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Neil deGrasse Tyson dissects the tech behind James Bond's gadgets

Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

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Most Apple-Samsung patent trial watchers hold the same assumptions about potential outcomes: If Apple wins, the judgment will show current and future copycats the price to pay for imitating Apple products. If Samsung wins, it’s a license for anyone to develop and sell products that could be possibly confused for...
Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the most interesting stories. From a not so surprising FTC probe into Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, to Google’s week of new features, updates and more, we take a look...
This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

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Three guys from Finland who have been inspired by the EFF's patent busting project have recently launched a new effort, called Project Troglodyte, which is designed to pre-vet certain patents that they fear have a high likelihood of blocking innovation thanks to trolls. We want to take the EFF's idea...
Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied two Samsung motions relating to the preliminary injunction Apple won against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 four weeks ago:The Federal Circuit denied Samsung's motion to stay the preliminary injunction for the duration of the appellate proceedings.The appeals court had previously...
Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Even Nate Silver Cannot Predict When a Deadspin Commenter Will Get Laid

More iPhone discounts point to new model coming soon

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All signs point to a new iPhone as being just around the corner. The latest one comes from retailers: Best Buy and Target are dropping the price of iPhone models, according to AllThingsD. Target is now selling the 16GB iPhone 4S for $179 with contract (a $20 price cut) and...
More iPhone discounts point to new model coming soon

Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction

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And they’re off! Bidding has begun in a major UK spectrum auction, the result of which will be a more competitive rollout of 4G mobile broadband across the country starting around the middle of this year. So far, the only major player to begin such a deployment has been EE,...
Better late than never, as bidding begins in UK 4G spectrum auction
Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself

This past holiday season Windows-based notebook sales declined 11% while Macbooks eased 6%

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According to data from the NPD Group released today, the 2012 holiday sales cycle wasn’t kind to companies associated with the sale of laptop computers: unit volume declined. Microsoft saw a broad 11% decline in total notebook sales during the measured holiday cycle, while Apple endured a 6% drop. Softening...
This past holiday season Windows-based notebook sales declined 11% while Macbooks eased 6%
Apple denies collaboration with Philippe Starck on 'revolutionary' project

Barnes & Noble is prepared to give you a free e-reader if it means you'll buy the NOOK HD+ tablet

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Barnes & Noble is so desperate to sell its flagship NOOK HD+ tablet, that it’s now prepared to throw in a NOOK Simple Touch e-reader for free. The company, which is known for its chain of brick-and-mortar bookstores in the United States, is no doubt realizing that its window for success...
Barnes & Noble is prepared to give you a free e-reader if it means you'll buy the NOOK HD+ tablet

Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

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A federal judge has refused to order a Norwegian website that describes itself as “the number one socializing porn and sex network” to turn over its name to Facebook. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White last week ruled that the court had no jurisdiction because Facebook, which sued in California, had failed...
Facebook loses trademark fight against adult social network

Lost your cell phone? Chances are someone is picking through your personal information

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In 1995, Reader’s Digest conducted a fascinating experiment in which the magazine placed 120 wallets in 12 cities across the country, and then tracked which communities had the highest return rate of the wallets to their rightful owners. I was always proud of the fact that Seattle was the most...
Lost your cell phone? Chances are someone is picking through your personal information

Apple denied trademark for music icon due to... MySpace

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Apple is used to getting its way when it comes to intellectual property. It came up short, however, in getting protection for its famous music icon after trademark judges said consumers might confuse the mark with one owned my MySpace. In a decision issued last week, the Trademark Trial and...
Apple denied trademark for music icon due to... MySpace
Taxi Magic shows off new powers with biggest update ever

25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

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The number of adult Americans who own tablet computers continues to grow, hitting 25 percent in the first eight months of 2012, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. In survey results released Thursday, Pew reveals the 6 percent increase in tablet ownership over the...
25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

Robot uprising risk to be studied

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Scientists and philosophers at Cambridge University are to study the likelihood of robots destroying the human race....
Robot uprising risk to be studied
How To Use One Superfan To Spread The Word To Millions
Glimpse makes Like buttons useful, ties them to price alerts

Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

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Forbes has an article about how lawyers representing Richard Brandson's Virgin property have sent a letter to "I Am Not A Virgin," a small jeans company in NYC, complaining about its attempt to register the trademark on its name in the US. The Forbes report falsely states that it's a...
Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

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American carrier AT&T is looking towards expanding into Europe, according to insiders. The telecommunications giant may be making a bid to buy a mobile phone network, with the likelihood that the company will upgrade older generations of technology and improve the slow rate of 4G rollouts, as well as moving...
Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

Facebook Tries Letting You Pay To Guarantee Message Delivery, Changes Messaging Privacy Settings

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Sometimes you need to message a non-friend, and today Facebook starts testing if it can make a little money and cut spam by asking you to pay to ensure the recipient sees it. Facebook’s also changing everyone’s privacy settings into dynamic filters that let “relevant” messages through. These moves address...
Facebook Tries Letting You Pay To Guarantee Message Delivery, Changes Messaging Privacy Settings

Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google’s Real-Time Results

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A few weeks after Google first announced the launch of Twitter and MySpace’s integration into their-real time search results, Facebook Pages have begun to show up. While the features are just beginning to roll out, they real-time search will be globally available in English over the next few days. While...
Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google’s Real-Time Results

Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

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Despite increasing calls for the imminent TAFTA/TTIP trade negotiations to be conducted as openly as possible, it seems likely that, as with ACTA and TPP, everything will be decided behind closed doors. That means the rest of us are forced to take our information about what is likely to...
Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

Samsung filing confirms 'Apple can seek even more damages [than $1.05 billion] in the new trial'

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It's now official that a new Apple v. Samsung trial in California could lead to a total damages award exceeding the original $1 billion verdict. It could also result in a reduction. But Samsung itself has just confirmed in a pleading that the new trial is an opportunity for Apple to...
Samsung filing confirms 'Apple can seek even more damages [than $1.05 billion] in the new trial'

Lockheed Martin wants to use a quantum computer to develop radar, aircraft systems

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Lockheed Martin is looking at several challenging applications for the quantum-computing hardware it has purchased from from D-Wave Systems, the New York Times reported Friday. The use of quantum computing is a big deal because as we depend more on computing, we’re going to need different types of processors. Lockheed’s...
Lockheed Martin wants to use a quantum computer to develop radar, aircraft systems

Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says

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The federal judge presiding over Greenlight's suit against Apple said that the hedge fund's case has a "likelihood of success," agreeing that the Cupertino company probably broke Securities and Exchange Commission rules when it placed three items into one proxy proposition....
Apple likely to have broken SEC rules with 'bundled' proxy proposals, judge says
Cloud: Is There a Landmine Hidden in Amazon's Glacier?
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