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  • Research firm: New iPad more expensive to make

    Research firm: New iPad more expensive to make

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    Apple appears to be making less of a profit from each new iPad than it did when it launched the previous model a year ago, according to a research firm's analysis. IHS iSuppli took apart a new iPad on Friday, the day the device went…

  • Video games enter realm of art in Smithsonian exhibition

    Video games enter realm of art in Smithsonian exhibition

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    They've come a long way since the man who would be Mario set off to rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong and Pac-Man gobbled up as many dots as he could before the ghosts caught up with him. But really, are video games art? Absolutely, contends…

  • Showtime for commercial spaceflight at hand

    Showtime for commercial spaceflight at hand

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    The first privately owned passenger spaceship is on track for a test flight beyond the atmosphere this year, and nearly 500 people have signed up for rides.Another company just closed on $5 million equity financing, enough to finish building a two-seater rocketplane called Lynx.…

  • Apple to stay ahead of rivals with faster iPad: analysts

    Apple to stay ahead of rivals with faster iPad: analysts

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    Apple Inc will continue to retain the lion's share of the tablet market as its new 4G-enabled iPad readies for competition from Windows 8-based products, and a cheaper iPad 2 takes on Amazon's popular Kindle Fire, analysts said.Shares of Apple inched up a percent…

  • Apple expected to unveil new iPad

    Apple expected to unveil new iPad

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    Apple is expected to reveal a new version of its coveted iPad on Wednesday in its first major media event since the death of legendary founder and beloved pitchman Steve Jobs.In typical Apple style, the California-based company has offered the scantest of hints as…

  • Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate

    Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate

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    A British ethics group has launched a debate on the ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies that tap into the brain and could bring super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration or thought-controlled weaponry.With the prospect of future conflicts between armies controlling weapons with their minds,…

  • Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge

    Mozilla goes after Android, Apple with cheaper phone pledge

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    Mozilla, which brought the free web browser Firefox to the masses, now wants to do the same for mobile users, with a new open source operating system that could drastically slash smartphone prices.The non-profit group's so-called Boot to Gecko project will go after Google's…

  • Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to US

    Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to US

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    A Chinese firm trying to stop Apple Inc from using the iPad name in China has launched an attack on the consumer electronics giant's home turf, filing a lawsuit in California that accuses it of employing deception when it bought the trademark.A unit of…

  • Pakistan Army works up its own ‘iPad’

    Pakistan Army works up its own ‘iPad’

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    Pakistani military was working to develop a homegrown version of the iPad (PacPad) at the Kamra Air Force Complex, a leading American news agency, has reported.The $200 iPad tablet was manufactured at the Kamra Air Force facility that produced fighter jets and was the…

  • Apple's iPhone loses China market share

    Apple's iPhone loses China market share

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    Apple Inc's share of China's booming smartphone market slipped for a second straight quarter in October-December, as it lost ground to cheaper local brands and as some shoppers held off until after the iPhone 4S launch last month.China, the world's largest mobile phone market,…

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