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The Future of TV May Not Be Worth It

January 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The platonic ideal of television's future is a la carte consumption: the ability to pay only for the channels you want. It's a dream that everyone from Apple to Intel has reportedly pursued, and one that every half-sentient cable customer desires


Report: Intel’s TV Service Won’t Be Announced at CES, But More Details Emerge

January 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Bad news for anyone who was excited for Intel to finally reveal its long-rumored set top box and TV service plans at CES next week. According to Janko Roettgers over at Gigaom , knowledgeable sources claim that Intel won't be officially announcing its challenger to the Apple and Google TV at the show, but more tantalizing details have emerged. And as we reported yesterday , Intel isn't planning to compete with Apple TV and Google's streaming services by simply providing slightly better offerings.


Last Night Armed Robbers Stole Over $1 Million Worth Of Gear From a Paris …

January 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you think you're having a rough morning after your New Year's festivities, an Apple Store in Paris' opera district is still trying to determine just how much hardware was stolen after four or five armed thieves robbed the store three hours after it had closed. The local police aren't confirming the exact amount that was stolen, but The Telegraph claims there are reports that the thieves made off with over one million euros, or $1.32 million, worth of goods. The robbery was particularly brazen given extra police and security personnel had been called in to keep the peace during the city's New Year's Eve celebrations.


The ITC’s Proposing Some Rough Sanctions Against Patent-Infringing Samsung …

December 29th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

The Apple vs. Samsung battle is trucking along, and this time there's more bad news for Samsung. Yesterday, a somewhat censored version of presiding Judge Thomas Pender's suggested sanctions regarding the Apple's complaint to the ITC was published and it includes not only an import and sales ban on the infringing products, but also the posting of a bond for 88 percent of the value of those phones


Rumor: Next iPad Will Look Exactly Like You’d Expect

December 24th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

It was probably too much to ask that we make it to the end of the year without firing up the new [new (new)] iPad rumor mill, especially given that it's barely been two months since the iPad 4 appeared. And yet! There is, says Macotakara —a site that's usually pretty good at this sort of thing—a new iPad in the works


Evil Apple Geniuses, Ways The World Could (But Didn’t) End, Squeezing Boobs …

December 22nd, 2012 | by Gizmodo

It's almost the end of the year and almost the end of the world. Then again, depending on who you ask it's always almost the end of the world. In the meantime we've got tales of evil Apple geniuses, the best photos and most important gadgets of the year, Amazon security loopholes, real James Bond gadgets, boobs, and a new Earth-like planet for you to peruse.


Exclusive: Corrupt Apple Store Employees Come Forward Across America

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

We thought the crookedest little Apple Store in Texas was an isolated case. We were wrong: confessions from Apple's retail squads around the country (and world) poured in. Apple has a serious naughty behavior problem on its hands, and the Evil Geniuses are speaking out.


Tim Cook Is the Runner-Up in Time’s Person of the Year

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

A surprising number of nerds made it on to the shortlist for this year's Time person of the year award . More than the others, though, Tim Cook has clearly made a lasting impression outside the tech community—demonstrated by him nabbing second place. Time has named Cook runner-up in this year's award.


Apple’s Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch , the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a billion dollars off of Samsung.


The Best Small Tablet

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Big screens are nice. But sometimes the extra real estate isn't worth the lack of portability.


The Onion: Apple’s New College Girl-Friendly iPhone Comes With a Pre …

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple is really targeting a niche market with its newest device—an iPhone geared toward college girls that comes with an already shattered screen . I mean, they're going to crack it at some point, so why not just get it out of the way? No surprise, but The Onion is totally onto something in this video.


Today’s Awful Apple Rumor: Retina iPad Mini

December 14th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

There's something in the air this week. Maybe it's that the holidays are coming, or that it's getting colder, or that there's not much actual news to be had three weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show. But for some reason, the dumb Apple rumors are piling up like so many discarded MobileMe accounts.


Apple’s iPhone App of the Year Is a Joke, Right?

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

As is customary for this time of year, Apple has just released its "Best of 2012" list for the App Store. And the winner of the coveted App of the Year award goes to…Action Movie FX. This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


9 Things I’ll Miss About Apple Maps

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Did you hear? Google Maps is back in the App Store, which means we can finally officially pretend that whole Apple Maps disaster never happened. Still, there are a few things I'm going to miss about Apple's misguided trainwreck.


Apple’s iPhone Found to Violate Three Patents in US Court

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Word just came down that Apple's iPhone has been found to infringe on three patents held by MobileMedia , according to Bloomberg . It's not clear which patents are in question, but in 2010, MobileMedia, a company owned by Sony, Nokia, and a company that licenses MPEG patents, took Apple to court over 18 patents dealing with screen rotation and call rejection



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