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Flash, DRAM prices spike on worries over supplies from Japan

The price of NAND flash memory, which has grown in importance as the main data storage in iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices, has increased by as much as 20 percent since the earthquake struck as companies try to figure out if chip factories in the area were damaged.

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AU returns fire at Sharp with LCD display patent suits in U.S.

Taiwan's AU Optronics, one of the biggest LCD screen makers in the world, said Thursday it filed two separate lawsuits in the U.S. against Sharp, alleging the...

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Elan denies settlement rumor, says Apple lawsuit to go on

Elan Microelectronics plans to continue its patent lawsuit against Apple over multitouch technology and said a reported $100 million settlement proposal from Apple was untrue.

Adobe says Honeycomb tablets to get Flash in 'a few weeks'

Adobe says Flash support for tablets based on Google's upcoming Honeycomb version of the Android operating system will be available "within a few weeks."

YouTube partners with LG on mobile 3D videos

YouTube is working with LG Electronics to make it easier for users to capture 3D images and video on mobile devices and upload directly to the Internet with LG's new Optimus 3D smartphone.

LG details Optimus Pad, smartphone with 3D screen

LG Electronics provided details on some of its most highly anticipated mobile gadgets on Sunday, including the LG Optimus Pad tablet and Optimus 3D smartphone.

LG shows 4.3-inch, 7-inch glasses-free 3D screens at CES

LG Electronics introduced a new 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D screen for mobile devices and a similar prototype 7-inch 3D screen on a mobile TV.

Asustek unveils Honeycomb, Windows 7 tablets

Netbook pioneer Asustek Computer unveiled four new tablet devices on Tuesday, including the 10.1-inch touchscreen Eee Pad Slider with the latest version of...

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Google takes heat over Android tablet OS

Android device makers around the world are anticipating great things from the next version of Google's mobile software, and they need the boost.

Flexible screens on the way for E-readers

Flexible screens as thin as a piece of paper may be available for e-readers by early next year thanks to a project from Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research.

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Report: 7-inch iPad 2 to have USB port, two cameras

One Taiwanese newspaper says Apples next-generation iPad will be out in the first quarter of 2011 and will feature a USB port, two cameras, and a seven-inch screen.

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Motorola retaliates with lawsuit against Microsoft

Motorola's mobile phone subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft alleging the world's largest software maker has infringed 16 of its patents in PC, mobile, and server software, as well as Xbox products.

Google settles Buzz lawsuit with no payout to Gmail users

Google said it won preliminary approval to settle a class action lawsuit related to alleged privacy violations caused by its Buzz social networking service.

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LCD price fixing probe nets ninth Taiwanese executive

A long-running price-fixing probe into the LCD panel business has netted its ninth indictment against a Taiwanese executive, according to the Department of Justice.

HTC CEO talks on business behind new Windows Phone 7 OS

HTC's CEO said network operators, phone makers and Microsoft moved swiftly to cooperate on the Windows Phone 7 OS.