Regulators Impose Caveats on Charter TWC Merger Approval


Federal regulators on Monday granted approval of Charter Communications’ $78 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and its $10.4 billion acquisition of Bright House Networks, but with a number of tough conditions. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit and settlement agreement in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that would block the new company, which it calls “New Charter” for legal purposes, from enforcing any deal that makes it harder for online video distributors to get video content from programmers.

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Judge Delays Encryption Hearing After FBI Says It May Not Need Apple's Help


A federal magistrate judge on Monday granted the Department of Justice’s request to delay a much-anticipated court hearing that had been scheduled to take place on Tuesday in Riverside, Calif. The court granted an indefinite stay, after the DoJ said it had found a possible method of accessing the encrypted iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist without the help of Apple. The Justice Department said it would issue an update on April 5.

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Apple, US prosecutors to present and cross-examine witnesses at iPhone encryption hearing

Article Image The U.S. government filed, and was subsequently granted, a request to allow prosecutors and Apple attorneys the chance to present and cross examine witnesses at next week’s court hearing over unlocking an encrypted iPhone tied to last year’s San Bernardino attack.

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This virtual brushing simulator may help us make better toothbrushes

We take for granted that four out of five dentists agree when it comes to best toothpastes or superior toothbrushes (and that the fifth dentist is just asleep at the wheel, or something), but how much do we really know about what those recommendations are grounded upon?

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The iPhone's home button could get a Liquidmetal makeover, new Apple patent shows

Article Image A recently granted Apple patent points to a new use for Liquidmetal — a simplified home button design that would cut down on complexity and last longer than conventional components.

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Apple patents multi-use magnetic iPad stand, embedded environmental sensor tech

Article Image Apple on Tuesday was granted patent rights to an all-purpose docking solution for iPad and embedded sensor technology that could one day lead to an iPhone capable of informing its user of changes in temperature and humidity.

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Apple's angled camera concept could enable virtual keyboard docks

Article Image Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a new type of camera that could capture images at indirect angles –?a concept that the company says could be used to enable projected, virtual keyboards on any flat surface.

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Apple to open Apple TV universal search API to third-party developers

Article Image Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed that developers will indeed be granted access to a universal search API set to debut with the fourth-generation Apple TV, meaning third-party apps have the opportunity to get screen time alongside big name services like HBO and Hulu.

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Trouble for Uber after 'driver status' lawsuit gets class-action go-ahead

A federal judge in California has granted class-action status to a lawsuit aimed at getting Uber to recognize its drivers as full-fledged employees and not simply as independent contractors, as the company currently sees them.

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Apple patents smart smoke detection system for iPhone

According to a patent granted to Apple on Tuesday, iPhones, iPads and other branded equipment could one day sport onboard smoke detection hardware to alert users, and interested parties, of a potentially dangerous situation.

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Apple invents natural tap-based gesture input for nudging onscreen objects, selecting text

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday reveals a novel mode of mobile device gesture input that turns taps detected on non-touchscreen surfaces, like the side of an iPhone, into granular on-screen controls.

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Apple earphone invention detects multiple users, switches audio profiles to match

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple’s invention for an earphone cable capable of detecting when its being shared between multiple users, allowing each to hear a monophonic audio track or completely different songs.



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Apple's multitouch 'fusion keyboard' invention with multitouch keys could replace touchpads

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent describing a dual-purpose keyboard that sports touch sensors overlaid atop mechanical keys depressible to two more levels, affording users both multitouch gesture control and conventional keystroke entry without having to remove their hands from the device.



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Apple assigned patent for Beats Mixr headphone design

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a headphone design patent originally assigned to Beats Electronics, the audio hardware maker Apple purchased for $3 billion in 2014.



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Supreme Court to Hear 'Non-Injury' Privacy Class Action


The U.S. Supreme Court last month granted a request from Spokeo, a data aggregator, to consider whether the legal basis litigants must meet to file a claim in federal court should be broadly or narrowly defined. In the case, Spokeo, Inc. v. Thomas Robins, Thomas Robins is a resident of Virginia acting individually and as representative of a class. Google, Facebook, eBay and Yahoo submitted a joint brief in support of Spokeo. Separately, credit data firm Experian and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce also supported Spokeo.

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Apple tech applies machine learning to 3D mapping for accurate in-air gesture recognition

Apple continues to pursue in-air 3D gesture control technology, and on Monday was granted a patent for a machine vision system capable of recognizing human hand gestures with uncanny accuracy.



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Apple ranks 8th on list of companies with most granted mobile device patents for 2014

Apple last year placed eighth in a list of companies granted the most mobile patents, above most of the industry but below some of its chief rivals, a new market report revealed on Thursday.



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Amazon given green light for U.S. drone tests, inches toward 'Prime Air' delivery

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday granted Amazon permission to conduct experimental unmanned aircraft operations in U.S. airspace, marking a significant step forward in the company’s plans to roll out a drone delivery service.



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Secret Apple lab allows early Apple Watch access to developers from Facebook, BMW, others

Apple reportedly granted developers from big-name companies monitored access to Apple Watch at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., in hopes of building out a solid initial app offering when the device launches in April.



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Apple patent outlines mobile app data sharing and collaboration over FaceTime

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for a method by which two or more mobile device users can share and interact with app data in real time, including the ability to see each other’s screens during a FaceTime call.



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