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Computer-related patents now top worldwide applications

Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing -- and while Apple aggressively asserts its design rights in courtrooms, it does not file the most applications for such rights.

Apple's iPhone found to infringe Sony, Nokia patents

A federal jury in Delaware has found Apple's iPhone infringes on three patents held by MobileMedia, a patent-holding company formed by Sony, Nokia and MPEG LA.

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Review: Sony's Sound Forge Audio Station 10 is powerful and versatile

An old-school interface belies this program's power and versatility. It's limited to stereo, though; no 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.

Sony 'Smart Skin' camera spots pimples before they surface

Sony has developed new technology for using the small cameras in phones and tablets to check the health of users' skin.

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Sony packages Ultra HD movie system with 4K TVs

The server will come pre-loaded with 10 movies

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Sony to start offering 4K content to consumers

It's the one thing TV makers don't highlight when gushing over the colors, detail and sharpness of pictures on their new higher-than-high-def televisions: how consumers can get suitable content into their homes and then onto the screen.

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10 noteworthy Cyber Monday tablet deals

If you held off on Black Friday from snagging a tablet, Cyber Monday could be your last chance to get some discounts on touchscreen gear this year.

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10 Hot Cyber Monday HDTV Deals

If you missed out on the stellar TV deals that retailers were offering for Black Friday, all hope is not lost: Many retailers have already launched online-only Cyber Monday deals on TVs, both large and small. While we're not seeing discounts that match the steep price cuts offered on Black Friday (many of which are just designed to get you to step foot in their stores), we are finding some solid deals.\ Read on to discover 10 of the hottest HDTV deals for Cyber Monday.

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Sony PlayStation 3 global sales hit 70 million

Sony said Friday it sold its 70 millionth PlayStation 3 console earlier this month, a major milestone for the game console that failed to match the popularity of its predecessor but survived a rocky history to become a hit product for the company.

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Review: Sony's Acid Music Studio 9 offers no-nonsense interface

Acid Music Studio's bland interface belies a very powerful digital audio workstation with advanced features, VST support, and a steep learning curve. At $65, the chief investment is time, not money.