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DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

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Technology has oftentimes advanced the weapons of war -- creating new ways to destroy things on increasingly larger scales. But as our ability to destroy has become ridiculously big, it's time to start looking for more efficient methods. Here are just a few military projects that are looking to improve...
DailyDirt: More Advanced Weapons

NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

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A "sandwich." (Photo: Hashgram) Gangs may soon join teens in the “totally over Facebook” collective. The NYPD announced yesterday that it has arrested 63 members from three East Harlem gangs, after they left a trail of evidence boasting about their exploints online. Authorities said the members—all men, 16 to 25—are responsible...
NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

3D-printed gun maker Defense Distributed now federally licensed to make, sell guns

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Defense Distributed, the organization known for being the driving force behind the 3D-printed gun movement, is now licensed to manufacture and sell firearms and ammunition in the United States. Over the weekend, the group posted a picture of the license on its Facebook page in celebration. Now, the legal status...
3D-printed gun maker Defense Distributed now federally licensed to make, sell guns

Why Google is right and authors are wrong on book scanning

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The seven-year fight between authors and publishers over Google’s attempt to scan and digitize millions of books as part of its Google Library Project is almost certainly one of the longest-running copyright battles of the web era. The company recently agreed to settle a lawsuit launched by the Association of...
Why Google is right and authors are wrong on book scanning

iPhone Caused "Crisis of Design" at Samsung (Memo)

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At the end of Monday in week two of the Apple v. Samsung case, a damning internal Samsung e-mail was admitted into evidence — an e-mail containing charged language from JK Shin, Samsung head of mobile communications. In the e-mail, Shin described the difference in user experience between Samsung and...
iPhone Caused "Crisis of Design" at Samsung (Memo)

Oracle scores patent victory in legal skirmish with Google

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The U.S. Patent Office has upheld a Java patent held by Oracle that was previously rejected, giving Oracle further ammunition in its battle against Google. [Read more]...
Oracle scores patent victory in legal skirmish with Google
Samsung scores more ammo for Apple patent war

Dell first quarter profits down a whopping 79 percent

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Dell released its financial report yesterday for the first quarter of the company's 2014 fiscal year, and the overall numbers are positively dismal: a 79 percent drop in net income from the same quarter in FY13. In the first quarter last year, Dell reported an overall net income (GAAP) of...
Dell first quarter profits down a whopping 79 percent

With Yahoo lawsuit looming and IPO coming soon, Facebook buys $550M in patents from Microsoft (AOL)

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Facebook is paying Microsoft $550 million for access to 650 patents, All Things Digital’s Ina Fried reports. Facebook is facing a patent lawsuit from Yahoo and is expected to IPO in May 17th. It appears that a number of these patents come from the $1 billion...
With Yahoo lawsuit looming and IPO coming soon, Facebook buys $550M in patents from Microsoft (AOL)

Armstrong: Billion-dollar patent sale isn’t about breaking up AOL

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While it’s easy to understand why some observers see Tim Armstrong’s sale of the bulk of AOL’s patent portfolio to Microsoft as a major step towards selling the internet portal for parts, I’m not there — yet. And neither is Armstrong, he insisted in an interview with paidContent. “This was...
Armstrong: Billion-dollar patent sale isn’t about breaking up AOL

In a blow to Android, judge says Moto patents can't get injunctions

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flickr / Tsahi Levent-Levi The Seattle federal judge who recently oversaw a two-week trial between Microsoft and Motorola over standards-based patents handed down a key order today, finding that Motorola won't be able to use its patents to get an injunction against Microsoft. That means that while Motorola might...
In a blow to Android, judge says Moto patents can't get injunctions

Google-HTC patent purchase agreement under pressure in Delaware

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This is a follow-up to a post I did in July on clues to the terms of a Google-HTC rent-a-patent agreement that had only one purpose: to give the Taiwanese device maker some temporary ammunition to use against Apple. A few months ago, the ITC already threw out five of...
Google-HTC patent purchase agreement under pressure in Delaware

Influencer Consolidation As Kred Owner PeopeBrowsr Buys Swaylo, The Loose Thread Of Facebook's Threadsy Buy

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Some consolidation in the area of social influencer sites. PeopleBrowsr, owners of the social influencer analytics site Kred, is buying Swaylo, a specialist in measuring Facebook for influencer analytics and marketing campaigns. Swaylo, you may recall, was a business owned by Threadsy. It was spun out as a separate company...
Influencer Consolidation As Kred Owner PeopeBrowsr Buys Swaylo, The Loose Thread Of Facebook's Threadsy Buy

InterDigital files ITC complaint against Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, requests sales ban

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InterDigital is at it again. The company may have lightened its patent load last summer with a little help from Intel, but it apparently still has plenty of ammunition left to fire at four new targets: Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE for selling "certain 3G and 4G wireless devices......
InterDigital files ITC complaint against Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, requests sales ban

Poor John McAfee: Belize Police Arrested The Antivirus Icon And Killed His Dog

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A guy whose name is synonymous with antivirus software, John McAfee, had an awfully bad week. Belize police raided his home last week and killed his dog, reports Network World. McAfee was one of the first people to design antivirus software. He launched McAfee Associates in 1989. In 2010, Intel bought...
Poor John McAfee: Belize Police Arrested The Antivirus Icon And Killed His Dog
New York paper pulls map of registered handgun owners in wake of new weapons law

FTC to place limits on Google's use of standards patents

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Federal antitrust enforcers have been looking into Google this year on two issues: how the company arranges its search results, and its use of standards-based patents as ammunition in the sprawling smartphone wars. Just two months ago, it looked like there was going to be action before the end...
FTC to place limits on Google's use of standards patents

Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up Its Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM

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The patent rat-race continues apace. Today Unwired Planet announced that it has purchased a portfolio of over 2,400 patents from the troubled Swedish mobile vendor Ericsson. The deal includes IP related to 2G, 3G and LTE technologies, and will give Unwired Planet a little more ammunition in its various legal...
Unwired Planet Has Bought 2,400+ Wireless Patents From Ericsson To Beef Up Its Patent Fights Against Google, Apple And RIM
Hobbyists turn 3D printers into gun-making machines
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents

Newly revived patent gives Oracle extra ammunition in Google trial

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When Oracle sued Google for patent and copyright infringement in August 2010, it accused the maker of Android of violating seven patents covering Java technology. Five of the seven patents were dropped from the case, as one by one they were rejected upon reexamination by the US Patent and...
Newly revived patent gives Oracle extra ammunition in Google trial
'I Am Alive' comes to PC in September with new features, upgrades

When sequelitis strikes (and when it doesn't)

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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve done my best to practice universal tolerance and understanding, but I’ve failed with one key species: orcs. Those nasty green buggers have hunted my hide in more computer and video games than I could possibly count, and I’ve devoted most of my life...
When sequelitis strikes (and when it doesn't)

Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III

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Qualcomm's Vellamo app has been a part of the furniture in our Android benchmarking suite for a while now, providing a fun little test of browsing and networking speeds on almost any Android device. Version 2.0 adds something extra, however: a section called "Metal" that is all about putting...
Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III

How to stop your child spending £980 on in-app purchases in an iPad game

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Two simple steps to avoid a nasty credit card bill for virtual donuts, coins or ammunitionTwo British parents have managed to get a refund from Apple after their eight year-old son spent £980 buying virtual donuts in iPad game The Simpsons: Tapped Out."It was only when my wife rang me...
How to stop your child spending £980 on in-app purchases in an iPad game

Booting Up: You Can't Use Square to Sell Guns Any More

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(Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Public Domain Photographs, Via Wikimedia Commons) The crooner Bing Crosby might've been a total dick, but it turns out he was a pretty smart angel investor. Guess the Biebs isn't so special, after all! [New Yorker] "They became a virtual criminal flash mob, going from machine...
Booting Up: You Can't Use Square to Sell Guns Any More
Google helps visualize the global arms trade in an interactive map

No, Really, Regulate the Bullets

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In the era of 3D-printed guns, ammunition may prove a better regulatory target than the weapons themselves. ...
No, Really, Regulate the Bullets

How 3D Printing Is Inflaming The Gun Control Debate

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If you think the gun debate in the United States is heated now, technological advances are about to make it a whole lot more intense. Last week, Forbes highlighted a project called Wiki Weapon that wants to prototype the world's first fully printable gun.  In the same way that the...
How 3D Printing Is Inflaming The Gun Control Debate

Under the microscope: Samsung Galaxy S III's HD Super AMOLED display

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By now you should already know that the brand-spanking-new Samsung Galaxy S III sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. That's right: no "plus" here, which means this 720p panel is featuring the same old PenTile RBGB pixel arrangement -- just like the 4.65-inch version on the Galaxy Nexus...
Under the microscope: Samsung Galaxy S III's HD Super AMOLED display
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