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Apple preparing to launch smaller tablet

Apple is preparing to launch a smaller tablet computer in the coming months in a bid to maintain its edge in an increasingly crowded market, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The Journal cited unnamed sources as saying that component parts manufacturers had been ordered to gear up for mass…

Google in crosshairs over gun ban

Google has banned gun sales from its new shopping platform, a move drawing fire from hunters and weapons enthusiasts but praised by gun control activists. Google made the change May 31 when it transformed its “product search,” which had consisted of free listings, into “Google Shopping,” which has paid listings…

Google’s new voice search ‘not your friend’

A Google executive says the company’s latest operating system for its Android platform will feature “the very first high-quality, natural-sounding, conversational, synthesized voice in the entire world,” according to an interview with Wired Magazine. Hugo Barra, Android’s director of product management, spoke to the magazine after unveiling the voice search…

Apple loses UK patent suit over ‘slide to unlock’ technology

Apple lost a key patent battle against smartphone rival HTC in the high court in London today, meaning that the Silicon Valley company cannot ban certain of the Taiwanese firm’s products in Britain. As rumours intensified that Apple is about to launch a cut-price version of its iPad to grab…

Formula One driver Maria De Villota loses eye in an accident

Spanish Formula One driver Maria De Villota has lost her right eye as a result of an accident she suffered during testing in England on Tuesday, her Marussia team said Wednesday. De Villota was rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge on Tuesday after a crash at Duxford Airfield circuit in…

European parliament throws out online piracy pact

The European parliament massively rejected a controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy Wednesday, quashing any possibility of EU ratification. Twenty-two of the 27 EU states as well as other countries, including the United States and Japan, signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in January but the treaty…

Tablets to overtake notebook PCs by 2016: study

Tablet computers are expected to overtake notebook PCs by 2016 as consumers shift to newer devices like the Apple iPad, a survey said Tuesday. The survey by research firm NPD said tablets will be “the growth driver” for the mobile computer market over the next few years. Overall mobile PC…

Finnish man’s iPhone bursts into flames

A 17-year-old Finnish man escaped unharmed after the the iPhone 4S he was carrying in his back pocket started smoking and then burst into flames. The Finnish publication SK24 reported that Henri Helminen was getting out of his van when smoke began to rise from his pants. In a CCTV…

Number of U.S. requests for Twitter user information dwarfs all other countries

Courts and law enforcement agencies in the United States have asked Twitter to hand over user information far more than any other country, according to a transparency report released by the social networking website on Monday. “Wednesday marks Independence Day here in the United States,” Jeremy Kessel, the legal policy…

Android, Apple extend gains in smartphone market

WASHINGTON — The Google Android platform extended its lead in the US smartphone market while Apple increased its market share to nearly a third in March through May, a survey showed Monday. Android accounted for 50.9 percent of all smartphones used in the US during the three-month average period, according…

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