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  • Samsung wins appeal in Apple tablet battle

    Samsung wins appeal in Apple tablet battle

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    South Korean electronics giant Samsung Wednesday won its appeal against a temporary ban on sales of its Galaxy tablet device in Australia, a rare victory in its legal battle with rival Apple.The Federal Court of Australia in Sydney lifted the ban on the sale…

  • Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of show

    Toyota unveils high-tech concept car ahead of show

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    Toyota's president unveiled a futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone to demonstrate how Japan's top automaker is trying to take the lead in technology at the upcoming Tokyo auto show.Toyota Motor Corp. will also be showing an electric vehicle, set for launch next…

  • Most Britons oppose children having mobile phones: poll

    Most Britons oppose children having mobile phones: poll

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    Nearly three-quarters of Britons think it is inappropriate for children under 12 to own a mobile phone, despite the fact that most kids already have them, according to a poll on Thursday.The survey of 2,000 people found that expensive bills, unmonitored internet use and…

  • China overtakes US as top smartphone market: study

    China overtakes US as top smartphone market: study

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    China has overtaken the United States to become the world's largest smartphone market by volume although the US still leads in terms of revenue, a market research firm said Wednesday.Strategy Analytics said that smartphone shipments hit 24 million units in China during the third…

  • Samsung holds final talks on Google TV venture

    Samsung holds final talks on Google TV venture

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    Samsung Electronics is holding final talks with Google about launching a television using the US search giant's software platform next year, an executive of the South Korean company said Tuesday.Yoon Boo-Keun, president of the visual display division, declined to elaborate on the timing of…

  • German firm starts selling space travel insurance

    German firm starts selling space travel insurance

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    A German firm is to start offering space travel insurance, hoping to cash in on a new wave of 'ordinary astronauts' ahead of next year's first commercial space trips.Insurance giant Allianz will start offering its new space travel policies from the start of next…

  • Samsung to release modified tablet in Germany

    Samsung to release modified tablet in Germany

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    Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has modified the design of its newest tablet PC to bypass a sales ban in Germany, and would start selling it there as early as this week.The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, based on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, has a different…

  • Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs

    Orbital solar power plants touted for energy needs

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    The sun's abundant energy, if harvested in space, could provide a cost-effective way to meet global power needs in as little as 30 years with seed money from governments, according to a study by an international scientific group.Orbiting power plants capable of collecting solar…

  • PM Gilani inaugurates ground station of Paksat-1R

    PM Gilani inaugurates ground station of Paksat-1R

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    Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani formally inaugurated the commercial operation of Pakistan’s second communication satellite Paksat-1R in Lahore Saturday, Geo News reported.Paksat-1R was launched on August 12 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre by China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC). It was moved to…

  • Japan computer smashes speed record

    Japan computer smashes speed record

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    A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.The "K Computer", which has more than 88,000 central processing units - the computer's "brain" - compared with the fewer than four…

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