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Google steps further into the hardware fray, announces touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

02/21/2013, 03:02 pm

Google on Thursday took another step beyond its search engine beginnings, launching a new, Chrome OS-powered notebook that manages to step on both Microsoft's and Apple's turf.

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Apple patent filing points directly to 'iWatch' concept with flexible touchscreen display

02/21/2013, 03:02 am

A patent application discovered by AppleInsider on Thursday reveals Apple is indeed investigating a wearable accessory device that not only boasts a full-length flexible touchscreen display, but conforms to a user's body through the use of a "slap bracelet" mechanism.

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Sony's 'PlayStation App' for PS4 to extend second screen capabilities to iOS devices

02/20/2013, 10:02 pm

In a follow-up to Sony's PS4 announcement on Wednesday, the company released a statement regarding the platform's "second screen" abilities, noting that Apple's iOS devices will be supported.

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Greenlight's Einhorn to address Apple shareholders directly in conference call

02/20/2013, 09:02 pm

David Einhorn, whose Greenlight Capital hedge fund is suing Apple in hopes of garnering preferred stock, will hold a conference call with the Cupertino, Calif., company's stockholders on Thursday to discuss an upcoming proxy vote.

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New DMCA handset unlocking rules being lobbied with White House Petition [u]

02/20/2013, 07:02 pm

A petition filed with the White House's "We the People" online registry, which is scheduled to end in two days, looks to bring awareness to a U.S. federal rule that makes it illegal for owners of certain smartphones to unlock their handsets.

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Sony announces PS4, touts unification of hardware, software, internet capabilities

02/20/2013, 06:02 pm

President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House on Wednesday introduced the company's next-generation platform, the PlayStation 4, which will leverage advancements in hardware, software, and Internet-based technologies to, Sony hopes, create a game experience that will pull it out of its current third-place position in the console race.

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Apple reportedly hires Rolls-Royce exec to head EMEIA corporate relations

02/20/2013, 04:02 pm

Rolls-Royce Director of External Corporate Communications Josh Rosenstock is rumored to have left the auto maker to take on a new position at Apple, which will reportedly task the executive with handling corporate relations in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region.

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Apple's Ive on naming products: 'We're really quite careful with the words we use'

02/20/2013, 10:02 am

Apple design guru Jony Ive gave a bit of insight on how the iPhone maker sets to naming its products in a recent interview, claiming that the company's attention to detail goes down to the very words it chooses for its products.

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Cyber attacks on Apple believed to stem from Eastern Europe, not China

02/20/2013, 08:02 am

While earlier reports suggested hackers who targeted Apple emanated from China, investigators now believe the criminals are instead based out of Eastern Europe.

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Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

02/19/2013, 11:02 pm

The federal judge presiding over Greenlight's suit against Apple said that the hedge fund's case has a "likelihood of success," agreeing that the Cupertino company probably broke Securities and Exchange Commission rules when it placed three items into one proxy proposition.

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ITC to review decision that cleared Apple of infringing on Motorola patents

02/19/2013, 09:02 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it will review an administrative law judge's decision that cleared Apple of infringing on certain Motorola patents, which in turn allowed the company to continue iPhone sales in the country.

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Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue

02/19/2013, 08:02 am

Apple was the third-largest consumer technology retailer in the U.S. in 2012, while its products accounted for the largest share of revenue among consumer tech companies.

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Apple wins design rights to MacBook Pro with Retina display

02/19/2013, 06:02 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded two design patents, one for the MacBook Pro with Retina display and another separate patent for the laptop's cooling vents.

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Apple awarded patent for more accurate haptic feedback system

02/19/2013, 05:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a haptic feedback system suitable for use in multitouch devices, where the unit's various points of input can be more accurately represented by a number of synchronized actuators.

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Rumors of Google retail store resurface, but no launch date in sight

02/18/2013, 08:02 pm

A rumor that Google is investigating opening physical retail outlets to compete with the Apple Store has resurfaced, though sources say the internet giant may not move forward with the initiative until 2014.

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Gates disappointed at Microsoft's performance in mobile computing, calls for change

02/18/2013, 06:02 pm

Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates says the software giant hasn't been innovative enough with regard to the new era of mobile computing, saying the company's initial approach was "clearly a mistake."

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Apple reduced federal lobbying to $2M in 2012

02/18/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. were scaled back 13 percent in 2012 to $2 million, a sum below many of the iPhone maker's peers.

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Struggling against mobile devices, Sony's PS Vita sees price cut in Japan

02/18/2013, 12:02 pm

Ahead of the unveiling of its next-generation PlayStation game console, Sony on Monday announced that it would be slashing the price in Japan of its PS Vita portable game console, which has seen disappointing sales as devices such as Apple's iPad have grabbed the attention of gamers.

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Burglar breaks $100K custom glass door with rocks at Boulder Apple Store

02/18/2013, 09:02 am

The damage caused to the glass door in the burglary of a Boulder, Colo., Apple Store was more costly than the goods that were actually stolen.

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Apple partner LG Display invests $650M in OLED screens

02/18/2013, 08:02 am

LG Display, a major provider of screens to Apple, has announced plans to invest more than $650 million in OLED technology.

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