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GT Advanced reaches amended settlement agreement with Apple, will repay up to $290,000 per furnace sold

GT Advanced announced this afternoon that it has reached an amended settlement agreement with Apple related to the sapphire crystal glass manufacturer’s recent bankruptcy filing, in which both parties have agreed to waive the condition that GT Advanced’s declaration on October 8th remain under seal …

Comcast sued by customer who claims company got him fired

After complaining about his Comcast service, Conal O'Rourke claims the cable giant contacted his boss and got him fired.<p>Last week, I wrote about the story of Conal O'Rourke. After a year of being dissatisfied with his Comcast service and persistently complaining to the company, O'Rourke was fired …

Apple's got a mess on its hands in Mesa, Arizona

OK, I’ve read the court papers filed last week by GT Advanced Technologies in a New Hampshire bankruptcy court.<p>Not much was revealed about where …

GT blames Apple as it cuts jobs, winds down sapphire plant

GT Advanced to shut down Ariz. plant, cut ties with Apple

About 890 jobs may be lost from shutting down its sapphire operations, but GT says its agreement with Apple included "oppressive and burdensome" terms and obligations.<p>Apple supplier GT Advanced is moving forward with plans to reject about a dozen agreements with Apple and wind down its massive …

With iWatch and new iPhones, Apple CEO Tim Cook faces defining moment

Three years into his tenure running one of the world’s most important companies,<p>Tim Cookis on the eve of a defining moment.<p>On Tuesday, if numerous reports are correct,<p>Applewill unveil its long-awaited smartwatch, along with two bigger versions of theiPhone. Also expected are a mobile payment …

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Former GT Employee Appears to Confirm Apple's Plans for Sapphire Display Covers

While it is commonly taken as a foregone conclusion that the sapphire partnership between Apple and GT Advanced Technologies is focused on iPhone display covers, it bears noting that the two companies have never publicly confirmed what the sapphire will be used for.<p>Sapphire is already used to …

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Apple Sapphire Plant Nears Completion, Readying for Mass Production

GT Advanced Technology’s fiscal report for the second quarter of 2014 says its massive sapphire glass production plant in Mesa, AZ is nearing …

Bravely Second looks beautiful, but what's up with the bondage?

Batch of screenshots for the sequel<p>Unfortunately I've yet to get around to playing <i>Bravely Default</i>, so I'm not entirely sure what the deal is with the …

Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states

San Francisco (Reuters) - A long-shot effort to break California into six separate states got a boost on Monday, when the billionaire venture capitalist behind the proposal said he had gathered enough signatures to place it on the ballot in two years.<p>Timothy Draper, a founder of a Silicon …

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Artificial Intelligence

FTC Alleges T-Mobile Made Millions From Allegedly Bogus Text Message Charges

FTCalleges T-Mobile knowingly profited from allowing scammers to charge consumers for fraudulent services for years.<p>T-Mobile made hundreds of millions of dollars by allowing known scammers to bill consumers with fraudulent unauthorized charges for text message services, the Federal Trade Commission …

World Cup celebration cut short for Mexico drug kingpin

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested at a home while watching the telecast of Mexico's soccer team playing in the World Cup, federal officials said Tuesday.<p>Federal police chief Monte Alejandro Rubido said Fernando Sanchez Arellano was …

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Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

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Apple’s assemblers prepare for iPhone 6 with huge hiring spree

Foxconn and Pegatron — the two leading manufacturers set to produce the iPhone 6 — have been on a massive hiring spree as of late.<p>According to Taiwan’s <i>Economic Daily News,</i> Foxconn will recruit in excess of 100,000 new workers in mainland China to help assemble Apple’s much-anticipated next …

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Italy to push for 'United States of Europe' when it holds the EU presidency

Italy will use its presidency of the European Union to push for a "United States of Europe," the prime minister has said<p>Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, has said that <b>Italy</b> will push for a "United States of Europe" during its six-month EU presidency, in a move likely to raise hackles in …

Samsung unveils new Galaxy S5 with LTE-A capability for Korea

This new version of Samsung's flagship device will sport a QHD display with a 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution and support 4G speeds of up to 225Mbps.<p>It appears the rumors of a new Galaxy S5 Prime with a super high-resolution QHD display similar to the LG G3 are true. While it's not exactly that, the …

Mobile Technology

HP’s The Machine project could one day bring us smartphones with 100TB of memory

Memristor based wafer<p>HP Android devices, such as the Slate 7 tablet or the Slate 21 PC, aren’t exactly known for their good looks and amazing specifications. But HP could still secure a place for itself in the history of Android if it manages to turn The Machine into reality.<p>The Machine project is …

Computer Science

Probate court to hold trial on Shelly Sterling's plan to sell L.A. Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling asked a Los Angeles probate court Wednesday to uphold her negotiated sale of the team for $2 billion despite her husband's objections, her attorney said.<p>The probate court agreed to hold a four-day trial on the issue, beginning July 7.<p>Sterling's legal …

THE MACHINE: HP Unveils Revolutionary Computer That Could Shrink A Data Center To The Size Of A Refrigerator

The new computer was the highlight of a keynote speech by CEO Meg Whitman and CTO Martin Fink, the head of HP Labs, at the company's HP Discover customer conference being held this week in Las Vegas.<p>The Machine is a project that, if successful, could replace a giant data center worth of gear with a …

Computer Science

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Intel's cable-free future will use WiTricity's advanced wireless charging

The wireless charging space recently expanded with the introduction of A4WP's Rezence brand, followed by the participation of PC giants, Lenovo and Dell. Now, things are about to get even more interesting as WiTricity and Intel -- both being A4WP board members -- today announced their technology …

Google Owns a Satellite Now

To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine.<p>Google will buy the micro-satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced today.<p>While the deal isn’t yet closed, it’s a big moment. I mean, <i>Google owns</i> …

Apple to be investigated by EU for alleged tax evasion

Apple paid just 3.7% tax on its non-U.S. income last year — and the European Commission isn’t happy about it.<p>Registering its overseas business in Ireland, Apple is one of three companies being investigated for abusive transfer pricing and other forms of corporate profit shifting, with the other two …

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