Kim Kardashian cited for speeding on LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Kardashian was cited for speeding Tuesday after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the reality star apparently being chased by paparazzi on a Los Angeles freeway. CHP Officer Ming Hsu said Kardashian was pulled over at about 1 p.m. on the 101 Freeway near the Van Nuys Boulevard exit. Three other cars apparently driven by paparazzi were also stopped, although two of them left the scene before an officer was able to talk to the photographers, according to a Read more [...]

2nd Apple-Samsung trial in US gets underway

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge and lawyers for the world's two biggest smartphone makers began picking a jury Tuesday to determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and iPad features. The retrial to determine damages is underway in San Jose. A previous jury had awarded Apple $1.05 billion after determining 26 Samsung products had infringed six Apple patents. But a judge found the jury miscalculated $400 million in damages for 13 products and ordered Read more [...]

New version of iPad Mini now available

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate availability. Supplies also are limited. People had to order them online to pick them up at Apple's retail stores. This suggests Apple may be having problems producing enough iPad Read more [...]

Review: Pricey iPad Mini keeps Apple premier brand

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple is probably one of the few companies that can pull off a price increase. The new iPad Mini starts at $399, or $70 more than last year's model. For that price, you get a leap forward in power, speed and display. There are plenty of cheaper choices out there, including tablets for just $229 from Google and Amazon. None of them match Apple's iPads in app selection, design and cachet. Apple started selling the new iPad Mini on Tuesday, 11 days after the full-size iPad Read more [...]

Man held for didgeridoo attack on S. Calif. cab

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California man has been arrested after police say he whacked a taxi with a didgeridoo in an argument over the fare. U-T San Diego ( ) says the 31-year-old man and a woman were picked up Sunday night in Chula Vista then fell asleep during a 20-minute ride to a home. Police Lt. Phil Collum says when they arrived, the man got into an argument with the cabbie over the fare. Collum says he went into the house and came out with a didgeridoo Read more [...]

‘The Princess Bride’ being adapted for the stage

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not completely inconceivable - "The Princess Bride" is coming to the stage. Disney Theatrical Productions said Monday it is planning to adapt the novel and screenplay for the beloved romantic comedy about Westley and Princess Buttercup. The creative team and timetable for the project have yet to be determined. The film starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane. It gave the world the Read more [...]

Police: NYC shooter was dumped from band

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a musician who shot and killed three other Iranian men inside a New York City apartment before committing suicide was upset because he had been kicked out of an indie rock band. Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie (UH'-lee UHK'-bahr Muh-HAH'-muh-dee RAH'-fee) gunned down the men just after midnight on Monday. Victims Soroush (SOW'-roosh) and Arash Farazmand (OHR'-ahsh Fahr-OHZ'-mahnd) were brothers who played in a band called the Yellow Dogs. The third victim, Ali Eskandarian Read more [...]

‘Killing Kennedy’ gets big tune-in for network

NEW YORK (AP) -- Viewers of the National Geographic Channel are slightly more interested in the Kennedy assassination than the killing of Abraham Lincoln - enough to set a viewing record for the 12-year-old network. The "Killing Kennedy" film with Rob Lowe portraying the former president was watched by 3.4 million people Sunday night. The Nielsen company said Monday that edged last winter's telecast of "Killing Lincoln" to become the most-watched show ever on the network, by a mere 3,000 Read more [...]

Flipboard expands into personal shopping catalogs

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Personal magazine creator Flipboard is expanding into shopping catalogs just in time for the holiday shopping season. A tool released Monday will allow Flipboard users to display their gift wish lists and highlight their favorite products in a catalog-like format. The digital catalogs include links so the products can be purchased by anyone browsing through the selections on Flipboard's application for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad, as well as mobile devices running Read more [...]

Smartphones seen tripling to 5.6 billion by 2019

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STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 percent of cellphones. Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six years, with service providers increasing high-speed networks to deal with the surge. Total mobile subscriptions are predicted to reach 9.3 billion by 2019. Ericsson says annual Read more [...]
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