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As the technology behind 3D printing improves, market leader MakerBot continues to expand its lineup of devices, and is working to enhance its connectivity with Apple's iOS ecosystem. MakerBot Industries held an event at one of its new retail locations in Boston late last week to show off its fifth-generation of 3D printers, the company's new Digitizer desktop 3D scanner, and to offer a sneak peek at KeyShot 5, the latest generation of the 3D rendering and animation...
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook was profiled in a new video published by the Auburn University Alumni Association, which has recognized Cook in a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cook accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award in December, in a speech that recalled growing up in Alabama in the 1960s and seeing firsthand the "devastating impacts of discrimination." Cook drew attention to Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., two men who "sacrificed everything, including...
Apple is expanding its use of clean energy to power its iCloud data centers, with the company's Prineville, Ore., facility now flanked by a small hydroelectric project acquired by the iPhone maker. Hydroelectric system, via Oregon.gov. The company's new purchase was revealed on Saturday by The Oregonian, which noted that initial proposals for the project indicated it would generate between 3 and 5 megawatts --?enough to power 2,000 to 3,500 homes, but still only a tiny...
When Amazon launched its Fire TV earlier this month, the company positioned casual gaming as one of the set-top streamer's "bonus" features. In this review follow-up, AppleInsider picks up the controller to find out if mobile gaming is ready for the living room. As mentioned in our initial Fire TV review, it comes as no surprise that Amazon wants to differentiate its set-top box from the competition. Apple TV and Roku already have a substantial lead in large installed...
Samsung on Friday brought up VP of Android Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer as its first witness in the second California Apple v. Samsung patent trial in a bid to prove the Korean company's devices did not copy Apple's. The main argument: Google invented certain features before Apple patented them. Internal Samsung "copy cat" document presented as evidence by Apple. Just as Apple's Human Interface chief Greg Christie explained iOS to the Apple v. Samsung jury last week,...
It was reported on Friday that Wolff Olins Global CEO Karl Heiselman has been hired away by Apple and will start working in a new marketing communications position at the Cupertino, Calif. company in May. Heiselman, who previously worked for Apple as a contract designer in the 1990s before Steve Jobs' return, told Ad Age he is leaving Wolff Olins after 14 years for "an exciting new role" at Apple. Half of his tenure at the branding agency was spent as CEO. In a 2009...
Apple lawyers on Friday concluded their side of arguments in the latest spat with Samsung, bringing the initial phase of the company's case to a close after five days of court proceedings. Last on the stand for Apple was economist Chris Vellturo, who was called upon to explain why Samsung's alleged patent infringement cost Apple nearly $2.2 billion in damages. According to in-court reports from Re/code, Vellturo was grilled for more than hour by Samsung attorney John...
Adding to previous reports of an Amazon-built smartphone, The Wall Street Journal on Friday said the Internet retail giant will announce its entry into the handset market in June. Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablet. | Source: Amazon Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ claims Amazon has recently been showing off the as-yet-unannounced handset to developers in San Francisco and Seattle, likely in a bid to garner advance software support ahead of an...
Samsung's success in selling the world's leading volumes of phones through intense, expensive marketing efforts appears to be supporting Android as a platform, but Samsung's internal documents show it has plotted for years to compete against Google with its own mobile OS. "Highly Confidential" Samsung documents that have surfaced this week during the Apple vs Samsung trial detail that in September 2011, Samsung identified three primary enemies to its future goals. The...
Apple has reportedly banned British iTunes Radio competitor Bloom.fm from advertising on iAd, even as Apple looks set to expand its own digital reach by adding four new creative agencies to its outside advertising team. London-based Bloom had been placing ?2,000 worth of iAds per month since its launch last January, the company said, but the placements were banned earlier this week due to what Apple is said to have called a violation of internal company policy. News of...
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