Fights back in ongoing antitrust case over e-book price-fixing, Apple has alleged publishers had taken measures like windowing - a practice of postponing releases of e-books to benefit sales of hardcover editions, as early as 2009.
In a filing before the Court for the Southern District of New York, the Cupertino-based tech giant also said that the publishers had also followed in 2009 an agency model to sell e-books, in which the publisher used to set the price range and the retailer would act as an agent and receive a commission on sale of each copy of an e-book.
Recon Instruments has come up with Google Glass-like heads-up display glasses called Recon Jet.
Recon Instruments demonstrate the Jet at Google's annual I/O conference in San Francisco.
Almost identical in size to the Google Glass, the Recon Jet has been designed keeping the sports crowd in mind. It shows the user statistics of my speed and altitude in various sports. The company didn't name any sport to be targeted by the Jet, but many people who donned the glasses at the conference said that it would be perfect for skiing and skydiving.
The New Yorker magazine's anonymous submission system Strongbox, which lets sources to communicate with writers & editors with a reasonable amount of anonymity, has finally become operational.
The newly launched Strongbox is an online whistleblower technique that allows the magazine's readers to "communicate with our writers and editors with greater anonymity and security than afforded by conventional email".
Leap Motion on Thursday announced its decision to push back the shipment-date for motion-sensing controllers by nearly two months.
Michael Buckwald, co-founder & chief executive officer of the motion-control software & hardware startup, said that the company would start shipping the controllers to pre-order customers on 22nd of July. The shipments were previously slated for mid-May.
Announcing the delay, Buckwald said, "After a lot of consideration, we have decided to push back the date and will now be shipping units to pre-order customers on July
Foreseeing a large potential in Flash storage, IBM on Thursday announced its plans to invest $1 billion in Flash research and development.
Increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has lead to an unprecedented rise in demand for storage over the past few years, and IBM sees a solution in Flash memory that is capable of processing the data faster, more reliably, while consuming less energy than a hard disk drive (HDD).
Android got Instagram just around a year back, but Android users of the popular app are now on par with iOS users.
Without sharing specifics in terms of numbers, Instagram announced ion its official blog that Android users account for nearly 50 per cent of the Instagram's total user base of more than 100 million people.
Making the announcement, the company wrote, "Nearly half of all Instagrammers use the Android app." The milestone has been announced as the company is celebrating one-year anniversary of the app's launch on Android.
Challenger stores in Singapore will start selling Microsoft's Surface RT tablet computer from April 5, the software giant announced.
In the city-state, the 32GB version of the 10.6-inch tablet will be available for S$668, while the 64GB version will cost S$798.
In comparison, the 16GB Wi-Fi version of Apple's fourth-generation iPad costs (S$658), slightly lower than Microsoft's 32GB version.
Intel's upcoming fourth-generation Core processor "Haswell" is just three percent faster than the existing Ivy Bridge, according to a review of the chip by Tom's Hardware.
The next-generation Haswell processors will not be released until June this year, but Tom's Hardware reportedly got hold of a leaked chip and tested it. It is also possible that Intel itself had granted permission for the same to get some early review.
Consumer electronics giant Toshiba has introduced the world to its latest innovations: 4K TVs, Cloud TV and Media Box.
At a pre-CES event held at the Mandalay Bay hotel yesterday, Toshiba unveiled its L9300 series of TVs that marks the manufacturer's first foray into the US 4K TV space. This series will be made available in sizes of 58-inch,
65-inch and 84-inch in summer. Pricing will be disclosed before launch.
On Thursday, software giant Microsoft reported that EPS was in the red by 6 cents in the most recent quarter, with the company posting its first-ever quarterly loss; after having announced on July 3 that it intends to write down the goodwill value of its 2007-acquired aQuantive online ad division by $6.2 billion.
In its response to the anti-trust charges leveled against it – as well as five leading book publishers - by the US Department of Justice (DoJ), Apple said in a Thursday statement that it has not conspired to fix the prices on e-books.
Denying the allegations that Apple has colluded with five major book publishers - Simon & Schuster, Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin, and Macmillan - to inflate the prices of e-books, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in a statement to The Times that DoJ’s accusation against the company "is simply not true."
With a recent demonstration of the new 'Metro' tablet control system on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system leading to a situation in which a demonstration unit 'froze' and could not be resuscitated in spite of frantic attempts, reports are making rounds that the incident was a reminder of some other earlier launches by Microsoft.
According to some reports, the freezing of a demonstration unit during the ‘Metro’ demo indicated that though the Windows 8 OS boasts a new look, it still shares part of the goof-ups associated with Microsoft’s previous launches.
In a move which marks the spread of the China ‘iPad’ trademark scuffle to the US, two Proview International Holdings’ units - Proview Electronics and Proview Technology – filed a lawsuit against Apple in Santa Clara County last week.
In the lawsuit filed in California, Proview Technology – which is already suing Apple in several jurisdictions in China, seeking a ban on the sales of the iPad across the country – has accused Apple of having deceptively acquired the iPad trademark for use in China.
The LG Nitro HD, the first LTE-capable smartphone available on airwaves of AT&T, has several software and hardware specs that allow it to make a distinction from the crowd of others.
LG’s Nitro HD features 720 by 1280 pixel touchscreen display that measures 4.5-inch in size, the pixels are strikingly sharp and quality of pictures or video playback is excellent.
Under its hood, the new smartphone has a powerful dual-core, 1.5 GHz QUALCOMM processor, an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of shooting videos in 1080p, and 1GB of RAM and 4GB of international storage.