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The stage has been set for a lengthy courtroom battle between Google and Oracle, after talks of an out of court settlement between the two companies over the use of Java on Android have failed.... A federal judge who presided over the negotiations said that there were too many irreconcilable differences, aka Google not willing to pay enough. The two parties are scheduled to meet again on April 16...

knight ridder future tablet

It’s hard to believe that someone envisioned tablet PCs 18 years ago, but a dusty video clip from 1994 shows us that there were, in fact, technology visionaries before Steve Jobs (insert “ironic... grin” here).

The video shows how newspaper company Knight Ridder saw the news of the future and, darn it, I must say that those guys were spot on with their assumptions. However, what they probably d...

Google patent

One of the more fascinating aspects about the movie Minority Report (2002) (apart from the futuristic cars and inner city road system) was how billboard advertisements did a retina scan of... passers by and tailored the ad to suit the watcher’s requirements. The movie takes place in the year 2054 A.D., but with Google’s latest patent application, we may be closer to this futur...

Google TV

When Google registered the domain name googleshowy.com, there was a lot of speculation but no concrete proof as to what Google’s latest offering could be. If you were itching to learn... the truth, itch no more: we now have that concrete information at hand. Google has recently filed a trademark application for the name “Showy” at the United States Patents and Trademark...

Google And Motorola Ordered To Share Android Development Data With Apple

With help from U.S. Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner, Apple might have won an important battle in their ongoing patent war against Google. What’s interesting is that Apple used their legal... battle with Motorola to get to Google, based on the recent merger of the latter. Just in case you are not aware of this yet, Apple is suing (with limited success this far) almost every smartphone pro...

Android on Laptop

The patents buffs at PatentlyApple have unearthed a new patent application that suggests Google is working on making the next generations of Android more suitable... for running PCs. Specifically, Google is working on a method of controlling multi-touch applications on a computer, by using a multi-touch trackpad (like Apple’s Magic Trackpad). The patent filing s...

Google TV

A patent filed just days before the launch of Apple’s Siri defines Google’s vision on how we will interact with our TV sets in the near future. The brand new patent describes a dedicated... remote control device or an app that will let users control TVs via voice commands, but also run queries, or program the set to turn on automatically when the user gets close to home.

As Patent...

android assault

On Wednesday, a German court awarded Apple a permanent injunction against Motorola Mobility. This is the first time Apple wins a legal battle against Motorola, which was found to infringe on the iPhone’s... slide-to-unlock feature. Apple’s victory may signal a change of tides in its ongoing legal war against Motorola (and Android in general).

Motorola had previously won two legal decisions against Apple in...

applevandroid

If you’ve been following our website, you should remember our news on Apple’s lost battle against Proview Technology (Shenzhen). It was a recent post we shared less than 5 days ago. Anyway,... in line with that post, we just found out Apple is currently in the process of suing almost all of its biggest competitors in the tablet/mobile phone field.  While this goes against Apple’s previous c...

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B&N surprises me more and more these days. They were the first to show the potential of an inexpensive $250 Android tablet with the original Nook Color, and continuing to do it with the... upcoming Nook Tablet. This is surprising by itself because they could figure out what a regular Android manufacturer couldn’t – that there may be a market for quality low-end tablets

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