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International Trade Commission Bans Certain Samsung Products, Saying Some Apple Patents Were Violated

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled on Friday that certain Samsung products do infringe on two Apple patents and should be barred from …

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This $400 PC runs on Android

The latest Acer personal computer will be an All-in-One (AIO) model that runs Android, the company has confirmed. Currently available All-in-Ones from Acer run Windows 8 and retail for $900-$1,900; the new unit is priced around $400 or less at online retailers.<p>In advance of Computex next week, Acer …

Apple Raises iPad and iPod Prices in Japan

Apple has raised the prices for the iPad, the iPad mini, and the iPod touch in its Japanese online store, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports.<p>Over the past several months, the Japanese yen has weakened in value, hitting ¥100.69 against the dollar earlier today, which is said to be the reason why Apple has increased …

Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.<p>Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the …

Firefox OS tablet from Foxconn tipped for 3 June unveiling

Mozilla made a splash at Mobile World Congress in February with the official launch of its Firefox OS for smartphones, with several manufacturers and …

Opera, Yandex Start 'One Platform Foundation' For Android Devs

Yandex today announced that it has banded together with Opera Software, SlideME and CodeNgo to kick off and support a new ‘open-source’ initiative dubbed the One Platform Foundation (OPF).<p>According to its boiler plate, the OPF wants to “help the Android ecosystem evolve by enabling developers to …

Apple's iPhone sales reportedly up 400% in India thanks to aggressive pricing strategies

The institution of installment payment plans and deep discounts in India has netted Apple up to a fourfold boost in iPhone sales over the past four …

Shooting Locally

As an avid landscape photographer, I often hear the call of faraway places of natural beauty- Yosemite, Denali, the Canadian Rockies- you get the …

"In survival mode": the drama going on at HTC is not about executives

<i>A well-known insider of the Taiwanese tech industry talks about the quiet but dramatic talent hemorrhage that is going on at HTC.</i><p>This week brought some really bad news and some really good news about HTC. First, there were several reports about a string of high-profile executives leaving the …

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Check Out the 10 Winning Photographs of Our 500px Photo Contest

A week and a half ago, we launched a photo contest with 500px to give away 10 free upgrades to the company’s revamped Portfolios feature. The contest …

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Judge in Apple eBook case says U.S. government has evidence to prove pricing conspiracy ahead of trial

Earlier this month we heard that Apple submitted to the courts that it engaged in “contentious negotiations”– and not a pricing conspiracy– at a time when publishers were already considering methods of getting Amazon to increase pricing. According to the latest comments from a judge in the …

HTC needs to blow us away with smartphone hardware, and forget the rest

If HTC isn’t quite a sinking ship, it is certainly taking on a lot of water. The world’s top smartphone maker as recently as 2011 has lost ground to Samsung, sales of its well-reviewed HTC One flagship phone fell short of expectations due to supply glitches, its much-hyped Facebook phone has been a …

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Google Play Music All Access hits the iPhone through gMusic

This week the folks at the app called gMusic have pushed through an update to include Google Play Music All Access for iOS users – iPhone, iPad, and …

Samsung will provide OLEDs for consumer version of Glass - report

<i>Google has placed orders for OLED displays from Samsung, to be used in the consumer version of Glass, says a Korean press report.</i><p>Google is gearing up to manufacture and sell the consumer version of the Glass wearable computer, which the company’s chairman Eric Schmidt said might happen sometime …

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Chrome OS updated with new panel window and launcher options, other minor improvements

It's fairly minor as far as operating system upgrades go, but Chrome OS users can expect to receive a new update in the stable release channel sometime in the next few days (if they haven't already). It brings with it some added panel windows for things like chat, along with a new positioning mode …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z release delayed in the US

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has proven to be a very popular device, selling out in many European countries, but it looks like American consumers will have to wait a little while longer.<p>The Xperia Tablet Z was supposed to be released on the 25th of May, however Sony has delayed the launch a few days to …

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New Service Delivers Passbook Passes to Your iPhone Via Text Messages

If you use Apple’s Passbook app, you now have a new option for getting tickets, coupons, and passes into the app, as Skycore has launched a new …

Apple Stops 24-Hour Dispatch For Some International Online Stores

Apple has stopped advertising 24-hour dispatch for products sold through some international online stores. Many of the Cupertino company’s popular products offered 24-hour dispatch providing they were in stock, but in some markets that’s now been increased to 1-2 business days.<p>That’s not a massive …

Foursquare agrees to share check-in data with Gnip, promises it's anonymous

Foursquare is putting your check-in data to use through its new partnership with Gnip, a service that aggregates social media APIs. Gnip has similar deals with companies like Tumblr and Disqus, and it plans to provide Foursquare-sourced information to market and academic researchers. Blake Shaw, …

HP Taps Jim Murrin as Treasurer

On the heels of reporting earnings that soundly beat expectations despite business conditions that are about as bad as anyone can remember, tech …

Facebook Confirms Pages Can't View Insights Data After May 13

Facebook Page owners this week have noticed that their Page Insights data has not been updated since last week, as far back as May 13. Facebook has confirmed the issue with The Next Web and is currently working on a fix.<p>“Page Insights data from 5/13 onward is currently delayed in Page Insights,” a …

Rumor: HTC will follow suit with a “Google Edition” of the One | Ars Technica

The rumor mill started earlier this week and now it just won't stop.<p>At first, the unsubstantiated news of a developer edition of the HTC One seemed …

Twitter Account of U.K.’s Largest TV Network Falls to Syrian Hackers

A Twitter account belonging to ITV, Britain’s largest TV broadcaster, is the latest victim of a hacking campaign by the Syrian Electronic Army. The …

Report: Google wants to connect the developing world with wireless

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Anton Balazh<p>You might have thought Google’s gigabit fiber plans in the U.S. were big, but Google may …