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'Patent Trolls' Cost Tech Companies $29 Billion Last Year, Study Says

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Patent litigation caused by "non-practicing entities" (NPEs), better known as "patent trolls," cost U.S. software and hardware companies US$29 billion in 2011......
'Patent Trolls' Cost Tech Companies $29 Billion Last Year, Study Says

Beyond the iPad

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I was just interviewed for a BBC television feature that will run around the same time the iPad is launched. I’ll be a talking head, basically. For what it’s worth, here’s what I provided as background for where I’d be coming from in the interview: The iPad will arrive in...
Beyond the iPad
Controllers for your smartphone: testing the best gamepads for Android and iOS

Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple

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The biggest danger facing the success of Steam Box or any other PC ecosystem hoping to find space in the living room is Apple, according to a lecture given by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell to a class at the University of Texas' LBJ School of Public Affairs. "The threat...
Gabe Newell: Steam Box's biggest threat isn't consoles, it's Apple

Now That Everyone Thinks Apple Is The New Sony, It Might Actually Be A 'Buy'

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A few months ago, when Apple's stock was still going up, analysts were competing to raise their price targets the highest. Only wimps, meanwhile, didn't think Apple was about to blast to $1,000 a share. A few months later, with Apple stock having imploded, you don't hear much about...
Now That Everyone Thinks Apple Is The New Sony, It Might Actually Be A 'Buy'

Kickstarter Suspends Social Video Glasses Project; Fundraisers Decamp to IndieGoGo

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The project at issue. (screencap, Kickstarter.com) Despite all the enthusiasm for Kickstarter as savior of hardware companies, it’s still worth caveats all around. Backers should remember there’s still the occasional scam, failed project, and downright bad idea. And would-be money-raisers should remember that they are using someone else’s platform and...
Kickstarter Suspends Social Video Glasses Project; Fundraisers Decamp to IndieGoGo

Yes, a Microsoft tablet would be a big deal, at least for Microsoft

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Windows execs Mike Angiulo and Steven Sinofsky show a prototype Windows 8 tablet for developers in September. The big question for the past day on the Microsoft beat: What in the heck is the major, can’t-miss news that the company is promising to deliver on Monday? Microsoft isn’t saying a...
Yes, a Microsoft tablet would be a big deal, at least for Microsoft
See those things around your legs, cloud customer? Those are shackles

VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

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Much has been written about conditions at Foxconn, the embattled Chinese manufacturer for Apple and a host of other hardware companies. But only a couple of reporters have had access to one of the sprawling company’s factory floors: Joel Johnson wrote Wired‘s March 2011 cover story, “1 Million Workers....
VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

Apple's Cheap iPhone Is A Great Move For The Company

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At the end of this year, when Apple's cheap iPhone comes out, it is going to be amusing to listen to all the Apple fans who consoled themselves about Apple's loss of market share by dismissing competitors' phones as "cheap plastic crap." Because the new cheap iPhone is supposed...
Apple's Cheap iPhone Is A Great Move For The Company
Software rules the world, and the Valley still rules software

The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

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Editor’s note: After a rejection by Kickstarter, the co-founders of Lockitron, Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt, decided to follow in the footsteps of App.net and take pre-orders for their innovative deadbolt add-on directly. This gamble paid off. Big time. The initial goal of $150,000 pre-orders was hit within 24 hours....
The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter
Dmitri Grishin is like a Russian Elon Musk — He’s Got Big Ambitions for Real Problems

Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Acer CEO sent out a warning shot to Microsoft saying it should "think twice" about building its own tablet. He warned that Microsoft was going to be making a huge mistake and it would damage the ecosystem. We were on CNBC today to defend Microsoft's decision to build its own...
Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)
Salesforce: The cloud is not an 'all or nothing game' for health care
Dell to buy Wyse to show (once again) it’s not all about PCs

Hinges Key to Windows 8 Computer Redesign

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The success of Microsoft's new operating system may hinge...on hinges. Hardware companies are having to redesign the hinges that connect screens with keyboards to withstand poking from new touch screens....
Hinges Key to Windows 8 Computer Redesign
Can Open Source Hardware Companies Survive Clones?

Y Combinator startups to get less cash, more connections in strategic shift

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In a big change for Silicon Valley’s oldest startup incubator, Y Combinator announced today that it would change how its classes of startups receive investments, with Y Combinator taking control of the funding process, changing which VCs make the investments and halving the amount of money given to startups. The changes scale...
Y Combinator startups to get less cash, more connections in strategic shift

How Laptops May Look Like in the Future?

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You may not need a briefcase to carry your laptop in the near feature. Just roll the computer and wear it like a shoulder handbag. Orkin Design, a design firm in Germany, has created a amazing concept computer that can be used both as a laptop and a tablet...
How Laptops May Look Like in the Future?

Daily Report: Making Screens That Will Stand Out at C.E.S.

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How can hardware companies make their products stand out in a sea of screens? That challenge will be on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Brian X. Chen reports in Monday's New York Times. And it is one that is particularly acute for television makers....
Daily Report: Making Screens That Will Stand Out at C.E.S.
Nvidia and Microsoft providing Tegra 3 test machines to Windows 8 developers

Switched On: The fork, the ficus and the flandoodle

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. As sensors and crowdsourcing give us ever more granular data into the norms and deviations of the world around us, enterprising developers and hardware companies have trotted out various combinations of atoms and bits to package that...
Switched On: The fork, the ficus and the flandoodle
Spark Devices aims to be the connector of connected devices
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Springboard's Internet Of Things Accelerator Now Comes With Kickstarter Baked In

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Springboard IoT, the Cambridge, UK accelerator aimed at startups in the Internet of Things space, is jumping on another popular bandwagon — albeit, one that makes a lot of sense — by adding crowdfunding as an option for the teams taking part in the 3 month program. It comes in...
Springboard's Internet Of Things Accelerator Now Comes With Kickstarter Baked In
New review site lets consumers 'get fresh' with cutting-edge hardware

Samsung Joins the Field for the Fall Windows Tablet Race

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Add Samsung to the list of hardware companies preparing a Windows tablet for launch this fall. People with knowledge of Samsung’s plans tell Bloomberg that the Korean hardware giant will introduce an ARM-based tablet running Windows RT when Microsoft releases the operating system, most likely in October. The device is...
Samsung Joins the Field for the Fall Windows Tablet Race
Adapteva uses crowdfunding to raise money for a $99 supercomputing platform
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