Author Archives: Mark Raby


Google asks Oracle for $4 million in legal fees

Google asks Oracle for $4 million in legal fees

When you sue someone and you lose, it's a pretty big disappointment. All that time and money you invested in going after someone, with the hopes that you'd end up reaping some sort of reward, goes down the drain. But that's just the beginning. You also have to pay the person or company that you sued. And that's a problem if said company is Google.

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Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

An independent investigation has determined that the recent case of a Samsung Galaxy S III phone seemingly randomly going up in flames, was caused by an "external energy source" and not because of anything with the Galaxy S III device itself. Of course Samsung still faces the backlash of the publicity caused by the incident, but can rest on its laurels of knowing it is not to blame.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Hiehachi, Toro to roster

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Hiehachi, Toro to roster

The newest playable characters announced for Sony's upcoming PS3 title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have been announced. Classic PlayStation fighting guy Hiechi, and the distinguished white cat Toro will join their Sony partners in the free-for-all brawling game later this year. All-Stars Battle Royale is due out on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's the end of a holiday week, but there was plenty of news still trickling through the tech news grapevine, so let's see what made headlines this week. To start – iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple. And moving right along, some major Android news – Android Candy Cane teased by Google. And in the world of gaming, here’s something – Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket.

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High-tech Virgin America again rated top airline

High-tech Virgin America again rated top airline

If you want to fly the friendly skies in the best airline possible, Sir Richard Branson's fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft might be the ticket you're looking for. His Virgin America line was rated the number one domestic airline in the US for the fifth year in a row. Could it be the free in-flight video games?

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Netflix not deterred by outage

Netflix not deterred by outage

It only took a line of strong storms to bring down the servers that power Netflix's massive streaming operation, but the online giant says that it still fully belives in the power of cloud computing, and it has no plans to restructure anything as a result of the unexpected service failure over the weekend.

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AT&T tiered broadband customers still don’t have meter

AT&T tiered broadband customers still don’t have meter

If you were told that all of the sudden you could no longer access unlimited amounts of broadband by your cable provider, and if you exceeded your limit you'd have to pay overage charges, you would want to be able to track how much data you've been consuming, wouldn't you? So would AT&T's broadband customers, but some are left with nothing more than a couple notification emails.

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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar not interested in being Yahoo CEO

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar not interested in being Yahoo CEO

The CEO of Hulu, Jason Kilar, was no doubt flattered when he found out that Yahoo was keen on having him take over the vacated CEO spot that opened up when its previous chief was ousted as having lied on his resume. But apparently Kilar has no interest in joining that shipwreck when he's currently the top dog at one of the most buzzworthy Internet companied today.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 6, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Hopefully you've had a great holiday week, and as it comes to a close we want to ensure you stay as up-to-date as possible with the major tech stories, so here's what made headlines today. To start - iOS app DRM error rectified by Apple. And moving right along, some major Android news - Android Candy Cane teased by Google. If you're a gamer, this should interest you - PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale release date dropped.

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