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Google: 'We did not follow Apple into phone market'

Google co-founder Larry Page has denied that Google entered the phone market after Apple and the iPhone, accusing Steve Jobs of "rewriting history."
Cade Metz, 10 2010
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Miniature Apple display spotted in the wild

Today's wild-ass rumor: Apple is planning to place a 9cm2 LCD display into, well, nobody knows.

Reg Hardware Reviews Digest

In the past seven days, Reg Hardware reviewed many products from the worlds of consumer electronics, photography, gaming, mobile communications and information technology.
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Image recognition – defense against a Lampard replay?

The inventor of image recognition technology used in sports across the world has written to international football's governing body to ask that they reconsider using Hawk-Eye, a tool capable of spotting when a ball has crossed the goal line – and avoiding a repeat of the England versus Germany World-Cup debacle.
Samsung HT C6930 Home Cinema

Samsung HT-C6930 3D Blu-ray home cinema set

Review If you like your visual entertainment to leap out of the TV and in to the living room, the 3D-capable Samsung HT-C6930 home theatre kit may well be for you. And there are several other reasons why this system deserves serious consideration if you're after a state-of-the-art home cinema.
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Oz privacy boss says Google Wi-Fi slurp breached law

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has ruled that Google ran afoul of the country's privacy laws when its Street View cars collected personal data from open Wi-Fi networks.
Cade Metz, 10 2010

Apple sues three more over power adapter 'knock-offs'

Apple has sued three more outfits for allegedly infringing a Jobsian patent by selling knock-off power adapters for MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
Cade Metz, 10 2010
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Blizzard climbs down on real names for WoW forums

Blizzard has made a speedy u-turn on its decision to force members of the World of Warcraft forums to reveal their real names, following a hailstorm of criticism.
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P2P judge trims student's fine by 90 per cent

Last year, a Boston University grad student was whacked with a court order to pay $675,000 damages for downloading 30 songs illegally and sharing them on a P2P network.