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Asia’s biggest tech fair opens in Japan

Smartphones detecting bad breath and radiation, twistable remote controls and a super-thin tablet computer featured among the cutting-edge gadgets at Asia’s biggest tech fair in Japan on Tuesday. Around 600 firms unveiled their innovations at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (Ceatec) exhibition in Chiba, near Tokyo, expected to draw 200,000 visitors during its five-day run,…

iPad brawl in Beijing Apple store leaves four injured

BEIJING (AFP) – Four people were taken to hospital and a glass door smashed as a near-riot broke out at Beijing’s top Apple store among crowds rushing to snap up the popular iPad 2 tablet computer, according to state press. Angry consumers began rushing the store on Saturday afternoon after…

Apple sues Samsung, says stop copying us

SAN FRANCISCO/SEOUL (Reuters)- Apple Inc sued Samsung Electronics claiming the South Korean firm’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets “slavishly” copies the iPhone and iPad, according to court papers, a move analysts say is aimed at keeping its close rivals at bay. Apple is one participant in a web of litigation among phone makers and software firms…

Apple sold close to 1 million iPad 2s in weekend: analysts

Apple sold close to 1 million iPad 2s in weekend: analysts (Reuters) – Analysts expect Apple Inc to have sold close to a million iPad 2 tablet computers on its debut weekend — significantly more than the first iPad, which went on sale last April. “We would not be surprised…

Videogame makers seek footing on shifting landscape

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Videogame makers from around the globe are gathering to seek paths to fortune and glory on a landscape upset by social networks, smartphones, tablet computers, and the Internet “cloud.” More than 18,000 industry insiders are expected to attend the weeklong Game Developers Conference that kicks off…

Hollywood, Web and gadgets a winning mix at CES

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AFP) – A premier Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ended after rebounding from a global economic drubbing and wowing attendees with gadgets that merge 3-D, software, entertainment, and the Web. “CES is back,” analyst Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said of the annual event…

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