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US court turns down Motorola's price-fixing appeal
November 27, 2014
On Wednesday, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected the price-fixing appeal filed by Motorola Mobility. The appeal chiefly underscored Motorola's attempts to sue several Asian electronics suppliers under US antitrust law over price-fixing allegations.

CyberOptics Features Advanced Airborne Particle Sensor Technology At SEMICON Japan
November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014: CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will demonstrate its wireless measurement devices for chamber gapping, leveling, wafer handoff teaching, vibration and airborne particle measurement, at SEMICON Japan in Booth #4013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Dec., 3-5, 2014.

Pay and display meters taken out of service to encourage people to pay on their mobiles
November 27, 2014
A new trial to encourage the use of mobile phone payment for parking could spell the beginning of the end of the humble parking meter. Brighton and Hove City Council will take 34 pay-and-display meters out of service on Monday to encourage drivers to use alternative methods of payment.

U.S. court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal
November 27, 2014
- A federal appeals court rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's bid to sue several Asian suppliers under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. Wednesday's decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago may lessen protections against inflated prices for U.S. consumers who buy cellphones, computers and other products whose components are made outside the country.

3D LED printer makes a contact lens display possible
November 25, 2014
When researchers from the University of Washington began constructing prototypes for contact lens displays, their biggest impediment was the fabrication of parts. On a theoretical level it's not hard to build a display in a contact lens, but actually building and placing all the tiny, interrelated parts on a tiny polymer disk is difficult even today. It's annoying to have to come up with an all-new fabrication process for every single part in a display, just because the display happens to be in the eye rather than in front of it. The most finicky part of all though, more than wireless power antennae or precise connective wiring, is the display itself. How do you fit a contact lens with something as complex as an LED display?

How to Buy an HDTV
November 25, 2014
Whether you're looking for a very basic low-cost set or a feature-packed, razor-thin 4K HDTV, selecting the right television isn't easy. There are plenty of questions to answer: What type of display should you get? How big should the screen be? What about resolution, refresh rate, and other specs? What sort of extras do you need? Understanding the basics will help you make your choice (and your video) crystal clear, so here's what you should consider when shopping for your next HDTV. LED or Plasma? Probably LED, Because Plasma's Nearly Dead. Plasma TVs were the only flat-panel models available when they were first introduced more than a decade ago. But given evolution of LCD and LED TVs in the past couple of years, most manufacturers have stopped making plasma sets entirely. That means your choices will mostly consist of LED-backlit LCD HDTVs, or LED TVs, with the exception of much, muchrarer and much, much more expensive OLED displays.

Top tech cars of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
November 24, 2014
The annual Los Angeles Auto Show continues to dazzle with new car intros and concept cars. As well it should. LA is the car culture capital of the US and the world, more so that Detroit (heresy to live-in-the-past Michiganders), clearly more so that taxi-driven New York City, home to the two biggest US shows. More automakers have their US headquarters in California, there are more design studios and electronics R&D labs in California, and America's most innovative car company is in California: Tesla. This was a typical year for LA: plenty of green cars with the BMW i3 wining the Green Car Journal car of the year award, fascinating concept cars, and at least one solid trend. In this case the trend it was the rush of new (Honda, Mazda) and refreshed (Nissan) subcompact SUVs in the low and midprice range. LA's one drawback is a modest convention hall split into two segments. Here's our take on the best cars and SUVs of the 2014 LA auto show, which is completing press days and opening for a week-and-a-half run for the public at the LA Convention Center through Thanksgiving Sunday.

Audi's Prologue concept car driven
November 24, 2014
We drive Audi's LA motor show concept car, which is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine and will inform the next generation of Ingolstadt's model range Audi describes its new Prologue concept car as a rolling blueprint for its future model line-up under new design boss Marc Lichte. He's the man credited with championing the clean and technical styling treatment of many of parent company Volkswagen's latest models, including the latest Golf and Passat. Created in a development program that began back in April - shortly after Lichte's arrival in Ingolstadt - the sleek two-door coupé provides clues to the mechanical layout set to be adopted by the German car maker's upmarket offerings some two years from now.

DWR LAUNCHES HUNTING AND FISHING APP
November 17, 2014
The following information was released by the Utah Department of Natural Resources, a Division of Wildlife Resources: Utah.Gov, a leader in mobile and online technology, with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) recently launched a free Hunting and Fishing iPhone and Android app. The application gives Utah's outdoor enthusiasts the best information available on their mobile phones and helps them get the most out of their outdoor adventures. The application is Utah's mobile resource for wildlife events, licenses, permits, and communicating with the DWR for outdoor enthusiasts.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review: The Most Awkward iPhone So Far
November 10, 2014
New Delhi, Nov. 10 -- Apple iPhone 6 PluStreet Price: Rs62,000Steve Jobs used to ridicule large Android devices by saying that "you can't get your hand around it". He even went on to call these large phones "Hummers" (car) of the mobile world. Four years on, and I still think he was right. Unfortunately though, the company he brought on top of the world, has drifted away from Job's ideology. Samsung's successful run with awkwardly big phones is one of the reasons behind that. While the Korean brand first copied the iPhone to build its first GALAXY handset, this time around, Apple is following Samsung's lead in the "phablet" market. Design And Build Second year in a rown, Apple rolled out two iPhones in the market. Unlike the last year though, you now get to choose between two sizes instead of materials. The recently reviewed iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch screen while the 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. Exactly like the smaller variant, the iPhone 6 Plus has a metallic unibody with rounded corners and a slightly curved display glass.


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