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  • New trial on damages ordered in Apple, Smartflash patent dispute

    A federal court in Texas has ordered a new trial on damages in a patent infringement dispute between Apple and Smartflash that could modify an earlier US$533 million damages award to the patent-licensing company.

    Written by John Ribeiro08 July 15 16:27
  • Neil Young's Pono: A ghost in the music machine?

    Have you ever experienced something that strikes you as extraordinary, but later leaves you unsure of how much of its wonder was real and how much was in your mind? A flash of light in the sky? A ghost? A flaming guitar solo? That's what listening to music on Neil Young's Pono is like.

    Written by Zach Miners17 Jan. 15 07:56
  • Google's Nest pays $555m to acquire home camera maker Dropcam

    Nest, the Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector maker owned by Google, is acquiring home security system developer Dropcam as part of a push to connect a wider range of devices in people's homes.

    Written by Zach Miners21 June 14 11:12
  • Sharp debuts recorder for 4K TV shows

    4K TV shows aren't yet a reality in most countries, but Sharp has announced a unit that can receive and record them.

    Written by Tim Hornyak20 May 14 17:05
  • Vendors hope wireless charging will resonate with consumers

    A handful of vendors have introduced products based on resonant wireless power transfer at International CES, which will increase charging distances and allow users to charge multiple products at the same time.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs08 Jan. 14 16:04
  • Apple sued for patent infringement by US company

    Apple has been sued by US patent company DSS Technology Management for infringing two patents relating to the use of wireless peripheral devices, parent company Document Security Systems said Wednesday.

    Written by John Ribeiro28 Nov. 13 05:27