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Apple coughing up $5 million to settle patent infringement suit

Company agrees to pay $5 million to settle a suit launched by Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics, which had accused Apple of infringing on an Elan multitouch patent.

By January 5, 2012

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Apple sued over multitouch patent

Elan Microelectronics asks the International Trade Commission to ban the import of all Apple products with multitouch input, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, and forthcoming iPad.

By March 30, 2010

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Wolfson DS-421D noise-canceling earbuds are worthy of an Iron Man

When Tony Stark developed the latest MK VI armor for the classic red and gold Iron Man suit, he probably forgot to engineer a way to listen to music, but Wolfson Microelectronics picks up the slack and shows off a new Digital Silence DS-421D headset here at CES that appears to draw aesthetic inspiration from the superhero's exoskeleton.

By January 10, 2012

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DARPA: 'Vanishing' spy tech will self-destruct in 3,2,1...

The U.S. military is giving big bucks to IBM, Xerox, and others to develop "Mission Impossible"-style tech that explodes or decomposes once it's served its purpose.

By February 11, 2014

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Sun's head chip guy heads to Juniper

David Yen, seen by many as a rising star at Sun, has left the company after leading its chip group.

By March 24, 2008

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LG and Samsung loosen their iron grip on tablet displays -- slightly

The two South Korean electronics suppliers accounted for more than 80 percent of the market last year, down from 98 percent the previous year, according to an industry report.

By May 30, 2012

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Linux development by the numbers: Big and getting bigger

The open-source operating system project is steadily growing through any number of measurements: programmers, updates, and changes per hour.

By September 17, 2013

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Heat shield is new type of 'invisibility cloak'

French researchers say special coatings can isolate objects from heat or concentrate heat, similar to how waves are diffused for cloaking.

By March 27, 2012

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Android phones get heart-healthy

European researchers are working on a low-power prototype interface that transmits wireless EKG-sensor signals to a mobile device.

By October 14, 2010

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Brace yourself for the era of the 'fingermouse'

Optical mice supplanted roller-ball mice. So what happens when an upside-down optical mouse sensor is put in a mobile phone?

By March 25, 2010