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Apple wait to Dec 6th for Samsung product ban hearing

Apple have requested that eight Samsung smartphones are banned from sale in America. Judge Lucy Koh has said they will have to wait until a December 6th hearing. Koh initially said that the hearing would be scheduled for September 20th, so she could hear the injunction requests from Apple, however …

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Samung market value drops $12 billion after court ruling

Samsung lost a critical patent oriented court case against Apple in America, being forced to pay their rivals over $1 billion dollars in damages. Investors shed shares after the case and the ramifications hit hard. Samsung have lost $12 billion in market capitalisation in a single day movement, their lowest …

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13.3 inch Retina Macbook Pro on the way

Production is already moving ahead for a Retina 13.3 inch Macbook Pro, according to CNET – who spoke with an analyst. The 13.3 inch machine will feature a Retina display with a native resolution of 2,560×1600. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim broke the news, saying that LDG, Sharp and Samsung …

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Amazon press conference Sept 6th: Kindle Fire 2 ?

Amazon have sent out invites for an upcoming press conference scheduled for September 6th in Santa Monica. The email does not detail any product launch or information on what is to be expected however whisperings may indicate that they will be showcasing the Kindle Fire 2. Amazon have experienced a …

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The PC industry waits on Windows 8 to drive sales.

Many PC oriented companies are reporting poor sales in their last fiscal reports, with Dell among the list. Part of the problem is that Windows 7 is now firmly established and people have felt no need to adopt another computer, with shiny new operating system. Windows 8 is certainly not …

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Restaurant pay customers to turn in phones at door

Have you ever been out for a romantic dinner, only to be continually disturbed by the sounds of text messages and phone calls from other tables in the restaurant? I have even seen some people taking pictures of their meals to upload to Facebook, just before they eat. A restaurant …

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Apple admit ‘mess up’ with retail store staffing

John Browett, Apple’s senior vice president of retail has admitted to employees that they made mistakes with the staffing levels, which led to unfavourable reports that Apple were cutting employees. Browett took command of Apple retail stores in April and they apparently tried a new staffing formula which caused some …

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Bill Gates wants to build better toilets

Bill Gates, the co founder of Microsoft is determined to tackle the world’s growing ‘poop’ problem by helping to drive better toilet designs. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a ‘Reinvent the Toilet Fair’ on August 14th and 15th. Gates is concerned that poop is a growing worldwide problem. …

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Kogan offering budget 10inch IPS tablet for £119

While many people are happy parting with £300 or more for a new tablet, there are some who can’t justify this amount. Kogan might have the answer, as they are offering several budget tablets for £119-£129. We do like to try and point out some great bargains to our readers, …

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Motorola Mobility to slash 20 percent staff

Motorola Mobility are planning to cut their workforce by 20 percent while closing down around a third of their offices worldwide, according to a report on the New York Times. 4,000 people will lose their jobs as the company restructure their global plans, focusing on a smaller portfolio of products …

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Samung send team to investigate child labor in China

Samsung are the latest company to reports from the China Labor Watch, who claim that the company are using underage workers at one of their supplier factories. Samsung have acted quickly and are sending inspectors for a special investigation. Samsung are sending a team of inspectors from their headquarters to …

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Apple claim Samsung copied icons

The battle between Apple and Samsung rages, with both companies intent on proving that the other copied their designs. Apple are now saying that Samsung stole their icon designs. CNET posted a series of gallery images highlighting the Apple graphic trademarks and comparing them against a series of icons used …

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RIM release BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0.1.

Research In Motion have released Playbook OS 2.0.1 update, alongside their 4G version of the Playbook. The company are still dealing with a leak of Playbook OS 2.1 from a couple of days ago. The 2.0.1. update is primarily a performance related upgrade for Blackberry Playbook WiFi versions. RIM have …

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Apple v Samsung, more prototype designs released

The second day of the Apple vs Samsung case showcased many prototype designs. Christopher Stringer, an Apple designer and first witness produced a wide range of iPhone and iPad designs, some of which he was carrying with him. According to the case, Apple produce hundreds of prototypes for each product, …

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iPhone event to happen September 12th

If you are in the market for a new smartphone then you may want to wait for another month as it looks as if Apple will be announcing their new phone on September 12th. Of course there is no confirmation from Apple that this is correct, but Jim Dairymple of …

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Zuckerberg loses $2.3 billion in a week

Investors took another $10 billion valuation from Facebook this weekend, moving shares to an all time low. The social networking company have offered no forecast and analysts say that mobile investments could put future earnings under pressure. Facebook have a market capitalisation now of $48 billion, half of their IPO …

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to get $60 million+

Yahoo have said in a regulatory filing that the new CEO Marissa Mayer could be earning close to $60 million to turn the company around. The giant salary includes stock options, equity grants, a payment for the Google shares she left behind and a one time $30 million ‘retention award’. …

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Text messages most popular way of communicating

The use of text messages is continuing to grow in popularity, according to Ofcom Communications. Their market report showed that the average adult sends 200 texts per month, more than double their previous findings four years ago. Mobile phone conversations dropped last year after showing a gradual rise. This could …

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Apple TV may feature Retina Display

The news of Apple releasing a television set hasn’t been that exciting for me, well until I heard that they may be incorporating the high grade retina display into the upcoming models. But will this be cost effective? According to Raymond Soniera, the founder of DisplayMate technologies, Apple may adopt …

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Blackberry 10 – will it save RIM?

While Research In Motion are posting record low financials Frank Boulben, the new Chief Marketing Officer seems confident in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Operating System. He spoke to the Associated Press claiming that the new software will impress the audience. The new devices are expected in early 2013 – a …

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RIM may get sued by shareholders

It has been a rough couple of years for Research In Motion (RIM), facing growing competition in the smartphone market. Shares in the company have fallen by a staggering 95 percent from the peak level in mid 2008. Last month they posted a $518 million quarterly loss, highlighting the dire …

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