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Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Unicode update adds emoji for spiders, chili pepper, 'live long and prosper,' and more

A new version of Unicode supports emoji, currency symbols and historic languages

on pcworld.com

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

on pcworld.com

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Groups ask Apple to end toxic chemical use

Used in electronics factories, benzene can cause cancer and n-hexane can cause nerve damage.

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Sanho's iStick bridges iOS/OS X gap to ease file transfer

The storage device features both USB and Lightning connectors

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Sanho's iStick bridges iOS/OS X gap to ease file transfer

The storage device features both USB and Lightning connectors

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Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

The deal will see the two work toward patent reform, they said

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FCC, CTIA push against stolen phones went nowhere

A draft plan might have made it harder to resell stolen phones, if it had gone into place.

on techhive.com

Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120M in damages

Number of patents, jury award both less than Apple was seeking.

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Apple-Samsung jury homes in on Steve Jobs' remarks

The jury asks what Jobs said when he decided to go after Samsung, and whether or not he cared about Google.

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It's time for justice, says Apple in $2 billion case against Samsung

Four-week jury trial begins closing arguments as Apple demands $2 billion in damages.

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Samsung feels wrath of Koh in Apple case

Samsung lawyers were on the hotspot in front of an angry Judge Koh as a result of a remark made by one of their witnesses

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Automatic looks to fuel you with data for driving more efficiently

We go for a test drive with a $100 gadget that plugs into a computer socket on your car and sends data about your driving habits to your iPhone or Android device.

on techhive.com

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Appeals court opinion provides bump in Apple v. Samsung case

Each side could get addiitonal time for testimony as a result of a federal appeals court ruling Friday

Apple, Samsung bicker over jury verdict form

As the case approaches its end, the attention of lawyers turns to the questions asked of the jury.

Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google took over the defense of some of Samsung's case and agreed to cover some costs.