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Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011

Google's Deal to Digitize Books Rejected by Judge

Google's Deal to Digitize Books Rejected by Judge

A federal judge Tuesday rejected Google's proposed legal settlement with book publishers, an accord that would have paved a path toward digitizing the world's books.

Apple Sues Amazon Over Use of App Store Name

Apple Sues Amazon Over Use of App Store Name

Apple is suing Amazon for trademark infringement based on the latter's use of the term "App Store" and is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

China Dethrones North America as World's Largest LCD TV Market

China Dethrones North America as World's Largest LCD TV Market

China has superseded North America in terms of global LCD TV sales according to Displaybank, a Korean market research and consulting firm.

Sony Ericsson Injects Less Creepiness and More Humor to Xperia Play Ads

Sony Ericsson Injects Less Creepiness and More Humor to Xperia Play Ads

Sony Ericsson isn't shy about putting the PlayStation-certified Xperia Play in the limelight. While some of its ads might pass off as creepy and disturbing, it does get the point across. And in another series of the Xperia Play ads, the humor level just went up, showing how one can go nuts over the gaming-centric Android phone.

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011

Samsung Tosses a Surprise with a Thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Tosses a Surprise with a Thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1

In a surprising move, Samsung reveals a revamped Galaxy Tab 10.1, with their own TouchWiz UX user interface enhancements on top of Google's tablet-optimized Gingerbread OS and a much thinner profile measuring at 8.6mm.

Update: How the Earthquake has Impacted the Japanese Camera Industry

Update: How the Earthquake has Impacted the Japanese Camera Industry

Earlier, we linked about how Japan's earthquake has affected the camera industry, and now we've found more comprehensive news about how badly hit each individual company has been.

Firefox 4.0 Final Build Available (Update)

Firefox 4.0 Final Build Available (Update)

Mozilla's Firefox 4.0 is supposed to be launched tomorrow, but you can download the final build early if you're feeling particularly brave.

Microsoft Goes After Barnes & Noble for Patent Infringement

Microsoft Goes After Barnes & Noble for Patent Infringement

Continuing its legal assault on Android, Microsoft on Monday sued Barnes & Noble and two of its contract manufacturers over the company's Nook e-reader, alleging patent infringement.

More Details of 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Revealed Before CTIA

More Details of 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Revealed Before CTIA

Samsung's third tablet, the 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab, is no secret. With all the teasers being tossed out by Samsung over the last few weeks, and CTIA happening in just a day, more details have been revealed, including a reworked user interface on top of Google's Honeycomb layout.

Monday, 21 Mar 2011

Camera Production Hit by Japanese Earthquake

Camera Production Hit by Japanese Earthquake

Photographer Thom Hogan reports that camera production has been hard hit by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

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