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Nest tells users to disable key feature of Protect smoke alarm

The Nest Wave feature could delay the sounding of an alarm in an emergency, the company said

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A day into the trial, Apple and Samsung already annoying each other

Apple has complained that Samsung's opening statement was 'irrelevant, misleading, and even untrue'

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Russia's Glonass GPS system suffers major disruption

The glitch caused problems worldwide as many receivers use Glonass signals

Steve Jobs called for 'holy war' against Google

The former Apple CEO planned to speak of a holy war during a 2010 management retreat, according to court exhibits

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Apple's Schiller takes jury back to 2007 and the dawn of the iPhone

The Apple marketing chief is first to give testimony as the company clashes with Samsung

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Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Apple lawyers spoke of 'massive' infringement by Samsung as a jury trial began in Califronia

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With one 'dinosaur' and one BlackBerry owner, iCourt jury is selected

Apple gear was well-represented among the pool of prospective jurors

Report: Smartphone kill-switch could save consumers $2.6 billion per year

A survey from a Creighton University professor finds almost all consumers want the ability to remotely kill a stolen cellphone.

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Judge blocks sales of Typo keyboard on BlackBerry request

California court finds the Ryan Seacrest-backed keyboard could infringe BlackBerry's patents

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Judge approves class-action suit against Apple in e-books case

Judge Denise Cote rejected Apple arguments in approving the class status

Apple and Samsung head back to court

The two companies are due back in court on Monday to argue over smartphone patents.

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Invasion of the body snatchers: wearable devices are coming for you

Privacy and form-factor are some of the big questions for this emerging category

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Classified X-37B space plane breaks space longevity record

The secret space plane could be testing new technology for spy satellites. But will we ever know?

Turkey blocking YouTube in 'desperate and depressing move'

The government is attempting to block access to a secret recording of a meeting. But will it work?

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Hands On: T-Mobile's free international roaming

The speed of the service is capped, so is it really useful when traveling?