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Apple kerfuffle prompts EPEAT to review thin laptops

EPEAT has launched a review of ultra-thin and light laptops carrying its environmental ratings after Apple withdrew from and rejoined the organization last week.

Apple sued over noise reduction technology

A small Silicon Valley company is suing Apple, alleging the computer maker infringed its patent covering noise-reduction technology for cell phones.

RIM delays BlackBerry 10, reports plummeting sales

Research In Motion is delaying the launch of its BlackBerry 10 operating system due to delays in completing the software.

Samsung appeals Apple injunction against Galaxy Tab

Lawyers for Samsung Electronics have petitioned a U.S. court to suspend a preliminary injunction that has blocked its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer from sale in the country.

Cell phones play increasing role getting US online

Half of all adults in the U.S. now use a cell phone to access the Internet, the Pew Internet & American Life Project says.

California judge puts limit on Apple-Samsung patent exhibits

A California court will limit the number of exhibits Apple and Samsung are able to submit when their multifaceted patent infringement case comes before a jury next month.

Microsoft previews Windows Phone 8

Seeking to drive greater compatibility between smartphones and PCs, Microsoft is planning to base its upcoming Windows Phone 8 OS on the same OS core as its desktop and laptop computers.

By the numbers: Microsoft's Surface vs. Apple's iPad

Here's a quick overview of how the specs compare between the iPad and Microsoft's newly announced Surface tablet.

Microsoft previews Surface tablet

Microsoft took a bold step into the tablet market on Monday with the unveiling of a computer aimed squarely at bettering Apple's market-leading iPad.

Ricoh to buy Pentax, set sights on digital SLR market

Japan's Ricoh plans to acquire Pentax as part of a push to get into the digital single-lens reflex camera market, it said Friday.

Sandisk updates SSD line with SATA III models

Sandisk has updated its line of solid-state drives (SSDs) for tablet and portable computers with models that feature higher performance.

Sharp develops super high-def screen for future TV

Japan's Sharp has developed an 85-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) panel with resolution equivalent to 16 times that of today's HDTV panels.

Sony to launch two Android tablets later this year

Sony plans to launch two models of Android tablets in the fall, marking the company's long-awaited entry into the tablet PC market.

Sony delays launch of 3D camcorder due to parts shortage

Sony is delaying the launch of its 3D Handycam video camera by roughly a month due to difficulty securing parts following the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

Samsung to sell HDD unit to Seagate in $1.4B deal

Samsung Electronics will sell its hard-disk drive operations to Seagate Technology in a $1.375 billion deal that will create strong links between the two companies.