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Lawsuit Blames Sprint for RadioShack Bankruptcy!

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A group of RadioShack creditors are blaming Sprint for the second bankruptcy of the anachronistically-named RadioShack-- and are suing US mobile carrier for the damages.

Radioshack SprintAs Reuters reports, the lawsuit is looking for $500 million in damages. It claims "Sprint Corp used confidential information from its alliance with RadioShack Corp to open competing mobile phone stores, dooming the comeback by the electronics retailer and destroying jobs."

Sprint allegedly used insider information to open 200 Sprint stores near the best RadioShack locations, and as a result "destroyed nearly 6000 RadioShack jobs." In addition, the carrier is accused of further breach of contract by ignoring provide inventory and staff to RadioShack stores due to its own financial troubles.

Steve Jobs Turtleneck Makes a Comeback

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Apple aficionados rejoice-- the black turtleneck that made the uniform of the late Steve Jobs is making a comeback of sorts as Issey Miyake, the company behind garment, announces a new version.

Steve JobsThe original black turtleneck was officially retired on 2011, after the death of Jobs. As such the company insists the new turtleneck, designed by Miyake protégé Yusuke Takahashi, is a different model. Dubbed the "Semi-Dull T," it features a trimmer silhouette with higher shoulders, and is made from 60% polyester and 40% cotton. That said it ultimately looks like, well, a black turtleneck.

Steve Jobs' iconic turtleneck and jeans look actually has an interesting backstory. As Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson puts it, he was inspired to create an Apple uniform after visiting Sony in the 1980s, where every employee (from the lowliest factory worker to co-founder Akio Morita) wore the same outfit, a blue-and-white work jacket.

Urban Armor Gear Metropolis Case for iPad Pro

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Urban Armor Gear (UAG) launches Metropolis Series Cases designed for the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, complete with an impact-resistant soft core and a tactile non-slip exterior grip.

UAG CasesThe cases meet MIL-STD 810 US military specification standards for 360-degree protection from drops and shocks. A smart cover protects the display and acts as a multi-position stand, while corner bumpers provide extra drop protection. Also included is onboard storage for an Apple Pencil.

A USB-C to HDMI Adapter for 4K Content

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Satechi presents the Type-C to HDMI adapter compatible with 4K displays with a 60Hz refresh rate, allowing MacBook users to push 4K video to other, larger displays.

HDMI adapterFeaturing a brushed aluminium finish, the adapter is compatible with a wide range of USB-C devices other than the latest MacBooks, including the ChromeBook, Lumia 950/950XL, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S, Samsung S8 (at WQHD), HP Spectre, Huawei Matebook, Dell XPS series and Xiaomi notebook 12”. Users simply need to connect an HDMI cable to the adapter, and one has to keep in mind it only supports a direct HDMI-to-HDMI connection.

Also available from the company is the Type-C 4K HDMI cable-- a self-descriptive cable with a USB-C connector on one end and HDMI on the other.

Toshiba Sues WD over Memory Business Sale Delay

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The sale of the Toshiba memory unit gains another wrinkle, as Toshiba declares it has had enough of Western Digital interference-- the former is suing the latter for $1 billion (or 120 billion yen).

Western DigitalThe litigation seeks to stop WD from claiming it has any ownership over the memory unit, which Toshiba is desperate to sell in order to gain some much needed cash. It comes a day after WD resubmitted a bid for the unit, just as Toshiba was set to finalise the sale to a consortium lead by the Japanese government, American private equity firm Bain Capital and S. Korean manufacturing giant SK Hynix.

In the meantime, WD continues to insist the sale represents a breach of the two companies' joint venture agreement, and as such it should be treated as a preferred bidder. However, sources tell the Financial Times that the resubmitted WD bid was "similar" to the one previously considered as "underpriced" by Toshiba.

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