Jury Awards Apple $290 Million from Samsung

Tech

A jury Thursday ordered Samsung Electronics to pay Apple $290 million for copying technology in the latest legal bout between the two largest smartphone-makers.

The figure is down from the $1.05 billion awarded by a previous jury and later tossed out by a judge, but Samsung is still expected to appeal the newer verdict, the Associated Press reports.

The verdict Thursday addresses 13 older Samsung devices that allegedly copied iPhone and iPad features. Another trial in March will consider Apple’s allegations that newer Samsung devices also copied Apple technology.

[AP]

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Google Books

Google Have Won An Eight Year Long Battle Against The Authors Guild Over Google Wanting Wanting To Scan More Than 20 Million Books From Libraries And Make Them Available On The Internet.

I Don’t Know The Full Details On What They Actually Want To Do With The Books And How People Are Going To  View Them But This Seems A Good Idea, Making A These Books More Accessible. 

However, I’ Not 100% With This Idea Because I Wouldn’t Like To Think Of The Library Becoming Obsolete And A Thing Of The Past Because Of The Word Wanting To Becoming Fast Pasted And Technological.

I Guess We’l See What Will Happen With This

Just A Quick Blog(well Quote) On The NSA Prism Palaver

Reading Around The Web Again And Came Across This Tweet By NBC News “NBC News has learned that under the post-9/11 Patriot Act, the government has been collecting records on every phone call made in the U.S”

This Topic Is VERY Interesting Because It’s Something We All Should Be Concerned About But At the Same Time Is There Much We Can Actually Do About The Situation. If They Were Doing This From 9/11 Without Any Permisson And We’re Only Finding Out Now Then What Else Are They Doing 

How technology is changing blindness: 6 talks on how those who can’t see can drive cars, take photographs and more

Good Read..

TED Blog

When Ron McCallum was a child, he loved story time. But he was sad not to be able to read a book on his own. It was the 1940s, and McCallum was blind since birth. As his mom told him, “You can’t feel the pictures, and you can’t feel the print on the page.”

“Little did I know that I would be part of a technological revolution that would make that dream come true,” says McCallum, a labor law scholar, in this incredibly sweet talk given at TEDxSydney. “Computers have changed the lives of us all in this room and around the world, but I think they’ve changed the lives of we blind people more than any other group.”

In this talk, McCallum takes us on a tour of the people and technology that allowed him to read — from those who transcribed into braille to the maker of…

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A NSA Hacking Scandal…

Should We Really  Be Surprised That The US Are “Spying” On Us? The Clues In The Name….U.S.A (United Spying Agency) Lol Poor Joke I Apologise. I Really Do.

But Anyway But To The Subject Matter, I Was Scrolling Through The BBC News Website A Few Days Ago (As You Do) And I Came Across A Article “Snowden leaks: Google ‘outraged’ at alleged NSA hacking” Now This Is Something In Which I Had Heard About Recently But Never Really Took Any Notice, So When I Saw The Article I Thought Why Not.

Anyway Alleged “Facts” From Article “NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily” Now This Should Be Ringing Alarm All Over The Place. A Common Phrase I Keep Hearing Is “If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide Then What’s The Problem” Or Something Along Those Lines. The Point Isn’t That I Or Anyone Else Have Something To Hide, It’s That Why Do They (They Being The NSA) Feel That They Have Some Sort Of Right To Be Snooping Around Information That Is Not Permitted For Them To Listen Or View.

Another “Fact” That Came Up Was That They “Monitored servers at 9 internet companies.” Some Including Facebook, Google, Skype, Apple and YouTube. Some Of These Just Sound Ridiculous, I Mean Come On What Sort Of Messages  Or Information Did They Think They Can Gather From Facebook. A Deadly Birthday Message From Me To A Old Friend Of Mine Who I Haven’t Seen Since I Was 5? I Think Not.

As I Can See I Am Going Off Topic Again I Guess I Am Going To Leave This Blog On This Note….

No Matter What We Do Online( Yes Even You On Incognito ) & It Now Seems Even Our Phone Calls…They Will Know EVERYTHING.