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Corning exec slams sapphire — rumored for Apple device
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A Corning Glass executive does not think very highly of sapphire crystal as a protective material for displays. That was made crystal clear at a Morgan Stanley conference. Originally posted at News – Apple

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Samsung Gives Chromebook Another Go
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Samsung has announced the new Chromebook, tagged as the Chromebook 2. The notebook, powered by Google’s Chrome OS will be available in 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch models. Chromebooks have not picked up in popularity as of now, but it seems that with competitive pricing and good build quality, Samsung may actually see success with the same. […]

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Apple-Samsung silicon union still strong, chip expert says
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For all the bad blood over smartphones, a coziness remains when it comes to Samsung-made chips, says the chief of VLSI Research. “Apple has been … learned how to work that relationship.” Originally posted at News – Apple

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Imagination, Apple graphics tech supplier, talks future
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Imagination, purveyor of graphics chip tech to Apple, talks about the future of its GPUs with CNET. Originally posted at News – Apple

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Android and Windows getting along inside your PC? Nope
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Making two operating systems equal but unwilling partners inside one device will never turn out very well. Originally posted at News – Microsoft

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Frenchman eyes ocean domination with floating, mobile Bond villain lair
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Sub hangars, abyssal probe, immense tower with ‘Eye’ at the top A French plan for oceanic domination is shaping up nicely with the news that construction is poised to begin on the SeaOrbiter vessel as early as Spring 2014.…

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Apple investors fall for CEO Cook’s product-presentation prank
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In other news: Apple TV sales topped $1bn last year, Cook shows his feisty side Apple’s annual investor meetings are tightly scripted, dull-as-dishwater affairs crammed with performance metrics and vague allusions to future glories, so perhaps CEO Tim Cook thought it wise to channel his inner funnyman and add a wee bit of wackiness to […]

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Marc Andreessen Thinks the News Business Is About to Grow 1,000 Percent
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The news business is about to undergo a long boom driven by a tenfold increase in demand, says Silicon Valley wunderkind Marc Andreessen. Here’s what that will mean to news consumers.     

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Citi paints not-so-pretty picture for Apple's iPad, future market
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Citi says Apple headed for rough weather in 2014 as tablet market growth collapses. Originally posted at News – Apple

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