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Paul Allen patent suit refiled: App Store, iTunes, Gmail & more all cited

Paul Allen patent suit refiled: App Store, iTunes, Gmail & more all cited

As expected, Paul Allen and his legal team have resubmitted a revised legal suit in its broad-ranging patent infringement case, after a judge threw the previous version out of court for being insufficiently detailed. Allen claims Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax and Staples all impinge on patented tech developed at short-lived investment Interval Research Corp.; the new submission details specific products and services each defendant offers that the lawyers believe impinges on the patents. In Apple's case, that includes item-comparison functionality in iTunes, Apple TV, the App Store and the Dashboard.

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Apple Macintosh Portable prototype sneaks onto ebay

Apple Macintosh Portable prototype sneaks onto ebay

An ebay listing for a prototype of Apple original Macintosh Portable has been spotted, with the rare unit yet to see a single bid. Marked as a demonstration machine, the unit has at least one obvious difference from the 1989 commercial version, with its trackball shifted to the left of the keyboard.

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Palm Pre 2 for Verizon Shown Off in eBay Auction, Subsequently Pulled

Palm Pre 2 for Verizon Shown Off in eBay Auction, Subsequently Pulled

While the Palm Pre 2 may be making the rounds over in some European countries right now, as well as in GSM form, and unlocked here in the States, there are several fans of the new device, and primarily webOS 2.0, that are (trying to) wait patiently for the device to land on Verizon. While the device has yet to receive an official release date, or even be shown off yet with Verizon branding, there's no doubt that there's at least a few devices running around on the Verizon network. And sure enough, someone with one of those devices put it up on eBay, where you could have been the lucky buyer. Until the auction got pulled.

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Good-Game-Media eBay Auction for Replica Emile Helmet from Halo: Reach Ends Tonight

Good-Game-Media eBay Auction for Replica Emile Helmet from Halo: Reach Ends Tonight

Bidding on things from eBay is a daily occurrence for some people out there. The thrill of winning, or losing, and sometimes even getting something pretty cool out of it, too, is all reason enough to keep trying your luck in the global auction. In this case, you could start bidding on a replica helmet from Halo: Reach, worn by the knife-wielding character Emile.

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eBay adds QR Code scanning to RedLaser Barcode-Scanning iPhone App

eBay adds QR Code scanning to RedLaser Barcode-Scanning iPhone App

eBay has announced a new addition to its RedLaser Barcode-Scanning app for the iPhone that gives the app a really cool new feature. The App can now scan QR Codes and get information on the product from eBay listings. QR codes are quick response codes that can direct buyers to information on an offering.

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Buy your own NASA space glove wearing robotic hand on eBay

Buy your own NASA space glove wearing robotic hand on eBay

Something about this robotic hand is creepy to me. It reminds me of that severed appendage that crawled around trying to strangle Michael Cain in the old horror flick "The Hand." Creepy or not this is a piece of robotics history called the Omni-Hand I and was the first motorized dexterous robot hand.

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Pre-release Nokia N8 sells on eBay for just £310

Pre-release Nokia N8 sells on eBay for just £310

Silly us; here we were waiting for Nokia's official launch of the N8, and all we needed to do was head over to eBay.  A supposedly "brand new & boxed" N8 has just sold on the online auction site for a measly £310 - that's £119 less than the unlocked, SIM-free model is going for on Nokia's own preorder page - meaning someone will get their hands on the smartphone potentially weeks ahead of everybody else.

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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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iPod touch camera prototype hits eBay

iPod touch camera prototype hits eBay

Apple's plans to put a camera in the iPod touch have been raked over on numerous occasions - in fact we saw a supposed case design just the other day - and we've even seen a few prototypes in the wild.  Now, though, you can buy your very own iPod touch camera prototype, as long as you don't mind bidding for it on eBay and not actually being able to use the camera functionality.

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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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Microsoft Xbox 360 Custom Weta Casemod Makes Limited Editions Look Cheap

Microsoft Xbox 360 Custom Weta Casemod Makes Limited Editions Look Cheap

Custom made things are always welcome here, and you get an honorable mention for making something that's relatively normal on a regular basis look this awesome. Because, truth be told, this has to be the best looking Xbox 360 we've ever seen. Then again, we shouldn't expect any less from Weta Studios over there in New Zealand, now should we?

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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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