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Apple has found an unlikely ally as they seek for a sales ban on Samsung products that infringe on their patents. Nokia has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal …Read More »
HBO shows will now be available to international viewers one week after US broadcast, instead of months
In a move that international audiences will definitely approve of, HBO is going to make their original TV content available internationally one week after it airs in the US. This change was mentioned when referencing Game of Thrones, which is …Read More »
Last week, AT&T attacked T-Mobile in an ad campaign that saw full-page newspaper ads highlighting the disadvantages of going with the carrier. According to the ads, compared to AT&T, T-Mobile has “2x more dropped calls, 2x more failed calls, and …Read More »
Anyone up for some “Buletooth”?Read More »
Today marks a very important milestone for those of you who are like me and created (and destroyed) countless cities in the SimCity games. Whether it was in the original game, or the more recent SimCity 4, (yes, SimCity Societies …Read More »
I’m noticing a trend here. First it was Apple, then Qualcomm — and now Sharp has announced and confirmed reports that they will be receiving $112 million from Samsung.
This deal nets Samsung a 3 percent stake in Sharp, making …Read More »
In a world where every phone’s successor is getting bigger and bigger, and companies are trying to cram in all the latest and greatest tech, Japanese carrier Willcom announces the complete opposite.
The Phone Strap 2 WX06A is the successor …Read More »
White House and F.C.C. want unlocking cellphones to be legal in the US, throw the ball in Congress’s court
Remember that petition that asked the White House to make unlocking cellphones legal? You know, the one that more than 100,000 Americans signed? The White House has issued their official response — they not only agree, they’re not alone.
The …Read More »
Who needs expensive cooling systems when you can use a table fan.Read More »
Rich, spoiled, or just stupid?Read More »
3-day intensive raids in 124 location in all 47 regions of Japan? Yup, that’s Japan’s government showing they mean business when it comes to piracy.
Last year in June, an amendment to Japan’s Copyright Law was approved by the government. …Read More »
Amidst global domination by rivals Apple and Samsung, Sony’s head of mobile, Kunimasa Suzuki, has told reporters that the company is now aiming to win 3rd place behind Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market.
This puts them in contention …Read More »
That van you see up there isn’t just any van. In fact, many years later when we’re all surfing the web on our transparent bendable phones with 5G speeds, we’ll look back on this day and thank the little guy.…Read More »
‘BigDog’, a four-legged robot dog, is strong enough to pick up and throw cinder blocks across the room [Video]
Not very many people like war or the carnage war brings with it. However, it is hard to deny that spending on war weapons has had an indirect positive impact on the lives of regular people (the ones that don’t …Read More »
Richard Turere is a seemingly regular boy living in Kenya. Like many Kenyan families, Turere’s family survives by raising cattle and Turere must help in taking care of them (e.g. herding). However while on the outside he may look like …Read More »
Google has been working on a self-driving car for long time now. Japan just recently introduced self-driving trucks. Of course the British don’t want to be left out, so they got in on the action. Researchers at Oxford University have …Read More »
Watching movies at 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution? Sounds great, doesn’t it? Too bad it’s gonna take quite awhile for most of us to download any movie if Sony COO, Peter Molyneux, is on-point about file size — 100GB each. …Read More »
Last year Samsung brought preemptive legal war on Apple in the UK, trying to win an English ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t infringe on Apple’s iPad. Samsung won that battle and Apple was forced to issue a public …Read More »
3D printing is still in its early stages, and most of us probably won’t be getting one anytime soon. Despite how awesome (and cheap) some of them may be. But science waits for no one, and in a recent TED …Read More »
Online product reviews are typically no help at all. This one, however, gives you a good laughRead More »
Apple loses fight against patent troll, must pay $368 million to VirnetX for infringing on patents with FaceTime
VirnetX, which calls itself a “patent holding company” (aka patent troll), sued a bunch of major corporations back in 2010 over infringement on VirnetX’s VPN-related patents. Microsoft settled with VirnetX in 2010 for $200 million. The fight between VirnetX and …Read More »
Slow down Japan! While everybody else in the world is seemingly still preparing for self-driving cars, they’ve already got theirs on the road. Japanese company NEDO, has a convoy of four trucks programmed to drive 4 meters from each other …Read More »
If there’s one video that the Chinese government probably wants blocked by its Great Firewall, it’s this latest one that’s been making the rounds on the Internet today.
The video shows Chinese official Yan Linkun wrecking havoc in an airport …Read More »
I never thought I would be saying something like this, but here we are. In perhaps one of the stranger announcements at MWC this year, Fujitsu has shown off a prototype for its next-generation walking cane.
So just what makes …Read More »
We’ve posted recently about the amazing things in technology that are right around the corner. Things like how it feels like to use Google Glass, or a motion controller that will change the way we use computers.
But today I …Read More »
Search warrant reveals just how much the government (or anyone else) can find out about you from your cellphone
Drug dealers, watch out! The government can find a whole lot about you if they seize your phone. As for everyone else, you probably wanna know just how much data your phone is carrying about you regardless of if you …Read More »
First Apple was building a crazy spaceship campus in Silicon Valley, with NVIDIA most recently joining in. But now Samsung has revealed plans to do the same, and their design is definitely keeping up with the trend of being very …Read More »
If you’ve never heard of the Leap Motion controller, it’s pretty similar to Microsoft’s Kinect. Only it’s smaller and much more accurate, making it a great device to use to augment the way you use your PC.
One great way …Read More »
As dotTech pointed out last month, it is now illegal to unlock your cell phone in the United States without approval of your carrier. This decision was made by the Librarian of Congress vis-a-vis interpretation of the Digital Millennium Copyright …Read More »
A couple of weeks ago rumors surfed on the Interwebz that Google was planning on opening its own retail stores in the United States. You know what they say about rumors… erm, actually, never mind — I can’t think of …Read More »
The Swedish Pirate Bay political party, who provides hosting for The Pirate Bay, has been threatened with lawsuits by Sweden’s Right Alliance and given until today to cut ties with TPB.
But it sounds like TPB was way ahead of …Read More »
Sony brings back the original Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and PlayStation for its latest nostalgia-filled ad [Video]
Just like how they ramped up their announcement to the PlayStation 4, Sony seems to be betting on nostalgia yet again to promote the upcoming Xperia Z.
The Trinitron, Walkman, Handycam, and original PlayStation are all present in the commercial …Read More »
Japan makes some pretty wacky but cool things, and you can throw in the Mondaile Head Spa iD3 headset from Breo right there along with them.
If you’re wondering what it does, it quite literally is a portable head spa …Read More »
I was wondering why that affordable new HP Slate7 tablet was running stock Android. It seemed too good to be true that another manufacturer was embracing a pure Google experience. But it turns out that HP didn’t really have much …Read More »