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US judge says Samsung infringe four Apple patents

Samsung have lost the first round of a U.S. trade case against Apple. This will count as the second big defeat this year in America as both companies continue to sue and countersue across the globe. Samsung are said to infringe on four patents, including one for touch screen technology …

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Samsung & Google release ARM based Chromebook

Google are attempting to answer some of the pricing criticisms of their Chromebook range of computers with partner Samsung. The two companies are planning to release an ultrabook style Chromebook laptop which will only cost around £160 in the United Kingdom. This is a huge drop in price from the …

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Leading Lawyer comments on Apple losing Samsung appeal

Kim Walker, Partner at leading law firm Thomas Eggar, comments on Apple losing its UK court appeal relating to Samsung copying its iPad: “Apple has lost its appeal against the UK ruling that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad. This is an endorsement of Samsung’s tablet design, …

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iPad Mini prices and configurations released

As with most Apple products, the upcoming ‘iPad Mini’ hype has been building now for months. The pricing and configuration information has apparently been leaked thanks to a consumer electronic’s giants inventory system. MobileGeeks published an inventory system screenshot which shows a total of 16 different memory and wirless configurations …

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Eric Schmidt claims Apple are ‘patent bully’

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has claimed that Apple are a ‘patent bully’. Schmidt says that Apple are a ‘very good partner’, but he said that he doesn’t agree with patent wars, feeling they ‘prevent choice’ and innovation. He also said that some of the Apple patents really shouldn’t stand. He …

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RIM CEO confident to claim No.3 spot

Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins spoke out at the press briefing at the BlackBerry Jam event. He said that betting everything on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system would allow the company to grow their user base again in the United States and North America. Research In Motion have …

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Sony Playstation 3 tops Australia hardware chart

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia will be cracking open the Champagne today as they have announced their Playstation 3 console has outsold all competing products to take the top spot in the first half of the year. NPD Australia data shows that the Playstation 3 is top spot in Q1/Q2 2012. …

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Sony unveil new super slim Playstation 3 console

Sony have unveiled the new super slim Playstation 3, just in time as Nintendo focus on their Wii U gaming machine. We heard talk about this new machine earlier in the year and it has finally been shown at a press conference. We managed to get hold of a picture …

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Apple to charge $29 for iPhone 5 adapter

The iPhone 5 looks set to drive record sales for Apple this year and next. The new model will be the thinnest and lightest model, completely redesigned to house a 4 inch retina display. Inside is the new Apple designed A6 chip alongside fast wireless technology. Apple have introduced the …

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Samsung: 20 million Galaxy S III sales in 100 days

Samsung have issued a statement to say that their Galaxy S III smartphone has sold more than 20 million units in just over three months. Samsung launched the popular smartphone in Europe in late May, powered by Google’s Android operating system. They managed to get the phone to the consumer …

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Malware on the rise: highest in 4 years

According to a new McAfee report, Malware attacks are at their highest in 4 years. Mobile devices feature high on the list. McAfee, now owned by Intel issued their quarterly Threats Report and it points out that there is a 1.5 million increase in malware since Q1 this year, a …

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Google use home page to promote Nexus 7

Google broke with tradition and posted an advertisement for their Nexus 7 on the home page, on August 28th. The generally spartan home page featured an artistic representation of the Nexus 7, underneath the famous Google name and search bar. If you lived outside America, you probably wouldn’t have seen …

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LG Optimus G specifications leak online

The much awaited LG Optimus G smartphone specifications have leaked online, thanks to Korean website AsiaDaily. The upcoming handset will house a quad core processor, 2GB of memory, 13MP camera, 4G LTE and a huge 4.7 inch IPS True HD Display. The smartphone will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) …

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Apple accused of overstating damages against Samsung

The very public court case between Apple and Samsung continues to claim headlines, and the latest statement from a financial expert paints a rather negative picture of Apple. He said that Apple has overstated Samsung’s profit margins on mobile products. Witnesses for Samsung have testified that Apple should have to …

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Samsung go on offensive against Apple in court

Samsung have gone on the offensive in court, calling an expert witness who testified against the Apple iPhone and iPad. The witness said that Apple are violating three of Samsung’s patents with both products. The third week of the trial is heating up as Samsung called in Dr WoodWard Yang, …

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Apple seek sanctions against Samsung statement

Apple are asking a federal judge to impose sanctions against a statement that Samsung issued which included evidence the judge excluded from the high profile patent infringement trial. Apple sent a letter to U.S. District judge Lucy Koh in San Jose. they said that Samsung’s July 31st release through the …

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Honda recall 321,000 vehicles

Honda are recalling around 321,000 cars and small SUV’s around the globe because the doors may not close properly. The recall affects 314,000 CR-V small SUVs from the 2012 range and 7,300 Acura ILX small luxury cars from the 2013 range. The problems are related to the doors. Honda claim …

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Mitsubishi sell electric car for under $30,000

Mitsubishi have released the 2012 i-MiEV at under $30,000 – the least expensive all electric car targeting the American market. The car is a five door model with a 126 miles per gallon equivalent rating from the federal government in city driving. This is higher than the Nissan Leaf, at …

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iOS users more dedicated to applications

Research firm, Localytics has been analysing the iOS and Android app market. Their findings show that Apple iOS users are more loyal to the applications and Android users. They analysed that 35 percent of Android users used their apps very often, 52 percent higher than the 23 percent of Android …

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Are Apple losing their edge after death of Steve Jobs?

Apple’s sales figures may still be staggering, but ValueWalk published an article yesterday claiming that Apple may be losing their cutting edge after the death of Steve Jobs. Author Brian says that pundits are already wondering if Apple are losing their edge, due to a lack of ground breaking products …

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Linkedin ‘no reports that member accounts were breached’

Linkedin have been reassuring its business customers that their data is safe. They said they received no reports that member accounts were breached after experiencing a password theft targeting 6.5 million people. These passwords were stolen and then published on a website last week. Security experts said  that Linkedins protection …

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