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Motorola (read: Google) drops patent claim against Apple

10/02/2012, This morning Bloomberg tweeted that Motorola’s claim against Apple in front of the US Federal Trade Commission has been dropped. Although Motorola reserves the right to refile a claim, Apple is still pursing a separate settlement based on...

Tim Cook apologizes for Apple Maps fiasco, suggests you use Bing

09/28/2012, This is a bit of a surprise! Apple typically takes a stone faced approach towards consumer anger at new products (you’re holding it wrong). But since no rubber bumper will magically improve Apple Maps, an open letter apology is the best CEO Tim Cook...

InsideAR Augmented Reality Conference: Munich, Oct 1-2

09/28/2012, Special offer: Ubergizmo readers will receive 20% discount with UG4insideAR code on the registration page. Augmented reality is the user interface of the future. Metaio’s technology enables real-world interaction with digital content, and is leading the...

The Pentagon investigated a Pokémon-inspired weapon

09/27/2012, A recently declassified document from the Army’s National Ground Intelligence center details a series of proposals for non-lethal weapons ranging from a close-range laser to a device that would flood cellular networks. In particular, it...

AT&T’s new MiFi has a superfluous 2.8″ touchscreen

09/27/2012, Having a touchscreen is a legitimate selling point for many gadgets, so it’s a little understandable why Novatel and AT&T decided to put one on a MiFi hotspot. They crammed a 2.8″ touchscreen–a feature nobody requested–into a...

Topical virus cream spread on the face could fight acne

09/27/2012, A study by scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburg published today shows that a harmless virus that naturally lives on our skin infects and kills Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. Of course, the next step is to weaponize...

Beam robot adds a physical presence to teleconferencing

09/27/2012, Ever want to be two places at once but standard videoconferencing technologies just aren’t creepy enough for you? Well, if you’ve got $16000 to burn and a desire to be a disembodied head attached to wheels, the newly announced Beam Remote...

AMD releases Android emulator for AMD-equipped PCs

09/27/2012, While it’s always been possible to emulate an Android device on a Windows PC, to this point it hasn’t been practical for most users and would best be described as a developer tool. But if you’ve got a PC with an AMD chip inside, you can...

A Star Wars watch that you’ll actually want to wear

09/26/2012, Venerable Japanese watchmaker Seiko has released a limited-edition series of Star Wars watches. Out on October 12, six characters from the films get their own model, each based on a different Seiko model. Among the characters included are some usual...

Samsung is looking to buy its way to excellent software

09/26/2012, Samsung Electronics is a massive conglomerate that makes everything from internals (like the iPhone processor) to TVs and smartphones. But their weak link has always been the quality of their software–the Galaxy S3 is a beautiful phone, but many...

Google Maps add underwater Street View for coral reefs

09/26/2012, Ever wanted to see the great coral reefs of the world but don’t have the time, money, or expertise to fly down to Australia and go scuba diving? Google, along with the Catlin Seaview Survey, have taken hundreds of panoramic photos down below and...