Latest Consumer electronics manufacturing News

Is Epic Games' showdown with Apple turning into a mismatch?

May. 09, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — If Epic Games hopes to dismantle the fortress surrounding Apple's iPhone and its app store, the video game maker probably will need to roll out some heavier artillery heading into the second week of a trial threatening Apple's $2 trillion empire. ...

Apple's app store chief fends off attacks in antitrust trial

May. 06, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s top app store executive on Thursday faced an avalanche of documents unleashed Thursday by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs....

Apple's 'walled garden' faces Epic attack in app store trial

May. 03, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s lucrative app store was alternately portrayed as a price-gouging monopoly and a hub of world-changing innovation during the preamble to a trial that may reshape the technological landscape. The contrasting portraits were drawn on...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 03, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 30, 2021. Editorial: H2Ohio needs assured funding to protect Ohio’s precious water resources The H2Ohio fund created by Gov. Mike DeWine and legislators in 2019 is a critical long-term work in progress. It aims, most...

Apple's app store goes on trial in threat to 'walled garden'

May. 02, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year while feeding more than 1.6 billion iPhones, iPads, and other devices. ...

Apple profit soars in latest quarter on higher iPhone sales

Apr. 28, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

Demand for the iPhone and other Apple products drove profits to more than double in the January-March period as the tech giant continued to capitalize on smartphone addiction. Profits came to $23.6 billion, or $1.40 per share, while revenue climbed 54% to $89.6 billion in...

Facing $11B tax bill, Samsung heirs donate massive art trove

Apr. 28, 2021 03:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung’s founding family will donate tens of thousands of rare artworks, including Picassos and Dalis, to help them pay a massive inheritance tax bill following last year’s death of company chairman Lee Kun-Hee. They will also give...

3D printing's new challenge: Solving the US housing shortage

Apr. 27, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses machines to deposit thin layers of plastic, metal, concrete and other materials atop one...

Microsoft profits soar as cloud demand continues in pandemic

Apr. 27, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Microsoft’s profits soared during the first three months of 2021, thanks to ongoing demand for its software and cloud computing services during the pandemic. The company on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $14.8 billion, up 38% from the same period last...

Foxconn, Wisconsin reach new deal on scaled back facility

Apr. 19, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest electronics maker, has reached a new deal with reduced tax breaks for its scaled back manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers and the the company announced on Monday. Details of...