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Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp has been in a financial rut for quite a while now, and if things don't go its way, it could wind up filing for bankruptcy. Many companies have rallied to save Sharp's financial back by making generous investments. Samsung invested about $111.5 million in Sharp to gain a 3% stake in the LCD panel manufacturer, and Qualcomm invested $120 million in order for Sharp to develop MEMS display technology for Qualcomm's subsidy, Pixtronix.

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Jony Ive Blue Peter video up now: chatting on gold and aluminium

Jony Ive Blue Peter video up now: chatting on gold and aluminium

If you live outside the UK or haven't got access to the Britain-based Blue Peter television program for whatever reason, you'll be glad to see that the full chat they've had this past week with Jony Ive is now available in full. The Blue Peter program hosts a variety of engineers, inventors, and famous people of all kinds and has done so over its record-holding span of years actively broadcast on television. Apple's own Jony Ive's appearance included chats about three different designs created by children who rose to the challenge provided the week before, and showed Ive receiving a special badge in his honor.

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Apple’s Jony Ive nabs legendary gold Blue Peter badge

Apple’s Jony Ive nabs legendary gold Blue Peter badge

The CBBC's Blue Peter program is the world's longest running television program made specifically for children, run after 54 years as a magazine / entertainment show for learning and engaging with kids. This show has this week prepared an award for none other than Apple's Sir Johnathan Ive, here sending the designer off with the show's "highest accolade." Though those of you outside the UK may never have heard of this show (thumbs down to you), this award has stricken Ive (born in Chingford, London) as "absolutely incredible."

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Apple job listing hints at “next generation features” for Apple TV

Apple job listing hints at “next generation features” for Apple TV

Apple TV rumors have slowly been gaining steam recently, and even more speculation should be wound up from the fact that Apple has a job listing that looks to find an "experienced engineering manager to help deliver the next generation features for Apple TV." While it makes sense that Apple will update the Apple TV set top box at some point, "next generation features" sort of hints at the possibility that Apple may change things up a bit.

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Apple TV 5.2 jailbroken, aTV Flash updated

Apple TV 5.2 jailbroken, aTV Flash updated

Apple recently updated its Apple TV to version 5.2, bringing support for Bluetooth keyboards and the "Up Next" playlist feature. Now, a couple of weeks after release, the latest version has been jailbroken for those who wish to open the settings a bit to tinker around. aTV Flash also updated to support 5.2, which allows users to do a slew of neat stuff, including setting specific favorites and surfing the web.

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HBO Go now supports AirPlay, coming to Apple TV soon

HBO Go now supports AirPlay, coming to Apple TV soon

Today at the Dive into Media conference, HBO's President and COO, Eric Kessler, announced that HBO Go will now support Apple's AirPlay protocol, and will also be coming to the Apple TV at some point in the future. The addition of AirPlay support means that HBO Go subscribers can beam their content from their iOS devices to the big-screen TV in the living room, provided that you have an Apple TV to do the grunt work.

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Apple hires former LG OLED expert

Apple hires former LG OLED expert

In what seems like an effort to make the transition to OLED displays, Apple has hired OLED expert Dr. Lee Jeung-Jil from LG. Lee was a senior researcher of OLED screen technology at LG Display, and also worked with Samsung in the past. It seems that Apple will use Lee's expertise to develop and manufacturer OLED displays for future products.

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