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US Customs is seizing thousands of hoverboards

In the last few months, US customs officers have seized thousands of counterfeit and potentially dangerous hoverboards

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Report: Google is the default iPhone search engine because it paid Apple $1 billion

Oracle's lawsuit against Google is revealing tons of financial details, like Google's revenue-sharing agreement with Apple.

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Apple convinces U.S. court to ban Samsung phones in patent dispute, but only old ones

A federal court in California has banned the sale in the U.S. of Samsung smartphones that have features that infringe three patents owned by Apple.

US plans to spend $4B on self-driving car research

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that President Obama will ask for $4 billion in his budget for 10 years of research into self-driving cars and their safety.

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Apple will pay Ericsson patent royalties on iPhones and iPads

Apple has agreed to pay Ericsson royalties on the wireless devices it sells in settlement of a long-standing patent dispute.

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Samsung makes last-chance appeal to Supreme Court on Apple verdict

Samsung is attempting to take its years-old patent fight with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday it filed an appeal to the court asking it to take a look at the rules regarding design patents -- rules that haven't been touched in 120 years.

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Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in damages—with conditions

Samsung Electronics has agreed to pay Apple US$548 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit in California, which will be the first shot at compensation Apple will get in the dispute that has dragged on for several years with many twists and turns.

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Apple employee class-action lawsuit over bag checks dismissed

Apple has won in a class-action lawsuit brought by employees at its California stores, who claimed that they should be compensated for time spent during bag checks for pilferage at the time of their exit.

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San Francisco votes against measures to restrict Airbnb

Airbnb and the so-called "sharing economy" got a shot in the arm as early results on Tuesday suggested that the voters in San Francisco had shot down a measure that would place restrictions on the operation of short-term vacation rental businesses.

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Government pressure for Apple to bypass iPhone encryption reduced as owner enters guilty plea

Jun Feng, a defendant in a criminal case, has entered a guilty plea, removing pressure on a New York court to decide quickly whether Apple is required to aid investigators by bypassing his iPhone 5s passcode.

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MacKeeper buyers ask for refunds in droves following lawsuit

Tens of thousands of people who bought MacKeeper have filed for refunds as part of a proposed class-action settlement against the application's former developer.

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Apple employee arrested, charged with buying $1M in company gift cards with fake plastic

A 24-year-old former Apple employee faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly using recoded credit and debit cards to buy nearly $1 million worth of Apple gift cards, then reselling them on the black market.

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Jury orders Apple to pay $234 million in iPhone chip patent case

Apple must pay $234 million in damages for infringing a patent on technology that helped to speed up the chips in some iPhone and iPad models, a federal jury in Wisconsin concluded on Friday.

Dell buys EMC, Twitter cuts staff, 4K video in space - The Wrap

Dell buys EMC in one of the biggest tech aquisitions ever, Apple's A7 chip infringes on a patent and astronauts shoot 4K video in space.

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Apple loses patent case over A7 chip, could face $860 million in damages

A jury has decided that Apple's A7 smartphone chip infringes a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin, and the iPhone maker could be on the hook for as much as $862 million in damages.

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AT&T says rogue employees secretly unlocked hundreds of thousands of phones

AT&T said three of its employees secretly installed software on its network so a cellphone unlocking service could surreptitiously funnel hundreds of thousands of requests to its servers to remove software locks on phones.

Apple wants to take its e-book price fixing case to the Supreme Court

In a last stand against a 2013 antitrust ruling, Apple takes its case to the Supreme Court.

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Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers gets final approval

A court in California has approved a $415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple, and Adobe Systems, who were accused of conspiring to prevent the poaching of each other's employees.