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Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

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Most Apple-Samsung patent trial watchers hold the same assumptions about potential outcomes: If Apple wins, the judgment will show current and future copycats the price to pay for imitating Apple products. If Samsung wins, it’s a license for anyone to develop and sell products that could be possibly confused for...
Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

Asus says it's interested in making a Windows Phone, maybe even a Windows-based Padfone

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An Asus exec has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that his company is "in talks" with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is cheap, of course, but at this point WP8 is much in need of friends and it's interesting to contemplate what Asus might do with...
Asus says it's interested in making a Windows Phone, maybe even a Windows-based Padfone
Ambarella enables video cameras with crazy 4K video resolution

Windows 8 sales are 'slow going,' says Newegg

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Further confirming our suspicions that Windows 8 is off to a slow start, a Newegg senior vice president has said that sales of Windows 8 have been “slow going.” Likewise, sales of hardware with Windows 8 pre-installed has been “slow and steady.”These quotes come from Merle McIntosh, Newegg’s senior vice...
Windows 8 sales are 'slow going,' says Newegg

comScore: Amazon Kindle Fire users read more newspapers and magazines than Apple iPad users

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Between June and August 2012, 37.1 percent of tablet owners read a newspaper on their device at least once a month, while 11.5 percent of tablet owners read them almost daily. An even higher monthly readership rate, 39.6 percent of tablet owners, consumed magazines/periodicals on their device. The latest data...
comScore: Amazon Kindle Fire users read more newspapers and magazines than Apple iPad users

Carriers Reportedly Testing Nano-SIMs for Apple Ahead of Next-Generation iPhone Launch

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Following a report earlier this week claiming that European carriers have been stockpiling new nano-SIM cards in expectation of Apple using the smaller card in the next-generation iPhone, BGR now reports that carriers are indeed testing the new cards in partnership with Apple. Multiple carrier sources have exclusively told BGR...
Carriers Reportedly Testing Nano-SIMs for Apple Ahead of Next-Generation iPhone Launch
Ubuntu 13.04 boosts graphics performance to prepare for phones, tablets

Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

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After some 20 years of selling branded desktop motherboards, Intel will begin exiting this portion of its business, Intel spokesman Dan Snyder has told PCWorld. The Santa Clara chip giant will begin the retreat from desktop motherboards as soon as its next-generation Haswell CPU ships, and plans to dissolve...
Intel exits the desktop motherboard business to focus on new form factors

How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

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Laptops used to be simple. Almost all of them had a clamshell design, with a display that folded onto the keyboard. You picked the laptop you needed based on factors like price, weight, and performance. But it's different today: New form factors, different operating systems, and disparate user needs...
How to buy the best laptop in the age of Windows 8

iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?

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The iPad has passed $1 billion in sales, according to simple multiplication of the company's 2 million announced sales of the product after a mere 2 months of availability. Earlier this month Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicted that the iPad would become the fastest consumer product to hit $1...
iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?
Hands on with Microsoft's new tablet-oriented keyboard and mouse
Apple TV: the rumours evaluated

Forrester: Apple’s TV distinction could be portability

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Frankly, no one has really sold me on why Apple should build a TV aside from its portable set-top box called the Apple TV.  With 7 year upgrade cycles and razor thin margins, it seems like Apple would be hard pressed to introduce something noticeably better than a current high end...
Forrester: Apple’s TV distinction could be portability
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Introducing Next Generation Mobile Experiences

Nexus 7 Is A Great Remote

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I have been working with a high end audio video installer for over a decade. They have helped me put entertainment systems into a few homes and offices over the years. They have taught me a lot and I have taught them some stuff too. A few years ago, when...
Nexus 7 Is A Great Remote

Why It Might Make Sense For Apple To Make A Five-Inch Phone

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If you're an Apple watcher that isn't too busy focusing on the present, you're probably wondering what Apple has cooking for the near future. While Wednesday's critical earnings report will reflect on the health of its existing products, the smart money is on whether or not Apple's got new magic...
Why It Might Make Sense For Apple To Make A Five-Inch Phone

Got big pockets? Samsung’s Galaxy Note headed to AT&T on Feb. 19 for $300

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Skinny jeans wearers need not apply. AT&T announced Tuesday that Samsung’s massive 5.3-inch Galaxy Note — which was one of the most intriguing devices at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show — will be available in the U.S. on February 19 for $300 with contract. The Galaxy Note occupies a...
Got big pockets? Samsung’s Galaxy Note headed to AT&T on Feb. 19 for $300

Microsoft shows Surface prototypes, teases the tablets that might have been

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We already know a lot about the Surface tablet line's birthing process. However, Microsoft has only really been comfortable with showing the finished product -- until today. The company's Panos Panay just gave The Verge a peek at some of the earliest prototypes and design decisions, some of which...
Microsoft shows Surface prototypes, teases the tablets that might have been
Early mockups reveal Windows 8's evolution

HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)

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Investors were happy enough with HP's beat on its earnings-per-share to drive the stock up over 13% in after hours trading (so far). But there were still some shocking numbers in its quarter, like how PC revenues tanked 20% year over year. Back in January, 2012, Whitman was saying about...
HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)
More Apple patents detail completely flexible devices that change as they bend

Android vs. iOS: Which one should app makers bet on?

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If you could bet on just one mobile platform as an app developer, which would it be? That was my opening question last week when I moderated a panel discussion hosted by University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education, featuring tech veterans from Cisco, Starbucks, Amazon and PopCap Games who...
Android vs. iOS: Which one should app makers bet on?

HP hints at webOS tablets

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During the conference call discussing the HP purchase of Palm, HP VP of Strategy and Corporate Development Brian Humphries dropped what we can only read as a hint at something we think webOS would be awesome at: tablets. Above is Slide #5 from the conference call, on which you can...
HP hints at webOS tablets
iPad still beats Android tablets by default, PC Magazine illustrates

Former Windows boss Sinofsky happy with Windows 8 sales

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At the D11 conference, Steven Sinofsky said it's too early to pick winners and losers as the PC industry evolves with new form factors. [Read more]...
Former Windows boss Sinofsky happy with Windows 8 sales
Q&A: Ray Ozzie on startups, Microsoft, and what he’s dreaming up next

Siri-like voice Dictation coming to OS X Mountain Lion?

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Voice is Apple’s next important field of computer-input, and Siri on the iPhone 4S and voice-dictation on the third-generation iPad makes this clear. Siri, in its current implementation, seems perfect for mobile devices like the iPhone 4S, but many of its features don’t make sense on larger screens such...
Siri-like voice Dictation coming to OS X Mountain Lion?
Ars Technica System Guide: Bargain Box, February 2013

The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

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The post The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won’t) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image AppleInsider) Back in April of last year, I pondered Pebble, the then-wildly successful darling of Kickstarter fame. Pebble is a wristwatch device that connects to iPhones and displays various smart things....
The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi

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Android might have already spilled over into the desktop world in one form or another, but what if you want something a little more project-friendly? VIA Technologies has developed the APC, a Neo-ITX-based barebones system running a custom version of Android 2.3 optimized for mouse and keyboard input. The...
VIA Technologies outs $49 APC Android barebones, nods towards Raspberry Pi
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