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Microsoft blasts 'web video killer' Motorola Mobility in EU gripe

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Only because it's cheaper

to pay the M$ tithe than a pay patent lawyer to prove you don't have to

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Proview offers Apple peace talks amid Shanghai iPad ban bid

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Cupertino hopes the Guangdong High Court will see American sense

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Megaupload honcho sprung from slammer (for now)

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Re: "new evidence"?

Maybe someone grew some and told Americaland to fuck off and find criminals harming people instead of their beloved shareholders and their crazy copy=deprivation theories. You know like actual theft (permanently depriving a person of something which is different to copying it), murder, rape, drug-peddling, etc

Yeah, I know, unlikely.

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An iPad in every pot, says Anna Bligh

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I can save them a load of money...

Use an Android tab.

Seriously 'Use the most expensive, locked-in and proprietary tablet variant you can get?' Tax dollars well-spent by a government yet again. (OK SONY might be dearer, haven't checked)

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Microsoft claims Google bypassed its browser privacy too

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So in other words

Apple and Microsoft admit privacy flaws in their browsers, blame Google for them.

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Pirate Bay AND its users violate labels' copyright - judge

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Buy your media secondhand

There. I said it.

Again ;o)

OK some stuff is not the same secondhand (games with used-up online redemption codes, etc) but CD's, DVD's .. all the same so long as the packaging is in good nick. Take someone's no-longer-wanted purchase off them for a great price and keep that sale away from Big Media. If you want to make sure the 'artist' benefits then buy a t-shirt, go to a gig, send them an Xmas card with a fiver in it.

Which reminds me... you watch the secondhand games market take a shit-kicking when the next gen of consoles come out. The games won't be any cheaper, either, even though they're largely free to distribute online through XBOX market, etc.

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Apple goes to European Commission with complaint about Motorola

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So how come

No-one else has complained about Samsung or Moto FRAND arrangements then if they're playing fast and loose with them.

Could it actually be that Apple were offered agreements on the same basis as everyone else and refused them thinking it was above paying for things or that it knew better?

I'm damned sure Nokia, Sagem, LG, Ericksson, SONY, et al would all have had something to say if anyone was doing anything other than playing by the rules.

I think Apple are trying to shirk their commitment and are reckoning that the lawyers, only costing a couple of million for this case maybe, are a cheap gamble if it gets them out of a massive arrears payment which DOESN'T have to be FRAND-based due to their willful infringement.

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iPad 3 chip leak squeaks dual-core tweaks

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week 46

Yeah but that chip could have been on a shelf somewhere for a week or two, surely? You'd not have a conveyor belt from the chip plant into the assembly plant, you'd have to have a stock buffer in case the chip fab broke down which would instantly halt production while it was fixed. Your stock buffer hopefully lets you fix the fab or bring a secondary (dearer) temporary fab into play while it's fixed.

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Re: Re: Re: mehPad

Which is exactly what Samsung are doing with their ('enyx', 'exynon'? can't remember) chip I think.

4 Cores for wide-awake processing grunt, a fifth low-power one for tick-over and background bits.

I would expect the SG3 to be incredibly responsive and any tablet using that Tegra-style multicore tech, also.

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Meh

mehPad

I'll see your piffling alleged 2 cores and raise you a Samsung Galaxy S3 with its alleged 4-and-a-bit cores.

Doubtless Samsung are waiting for Apple to drop the mehPad on their pavlovian-slavering fanbase before they drop the Tab2 on the world with a bazillion cores and rams and pixels and stuffage.

When guys like Samsung and Sony are making such nice gear (watch the hardware specs rocket past anything fruity this year, possibly also LG & HTC too) the iPad is less of a mehPad and more of a whyPad. Plus you can always switch to a SONY/HTC/LG/etc and *keep your apps*

No I don't care if you think Android has inferior apps, likelihood is you never tried any anyway.

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Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack

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"extract the software blueprints"

Well, there's no way anyone would want the UI 'blueprints' for sure...

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Football rights value soars in wake of TV Now lawsuit

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Absolutely

Along with Football (soccer), Football (from Americaland), Golf and Athletics.

Perhaps Celebrity-Get-Me-Paid-For-This and Look-At-Our-Lack-Of-Talent and co could all feck off to their own channel, too.

Then I might dare to turn the TV back without selecting the PS3 input first...

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'Exploitative' Proview slammed by trademark judge ... in 2010

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Even so

It still doesn't mean they don't legally own the trademark does it. Though I guess they could possibly be stripped of ownership for fraud or something ?

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Apple lands slide-to-unlock patent blow on Motorola

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Prior art

The bolt on my back gate.

I hope google's face unlock patent (assuming they have one) prevents Apple ever doing it cos you know they wish they'd 'invented' that one.

Slide to unlock is also bloody obvious on a touchscreen if you ask me, hardly an 'innovation'. They may as well claim to have patented drag-and-drop

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Lumpy nanoparticles improve thin film solar cells

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Happy

If you're cunning

** Prior Art Alert! **

You can control the efficiency of the cells thereby having a knob that adjusts the opacity of the window, too... (window blind manufacturers won't thank you, though)

You heard it here first ;o)

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Social networks can't be forced to filter content, rules top EU court

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Re: Are they going to apply this Newzbin

Probably not as they aggregate data from elsewhere rather than hosting it themselves or having their users post it (other than comments, etc) to the site.

An interesting if possibly unworkable idea nontheless

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Euro data protection: Great for punters, not for biz - MoJ wonk

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Black Helicopters

"US and the UK were leading the world"

So, in other words, the US has commanded uk.gov to provide more data on people and the best way to do it is to allow biz to collect and hold more then mine it through the usual sneaky and/or cross-border and covert techniques.

Whenever 'UK & US' is mentioned be suspicious as it usually implies 'Special Relationship'

To paraphrase Spartacus (the series) 'The US government would put cock in arse'

Black Helicopter cos there's no Gladiator icon ;o)

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Twitter mobile apps storing address books for 18 months

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Re: LinkedIn does it too.

Double fail

Outlook and the LinkedIn plugin installed ?

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Sensitive council data sent to hundreds via PERSONAL EMAIL

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attempted to recall the email

hahaha people still believe that stuff? M$ did a great job with that 'feature' :oD

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UK cops cuff suspect after RnBXclusive takedown

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FAIL

" leading the industry to attribute"

That old assclown bullshit again. I attribute all the suffering in the world to Big Media. There I said it and now it's on the intertubes so it must be true. Won't someone think of the starving children and shut these companies down ?

I just made 35 copies of somesong.mp3 into different directories on my HD. I have "COST" them 35 sales.

Later I shall write a script to endlessly replicate the file until the disk is full. This should "cost" the MAFIAA ... A MEEEEELLION POUNDS!!!!!

Need a Dr Evil pinky-in-mouth icon :oD So FAIL instead cos well, it's Big Meeja innit.

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UK crime-busters knock hiphop site off the Internet

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Pint

Ewwww!

You do know you can plug those things into the electromatrickey and they get cold inside, right? :oD

Pint for you (a cold one!)

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If you're going to buy a police unit

Then there should be ample evidence that the crimes it solves produce a clear and direct benefit to the police's greatest paymaster.

The bloody tax payer.

I can see, indirectly, the value of car insurance fraud, but no way can I see the benefit from stopping a file of music downloading. Not like CD's, etc, will get cheaper because of it, or music get better.

This smells dodgier than a bag of very dodgy things which have been stored in a warm cellar for 6 months.

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Apple CEO defends fixes to suppliers' working conditions

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As I say to my kids

Just cos you're the one who's name came up doesn't make the others who were involved right.

It doesn't make you any less wrong, either.

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Now Proview seeks ban on ALL iPads coming out of China

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In that case

It's wallet time....

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Black Ops has best videogame ending ever

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Portal / Portal 2 not top?!?!?!?!

I guess the cake WAS a lie after all... :o(

Black Ops peed me off with the difficulty settings implementation, don't think I ever finished it.

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Apple 'seeking part makers' for 8in 'iPad Mini'

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Meh

Best call Pegatron, then

Seeing as other part makers have seen what's happening with them, I bet they'll be queueing up for some of the same.

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Apple tops Google in 'Reputation Quotient' survey

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Table missing...

'Which company are you sickest of hearing about?'

Yeah, they'd top that one, too.

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EU, US sign off on Googorola merger

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Cards, chest

Google always plays its cards close to its chest then just releases stuff.

I'm sure someone in Google somewhere knows exactly what the Moto acquisition was for and there's a long-view gameplan whether it's some method they've found of grinding Apple into the dirt, cornering some niche tech they want to move forward with and have ownership of or simply to have a huge cannon to fire back at rectangular lawsuits with. They know, we don't. If we accept that then all we need to do is sit back with popcorn.

Make mine a large tub.

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Apple orders PC builder to 'choose sides' in laptop battle?

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Yup it got spun out

So it could do business as it pleased.

Look where it got them - bent over the Apple Barrel, apparently. ASUS will go elsewhere and you can bet other manufacturers will look at this and think 'Nah, cos they'll just be told not to make our gear and we don't need the cost of a manufacturer move in 18 months, we'll go with the other guys'.

Good luck winning NEW customers with everyone thinking that.

Another walking dead company. If that's fandroid bitterness foaming away then it's fewer syllables to say 'reality' instead.

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Cuddly

Like a bag of infected medical sharp waste

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Not sure that

Apple need anyone to - I think they might be doing it all by themselves quite well.

They've already ceased to 'innovate' such as it ever was (accusing Samsung of a 'Following' strategy when they've permanently been playing phone-tech-catchup). They're going out of their way to piss off some of the biggest companies in the world. They're pissing off their suppliers. They're actually starting to piss off their customers, too.

I can envisage a point where certain Asia-region companies decide it's too much trouble to deal with Apple and suddenly they have no displays for their devices, for example, and the only people that will do business with them are demanding several x the price cos they know there's nowhere else for them to go.

You can bake the trendiest bread in the world, but when you attempt to assrape the flour guy....

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True

Whilst beating the company in public to improve pay & working conditions to make themselves look good.

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WTF?

Commercial suicide

You can only make our gear.

Until we don't want you.

Seems like they just want to piss everyone off that they possible can. What a twisted freakish company Apple are.

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Apple demands US ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus

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Good point

A bit like the MAFIAA expecting entertainment sales to skyrocket if they kill all downloading somehow.Pure fantasy.

They are, however preventing people seeing how superior competitor's devices are, to some extent, therefore stifling competition.

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Actually the Nokia 3310 will do

Available in 2000

Predictive text, voice tagging (hence it must search things on voice input) and you could select numbers in texts to do stuff with.

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Dear Sirs

To: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, United States of Americaland

Yet again I am glad to be able to offer my assistance in your legal dealings.

Please find enclosed a Nokia 6230 from around 2001. I think you'll find it sufficient prior art.

Hugs,

Me.

P.S. shit, sorry, meant to send that to Samsung... my bad

Seriously, though, Apple should get all those patents invalidated from cursory examination of almost any Nokia from around 1999 onwards.

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Cannot be calculated

Damages are too small, insufficient decimal places.

Give them 1 cent.

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Megastar personalities are intellectual property in draft law

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Lunacy

qwertyuiop

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Cable thieves wreak havoc for cops, BT punters

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Presumably if nicked by the rozzers

BT could claim criminal damages get a massive fine against them (to be unpaid, of course, but leave them perhaps sans accommodation and just with underpants and shoes) and have them detained as a flight risk (or sent back to Romania, as appropriate).

Or maybe tie all the cable round their neck and drop them off in the middle of Dartmoor nekkid. If they walk back to civilisation, consider it time served - they'll surely have a different outlook on copper thieving. Oh, you can't do that cos they 'Have Rights'. damn.

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Sun hacks cuffed after being DOBBED IN by News Corp

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Operation Sunset

Would have been a better name

If only that rag would implode under the weight of its own banality... but what would The Lowest Common Demoninator (tm) do for tits, football and politically-biased tittle tattle then ?

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iPads seized from shelves by Chinese officials

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Including Fire

some text

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Well they paid up for...

iPhone (Fujitsu?) and iOS (Cisco), if I remembered those right.

So they'd better get their wallet out for iPad and pony up to ProView, too. As they've infringed already I'd hope it ends up being $5 per device sold instead of a flat rate. Make an example of the Western Capitalist, etc, etc. Not like they're gonna move manufacture from Foxconn overnight.

Perhaps they should have gone with a less stupid naming convention from the outset than i+some word from a dictionary.

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Barack Obama: Bland, predictable and cheesy ... on Spotify

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Oh God

Doubtless Bono will be quick to stick his kindergarten politician's snout in that trough.

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US and EU regulators will give Googorola the nod soon

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Don't laugh!

There's good ebay money in that tablet thing :o)

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Germany stalls over ACTA treaty ratification

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What's being forgotten here is

... that it's not so much the content of *this* particular treaty (though I don't like it personally) it's more...

The underhand secretive method it been done in, to paraphrase the UK gov 'Nothing to hide nothing to fear'

It's a foot in the door for Big Media which you *know* will begin to scope creep as soon as it's ratified and THAT is a very very bad thing so slam the door shut and crush the foot, preferably as painfully as possible to make it think twice about coming back any time soon. Big Media wants control of the internet and it's not too fussed about how it gets it.

'We the people' do not support putting the interests of wealthy corporations before our own. We don't want this and you do not do this in OUR name or for OUR benefit.

And so forth.

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EU competition chief threatens patent war smackdown

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Seems to me the system worked fine

Till Crapple started dicking around.

This just in from Joaquin's bank statement:

09-Feb-2012 Credit from Apple Inc: $2,000,000.00

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Googorola's desire for iPhone royalties will upset Apple cart

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Presumably

The companies give you a written statement of what's covered and what's not.

A license as part of the package is normally a selling point so they'd say, don't you think?

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FAIL

Infringing

If you're infringing then you're not licensed, FRAND or otherwise.

So pay up. If you thought you'd just have to pay backdated FRAND rates instead of a more severe penalty for your infringement then get another lawyer you Klutz. A less smug one, preferably.

You weren't covered and you are liable and it will cost you and that is the law.

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Hackers claim to have penetrated Foxconn backdoor

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Lots of emails?

Including ones where Apple acknowledge they know all about conditions at FC and cynically discuss how best to look like they're doing something while keeping costs down and production up?

Someone somewhere must be feeling a bit nervous, I'm sure.

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Life-size Portal gun to shoot onto shelves soon

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When life gives you cheap plastic...

Need I say more?

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