This week, we say goodbye to Steve Jobs as he officially resigns as CEO of Apple, and COO Tim Cook takes over. We also take a look at the possibility that the iPhone 5 will be on all major carriers by the end of this year, Apple is building a cheaper 8GB iPhone, IBM produces chips based on the human brain, Skype acquires GroupMe, an 8-day delay by Fox on Hulu triggers a surge in piracy, Cloud music services score big in new copyright ruling, and Samsung cites ‘2001’ for prior art against the iPad.
Later, HP spins off their PC business, sells the TouchPad at a loss, and effectively kills WebOS. Also director Sir Ridley Scott plans another ‘Blade Runner’ film, and Devindra reviews Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
- Sprint to Get iPhone 5
- Apple building cheaper 8GB iPhone 4: Could this be the iCloud iPhone?
- IBM produces first working chips modeled on the human brain
- Skype To Acquire Year-old Group Messaging Service GroupMe
- Fox’s 8-Day Delay on Hulu Triggers Piracy Surge
- Amazon, Dropbox, Google and you win in Cloud Music Copyright Decision
- Samsung cites Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ movie as prior art against iPad design patent
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Hot Topic: HP spins off PC business
- HP to Spin Off PCs, Eyes Software Purchase
- HP begins TouchPad liquidation; 16GB cut to $99, 32GB $149
- HP tested webOS on an iPad. It ran over twice as fast.
- How Much Did HP Lose on the TouchPad? Here’s a Good Guess.
- HP to Keep Supporting ‘Not Dead’ WebOS Software, Executive Says
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Final Word: Blade Runner sequel; Deus Ex: Human Revolution