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Google, Apple Settle Patent Dispute

May 19, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of the world's largest technology giants have reached an agreement to settle all of their lawsuits against each other regarding smartphone patents.                             

Electric Motors With Shaft Ground Brush

May 16, 2014 9:52 am | by Baldor Electric Company | Product Releases | Comments

The new Super-E Motor with Baldor Shaft Grounding Brush is designed with a carbon brush mounted internally to divert shaft currents away from motor bearings, thus increasing the life of the bearings.

Apple CEO Dares to Be Different From Jobs

May 13, 2014 11:31 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor.            

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BlackBerry Launching New Smartphone for Indonesia

May 13, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry has launched a new lower-cost smartphone designed specifically for Indonesia, where its market share has plunged in recent years but remains higher than in many other nations.                    

Report: Apple Close To Buying Beats For $3.2B

May 9, 2014 9:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the deal is completed, it would be by far the largest purchase in Apple Inc.'s 38-year history.                                             

Inside Motorola's New Chicago Headquarters

May 5, 2014 1:31 pm | by CNNVideo | Videos | Comments

Christine Romans takes an exclusive look at Motorola's new home in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.                                              

Jury Awards Apple $119M In Samsung Patent Dispute

May 5, 2014 9:30 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A California jury awarded Apple $119 million — far less than it demanded — in a patent battle with Samsung over alleged copying of smart phone features.                             

Microsoft Picks Miami For Innovation Center

May 2, 2014 1:59 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is opening a state-of-the-art training facility in Miami, its first within the United States, the company announced Friday.                                    

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Adobe, Apple Settle High-Tech Workers' Lawsuit

April 25, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.          

Motorola Mobility Opens Chicago Headquarters

April 23, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smartphone maker Motorola Mobility has moved its headquarters and 2,000 employees to Chicago's Merchandise Mart.                                       

Certified Pre-Owned Mobile Computers

April 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Carlton Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Motorola MC7598 is a rugged mobile computer that delivers high performance voice and data services on CDMA networks anywhere in the world.

Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

April 21, 2014 9:31 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year.                           

Google's Project Ara Wants To Change Smartphones

April 17, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Verge | News | Comments

Project Ara, a smartphone you can customize, may seem like a crazy idea, but it's not half as crazy as what it takes to build it.                                    

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Chinese Factories Face New Challenge As Growth Slows

April 17, 2014 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.                         

The Cost To Build A Samsung Galaxy S5

April 14, 2014 10:46 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Take an inside look (literally) at how much the different parts of the latest flagship device in the Samsung Galaxy S series costs.                                   

Politics Test Silicon Valley's Ties To Russia

April 14, 2014 9:09 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.                 

Sony Recalling Some Vaio Laptops

April 11, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat.                                   

French IT Staff Win Right To Unplug

April 11, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

French IT staff at Google, Facebook, and other companies have won new protections against burnout: the right to unplug.                                     

Flashing Dome Signal Lights

April 8, 2014 9:22 am | by Patlite | Product Releases | Comments

The most telling feature of these new dome signal lights is the 200 percent to 500 percent increase in luminosity over previous generation LEDs. 

Patrolling The Patent Trolls

April 7, 2014 9:29 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

If you ask someone at Apple Computer, the defendant in more cases filed by patent trolls than any other U. S. firm, Apple will probably tell you that a patent troll is a person or organization that acquires a patent solely for the purpose of suing a deep-pocketed firm.

Is The Honeymoon Over For New BlackBerry CEO?

March 31, 2014 2:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

With lackluster quarterly results Friday, is time running out for John Chen to turn around the company?                                          

Another Apple-Samsung Battle Heads To Court

March 31, 2014 9:11 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants that underscore a much larger concern about what is allowed to be patented.                     

Obama Keeping BlackBerry For Now

March 25, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House is shooting down the notion that Obama's device is caught up in a pilot program designed to transition away from BlackBerry smartphones.                            

Nokia-Microsoft Delayed Until April

March 24, 2014 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. says the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft will be delayed until next month because it is still waiting for approval from regulatory authorities in Asia.                     

BlackBerry Selling Off Canadian Real Estate

March 21, 2014 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business.                            

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