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Judge Validates Two Of BlackBerry’s Patents In Typo Lawsuit

03/24/2014, As you guys have probably heard by now, BlackBerry is suing the makers of the Typo iPhone keyboard over alleged patent infringement. Upon first glance it is easy to understand why since the design of the Typo keyboard is very similar to that of...

UK Government Looking To Apply 20% VAT To Digital Downloads

03/23/2014, For the most part, Apple’s iTunes App Store downloads are more or less valued the same based on the price of $0.99. Of course there will be differences due to the currency conversion, but for the most part they remain somewhat affordable. However it...

Taiwan Approves Microsoft/Nokia Deal, Attaches Conditions

03/23/2014, The Microsoft/Nokia deal is still in the process of being approved by regulatory boards and governments around the world, which is unsurprising given how big both companies are and how their business spans across multiple countries. So far for the most...

Microsoft Charges FBI $50-$200 For Customer Information Requests

03/20/2014, It is no secret that companies are allowed to charge government agencies if they wish to access certain information, such as customer data, but have you ever wondered how much companies actually charge? Well thanks to the Syrian Electronic Army, they have...

Microsoft Employee Responsible For Windows 8 Leaks Arrested

03/19/2014, Leaking information like company information, software, and so on can land a person in pretty hot water. If you might recall it was about a couple of years ago when copies of Windows 8 began making their way around the internet? It was discovered that a...

Popcorn Time Gets Resurrected Under A Different Torrent Group

03/17/2014, Just last week we reported on a streaming service called Popcorn Time. It was basically a pirate’s equivalent of Netflix where users would be able to stream torrents instead of downloading the files onto their computers. According to its creators, they...

European Standard Phone Charger Law: Pro and Cons

03/14/2014, The European parliament is pushing to have phone manufacturers use a single type of charger for all mobile phones. According to some institutions, this would reduce the Euro electronic waste by 51000 tons and it would basically put an end to a rather...

ZiiLabs Tales Samsung And Apple To Court Over Patent Infringement

03/13/2014, The enemy of my enemy is my friend, or so the saying goes. While Samsung and Apple have been duking it out at courts over the past few years concerning the various patent infringements that one has accused the other of, along comes ZiiLabs. ZiiLabs has...

Popcorn Time Is The Netflix Equivalent For Pirates

03/11/2014, Downloading copyrighted movies via torrents is illegal, which we’re sure many of you guys are well-aware of, although admittedly that hasn’t stopped many from continuing to do so, which is why services like Netflix are pretty popular because it means...

$310 Million DRAM Lawsuit Now Paying Out To Those Affected

03/05/2014, A while ago, a class action lawsuit was filed against 12 companies who manufactured DRAM. The lawsuit alleged that these companies – Elpida, Hitachi, Hynix, Infineon, Micron, Mitsubishi, Mosel, Nanya, NEC, Samsung, Toshiba and Winbond – had...

US Government Sues Sprint For Overcharging For Wire Taps

03/04/2014, The government taps phones. That is not a secret. In fact it is well known since phone taps can be used to help incriminate suspects in criminal activities, as well as keep an ear open for any possible threats. In order to perform these wire taps, the...