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Apple given time to block info in GT bankruptcy case: ruling

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:26

A general view of an Apple store in the Manhattan borough of New York(Reuters) - Apple Inc will have at least three days to review and potentially move to bar any information about its relationship with GT Advanced Technologies Inc that may arise during the latter's bankruptcy hearings, the court said in a ruling on Thursday. GT Advanced, which struck an agreement last year to supply sapphire for Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. In Thursday's ruling, U.S. ...

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Apply now: Obama gets a job offer in California

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:25

Co-founder of Sensay Ariel Jalali, right, offers a job to President Barack Obama when his presidential term is over, during an event at Cross Campus, a collaborative space that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs and startup teams, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Santa Monica. Obama is traveling in Los Angeles for an overnight trip during which he will discuss the nation's economy and designate a swath of Southern California mountains as a national monument. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — He's still got two years left on his current contract, but President Barack Obama is already fantasizing about the day he can go to work in sweatpants.

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Jony Ive: companies that copy Apple's style are stealing

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:22

 companies that copy Apple's style are stealingWhen Jony Ive sees designs from other companies that closely mimic Apple's, he isn't flattered. Apple's head of design told the audience at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit today that copying makes him angry. In response to a question about Xiaomi's highly Apple-like designs, Ive said his feelings were "a bit harsh." "I don't see it as flattery," he says, noting that he was speaking about the issue generally and not about Xiaomi specifically. "I actually see it as theft." Xiaomi, for its part, has denied being an Apple copycat. But the perception has stuck.

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Hipstamatic updates Cinamatic with manual video controls

Digital Photography Review - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:01

Cinamatic, Hipstamatic's iOS app for capturing short video clips, has been updated to implement manual control over focus, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and ISO. This has been made possible by changes to the camera API in iOS 8. After the launch of the new OS manual control had been implemented in several still photography apps very quickly but Cinamatic is now the first video app to come with the additional controls. Read more

Uber gets an F from the Better Business Bureau

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:55

Uber gets an F from the Better Business BureauCustomers call in a slew of complaints about the ride-sharing service -- ranging from allegedly being overcharged by hundreds of dollars to having troubles with customer service.>

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Secret compartment in The Popcorn Bowl makes for a nice plot twist

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:46

There is a plot hole in the Popcorn Bowl from UncommonGoods -- in a good way.The Popcorn Bowl from UncommonGoods strains unpopped kernels like a colander. The movie-night essential has its own back story.>

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Google rivals get help with antitrust campaign -- from Google

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:46

Google rivals get help with antitrust campaign -- from GoogleAs European regulators ponder Google's fate in a probe into the search giant's business practices, a Yelp-led group of competitors takes to the company's Chrome store to make a point.>

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Workers at a Foxconn factory in China just walked off the job

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:45

Workers at a Foxconn factory in China just walked off the jobOn Wednesday, about 1,000 workers at a Foxconn factory in southwest China reportedly walked off the job to go on strike. Foxconn said workers walked off the job for about four hours at the factory in Chongqing, where they’re demanding higher pay after a recent increase in production and reduction in overtime. RELATED: Foxconn goes on a hiring spree to meet iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus demand Labor unions and workers are working with Foxconn to find a resolution for this problem, but have said that the strikes have yet to disrupt production at the Chongqing production site. According to the Wall Street Journal, problems started when management “continuously increased production volumes, and even required individual workers to take on tasks that

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Nero 2015 Platinum review

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:41
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New Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 set to launch later this month

Electronista - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:34
On top of Yoga tablets, Lenovo announced today that it is releasing a bigger version of the ThinkPad Yoga. Where the existing version offers a 12.5-inch display, the new model will sport a 14-inch IPS display with 360-degree lift and lock keyboard rotation. The new ThinkPad Yoga 14 still retain the main feature of Yoga line of devices, the ability to change into tent, stand, laptop or tablet modes....

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Next Google Nexus handset could be phablet

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:14

Is Google ready to go big with next Nexus?New phone codenamed "Shamu" will feature a 5.9-inch screen, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.>

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Europe enlists Internet giants in fight against online extremism

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:13

EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem gives a press conference on December 4, 2013 at the EU Headquarters in BrusselsLuxembourg (AFP) - The European Union and US Internet giants including Facebook and Twitter will work together to combat online extremism and have discussed steps to block gruesome beheading videos, officials said Thursday.

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Symantec to split into security and storage software companies

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:53

symantecBy Soham Chatterjee and Arathy S Nair (Reuters) - Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. Symantec's revenue growth has lagged the rest of the security software market in recent quarters, with slowing PC sales hurting demand for the company's software, which often comes bundled with new computers. The Mountainview, California-based company has also failed to establish a strong foothold in the mobile security market. ...

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The reason Mars One colonists could die will surprise you

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:52

PicasaHumans could begin moving to Mars as soon as 2024 as part of an ambitious Dutch reality-TV/space-exploration project, but a few MIT students say it might not be so simple.>

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Lenovo announces Windows, Android powered Yoga 2 tablets, Yoga 3 Pro

Electronista - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:18
Lenovo announced a new slate of Yoga tablets and ultrabooks today, beginning with two Yoga 2 tablet models and a Yoga 3 Pro convertible PC. Each of the new machines fit different consumer needs, from the Yoga 3 Pro "ultra slim" PC with attached keyboard or the Yoga 2 tablets that are powered by either Windows 8 or Android....

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Making Mobile Games #ArtofY

Yahoo Technology News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:09

Making Mobile Games #ArtofYA year and a half ago, designer Patrick Moberg came to his friend Paul Murphy, a partner at Betaworks, with a great idea for a mobile game. This idea would become Dots, a "brick breaker"-style puzzle game, and lead to the creation of Playdots, Inc., a company that Paul hopes will fill "a gap in the market for well-designed, original-yet-simple,...

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