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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: A wallet with a wallop

This week's roundup features an iPhone case that doubles as a wallet and as a viewing stand for the phone.

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Podcast 493: VR hints, smaller iPhone rumors, Apple still doomed

It doesn't seem to matter how many millions of something Apple sells, or how happy the customers are—Wall Street only cares about growth.

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Dodgy USB Type-C cable fries vigilante engineer's $1,000 laptop

If you don't do your research, buying a third-party Type C adapter is a little like playing Russian roulette with your gadgets.

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Fitbit slims down with fashionable new Alta fitness tracker

The $130 fitness band puts a stylish spin on activity-tracking.

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YouTube may get live 360-degree videos

The next time you watch a concert or other live event online, it could give you a 360-degree view.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

The struggle to create fusion energy at MIT

MIT's Dennis Whyte talks about the efforts to build a prototype fusion reactor.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

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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The Week in Mac Apps: Get things done with Chaos Control

This week's roundup of new Mac apps features Chaos Control, a tool for task management. Plus, you'll find an app for tracking shipments, a publishing program, and more.

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Apple might show off iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 at March 15 event

A spring Apple event is reportedly in the works, though details aren't yet confirmed.

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Seagate slapped with a class action lawsuit over hard drive failure rates

Seagate faces a lawsuit over allegedly high failure rates in 3 TB consumer hard drives.

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Fitness trackers are leaking lots of your data, study finds

Some of the more popular wearables from Fitbit, Jawbone, and Garmin don't just let you track your fitness, they let other people track you too.

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T-Mobile ties Verizon for LTE speed supremacy in latest OpenSignal report

T-Mobile may be having fun with the competition in public, but the company is deadly serious about improving its infrastructure--and it's paying off.

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The 10 Mac games you need to play from January 2016

A whole new year, and a whole lot of early gaming goodness on Mac.

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New dating app used your Instagram's #2015bestnine to create your dating profile

If you posted your #2015bestnine on Instagram last year, you could be part of a new dating app.