samsung suggest it isn't

05/20/2014, 09:05 am

While Apple and Samsung are said to once again be in talks to settle their ongoing patent disputes, Apple has said that comments from Samsung's lawyers portraying the iPhone maker as "jihadist" suggest that such talks might just be a waste of time.

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Apple updates solar patent to include multitouch, flexible displays

05/20/2014, 06:05 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a modified version of a property covering solar panel integration in portable devices, widening the invention's reach to cover electronics with transparent multitouch screens like the iPhone.

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