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Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub
Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub

The Pentagon is building a tech hub in Silicon Valley to help create new gadgetry for the supersoldiers of the future as well as tech-savvy consumers.

Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub
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Samsung, LG agree to end legal feuds

Samsung and LG agreed to end all pending legal disputes that had seen the South Korean electronics rivals accuse each other of stealing technology and vandalising products.

Samsung, LG agree to end legal feuds
Rock star Neil Young. ©REUTERS
Neil Young brings high-res music player to the masses

Rock star Neil Young announced his high-resolution music player Pono to the general public after delivering some 20,000 devices to Kickstarter supporters.

Neil Young brings high-res music player to the masses
©REUTERS/Steve Marcus
LG out to clean up with first-ever Twin clothes washer

LG Electronics promised to take some of the hassle out of doing laundry with a first-ever washing machine setup.

LG out to clean up with first-ever Twin clothes washer
LG offices raided over suspected washing machine vandalism
LG offices raided over suspected washing machine vandalism

South Korean prosecutors raided the Seoul headquarters of LG Electronics following allegations that the firm's executives vandalised their rival Samsung's washing machines.

LG offices raided over suspected washing machine vandalism
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'Super' battery being developed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani scientists have developed a battery with a capacity times higher than in those currently available.

'Super' battery being developed in Kazakhstan
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Bose and Beats end beef over headphone patents

Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation and Beats Electronics called a ceasefire in a lawsuit over patented technology for canceling noise in earphones.

Bose and Beats end beef over headphone patents
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UN to help Kazakhstan develop e-government

United Nations will help Kazakhstan to develop electronic government as Kazakh government ratifies agreement on cooperation.

UN to help Kazakhstan develop e-government
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Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move

Philips said Tuesday it would split the 120-year-old Dutch giant in two.

Electronics giant Philips to split in historic move
E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn
E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn

E-cigarettes should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes and should not be sold to minors.

E-cigarettes should be banned for minors: US heart assn
Octopus inspires new camouflage material
Octopus inspires new camouflage material

The octopus's ability to camouflage itself has inspired a new kind of thin, flexible fabric that can automatically match patterns.

Octopus inspires new camouflage material
Abramovich co-invests in Israeli StoreDot with Kazakhstan's Rakishev
Abramovich co-invests in Israeli StoreDot with Kazakhstan's Rakishev

Russian businessman Roman Abramovich has invested $10 million into an Israeli start-up StoreDot, a bio-organic materials based electronics developer.

Abramovich co-invests in Israeli StoreDot with Kazakhstan's Rakishev
©Reuters/Regis Duvignau
World No Tobacco Day: WHO urged not to snuff out e-cig

The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN's health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver.

World No Tobacco Day: WHO urged not to snuff out e-cig
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US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning US classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will appear as an e-book for the first time this summer, publishing house HarperCollins said.

US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes

Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for distributors and smugglers, health authorities said.

Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
Toshiba unveils disease-detecting breathalyser
Toshiba unveils disease-detecting breathalyser

Japan's Toshiba on Tuesday unveiled a breathalyser which it says can detect a wide range of diseases just 30 seconds after users blow into the machine.

Toshiba unveils disease-detecting breathalyser
Tech worn in your socks... and the rest of the body
Tech worn in your socks... and the rest of the body

There's a sensor in a bra, in your socks, on your wrist, attached to your chest, in the ears: wearable tech is spreading all over the body.

Tech worn in your socks... and the rest of the body
©Reuters/Barry Huang
Apple wins court battle against Samsung

South Korea's Samsung on Thursday lost its latest claim in a long-running global copyright battle against bitter rival Apple, a surprise blow to the electronics giant in its home market.

Apple wins court battle against Samsung
Japan's Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: report
Japan's Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: report

Japan's Panasonic is nearing a deal to sell three domestic semiconductor plants to an Israeli company as it presses ahead with a move to cut money-losing operations, a report said Wednesday.

Japan's Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: report
©Reuters/Bobby Yip
EU follows US in allowing portable electronics in-flight

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said Wednesday it will allow passengers to use a range of mobile electronic devices in flight with very few restrictions.

EU follows US in allowing portable electronics in-flight