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Class Action Lawsuit Launched Against Apple Over Flawed Retina MacBook Pro Display

Class Action Lawsuit Launched Against Apple Over Flawed Retina MacBook Pro Display

Ever since Apple launched the 15.4-inch Retina MacBook Pro, users have been complaining that the machine’s display suffers from a variety of problems. Most of these users have reported a ghosting problem with the display. And now, one specifically irked customer has launched a class action lawsuit against Apple over this issue.

By On March 16, 2013 Respond
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Email App Mailbox Acquired By Dropbox

Email App Mailbox Acquired By Dropbox

The popular email app, Mailbox, has been gaining a lot of traction of late. The app was made available only a month ago and has already attracted raving reviews. Now, Dropbox has acquired the app, together with the entire team behind it.

By On March 16, 2013 Respond
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Jury Tells Nintendo To Pay $30.2 Million In Damages Over 3D Patent Infringement

Jury Tells Nintendo To Pay $30.2 Million In Damages Over 3D Patent Infringement

Nintendo’s 3DS gaming device was quite a sensation, even if not didn’t muster the extra-ordinary sales Nintendo was hoping for. However, the device has landed the company in the middle of lawsuit which concluded today. The jury has told Nintendo to pay $30.2 million in damages.

By On March 15, 2013 Respond
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Samsung Gets Trolled By LG At Times Square

Samsung Gets Trolled By LG At Times Square

Samsung is gearing up for the much-anticipated launch event of Galaxy S IV. The company had also been hinting that it will also register a presence at Times Square while the launch event takes place – probably a marketing stunt. But in this, Samsung has been trolled with LG who has refashioned its Times Square billboards with witty, new ads.

By On March 14, 2013 Respond
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Aaron Swartz Will Receive Posthumous Freedom Of Information Award

Aaron Swartz Will Receive Posthumous Freedom Of Information Award

Aaron Swartz, the internet activist who had to face the ‘prosecutorial overreach’ of the U.S. government and committed suicide because of it, will now be awarded with a posthumous freedom of information award.

By On March 14, 2013 Respond
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FCC Approves Merger Of T-Mobile And MetroPCS

FCC Approves Merger Of T-Mobile And MetroPCS

The parent company of T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, has been trying to merge the wireless carrier with MetroPCS for quite some time now. It was expected that the deal would be done and final by June 2013. That seems a good enough estimate, as FCC has given the green signal for the merger to move forward.

By On March 13, 2013 Respond
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YouTube Co-Founder Hints A New Video-Based Collaboration Project

YouTube Co-Founder Hints A New Video-Based Collaboration Project

When Chad Hurley and Steve Chen created YouTube, they had no idea that the video site is going to become a huge sensation on the web and an integral part of the internet experience itself. The duo sold the service to Google for a whopping $1.65 billion. One of the founders, Hurley, has now hinted that he’s working on yet another video-related project.

By On March 12, 2013 Respond
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No Google Glass For People Who Wear Glasses

No Google Glass For People Who Wear Glasses

Google Glass is finally nearing the point where developers may finally land their early units. The consumers are expected to get the smart glasses later this year. However, what is rather unfortunate is that Google currently has no Google Glass offerings for such people who wear prescription glasses.

By On March 12, 2013 Respond
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Al Gore Says Snapchat’s Popularity Is Due To ‘Stalker Economy’

Al Gore Says Snapchat’s Popularity Is Due To ‘Stalker Economy’

Former Vice President, Al Gore, was at the SXSW 2013 recently. During a discussion with journalist Walt Mossberg, he discussed a number of issues. Among these was, quite interestingly, the increasingly popular Snapchat app, the success of which Al Gore credited to the ‘stalker economy.’

By On March 11, 2013 Respond
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Artefact Designs Wearable Pilates Shirt For Posture Monitoring And Correction

Artefact Designs Wearable Pilates Shirt For Posture Monitoring And Correction

For those of us who have to spend hours on our desks, doing whatever tasks, maintaining the right posture is a problem. We don’t do it and end up having backaches, cramped shoulders and other issues. Design firm Artefact has now come up with a Pilates shirts that is equipped with a number of sensors and can monitor your muscle movement.

By On March 10, 2013 Respond
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Senators Introduce Bill To Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

Senators Introduce Bill To Legalize Cellphone Unlocking

The issue of cellphone unlocking has been at the heart of a heated debate that involves the users, the wireless carriers and the White House. A petition filed with the White House, garnering more than a hundred thousands signatures, demanded that cellphone unlocking be made legal. Now, a Senate bill has been launched which will accomplish this, if approved.

By On March 10, 2013 Respond
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Judge Gives Apple Green Signal For Siri Case Against Samsung

Judge Gives Apple Green Signal For Siri Case Against Samsung

The legal battle between Apple and Samsung continues to rage; this time, it is confined to the court-room of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. While Judge Koh recently cut down Apple’s damages in half in a recent ruling, she has given the iPhone-maker the green signal to proceed with yet another case against Samsung – this case involves Apple’s Siri.

By On March 10, 2013 Respond
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MakerBot Stuns The World With Its Digitizer 3D Desktop Scanner

MakerBot Stuns The World With Its Digitizer 3D Desktop Scanner

In the past, MakerBot has earned a lot of fame and acclaim for creating some of the most intriguing 3D printers. Now, the company is trying to accomplish something far more extra-ordinary. It recently unveiled Digitizer 3D desktop scanner which essentially lets you scan actual objects, and then print them in 3D.

By On March 9, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Acquires The Team Behind Storylane

Facebook Acquires The Team Behind Storylane

Storylane is a company that tried to popularize a rather unique aspect of personal blogging. The site had only recently launched an iPhone app and was still in the process of taking off. But apparently, Facebook has spotted promise and potential in the Storylane team and has decided to acquire it.

By On March 9, 2013 Respond
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Alleged Co-Founder Launches A Lawsuit Against Snapchat

Alleged Co-Founder Launches A Lawsuit Against Snapchat

Snapchat is the wildly popular app that lets you send impermanent messages, which expire after a given time. The app has mustered wild popularity in recent months and now, Reggie Brown has filed a patent against the company, claiming that he is a co-founder of Snapchat and deserves one-third ownership.

By On March 9, 2013 Respond
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