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Apple vs Samsung break down as Jury heads to verdict

Apple vs Samsung break down as Jury heads to verdict

Over the past few weeks the tech world has been watching intently as Apple and Samsung battled in the courtroom here in the USA, only to have one last-ditch effort to settle things amicably break down at the zero hour. It's now up to the jury to decide what the fate of these two companies will be in regards to the massive amount of design and technology patents they're both claiming the other used without permission - copying and fair use are up for grabs, and someone is about to get hurt.

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Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

This month the epic court war of Apple vs Samsung is taking place and the newest battle is in: Apple is presenting a set of slides which accuse Samsung of straight up copying their designs for mobile device icons. In each of the following slides (included in this post) you'll find Apple's presentation (via CNET) to be quite convincing in some areas and perhaps a bit of a reach in others. It's all up to your own senses, of course, until the jury is able to reach a conclusion of their own in this massive and multi-faceted case.

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Samsung Galaxy Appeal GoPhone hits AT&T June 5

Samsung Galaxy Appeal GoPhone hits AT&T June 5

AT&T is adding a new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy Appeal to its prepaid GoPhone lineup. The device features a slide-out four-row QWERTY keyboard and will be the first Android-powered slider offered on the carrier's GoPhone service. It's set to launch in Walmart stores on June 5 for $149.99 and will be available through AT&T's GoPhone distribution channels starting July 15.

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Samsung outs MHL capable 23/27″ LED monitors

Samsung outs MHL capable 23/27″ LED monitors

MHL has been creeping into more and more devices over the past year or so, first making waves with Samsung’s Galaxy S II. MHL allows an HDMI signal to be sent out over microUSB, assuming you have a powered adapter. Now Samsung is integrating the tech into two new monitors, which will let you plug the phone straight in and display a signal without the need for a separate power source.

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Samsung Galaxy S III teases Snapdragon S4

Samsung Galaxy S III teases Snapdragon S4

The next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor has been seen today amongst the rest of the wares which Samsung is set to present inside the Galaxy S III this week. The details will all be revealed tomorrow at the big event in London, and we'll certainly be here and there to let you in on the fun, but for now we've got the next best thing: tips! It's inside a newly-published user agent for the Verizon-flavored Galaxy S III that we're seeing this tip from Pocketnow, and the HTC One series that we're now looking to for comparison purposes.

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Samsung Galaxy ICS smartphone press photo leak faked

Samsung Galaxy ICS smartphone press photo leak faked

Today a photo of a seemingly brand new smartphone from Samsung running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and teasing a Mobile World Congress 2012 release has been leaked. This photos is fake, and here's why: the pixels simply do not line up. As our friend Michael Crider from Android Community makes clear, there's not only Photoshop related breaks in the reality of this image, there's clues in the code we know to be true that cuts down the legitimacy of this beast as well.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2012

Not only are we wrapping up the news of the day today, we're wrapping up the first month of the year. As we steam ahead into 2012, here's what made news today - for starters, Acer has plans to bring $699 Ultrabooks to the market later this year. What else can you expect as we move forward in 2012? If you're a Nokia and/or Windows Phone fan, expect NFC and wireless charging in the coming months.

Samsung’s surging smartphone business leads to strong fourth quarter

Samsung’s surging smartphone business leads to strong fourth quarter

Samsung pulled off a mighty impressive quarter at the end of 2011, with 4 trillion won ($3.6 billion) in net income. That's a sizable increase over the previous year's 3.42 trillion won, but not everything in the consumer electronics firm is all peaches and cream. The company saw a woeful decline in its LCD panel business but was able to more than compensate for that with an amazing smartphone library.


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Galaxy Nexus found on Verizon MAP for November 10 at $299

Galaxy Nexus found on Verizon MAP for November 10 at $299

It appears that there's a rat in the house at Verizon, vermin just loving the idea of letting loose some key information on future products via a MAP which includes not only the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but a device by the name of HTC Rezound as well. These two devices will be released on the 10th of November if this little chart is to be believed, and both of them will be priced at $299.99 right out of the gate. Judging by the rest of the items on the chart, it appears that this price may well be the price ON a 2-year contract - but of course it's the name that counts the most, isn't it - Galaxy Nexus. Sounds kinda tasty, doesn't it?

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USA Judge finds Samsung infringing on Apple iPad patent

USA Judge finds Samsung infringing on Apple iPad patent

Samsung has been having one whole heck of a lot of trouble with Apple accusing them of infringing on patents around the world, this newest accusation holding sway in none other than our home turf, the USA. Samsung could handle a ban in Austrailia for Galaxy Tabs, certainly no tabs in Germany isn't a hassle when it comes down to it, but America? This could be some big trouble. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh this week has said that Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets DO infringe on Apple's iPad patents, but made sure to note that Apple will have a problem proving the validity of the patents in question.

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