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IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

torrentfreak.com
September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent tracker UnleashTheNet. As IMAGiNE was one of the Internet’s leading BitTorrent release groups, their absence quickly led to rumors that the group had been busted by the feds. A few months later confirmation arrived when the group was...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months
Apple patent covers hidden biometric sensor, fingerprint tech for security & wallet applications

Remembering Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer

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It’s no secret we have a special fondness for Bletchley Park. The pioneering work carried out there didn’t just crack codes—it laid the foundations for the computer age. Today, we’d like to pay homage to a lesser-known contributor—Tommy Flowers. Bletchley Park’s breakthroughs were the product of theoretical mathematical brilliance combined...
Remembering Colossus, the world’s first programmable electronic computer

Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim

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Up to now, Microsoft hadn’t weighed in with any kind of public response to the recent Vanity Fair piece about the company’s “Lost Decade.” But the full version of the Kurt Eichenwald story is now available online, sparking another round of blog posts, and Microsoft’s communications chief Frank Shaw apparently...
Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim

Apple granted 'the mother of all smartphone software patents'

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The effects could be "swift and lethal" says an pro-Android blogger FORTUNE -- Both sides of the smartphone wars agree that the 25 patents granted Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday contain some powerful legal weapons. One patent in particular -- No. 8,223,134: "Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying...
Apple granted 'the mother of all smartphone software patents'

New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving' Will Likely Make Things Worse, Not Better

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US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been on this campaign to somehow "wipe out" distracted driving for a while. A couple of years ago, we wrote about his desire to figure out ways to disable mobile phones from working while the car is in motion. After there was a lot...
New Rules To Block 'Distracted Driving' Will Likely Make Things Worse, Not Better

BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch

www.engadget.com
Could BlackBerry be prepping a return to slider form for future BB10 hardware? From the looks of this recently awarded design patent, we'd be willing to wager the Waterloo-based outfit's seriously considering it. The USPTO doc, initially filed back in December 2011, is as plain as they come, outlining...
BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch

Flickchart: The Movie?

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I’ve been waiting patiently for a Hampster Dance movie for over a decade. We can get a movie called the “Squeakquel“, and a spy flick starring talking guinea pigs, but I can’t watch an uplifting dance competition movie with CG hampsters that were subjected to harrowing nuclear testing? If...
Flickchart: The Movie?

Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent

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I just attended, at the Munich I Regional Court, the public pronouncement of a decision on another Apple v. Motorola lawsuit in Germany. Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz announced that Apple has won an injunction against all Motorola Mobility devices that implement EP2059868 on a "portable electronic device for photo...
Apple wins German injunction against Motorola over photo gallery patent

U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

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Just as the Defense Department granted iOS devices approval for use on military networks, TheStreet reports that the U.S. military plans on saving around $50 million through its purchase of iPads. The savings will mainly be due to the ability to cut weight on flights by replacing traditional flight...
U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads
Apple invents laser projected keyboard & depth perception system, reveals ad-hock cash dispensing network

NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too

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Does your electronic device have you a bit hot under the collar these days? A researcher at NC State has developed a faster and less expensive method for cooling gadgets -- especially those that tend to crank the heat up. Dr. Jag Kasichainula, an Associate Professor of Materials Science...
NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too

Dear Forever Alones: There's Now a Smartphone-Holding Ramen Bowl Just For You

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Tears’ll just make the ramen even saltier. (Photo: Facebook) Courtesy of CNET comes a real sign of the times: An industrial design firm has created a ramen bowl with a handy little holster for your smartphone. That’s maybe not the wisest place to put your $400 electronic device? But what makes...
Dear Forever Alones: There's Now a Smartphone-Holding Ramen Bowl Just For You

Apple secures patent on multiple-arm, multiple-frequency antenna design

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If not for Leap Day, Apple would've seen this one granted a year to the day after it was filed; as it stands, 365 days will just have to do. At any rate, Apple has not only managed to secure a patent this fine morning for an ejectable SIM tray,...
Apple secures patent on multiple-arm, multiple-frequency antenna design

Apple sues Samsung in Mannheim over patent based on which Munich court denied preliminary injunction last week

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Apple does not let anyone off the hook too easily when it comes to patent litigation. Samsung, which has so far also shown quite some perseverance, knows exactly what I mean.A few days ago I read that Apple injected roughly 20 new patents into its Australian litigation with Samsung (I...
Apple sues Samsung in Mannheim over patent based on which Munich court denied preliminary injunction last week

Hotel Lock Company Wants Hotels To Pay For Fixing Their Hackable Product

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Picture yourself on vacation. You leave your hotel room, listening to the fully-licensed music in the lobby on your way out. You make sure not to ask the hotel staff for anything as you leave, lest something called a PARFF come after you. And as you're out frolicking on the...
Hotel Lock Company Wants Hotels To Pay For Fixing Their Hackable Product

Gomadic unveils SunVolt portable device solar charger

www.electronista.com
Gomadic, creator of intelligently designed mobile business solutions, has launched the SunVolt and SunVolt Max portable solar chargers. Unlike typical solar chargers, the SunVolt allows for charging speeds identical to that of a traditional wall charger, while still boasting a portable design. Equipped with multiple charger outputs, users can power...
Gomadic unveils SunVolt portable device solar charger
Microsoft embroiled in fresh patent suit over Live Tiles in Windows 8 and Windows Phone
Game of Phones: Apple's Legions Strike Blow Against Motorola Defenses

Air foils vs air bags: Amazon and Apple want to make sure you never bust your phone again

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Apple and Amazon.com are on a collision course in all sorts of businesses — from digital music to e-readers. Now, the two tech titans are trying to make sure that your phone avoids collisions, eliminating cracked smartphone screens for good. Patent filings revealed today indicate that Apple is trying to...
Air foils vs air bags: Amazon and Apple want to make sure you never bust your phone again
Flying with our gadgets: Do electronic devices really disrupt plane operations?
Kickstarter: Meet The Vers 1Q, A Stunning 2-inch Battery-Powered Bluetooth Speaker

What Companies Can Learn From Bell Labs

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By Jon Gertner Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center Lightwave communications system being tested by Bell Laboratories. 1. Cable check 2. Underground splice of light 3. Pilot line 4.Heat treatment 5. Long running cable 6.Atlanta connection 7.Bay view Recently, a small technology company in California named EnviaSystems unveiled something...
What Companies Can Learn From Bell Labs
British Airways may be banning laptops, phones, and other lithium-ion battery devices after Boeing 787 fires

Study: half of US teens own iPhone, iOS share rising

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A new poll by stock analysts Piper Jaffray shows very little change since last fall in the status of the iPhone as the coolest electronic device among teens. Nearly half of all of the 5,200 teenagers polled said they already owned an iPhone, a rise of eight percent from the...
Study: half of US teens own iPhone, iOS share rising
Best Buy Will Not Destroy The Rare Nintendo Robot That An Employee Risked His Job To Save

FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

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Way back in March, the FAA stated that it was taking a "fresh look" at Kindles and tablet computers, possibly moving towards approving these devices for use during takeoff and landing. Nine months later, perhaps feeling the "fresh look" was now a bit past "stale," FCC chief Julius Genachowski politely...
FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

FAA policy on electronics during flight to likely change before 2014

arstechnica.com
Last year, the FAA went on the record with New York Times Bits Blog writer Nick Bilton and said they'd take a "fresh look" at their policies regarding electronic device usage during take-off and landing. This year Bilton is in touch with the powers that be again, and he...
FAA policy on electronics during flight to likely change before 2014
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Apple wins patent on design of first-generation iPhone

www.electronista.com
On top of two other wins today, the USPTO has also granted Apple a patent on the design of the first-generation iPhone. The filing is simply labeled Electronic Device, but is credited to 14 different inventors, including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and lead designer Jonathan Ive. The iPhone was revealed...
Apple wins patent on design of first-generation iPhone
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