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Space X rocket en route to ISS with space laser cargo

A Space X Falcon rocket lifted off Friday afternoon for the International Space Station (ISS) from the Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida.

By Martyn Williams | 19 April, 2014 06:46

Tags: popular science, satellite, telecommunication, Space X, robotics

Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.

By Martyn Williams | 18 April, 2014 08:39

Tags: Google, telecommunication, internet

Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect

Typo halted the sale of its add-on keyboard for the iPhone on Tuesday after an injunction took effect that bans it from being imported to the US.

By Martyn Williams | 16 April, 2014 08:50

Tags: Blackberry, consumer electronics, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, smartphones, legal, Typo, accessories

Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

Wireless carriers in the U.S., handset makers and the industry's lobbying group have made a significant concession on technology that could remotely disable stolen smartphones and tablets.

By Martyn Williams | 16 April, 2014 08:17

Tags: Huawei, sprint, telecommunication, t-mobile, Criminal, samsung, Apple, Google, consumer electronics, htc, Carriers, at&t, Microsoft, ctia, legal, Nokia, smartphones, Motorola Mobility, US Cellular, verizon

Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

For a potentially revolutionary smartphone, it wasn't the best start.

By Martyn Williams | 16 April, 2014 02:54

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, smartphones

Before Project Ara, others envisaged a modular phone

The spotlight will fall on Project Ara this week when Google holds a big event for developers, but it's far from the first company to toy with modular smartphones.

By Martyn Williams | 15 April, 2014 09:14

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, smartphones

First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks

Canada's tax authority and a popular British parenting website both lost user data after attackers exploited the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability, they said Monday.

By Martyn Williams | 15 April, 2014 04:44

Tags: Canada Revenue Authority, security, Mumsnet, Exploits / vulnerabilities

BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards

BlackBerry has asked a California court to immediately block sales of an add-on iPhone keyboard made by Typo, alleging the startup backed by TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest misled the court.

By Martyn Williams | 15 April, 2014 03:36

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, patent, smartphones, Typo, accessories, Blackberry

Samsung's lawyers try to put a human face on Android

Samsung's lawyers tried to put a human face on Google's Android development efforts as they opened their defense Friday against Apple's patent infringement claims and its demand for US$2.2 billion in damages.

By Martyn Williams | 12 April, 2014 10:19

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Apple and Samsung spar over huge damages claim

Apple outlined for the first time on Friday how it came up with the US$2.2 billion in damages that it wants a California jury to award it for Samsung's alleged "massive infringement" of five Apple patents.

By Martyn Williams | 12 April, 2014 08:03

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Wi-Fi problems dog Apple-Samsung trial

There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: "Please turn off all cell phones."

By Martyn Williams | 12 April, 2014 04:35

Tags: Government use of IT, Networking, Android, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, wireless, Apple, consumer electronics, intellectual property, legal, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, WLANs / Wi-Fi, government

After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

By Martyn Williams | 11 April, 2014 09:04

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, megaupload, Music and audio, legal, Civil lawsuits, Recording Industry Association of America, internet, video

Apple details $2.2bn damages claim against Samsung

Apple began to lay out its $US2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung's alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple.

By Martyn Williams | 09 April, 2014 09:20

Tags: Civil lawsuits, legal, smartphones, Android, Apple, consumer electronics, intellectual property, patent, Samsung Electronics, iPhone

Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries

The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.

By Martyn Williams | 08 April, 2014 09:54

Tags: consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Civil lawsuits, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones, Apple

Last week in Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $US2 billion

Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court last week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $US2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.

By Martyn Williams | 05 April, 2014 10:41

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, intellectual property, Android, legal, iPhone, Samsung Electronics, patent, smartphones

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