Stories by Dan Nystedt

Intel appoints Will.i.am as creative director

William James Adams Jr, better known as Will.i.am of the popular music group Black Eyed Peas, was named Intel's new director of creative innovation, the chip maker said Tuesday.

Report says Apple iPad 2 to have two cameras, USB port

Rumors continue to swirl over Apple's next generation iPad, and one Taiwanese newspaper says the new device will be out in the first quarter of 2011, complete with video calling, two cameras, new display and touch technology, and a USB port to connect easily to other devices.

Report: Microsoft targeting Acer, Asustek over Android

Microsoft may be looking to add to its existing patent infringement case related to the use of Google's Android mobile phone software by targeting phone makers in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language news report.

Hurd's exit due to expense-fiddling, not sexual harassment: HP

Hewlett-Packard has clarified the circumstances surrounding Mark Hurd's departure, saying it was due to his approving compensation and/or expense reimbursment for actress Jodie Fisher, who worked as a contractor to HP, where there wasn't a legitimate business purpose.

Foxconn says pay raises in China not about suicides

Foxconn has raised pay among workers in China by an average 30 percent, but it says that the raise has nothing to do with a string of suicides that some experts say global media have misattributed to everything from poor working conditions to rapid modernization.

Glasses-free 3D LCD TVs likely by 2015

Consumers will likely see 3D LCD TVs that don't require people to wear polarized glasses out on global markets by 2015, according to a Taiwanese research group that showed off an early version of such a device this week.

Taiwanese firm seeks US import ban on LG LCD panels

Taiwan's AU Optronics plans to seek an injunction in the US against the import and sale of LCD panels made by South Korean rival LG Display that infringe on four of its patents. This could potentially hurt consumers because LG accounts for over a quarter of the world's LCD panel supply.

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