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Tim Cook hints at groundbreaking new products

WHAT’S TIM COOKING UP? Apple CEO Tim Cook, sitting for the opening interview at the D: All Things Digital conference yesterday in Rancho Palos Verdes, defended the company's prowess as a tech trend-setter, countering recent complaints that the tech giant has failed to introduce any groundbreaking products during the post-Steve Jobs era, The Wall Street Journal reports. Most of Cook's speech was dedicated to defending Apple's prowess as a tech trend-setter, amid "We have several more game changers in us" that the company has been "working on for a while," Mr. Cook said at the event. Cook praised devices like Nike’s FuelBand, a bracelet that tracks physical activity, asserting that wearable products "could be a profound area for technology." Shockingly, he was unenthused about Google Glass, saying it's "tough to see" the high-tech eyewear having mass-market appeal (what a quipster). Cook also disclosed that Apple had hired Lisa Jackson, who served a controversial stint as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to oversee the company's environmental policies. In a statement provided by Apple, Jackson said, "I'm incredibly impressed with Apple's commitment to the environment and I'm thrilled to be joining the team." Watch the entire interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher here. (5/29a)