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Qualcomm seeks $31 million in damages from Apple in California patent suit

That figure based on estimates of iPhones sold between July 2017 and last fall, and a fee of $1.40 per infringing device, according to Patrick Kennedy, an economist and managing director at Torrey Partners, reports CNET. Qualcomm is suing over Apple’s use of Intel modems, which are allegedly violating multiple power-related patents. Kennedy was cross-examined by an Apple lawyer who argued he was exaggerating the value of patented technology. It’s not clear if Apple’s team raised the issue of the patents’ validity or cast doubt on infringement. Damages of $31 million is paltry next…

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HPE computers stranded in space

A pair of Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return. Together they make up the Spaceborne Computer, a Linux system that has supercomputer processing power. They were sent up to see how durable they would be in space with minimal specialist treatment. After 530 days, they are still working. Their return flight was postponed indefinitely, after a Russian rocket failed in October 2018. HPE senior content architect…

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Apple has made some big changes in recent months – here’s a look at the top new hires and moves you might have missed

For Apple, 2019 is already shaping up to be a year marked by change. Following the company’s announcement in November that it would no longer break out iPhone unit sales in earnings reports, the firm is making several key leadership changes as it prioritizes other emerging product segments like digital services, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, which The Wall Street Journaloutlined in a report on Monday. The changes are likely part of an ongoing effort by Apple to reduce its reliance on the iPhone as it grapples with plummeting smartphone sales. Here’s a look at…

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Here’s How Much Computer Programmers Earn in Each State

The Amazon World Headquarters Campus Spheres in Seattle. Washington state boasts the highest average annual wage for computer programmers in the U.s.GETTY In today’s skill-intensive job market, having practical working knowledge of computers (and the internet) is a non-negotiable — it’s simply essential. Not surprisingly, the role of a computer programmer has experienced a meteoric rise in demand, pay and general awareness over the years, at least since the digital boom of the 1990s. The average income of computer programmers has reached $87,530 as of 2017, according to the latest data…

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Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018

Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would miss first quarter revenue guidance due to sluggish iPhone sales. The “Oracle of Omaha” divulged the figure in a Schedule 13-F issued to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. A separate 13-G, mandatory for parties who own more than 5 percent of a public company’s outstanding stock, notes Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway holds shared voting power in Apple amounting…

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Apple can reach $1 trillion again if it launches a “media bundle” in 2019, says Morgan Stanley

As Apple rebounds from its first earnings call predicated with a guidance revision in 16 years, many analysts remain skeptical of the company’s ability to regain its trillion-dollar status. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, however, offers a different take, via CNBC.  Huberty believes that if Apple successfully launches a so called “media bundle” in 2019, comprised of music, television streaming and a Texture news subscription, the company will see significant growth as the bank currently targets AAPL’s 12 month share price at $211. For reference, AAPL closed at just over $166 on Friday with a $785 billion market cap.…

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Computer coding school opening in East Amherst

A Silicon Valley-based company that teaches coding and other computer skills to children is opening a franchise in East Amherst. TheCoderSchool is opening its first area location at 6035 Transit Road, where the Amherst Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Saturday. The local franchisees are Sanchayita and Umesh Shah, who are originally from India. Umesh Shah has worked in technology consulting and the Shahs were interested in bringing theCoderSchool here because they believe more students could be helped by learning computer programming. Students can sign up for after-school sessions as well…

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Social Media 

People Addicted To Social Media Have This In Common With Drug Addicts

According to a new study the decision-making attributes of excessive social media users has been likened to those of drug addicts and gamblers. It’s scary, but the research, designed to raise awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young adults online has shown that the risky decision-making behaviours of social media overusers is comparable to people battling substance addiction. Seventy-one participants between the ages of 18-35 took part in the study which first measured their psychological dependence on Facebook through a survey. Image: Getty Participants then performed 100 trials…

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Apple highlights iPad Pro’s productivity prowess in new ad series

Published to Apple’s official YouTube channel, the five shorts run just over a minute each and highlight unique iPad Pro capabilities including powerful hardware, integration with Apple Pencil, access to a bevy of iOS apps and more. Like previous “how to” ads from Apple, the iPad Pro spots released today highlight both first- and third-party software. Each commercial was filmed, edited and designed on iPad Pro. The first ad, “A new way to take notes,” shows what users can do with iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard Folio, Apple Pencil and note taking…

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Are You Sitting Incorrectly In Front Of Your Computer? This Simple Change Could Make All The Difference

For a lot of us, the majority of the working week is spent sitting in front of a laptop, and this can lead to a bad crick in the neck, as well as some serious long-term health problems. So, the question is, are you sitting incorrectly in front of your computer? Not a lot of people know that the pain we experience may actually be down to something as minor as the position of our head. If you want avoid spending huge amounts of money on massage treatments and chiropractor appointments,…

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