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Live tweets and analysis from the Apple vs. Samsung trial

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First ruling of the day in #appsung Apple can't keep its customer surveys secret.— Ina Fried (@inafried) August 03, 2012 Judge denies Apple request for sanctions against Samsung but will poll jurors to see if they have heard anything about #appsung case— Ina Fried (@inafried) August 03, 2012 Judge Koh...
Live tweets and analysis from the Apple vs. Samsung trial

Dear USTR: Want Other Countries To Sign Your Trade Agreements? Stop Letting Hollywood Write Them

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With more and more countries in the EU backing away from signing ACTA, and even the EU Parliament's president speaking out against it, it's raising serious questions about the ability to get the EU signed on to ACTA. Harold Feld, over at Public Knowledge, has published something of an open...
Dear USTR: Want Other Countries To Sign Your Trade Agreements? Stop Letting Hollywood Write Them

Guess What? Copying Still Isn't Stealing

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Every time you think we're done seeing totally ridiculous arguments about file sharing, the old really silly ones pop back up. Musician Logan Lynn has written a pretty silly rant on Huffington Post entitled Guess What? Stealing Is Still Wrong. And, indeed, it is. But nowhere in the article does...
Guess What? Copying Still Isn't Stealing

Apple's Phil Schiller on How Apple Came Up with the iPhone and iPad

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The trial of Apple vs. Samsung is once again providing some interesting insight into a company as secretive as it is successful. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller testified on Friday that, following the iPod, Apple was looking for another category it could reinvent. The iPod, Schiller said, allowed Apple to...
Apple's Phil Schiller on How Apple Came Up with the iPhone and iPad

Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET!

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After a weeklong hiatus, we've been aching to get back on the mics and speak our minds about all the crazy stuff going on in the world of mobile. And Myriam and Brad aren't going it alone: they're bringing Chris Davies of Slashgear fame (or is it infame?) to...
Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET!

Things you never knew about the iPhone

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A stream of Apple executives and employees called as witnesses in the Samsung trial this week has forced them to give up some interesting bits of information that the famously secretive company would no doubt like to be kept private. Much of what we’ve heard has to do with Apple’s...
Things you never knew about the iPhone

NZ Copyright Tribunal: Accusations Are Presumed Infringement, Despite Denials

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A few weeks ago, we noted that the first "three strikes" case of infringement in New Zealand was set to go to the Copyright Tribunal (an earlier case was dropped after the recording industry (RIANZ) realized it had screwed up). The Tribunal has now issued its first ruling, demanding that...
NZ Copyright Tribunal: Accusations Are Presumed Infringement, Despite Denials
Scott Jochim Sees a Practical Future for Augmented Reality

NZ Copyright Tribunal: Accusations Are Presumed Infringement, Despite Denials

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A few weeks ago, we noted that the first "three strikes" case of infringement in New Zealand was set to go to the Copyright Tribunal (an earlier case was dropped after the recording industry (RIANZ) realized it had screwed up). The Tribunal has now issued its first ruling, demanding that...
NZ Copyright Tribunal: Accusations Are Presumed Infringement, Despite Denials

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Going To Keep Up The Disruption At Disrupt SF

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You might have heard of Uber and its quest to transform the way we transport ourselves from one place to another. You might have also heard that the company has faced some challenges along the way, challenges to which it didn’t and still doesn’t flinch. You also also might have...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Going To Keep Up The Disruption At Disrupt SF

Samsung's Vision Of A Hyper-Flexible Gadget Empire At CES 2013

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This year at CES, it seems that Samsung might actually be in touch with kind of gripes that make cutting-edge new gadgets prohibitive to the average consumer. With its "see what sticks" approach (Can you name every Galaxy Tab form factor? If you say yes, you're lying), the company commands...
Samsung's Vision Of A Hyper-Flexible Gadget Empire At CES 2013
Microsoft Surface Day 2: Setting up our new 'iPad'

DailyDirt: Personal Analytics.. On The Rise?

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We've talked about lifelogging a bit before, where people record nearly every moment of their lives (and make it public somehow). Ignoring Facebook statuses from people's running shoes is just the beginning. Here are a few more examples. Stephen Wolfram posted an analysis of his emails/keystrokes/phonecalls for the past decade...
DailyDirt: Personal Analytics.. On The Rise?

You know who loves the new Metro interface? Apple

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First off: By almost any measure imaginable, Windows 8 is going to be a huge, smash hit. Microsoft's scale and reach and partnerships with countless hardware OEMs pretty much guarantees they will sell millions of copies of this program. Heck, even Windows Vista, despite its many problems, was a huge...
You know who loves the new Metro interface? Apple

Major Labels Claim Copyright Over Public Domain Songs; YouTube Punishes Musician

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We've talked in the past about how YouTube's ContentID system fails at fair use and the public domain -- whereby it is unable to distinguish public domain material. That has resulted in ridiculous situations, often where large companies with huge catalogs end up shutting down perfectly legal content. Sometimes it's...
Major Labels Claim Copyright Over Public Domain Songs; YouTube Punishes Musician

Rockmelt says goodbye to its social web browser, says hello to Rockmelt for Web

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It was a good ride while it lasted, but the browser wars haven't been kind to Rockmelt, which has announced that it'll cease supporting its socially-inclined desktop browser sometime in the next few months. The decision was made because keeping up with the steady stream of updates for Chromium,...
Rockmelt says goodbye to its social web browser, says hello to Rockmelt for Web

@xdatelier folks are doing cool and crazy stuff at AZresidency, you should go to http://xdatelier.org/category/azresidency/ and check it out!

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@xdatelier folks are doing cool and crazy stuff at AZresidency, you should go to http://xdatelier.org/category/azresidency/ and check it out!

DailyDirt: Standing In The Alpha-Beta Parking Lot....

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City planning in the future might have to take into account some technologies that sound like science fiction from the 1960s. Probably no flying cars, but there could be autonomous vehicles and less sprawl. Owning a car might not even be practical. In any case, parking lots will likely be...
DailyDirt: Standing In The Alpha-Beta Parking Lot....

Apple Considered Making A Car Before The iPhone, Says SVP Phil Schiller (AAPL)

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Before Apple decided to make an iPhone, the company actually considered making a camera or even a car. That's according to Phil Schiller, Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing, who is on the witness stand right now testing in the patent trial between Apple and Samsung. New York Times reporter...
Apple Considered Making A Car Before The iPhone, Says SVP Phil Schiller (AAPL)

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Why Samsung's Case Against Apple Is Baloney (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Up As Markets Rally  Markets are up to start the week as the rally in Europe sparks optimism. Shares of AAPL are up as well, taking tech with it. Investors remain focused...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Why Samsung's Case Against Apple Is Baloney (AAPL)

DailyDirt: Bring Out Your Dead...

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Dying is usually not a pleasant eventuality, but no one has figured out how to live forever yet. So in the meantime, there are all sorts of ways for folks to bury their loved ones. Here are just a few out-of-the-ordinary ways to be laid to rest. Elvis Presley's original...
DailyDirt: Bring Out Your Dead...

Check Out All The Crazy Stuff Steve Wozniak Carries Around In His Backpack

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wrote a post today for Gizmodo detailing the excessive amount of gadgets he travels with. We thought we had a gadget addiction, but Woz carries more than 50 devices with him when traveling. Here's a photo: A few of the items Woz carries include: at least five...
Check Out All The Crazy Stuff Steve Wozniak Carries Around In His Backpack

The future according to Mr Google

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The future according to Mr Google: Eric Schmidt, speaking with Alan Rusbridger of The Guardian: "There's a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are connected," he says. "We spend all day talking about the issues of e-commerce and start-ups and globalisation and so forth, and we...
The future according to Mr Google

Google Has A T-Rex Skeleton At Its Headquarters (GOOG)

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Google's Mountain View office — lovingly referred to as the "mothership" — is one of the best tech campuses in the world. You'll see a ton of crazy stuff, and there are plenty of perks like free food. A visitor took a few photos of the campus on the networking...
Google Has A T-Rex Skeleton At Its Headquarters (GOOG)

Adobe’s Magical ‘Content Aware Fill’ Bends Pixels to Your Will

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Adobe is already counting down to a new version of its creative suite, with updates for Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and other apps common in the web designer’s toolkit. While the company is characteristically tight-lipped about new features, it is showing off a mind-bending new tool for Photoshop — content aware...
Adobe’s Magical ‘Content Aware Fill’ Bends Pixels to Your Will

Apple v. Samsung: Apple says Samsung is free-riding on $1 billion in marketing

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Apple's Philip Schiller was one of the witnesses to take the stand today. June 8, 2009 - Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—Apple's ambitious patent and trademark case against Samsung got into full swing on Friday, as two Apple executives took the stand, testifying about the...
Apple v. Samsung: Apple says Samsung is free-riding on $1 billion in marketing

Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)

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We've had our fill of Ultrabooks and tablets at CeBIT, so now it's finally time to move on to the crazy stuff. This over-the-top case mod was awaiting unsuspecting attendees at the far back end of the China pavilion, of all places, and only caught our eye (or ear,...
Call of Duty case mod has spinning gatling gun, energy drink fridge (hands-on)

Phil Schiller on History of the iPhone, Advertising, and Market Research

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Phil Schiller is currently on the witness stand in the trial of Apple versus Samsung, and Apple's marketing chief is offering a bit of insight into the history of the iPhone, making the argument that Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry with its contributions. AllThingsD has a summary of Schiller's comments,...
Phil Schiller on History of the iPhone, Advertising, and Market Research

Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

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The latest Radiolab "shorts" episode, entitled Grumpy Old Terrorists, seems like a bit of a departure in subject matter for that program -- but fits right in with something we've been talking a lot about lately. Over the past few years, we've noticed the rather disturbing trend in how the...
Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

Here's What Google TV Looks Like (PHOTOS) (GOOG, TIVO, AAPL, DISH, BBY)

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Today, Google officially announced its latest product, Google TV. We've already explained why we think it's going to revolutionize the television industry and entertainment industry as a whole. But what does it look like? Glad you asked.Google is all about innovationImage: GoogleThis sums it up pretty well, but it's so...
Here's What Google TV Looks Like (PHOTOS) (GOOG, TIVO, AAPL, DISH, BBY)
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