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Rehabilitating the Arrogant Engineer

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A few weeks ago, I was browsing non-fiction titles on the Kindle and came across Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture”. I guess I’d been avoiding it for a while as it sounded like it could quickly get pretty morose or preachy. But then I read in the summary that he...
Rehabilitating the Arrogant Engineer
Here’s what Apple’s new app tracking tool could look like

Samsung print ad tries to tamp down iPhone 5 hype

www.electronista.com
The iPhone 5 may have released to enormous interest from customers, but Samsung is looking to steal a bit of Apple's thunder with a new print campaign. The South Korean phone maker will be rolling out a new ad campaign as iPhone 5 preorders go into their first weekend, with...
Samsung print ad tries to tamp down iPhone 5 hype
Hands-on: getting work done with Google's new Aura interface for Chrome OS

Conde Nast updates iPad mags with Retina Display support

www.electronista.com
Conde Nast has started issuing updates for its iPad magazines with support for the Retina Display on the new iPad, starting with the April issues. Among the magazines to get the updates so far include GQ and Wired. Prior to the update, users had been pixilation issues using Appleís latest...
Conde Nast updates iPad mags with Retina Display support

Google-HTC patent purchase agreement under pressure in Delaware

www.fosspatents.com
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
FCC delays review of Verizon SpectrumCo deal due to 'untimely' responses
Is Siri a success for Apple? [Poll]

Facebook gives permalinks to individual comments, hides spam comments

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Facebook now assigns permanent links to all comments on the site and hides spam comments rather than just marking them with a darker background. The company announced the improvements in a post on its Facebook + Journalists page. With the addition of permalinks, users can share a direct link to any...
Facebook gives permalinks to individual comments, hides spam comments

Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

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While the internet is abuzz this week with talk of the Star Wars franchise's Kinect debut, Microsoft wants to remind you that its motion control hardware isn't all play. Last fall the company announced its inaugural Kinect Accelerator program, which would award ten startups with $20,000 and a shot...
Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

Interest in Bing's iPhone app spikes even higher following Apple's apology letter

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Following the iOS 6 Maps frenzy, TNW noted that search queries for Bing’s iPhone app, which includes a mapping component, were on the rise. In fact, TNW dinged Microsoft early on for not taking a sharper route with its tool, which provides a workable maps experience, whilst Google was out...
Interest in Bing's iPhone app spikes even higher following Apple's apology letter
Microsoft promises major Windows 8 app improvements before Oct 26 launch

More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps

gigaom.com
The blame game over Apple’s new Maps continues. Apple’s been lambasted for some of its Maps app’s deficiencies, with some pinpointing the source of its mapping data as one of the main problems. On Friday, TomTom, which licensed its map data to Apple, spoke up to defend itself. A TomTom...
More finger pointing over the quality of Apple Maps

Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

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This morning I read a highly informative report by Bloomberg's Susan Decker on the first day of the ITC's evidentiary hearing on HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple. After the dismissal of five Google loan patents and the pre-trial withdrawal of a homegrown HTC patent, that case, which was temporarily...
Apple increasingly likely to depend on FRAND defense against HTC's second ITC complaint

Motorola calls $4 billion royalty figure 'misleading' but doesn't dispute the number per se

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Late on Friday, Motorola Mobility filed its opposition brief to a Microsoft motion for partial summary judgment that asks a federal court in Seattle to find that Motorola breached contractual obligations by making excessive royalty demands that are nowhere near a FRAND royalty level. What lends the process concerning that...
Motorola calls $4 billion royalty figure 'misleading' but doesn't dispute the number per se

ITC denies review of decision that HTC cannot sue Apple over Google's patents

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Not long after I published a blog post on what some recent filings tell about the structure of the Google-HTC patent deal that an ITC judge didn't recognize as an actual sale, the Commission, the six-member decision-making body at the top of the ITC, denied HTC's mid-June petition for a...
ITC denies review of decision that HTC cannot sue Apple over Google's patents
What makes a good tablet app?

Game-Changers Are Usually Imperfect

technologizer.com
The iPad reviews continue to roll in, and while most are extremely favorable–here are Engadget and Macworld–there are certainly voices of dissent out there. Dave Winer agrees with Cory Doctorow that it’s a toy. And Paul Thurrott, disappointed by the non-widescreen design, lack of cameras, and weight of the thing,...
Game-Changers Are Usually Imperfect
A lesson from Tesla: The rules for product reviews have changed
Old dog, new tricks: The $159 Kindle Fire review

Pfizer paid censured experts to educate doctors

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The drug company paid experts disciplined for deficiencies in patient care to lecture other doctors on prescribing, finds an analysis by New Scientist...
Pfizer paid censured experts to educate doctors

Review + Giveaway: Abstergo jailbreak tweak finally fixes iOS notifications

9to5mac.com
When Apple introduced Notification Center in iOS 5, they changed the way most people manage notification on their iOS devices. For the most part, they were right. Unfortunately, Notification Center introduced its own deficiencies and now people are looking for changes once again. Today, change has finally come in...
Review + Giveaway: Abstergo jailbreak tweak finally fixes iOS notifications
Success is better than failure

The dark side of the beloved Python

www.computerworld.com
The schism between Python 2.x and 3.x and other deficiencies frustrate its enthusiastic developer community...
The dark side of the beloved Python
"Own Your Code": Facebook's Engineering Shift Tackles The Problem of Mobile

Deficiencies of US$280,000 bond may require Apple to restart a German Samsung lawsuit

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Four hours after yesterday's pronouncement of a Motorola v. Apple ruling, the Mannheim Regional Court held an Apple v. Samsung trial -- the sixth one that I attended (not counting Samsung's Mannheim claims against Apple, three of which have already gone to trial and been adjudicated).If Apple won this case,...
Deficiencies of US$280,000 bond may require Apple to restart a German Samsung lawsuit

KatieCam: Atheer's Soulaiman Itani and Allen Yang Talk About Sleep

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Soulaiman Itani and Allen Yang of Atheer came to D: All Things Digital to premiere their new wearable computing device, which definitely requires you to be awake. But after they finished up onstage, Itani and Yang talked with Katie Boehret about how their personality quirks and sleep deficiencies have helped...
KatieCam: Atheer's Soulaiman Itani and Allen Yang Talk About Sleep

Google to be summoned over data grab 'excesses'

www.guardian.co.uk
Search firm to be asked why it hasn't changed privacy policy since being found in breach of European law over users' dataGoogle representatives are to be summoned to appear before European data protection officials over concerns about the way it collects data on web users.The US search company will be...
Google to be summoned over data grab 'excesses'

Nokia And Windows Phone Get An Avian App Exclusive With Angry Birds Roost

techcrunch.com
The Nokia Lumia line of Windows Phone devices have reason to crow today, thanks to a new exclusive release featuring Rovio’s wildly popular Angry Birds. The app, called Angry Birds Roost, was announced back in September and while it doesn’t offer any  actual gameplay, it does act as the perfect...
Nokia And Windows Phone Get An Avian App Exclusive With Angry Birds Roost

Apple cites Samsung doc as proof it wanted to copy iPhone

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Apple enters into evidence a 2010 Samsung document that comparing the features and deficiencies of the Galaxy S1 relative to the iPhone. [Read more]...
Apple cites Samsung doc as proof it wanted to copy iPhone
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