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Apple v. Samsung: All you need to know about latest patent trial (FAQ)

The rivals will return to the courtroom on Monday. The trial is still all about smartphone and tablet patents, but this time, the accused devices are newer, including the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 4S.<p>Here we go again.<p>Almost two years after Apple and Samsung faced off in a messy patent dispute, the …

Electronics Industry

Titanfall confines cheaters to aimbot playpen

Respawn's cheat bans for the PC version of <i>Titanfall</i> have started to come into effect, trapping players in what amounts to a cheat "Wimbledon".<p>Respawn …

Samsung’s next 10-inch Galaxy Tab reportedly revealed in FCC filings

New FCC documents point to an upcoming tablet that could come in Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE versions.<p>Samsung's next 10-inch Galaxy Tab tablet may have been outted by new FCC filings.<p>Posted on Thursday, one series of files hosted by the Federal Communications Commission reveal a tablet with the model number …

Mobile

The Jaquet Droz Signing Machine Signs Papers Mechanically So You Don’t Have To

This embed is invalid<p>High above a scorched Earth, in a sleek yacht tethered to the tip of the Terra Two spindle, Chancellor Herman Worthy was doing paperwork. His cleaner bots were all asleep and his assistant, a lithe android build to look like a long-dead 2000s era actress, was in her charging …

From Kickstarter To Facebook: A Rift In Our Ideas Of Ownership

You might have heard: Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion this week. And many people who loved the virtual reality headset, on say, Sunday don’t anymore. Perhaps the most notable schism this purchase created was between Minecraft creator Markus Persson and the coming device. Persson <i>tweeted</i> …

Hip hop mixed with classic literature leads to ridiculous lyrics

We now know what it might sound like if Walt Whitman and Big Sean wrote lyrics together: <i>Mental Floss</i> fed famous lines from classic literature into the rap-lyric creation site RapPad and paired them with lines from successful rap songs. RapPad lets you make your own raps using rhyme lookups, …

India Fines Google For Not Complying With Antitrust Probe

India’s competition watchdog has imposed a fine of $166,000 on Google for delay in submitting details needed as part of a two-year-old antitrust probe. The probe focuses on whether Google abused its dominant position in the business of Internet search and advertising.<p>“The Competition Commission of …

PC shipments to sink 6 percent this year as tablets surge -- Gartner

Shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined will climb by 7 percent in 2014, predicts Gartner, though PCs will be on the losing end of the deal.<p>PC sales will continue to nosedive this year as more consumers scoop up mobile devices, says a new report from Gartner.<p>Global shipments of …

Mobile

Western Digital Announces Thunderbolt-Powered My Passport Pro RAID Drive

Western Digital today announced the new My Passport Pro, the company's first thunderbolt-powered, dual-drive storage solution. With user-selectable RAID functionality, the drive is suitable for graphics professionals looking for high performance or consumers who need reliable mirroring.<p>The aluminum …

HTC Desire 616 spotted with octa-core Mediatek processor

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, HTC announced two new midrange smartphones, the Desire 816 and 610, followed by the budget oriented Desire 310 shortly afterwards. Now another mid-range HTC handset has been spotted over in China, the Desire 616, which has just passed through the Chinese …

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 range inbound, likely with thinner bezels and upgraded displays

We've been hearing scraps of information about Samsung's next batch of Galaxy Tabs since February, but now we have something that helps us piece them all together: An FCC filing for what looks to be the 10-incher, with the model number "SM-T805." The official paperwork doesn't reveal much, but the …

Samsung 'Very Puzzled' as Galaxy S5 Launches Early in Korea

As of today, Samsung Galaxy S5 is available with South Korea's largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom. The problem with that is that Samsung had not …

PencilCase reimagines HyperCard to let non-developers create native iOS apps

Robots & Pencils, a company that has up until now been making mobile apps for others, is launching a new platform for Mac that it says reimagines Apple’s HyperCard and allows non-developers to create & publish native iOS apps. Dubbed ‘PencilCase,’ users can create native apps with a drag and drop …

Apple said to place battery orders for iPhone 6

Company is preparing to begin production of the iPhone 6 with orders going out to battery makers, a report from Asia claims.<p>Apple is priming the Asia-based supply chain for production of its next-generation smartphone, according to a report from Digitimes.<p>Simplo Technology and Desay Battery …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft and Dell sign Android royalty agreement

James M Phelps, Jr / Shutterstock.com<p>Microsoft has announced that it has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Dell for intellectual property relating to Android, Chrome OS devices and Xbox gaming consoles. Before you do a double take, yes you read that right, Dell and Microsoft are …

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