Earlier this year, Polaroid unveiled a mirrorless camera of its own in the form of the Polaroid iM1836 which was then released back in October. However it seems that Nikon did not take too kindly to the camera, and while it is understandable given that both companies are competing in the camera market, we can see why Nikon would be a bit peeved, especially since the Polaroid iM1836 resembled the Nikon 1 lineup of mirrorless cameras in terms of design, which led to Nikon suing Sakar, the company behind the Polaroid iM1836, over patent infringement.
Now according to the court’s ruling, they have ruled in Nikon’s favor and have since issued a consent injunction, with both parties agreeing that, “Sakar will no longer manufacture, import, advertise, promote, offer for sale, sell, or ship the Polaroid iM1836 digital camera in its present configuration.” This comes after Nikon had reportedly tried to reach an amicable settlement with Sakar, but failed to do so. So if you were after the Polaroid iM1836, we guess you can still try some retailers who might still have it in stock, otherwise you’d be flat out of luck. What do you guys think? Is this injunction a rightly deserved one? Or do you think that Sakar has nothing to be guilty about?
Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign is fast gaining notoriety for poking fun at Google and their products, with the previous Scroogled campaign criticizing Google’s Chromebooks for essentially being worthless due to its inability to perform without an internet connection. Now Microsoft is back with another Scroogled video, and it looks like Microsoft is not done slamming the Chromebook just yet. Taking to Venice Beach, Ben the PC Guy went around the area asking passerby’s what they thought of the Chromebook, especially when it could not function without internet, and recording the reactions of the public in the process.
While it is true that Chromebook does rely on the internet for a lot of its functions, Google has recently introduced several offline features, such as for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Docs just to name a few. For those who are looking to use Chromebooks as a productivity tool and might not necessarily have access to stable internet, those offline features should be more than enough to get the job done, but obviously for those who want the full experience, we suppose that’s the trade-off. Could it be that Microsoft sees Google and the Chromebook as a threat? Like we said if you’re after simple productivity, Chromebooks priced at $299 are hard to ignore.