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Woman Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass While Driving Judged Innocent

Remember the woman who got a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving? Well, her citation's been dismissed by a San Diego court commissioner, who said he found no proof the device was operating at the time. Read More >>

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"Almost Everyone" At Apple Works on iPhone Development

Apple employs some 16,000 people at its Cupertino headquarters, and despite being the makers of tablets, computers, media players and set-top boxes, almost all of its Silicon Valley workers have to devote some time to iPhone development. Read More >>

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John McAfee Now Embroiled in Murdered Neighbour and Dead Dogs Lawsuit

John McAfee, the computer security luminary now better known for the batshit-crazy life he's lived in recent years, is back in the news after the family of a neighbour found murdered have sued him, implicating McAfee in the shooting. Read More >>

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Apple Wins Against Samsung Once More: ITC Bans Some Samsung Phones

Word is trickling in through the wire that Apple just scored another court victory over Samsung. What does that mean? For now it looks like the United States International Trade Commission has ordered Samsung to stop selling and distributing devices that infringe on two Apple patents. Read More >>

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Did Florida Accidentally Ban All Computers and Smartphones?

Because Florida was hastily attached to America to be the butt of her jokes, this latest piece of ridiculousness should come as no surprise: Florida might have accidentally banned all computers and smart phones. How? It all stems from a poorly worded bill that banned Internet cafes and slot machines. Read More >>

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Facebook: Likes Must Have Free-Speech Protection

In a court room in Virginia, Facebook's lawyers are busy arguing that the social network's "Like" feature needs to be recognised with free-speech protection. Yes, just a simple like. Read More >>

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German Court "Inclined" to Ban Google Maps

A German trial, which is seeing Google and Motorola battle Microsoft, appears to be going badly for the search giant. So badly, in fact, that a German judge has stated that he's "inclined" to ban Google Maps in the country. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Being Sued By a Dead Man

Dutch programmer Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer is suing Facebook over its 'Like' button. Companies get sued all the time! Why do we care? Well, aside from having an A+ name, van Der Meer is actually... dead. He passed away in 2004, just as Facebook was beginning to take over the world. Why is he suing now? Read More >>

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Judge Rules That Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe on Apple's Patents

Because the court system is an inescapable never ending maze of appeals and paperwork, a ruling doesn't seem to mark the end of anything. Even when the court said Samsung had to pay a billion dollars to Apple back in August, it can rule something differently tomorrow. Or at least, tweak and overturn something. Last night, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung's infringement of the Apple patents were not 'willful' which means Samsung might be able to get a voucher on the billion it owes Apple. Maybe. Read More >>

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Apple Has Been Denied a Permanent Sales Ban on the Samsung Phones and Tablets That Infringed on Apple's Patents

Though Apple won a fresh billion dollars in the US patent infringement case that saw Samsung basically lose everything, Apple won't be able to kill Samsung products dead. Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge that presided over Apple v. Samsung, has denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung. Samsung can still sell the products that infringed on Apple's patents. Read More >>

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Downloaded 10 Porn Movies? That'll Be £1 Million Please

Poor Kywan Fisher just wanted to have his fill of lonely-bloke entertainment. He downloaded 10 of Flava Works' adult movies, hooking them up to BitTorrent in the process; what a mistake that turned out to be. He's just been ordered to fork out a cool £1 million for the privilege, the largest damages fine ever awarded, in one of only a handful of piracy cases that has actually made it to court. Don't mess with the porn barons. Read More >>

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Apple to Moto: Your Wireless Patents Are Worth Less Than £1 Per iPhone, Tops

Ahead of a contract trial due to happen next week, Apple has declared that it's willing to pay Motorola for a license to its wireless patents. It is, however, only prepared to stump up less than £1 per iPhone. Read More >>

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Read Samsung's Sad "We Got Our Asses Kicked by Apple" Memo

Last Friday, Samsung got punched in its collective corporate throat by Apple's legal team and a jury of its peers. Apple chief Tim Cook immediately celebrated... with a memo! Samsung's memo was less fun. Much less fun. But hopeful! Read More >>

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What Do You Think About the Apple vs. Samsung Verdict?

After hearing trade secrets from both Apple and Samsung throughout the court hearings and waiting forever for the jury to make a decision, the verdict finally came in today. Shockingly swift, the jury leveled Samsung and rewarded Apple with a huge victory: Samsung now owes Apple $1.05 billion in damages. Was it unexpected? What do you think happens next? Read More >>

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Samsung Says the Minuscule Sales of the Galaxy Nexus Means It's Not a Threat to Apple

In the other court battle between Apple and Samsung, Apple is accusing the Galaxy Nexus of violating Apple's "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system" patent with its Universal Search. Samsung is saying Apple shouldn't feel threatened by the Galaxy Nexus because the sales of the phone are so "minuscule". Really. Read More >>

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Samsung Says the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Project Began Months Before the iPad

Jin Soo Kim, a Samsung industrial designer, was called to the stand today by Samsung at Apple and Samsung's court battle and revealed this: the Galaxy Tab 10.1 project couldn't have ripped off the iPad because the Tab 10.1 project began in October 2009 (while the iPad was announced on January 27, 2010). Kim even went as far to show off an email dated three weeks before the iPad's announcement that included a design very close to the Tab 10.1. Read More >>

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