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Apple offers credit for upgrading iPhones

Apple quietly began rolling out an iPhone trade-in program Friday, letting owners sell older handsets back to the company in exchange for credit toward a new model.<p>Apple's U.S. retail stores are now accepting devices, said Amy Bessette, a spokeswoman for Apple. The initiative got under way just …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (unlocked) review: Customization champ, but middle-of-the-pack phablet overall - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Motorola Moto X Pure Edition lets you pick your design. It also has expandable storage, loud front speakers and charges quickly.<p><b>The Bad</b> The handset's bigger size may be unwieldy for some, its battery life is just average and it's hitting a market increasingly crowded with more …

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Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner specializing in high stakes IP disputes and IP counseling for technology companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.</i><p>Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or patent trolls, have largely stayed off the political radar for the …