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Kid's stuff or deep gameplay? OpenForum evaluates Mists of Pandaria

Why This Election Has Gone to the Dogs

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How does a politician get more people to donate to his campaign? Pictures of dogs, obviously. This morning I met in Charlotte with Rally.org spokesman Nick Warhsaw, who’s in town to try to sell politicians at the Democratic National Convention on the merits of the startup’s power-of-the-masses donation software....
Why This Election Has Gone to the Dogs

Patent-based disruption of iPhone 5 sales highly unlikely for at least the remainder of the year

www.fosspatents.com
On the occasion of today's iPhone 5 presentation, I'm now going to explain why it's highly unlikely that sales of Apple's new smartphone will be disrupted by any patent holder in the coming months. There may be preliminary or even seemingly-final rulings during that period, but in practical terms, Apple...
Patent-based disruption of iPhone 5 sales highly unlikely for at least the remainder of the year

Spike Jonze’s New ‘Siri’-ous Movie: Man Loves Phone?

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The merits of Apple's Siri have been philosophized and considered and critiqued. And now, they will (basically) be dramatized. Earlier today, Deadline Hollywood Daily reported that Spike Jonze is set to write and direct a project "about a guy who falls in love with the voice of a computer, similar...
Spike Jonze’s New ‘Siri’-ous Movie: Man Loves Phone?

Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

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Greenlight Capital scored a major win over Apple executives in federal court this week. Greenlight Capital Inc. founder David Einhorn may have won a major battle against Apple, with a federal judge ruling in his favor on Friday to block an upcoming shareholders vote over preferred stock, Reuters reported....
Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

Columnist Accuses EA Of 'Identity Theft' For Using Player Likenesses

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Reader LCD points us to a piece in the New York Daily News that is so utterly stupid I don't want to spend much time on it—but it deserves (nay, requires) a brief pause for ridicule. According to the column by Andrea Tantaros, who almost exclusively covers politics and should...
Columnist Accuses EA Of 'Identity Theft' For Using Player Likenesses
Former US Mint director addresses legal concerns with trillion-dollar coin proposal

Demand That Congress Actually Debate FISA Amendments Act

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We've pointed out that the unconstitutional FISA Amendments Act (along with its secret interpretation), look likely to get renewed before the end of the year. Senator Wyden is willing to drop his hold, but if he doesn't get certain amendments in, he wants to limit the length of the extension...
Demand That Congress Actually Debate FISA Amendments Act

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

Samsung gets temporary stay on Galaxy Nexus ban in US while waiting for Apple response

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Samsung is getting just a bit of respite from the ban on the Galaxy Nexus, after all: Judge Lucy Koh has granted Samsung's request for a temporary halt to the ban while waiting on Apple's response on the subject, due July 12th. That's not much of a break, but...
Samsung gets temporary stay on Galaxy Nexus ban in US while waiting for Apple response
"Donglegate" is classic overreaction--and everyone pays

Judge is undecided on next steps in Apple v. Samsung: near-term second trial or stay?

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The post-trial, post-damages-ruling procedures in the first Apple v. Samsung litigation in the Northern District of California are sort of a quagmire. It's clear that a second trial is needed, absent a settlement there could even be a third trial one day, one appeal is already before the Federal Circuit...
Judge is undecided on next steps in Apple v. Samsung: near-term second trial or stay?

U.S. Ambassador To Australia Takes On #1 Issue Of The Day: Game Of Thrones Piracy

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Cultural hit that it is, I suppose it's not surprising that we've talked several times about the HBO series Game Of Thrones, including its status as the most pirated show on television. I can't speak to the merits of the show, having given it up after the first episode,...
U.S. Ambassador To Australia Takes On #1 Issue Of The Day: Game Of Thrones Piracy

Podcast: What you really need to know before buying connected devices

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In my time talking to people about the internet of things, we sometimes get so excited about the possibilities of the technology that we forget about the consumer who has to install it or has their own vision for connected living that they are trying to implement. So this week...
Podcast: What you really need to know before buying connected devices

User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

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Last week I was in London at "The Big Rethink" conference of The Economist. Its goal was to explore the challenges of facing the world after the recession and how innovation and design could help address them. It came as no surprise that one of the more pressing problems mentioned...
User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

Screw TVs — Why Isn’t Apple Building A Smartwatch?

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3.2 million dollars. That’s how much the iOS-friendly Pebble smartwatch has raised on Kickstarter in just six days. It’s the fastest growing project in Kickstarter’s history; by tonight, it’ll almost certainly have raised more than any Kickstarter project before it. Are you listening, Apple? There’s gold in them thar...
Screw TVs — Why Isn’t Apple Building A Smartwatch?

Computer says yes: sync your life to save time

www.guardian.co.uk
There are apps that claim to make cleaning fun and websites that will catalogue the contents of your bookshelves. Oliver Burkeman on a very modern way to organise your lifeTechnology was supposed to make things simpler. That, of course, was the famous promise of those now-laughable 1960s predictions about life...
Computer says yes: sync your life to save time
Just Because It's Easier To Raise VC Money, That Doesn't Mean You Should
The iPad Mini Is The Ideal Second Screen Companion

How crowdfunding done right can light America’s entrepreneurial fire

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Investing in a start-up is no longer a game of having the right connections. Just a short ten years ago, you had to have an “in” with a lawyer, an accountant, or a friend of a friend who’d give you a referral to...
How crowdfunding done right can light America’s entrepreneurial fire

Judge to review claims of juror misconduct in Apple vs. Samsung case Dec. 6

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Following the $1 billion verdict in the Samsung vs Apple case, Samsung has been attempting to get the courts to investigate juror Velvin Hogan claiming Hogan “concealed information” about his past history with Seagate, a company Samsung is now a shareholder in. CNET reports Federal District Judge Lucy Koh...
Judge to review claims of juror misconduct in Apple vs. Samsung case Dec. 6
How to: bring back the Windows 8 Start menu and Start button orb

Charlie Ergen on Dish's Company Culture: It's Not That We're Mean, It's That We're Like an Indiana Jones Movie

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Dish Chairman and co-founder Charlie Ergen is well-known for being combative both inside and outside the office. In an onstage interview at D: Dive Into Media, Ergen specifically addressed the description in a recent Businessweek story of Dish as “the meanest company in America,” and himself as the meanest boss....
Charlie Ergen on Dish's Company Culture: It's Not That We're Mean, It's That We're Like an Indiana Jones Movie
Apple welcomes trial over eBook price-fixing allegations

Should you buy a laptop now, or wait?

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We debate the merits of buying now versus waiting for next-gen hardware and Windows 8. [Read more]...
Should you buy a laptop now, or wait?
The OpenForum agrees: Dishonored is a must-play game

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

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For a few years now, the Swedish Pirate Party has provided some hosting services to The Pirate Bay, arguing that attempts to take it down would amount to political censorship. It appears that theory may finally get tested. According to TorrentFreak, the Swedish anti-piracy group "Rights Alliance" has sent a...
Anti-Piracy Group Threatens Pirate Party With Criminal Charges For Hosting The Pirate Bay

Steve Wozniak attacks Steve Jobs biopic

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Co-founder of Apple says relationship depicted in film premiering at Sundance is 'not close' to the truthThe Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has issued a stinging criticism of the new biopic of his fellow computing pioneer, the late Steve Jobs, after a clip from the film was released on the internet...
Steve Wozniak attacks Steve Jobs biopic

Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think

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Is Microsoft getting ready to bring free-to-play (F2P) online games to the Xbox 360? At least two developers are currently in talks with the company, GamesBeat has learned. “There hasn’t been a hi-res free-to-play game on the console yet, and we still don’t have any definite announcements or dates, but we’re...
Free-to-play games on Xbox 360? It could happen sooner than you think
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