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Samsung patent infringement ruled “willful” vs Apple

Samsung patent infringement ruled “willful” vs Apple

As the reading of the verdict continued on this afternoon in the Apple vs Samsung trial here in the USA, it appeared at first that Samsung was in for a world of hurt. Dozens of devices were found guilty of infringing upon Apple patents, devices from the start of the Samsung dip into the Android universe right up until about a year ago with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 - so many infringements that it seemed like the company wouldn't be able to stay afloat - but it wasn't over until it was over.

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Vigilus security bot: The purple triangle of death (or scolding)

Vigilus security bot: The purple triangle of death (or scolding)

There are a lot of uses for robots today with law enforcement, security, and military personnel. The military, in particular, is making an ever-increasing use of robots for dangerous tasks such as clearing buildings where enemy soldiers may be hiding and searching for bombs. In the enterprise space, robots are being increasingly used to help a smaller number of humans patrol a larger area. A company called Gamma Two Robotics has announced a new robot called the Vigilus Mobile Camera System aimed at enterprise security.

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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: Dennis Leary talks Captain Stacy, slightly censored

With The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters this week, it's high time you read up on the making of the film and it's future as spoken by the stars themselves, today's interview being with none other than Dennis Leary. Playing the role of Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy's father, Leary lets it be known that he's not letting go of the series as easily as the classic plot-line surrounding his character would suggest. Note that this interview is especially littered with swearwords and spoilers galore, so if you're rather young or don't want to know what happens to Leary's character in the movie specifically, watch out - otherwise dip in on this rather candid talk with the actor.

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Google cuts projects galore in Spring Cleaning cull

Google cuts projects galore in Spring Cleaning cull

This week Google has let it be known that they're cutting projects from several sectors in their software and online business, starting with Google Video and ending with a bad sign for a dying Nokia mobile OS. The first cut is Google Video, a website and ecosystem that came before YouTube and stayed around long after Google had purchased the most famous video website on earth. Next is iGoogle, a customizable homepage for the web made for RSS feeds, widgets, and a bunch of other oddities - this system will be cut in 16 months while Google Video will be cut on August 20th, with videos being transferred to YouTube as we speak.

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RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

After a disastrous earnings call that revealed that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed to the first quarter of next year, and the announcement that 5,000 further jobs would be cut from the company, things definitely weren’t look good for RIM. The current CEO, Thorsten Heins, has taken to the airwaves to say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the company, and that it isn’t “in a death spiral.”

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Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

Roku CEO predicts death of Blu-ray in four years

You can't help but feel bad for all the people who have a financial stake in the Blu-ray Disc medium. When it first launched, it had to engage in a battle to the death with rival format HD DVD. And then, just as its acceptance started to become widespread, the digital distribution market just exploded right in its face. Now, an ambitious player in that digital market sees a slow death for Blu-ray.

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Verizon pioneering 911 texting service

Verizon pioneering 911 texting service

Although it is sure to pose a lot of problems, the idea of being able to send a text message to emergency services is something that is long overdue. Texting is becoming the primary means of communication for Americans throughout the country. You can think of many reasons where it might be more useful to text - when you're in a noisy situation and can't speak clearly, or when you're in a life-or-death spot and can't talk. Or, for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Bee deaths down to agriculture not armageddon say researchers

Bee deaths down to agriculture not armageddon say researchers

Dramatically falling bee populations aren't a sign of the impending apocalypse or even a hive-mind abandoning Earth but the side-effect of neonicotinoid insecticides discovered to be highly toxic to honeybees. Researchers at Purdue University found the insecticides - which are commonly used to coat corn and soybean seeds prior to planing, Science Daily reports - cause tremors, loss of coordination and convulsions, before eventually death, in bees. However, discovering the cause of the decline is only part of the problem: bee populations in the US continue to dive by around a third each year, the Purdue team believes.

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Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

Apple Q1 2012 sales point to monster future for iPhone, death of iPod

There's a lot to be said about the Q1 2012 sales report from Apple today, but one point stands out like a beacon: with 37,044,000 units and 24,417,000,000 (that's $24 billion) in revenue from iPhone and related products and services. This is compared to the units and revenue from the same category during Q4 of 2011 which ads up to 16,235,000 units and 10,468,000,000 in revenue - this means that Apple has more than DOUBLED their units and revenue in one quarter. Of course this includes the holiday season once Apple's Q1 started, so it's not that big a deal, right?

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