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Apple calls proposed DoJ e-book settlement “fundamentally unfair”

Apple has said in a legal memo that the US Department of Justice’s proposed settlement terms for three publishers in the ongoing ebook pricing suit brought by the DoJ are “fundamentally unfair, unlawful, and unprecedented.” The legal memo, which was filed with a New York court, will alter the terms of Apple’s contracts with the three publishers named. Hachette Book Group, H...[Read More]

Get ready for 3D printed… meat?

3D printing in recent months has given the world cheaper scientific equipment, confectionery and even a way to circumvent handcuffs but the latest foray into 3D printed matter will generate meat, if everything goes according to plan. A division of billionaire Peter Thiel’s Thiel Foundation, Breakout Labs, has announced today a grant for a startup called Modern Meadow. The six-figure grant wi...[Read More]

Nokia’s Lumia 800 takes a trip up Mt. Everest

A skydiving enthusiast, Minesh Mandalia, has taken his Nokia Lumia 800 up to the base camp of Mount Everest. Mandalia was originally planning on taking his laptop along in order to browse the web, update Twitter and Facebook and sort out his videos and image but opted instead for his Lumia, “[because I] realised I could take my phone and have all those features put into one small device.R...[Read More]

Nokia remains committed to Windows Phone, new device coming soon

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has said that the Finnish company is standing behind using Windows Phone in the handset wars with Android and iOS. Reuters reports that Elop, speaking to reporters, said “I don’t think about rewinding the clock and thinking about competing elsewhere. In today’s war … (between) Android, Apple and Windows, we are very clear, we are fighting that with th...[Read More]

Steve Jobs’ home burglarised

The home of the late Steve Jobs has been burglarised, with over $60,000 worth of computing equipment being stolen during the break-in. The thief, one Kariem McFarlin, has been arrested and charged with “residential burglary and selling stolen property” according to CCN’s report. The burglary took place on 17 July this year and McFarlin’s arrest occurred on 2 August but the ...[Read More]

Malaysian websites staging SOPA-style online protest over proposed law changes

Several well known Malaysian websites have blacked out their pages in order to protest changes to a law that they say will restrict online freedom of speech in that country. According to critics the amendment to the Malaysian Evidence Act, amendment 114A, will have far-reaching effects on online users in Malaysia, including ISPs, hosting providers, website administrators and anyone who owns an int...[Read More]

Further talk of licensing BlackBerry 10 from RIM CEO

Bloomberg reports that Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins has said that the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is still in development at RIM, will soon be ready to license to other hardware manufacturers. Heins however has not confirmed whether this will actually take place. BlackBerry 10 is based off of QNX, which has found applications in numerous places including the automotive and milit...[Read More]

Google being investigated by India’s Competition Commission over alleged anti-competitive practises

Google is being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practises in India by the country’s Competition Commission (CCI) which deals with antitrust matters. This follows complaints from a consumer watchdog group, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International. Associate director at CUTS Udai Singh Mehta said today that the watchdog approached the CCI in investigate potential misus...[Read More]

Judge throws out three handsets from Apple-Samsung case

Samsung has seen a minor victory in the ongoing infringement case between the Korean company and Apple after the presiding judge threw out three of the handsets named in the suit. Samsung’s Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S i9000, and Galaxy S II i9100 were removed from the legal action because they “…weren’t sold by Samsung’s telecommunications and electronics divisions in the US...[Read More]

IBM’s latest research lab announced, based in Africa

IBM has announced today that the company will be setting up a new research lab. On the surface the computing giant’s choice of Nairobi, Kenya for the research lab’s location might seem a little strange but as the country will soon be joining the ranks of those who possess supercomputers, IBM’s choice doesn’t seem that unusual. IBM will be, as AllThingsD puts it, “solv...[Read More]

The Olympic Games may feature holograms in future

Information technology services company Atos has released a report, titled Ascent at London 2012: A vision for sport and technology, detailing the technological possibilities for the athletic event come 2024. Part of the vision for the future includes the prospect of hologram tech being used to broadcast events from one Olympic stadium to another. Atos Singapore spokesperson Gregoire Gillingham, s...[Read More]

Electronic Arts – Digital game sales will outstrip retail copies in 2 or 3 years

Video game publisher Electronic Arts expects that digital sales of its titles will overtake sales of retailed boxed games within the next two or three years. Reuters reports that the company’s COO Peter Moore has made the claim in a recent interview. Moore said “There will come a point, whether it is two or three years from now, when we say. ‘We are doing more in digital media no...[Read More]

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