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A New HTC Device Design May Challenge Apple's iPod touch

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HTC is a well-respected Android smartphone OEM whose Thunderbolt and Evo 3D designs ranked in the top 5 last Christmas. But in this new age of smartphones, a design could live or die in a single quarter. Being different counts and HTC thinks that catering to multimedia users of YouTube,...
A New HTC Device Design May Challenge Apple's iPod touch
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Phil Schiller Claims Customers Aren't Asking for Built-In Blu-Ray Anymore

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Apple customers are no longer asking for Blu-ray drives in their Macs these days, according to Apple marketing head Phil Schiller. This is perhaps unsurprising given Apple's trend toward removing optical drives from its notebook and now desktop lines, but may still cause some consternation among Blu-ray fans. A MacRumors...
Phil Schiller Claims Customers Aren't Asking for Built-In Blu-Ray Anymore
Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World

USB Power Delivery spec upped to 100W, aims to make proprietary power connectors obsolete

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The battle between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 has only recently begun in earnest, what with mobo's finally emerging to give non-Mac computers access to the 10Gbps interface. While USB 3.0 can't match Thunderbolt in terms of data throughput, it now has the upper hand in power capabilities, as last...
USB Power Delivery spec upped to 100W, aims to make proprietary power connectors obsolete

Apple Planning to Invest $1 Billion in New Data Center and Other Facilities in Reno, Nevada

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The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Apple has proposed investing up to $1 billion over the next ten years to build a new data center and other facilities in the Reno, Nevada area. The data center would be located in unincorporated Washoe County, while a "business and purchasing center" would be...
Apple Planning to Invest $1 Billion in New Data Center and Other Facilities in Reno, Nevada

First Thunderbolt PC: Acer's new ultrabook

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Thunderbolt ports have reached Windows PCs with Acer's Aspire S5 ultrabook, expanding the availability of the technology beyond Macs....
First Thunderbolt PC: Acer's new ultrabook

REVIEW: Apple's 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

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Apple's newest laptop is the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. While it's another gorgeous piece of hardware from Apple, it's not a laptop you should buy. Click here to jump straight to photos of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro > The best thing about the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro is the...
REVIEW: Apple's 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (AAPL)

"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

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Verizon has spent quite a bit of time and money trying to teach Americans the term 4G LTE. “Saturday Night Live” spent 30 seconds pretty much destroying those efforts. In a commercial spoof, SNL has a Verizon sales person touting LTE without really saying what it does and also mocking...
"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds

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In its extensive review of the new 2013 MacBook Air, AnandTech notes an issue with the machine’s new 802.11ac WiFi capabilities that it says is limiting the faster Wi-Fi chip’s potential. While it was able to get an average of 533Mbps using the iPerf networking tool, Anand found real...
New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds

Tim Cook Heads Back to China as Retail Presence Nearly Doubles

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Bloomberg reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook is in the midst of a return trip to China, some ten months after his last trip to meet with government and business leaders.Cook today met Miao Wei, head of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, to talk about the development of...
Tim Cook Heads Back to China as Retail Presence Nearly Doubles
Retina MacBook Pro Found To Meet EPEAT Standards Thanks To External Upgradeability Options

Apple Reportedly Adding High-Speed 802.11ac Wireless Networking To 2013 Macs

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Apple is planning to give the 802.11ac wireless networking standard a big boost in 2013, according to a new report from TheNextWeb. Sources tell the blog that Apple will partner with Broadcom to bring the next-gen Wi-Fi tech to new Macs. 802.11ac is the successor to 802.11n, but it has...
Apple Reportedly Adding High-Speed 802.11ac Wireless Networking To 2013 Macs

Intel’s Z77 Ivy Bridge chipset debuts, but is unready for prime time

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Ivy Bridge’s debut is still a few weeks away, but Intel has decided to launch its new 7 Series (codename Panther Point) ahead of the CPU’s ship date. The new Panther Point chipset family is the follow-up to the 6 Series that debuted 14 months ago, and it’s very much...
Intel’s Z77 Ivy Bridge chipset debuts, but is unready for prime time

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock now available for $300

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Belkin adds to the ever-growing list of Thunderbolt docks with its long-awaited Express Dock. [Read more]...
Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock now available for $300
Alleged iPad 5 Front Bezel Photos Show Narrower iPad Mini-Like Sides

TwelveSouth's BackPack 2 stores drives, MacBook Airs and more behind your iMac or Apple display

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The original TwelveSouth BackPack was a pretty slick way to hang a hard drive on the support bar of an iMac or Apple display, tucking it out of the way and keeping it off of your desk. The new version, the BackPack 2, adds some nice new abilities, like vertical...
TwelveSouth's BackPack 2 stores drives, MacBook Airs and more behind your iMac or Apple display

Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

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There is blood in the water, and the big fish are circling to put the struggling, wounded little fish out of its misery. The little fish, which has some good qualities to offer the world, is having more and more trouble keeping the big fish away. This is happening...
Apple is Trying its Best to Kill HTC (And Doing a Pretty Good Job)

Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory dwindles, may hint at upcoming redesign

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A number of resellers have run dry of Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory, suggesting the 27-inch monitor may be due for an upgrade, perhaps with a thinner design that takes cues from the latest iMacs....
Apple Thunderbolt Display inventory dwindles, may hint at upcoming redesign

Kensington brings USB docking stations to OS X

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Mac users with USB 3.0 ports can now look beyond Thunderbolt for docking solutions. [Read more]...
Kensington brings USB docking stations to OS X

Apple Hiring an Engineer to Investigate Advanced Display Technologies, Including Flexible Displays

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A job listing posted by Apple earlier this month indicates the company is indeed looking at using flexible displays in future products, along with high optical efficiency LCD and AMOLED units. The listing was first noticed by 9to5Mac. The listing, for a Senior Optical Engineer, asks for someone with experience...
Apple Hiring an Engineer to Investigate Advanced Display Technologies, Including Flexible Displays

Western Digital unveils TB Velociraptor, USB 3.0 Passport

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Hard drive maker Western Digital has revealed a new line of portable external drives specifically for Macs with capacities up to 2TB and USB 3.0 functionality, and has added a 2TB Thunderbolt-enabled drive that it says offers up to 400MB per second read speeds (and 380MB per second write speeds)....
Western Digital unveils TB Velociraptor, USB 3.0 Passport

SeriTek/Q6G eSATA PCIe card available for OSX, Windows

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Serial ATA storage solutions developer FirmTek has revealed that the SeriTek/Q6G 4-Port eSATA host adapter is now available. The high performance SeriTek/Q6G is Mac OS X bootable, whether installed inside the Apple Mac Pro or a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis, with and without SATA port-multiplication.......
SeriTek/Q6G eSATA PCIe card available for OSX, Windows

Samsung says iTV can’t compete because TV is about picture quality

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With Apple and Samsung caught up in ongoing patent disputes worldwide for various smartphone and tablet devices, the proposition of an Apple-branded HDTV would have Samsung once again defending its marketshare from Apple. This time in the living room- a market Samsung largely dominates. However, if you ask Samsung’s AV...
Samsung says iTV can’t compete because TV is about picture quality
Belkin's new Thunderbolt Express Dock gets USB 3.0, inflated $399.99 price tag

Why So Many People Hate The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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As soon as I got the official news up about the iPhone 5, the comments started rolling in. They were overwhelmingly negative.  Now, it's easy to assume this is just a vocal minority of Apple haters flooding the comments section. The Tea Party of the tech world. But if you look past...
Why So Many People Hate The iPhone 5 (AAPL)
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CES 2013: Belkin Drops eSATA Support for Upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock, Cuts Price Back to $299

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Way back in September 2011, Belkin quietly showed off a prototype of its Thunderbolt Express Dock, a desktop docking station offering users a broad array of connectivity options through a single Thunderbolt cable. By CES 2012, the product had evolved in design and received a September 2012 launch date with...
CES 2013: Belkin Drops eSATA Support for Upcoming Thunderbolt Express Dock, Cuts Price Back to $299

LaCie Hub Now Shipping, Connects eSATA Drives via Thunderbolt

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Announced at CES earlier this year, the LaCie's new Thunderbolt eSATA Hub is now shipping. The device allows external eSATA drives to be connected to Thunderbolt equipped Macs. The daisy-chainable hub includes two eSATA ports and retails for $199. eSATA is a high performance drive connector used to connect external...
LaCie Hub Now Shipping, Connects eSATA Drives via Thunderbolt
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