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Paul Allen Sues Google and Apple, Other High-Profile Companies

Paul Allen Sues Google and Apple, Other High-Profile Companies

When it comes to patents, making sure that yours are kept up to date, and that other companies aren't using the same technology that you incorporated in them is a prime directive. Even patents that aren't necessarily as high-profile as some others, they still need to be defended. And that's exactly what Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, is doing. In a new report that came to the surface today, it looks like Allen is suing Google, Apple, and a slew of other high-profile companies in a patent dispute.

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Palm Foleo hits eBay [Update: Sold for $750!]

Palm Foleo hits eBay [Update: Sold for $750!]

Palm's Foleo was - depending on who you ask - either the ideal companion device, cruelly axed before it had a chance to shine, or a pointless distraction for the company's engineers and implicit in their downward spiral.  Either way, if you've always wanted to own one yourself, now you have the chance.  Ixle picked up a Foleo a month or so ago and has been blogging about it ever since; now he's putting the Palm pseudo-netbook back up on eBay.

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Rare Atari 2600 game Air Raid sells for $31K

Rare Atari 2600 game Air Raid sells for $31K

Alright gamers, it's time to hit up your garage, attic, or storage building and check your stash of old, obsolete video games. Some of those games are worth big bucks. When I was a kid, I had an Atari and a hoard of games for the thing. I typically only played a few of them and over the years, I have thrown them all away.

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Bioshock Big Daddy costume for sale on eBay

Bioshock Big Daddy costume for sale on eBay

Volpin Props' awesome Bioshock Big Daddy costume has been rocking around the internet for a while now, generally prompting whoops of admiration wherever it's spotted, and now - in an attempt to reclaim some workshop space - the whole thing is up on eBay.  Currently at $840 after 47 bids (and still yet to pass its reserve) the costume is roughly seven foot tall - depending on wearer - with a motorized drill arm and LED lighting.

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Barnes & Noble nook store availability limited; eBay prices doubling

Barnes & Noble nook store availability limited; eBay prices doubling

Hoping to pick up a Barnes and Noble nook in time for the holidays?  Don't count on it seems the message from B&N; not only have online preorders for the dual-display ebook reader sold out for December, pushing expected deliveries for orders placed now to January 4th, the company is now reducing its store roll-out.  According to B&N VP Mary Ellen Keating, only "a very limited supply, along with demo units, will be available in our highest-volume stores" as of December 7th.

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (aka Striker) appears on eBay?

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (aka Striker) appears on eBay?

When we pondered out loud last Friday on when we might see the leaked BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (aka Striker) arrive on shelves, little did we know it would be quite so soon.  Of course, this isn't an official release from RIM, and stocks are severely limited: someone has supposedly gotten hold of an unlocked, unused Pearl 9100 and has put it up on eBay.  What's strange is that the seller doesn't appear to have any photos of the handset itself.

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