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Website Shames Drivers Who Text While Driving

Tyler Lee March 31, 2014

Website Shames Drivers Who Text While DrivingTexting while driving is a big no-no and we’re sure that despite most of us agreeing with that statement, there are still plenty of us who are guilty of doing so. There have been many initiatives in the past attempting to stop texting while driving, but a new initiative hopes to put an end to that nasty habit by shaming drivers into stopping.

This is according to a website called TWITspotting which basically posts photos taken by others of people who are texting behind the wheel. Based on the angles that most of the photos are taken, it would appear that the people taking the photos appear on the bus, so we guess for the most part the photographer isn’t being a hypocrite. (more…)

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    European Standard Phone Charger Law: Pro and Cons

    Hubert Nguyen March 14, 2014
    European Standard Phone Charger Law: Pro and Cons

    A powerful image, but one that does not represent today’s phone world

    The European parliament is pushing to have phone manufacturers use a single type of charger for all mobile phones. According to some institutions, this would reduce the Euro electronic waste by 51000 tons and it would basically put an end to a rather stupid situation where consumers have to buy proprietary chargers each time they get a new handset (this doesn’t happen much these days…). It would also make it convenient to charge phones in many places including friends homes, office and possibly public spaces. (more…)

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    ZiiLabs Tales Samsung And Apple To Court Over Patent Infringement

    Edwin Kee March 14, 2014

    ZiiLabs Tales Samsung And Apple To Court Over Patent InfringementThe enemy of my enemy is my friend, or so the saying goes. While Samsung and Apple have been duking it out at courts over the past few years concerning the various patent infringements that one has accused the other of, along comes ZiiLabs. ZiiLabs has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States against both Samsung and Apple, where the lawsuit claims that selected devices from Samsung (which will include the many Galaxy branded handsets, tablets as well as laptops) and Apple (which will comprise of various iPhone and iPad models, the iMac and MacBook Pro) have actually infringed upon a number of ZiiLabs patents.

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    T-Mobile Wins Lawsuit Against AT&T’s Aio Wireless

    Tyler Lee February 10, 2014

    T Mobile Wins Lawsuit Against AT&Ts Aio WirelessWhile Magenta might not be T-Mobile’s official name, it is what the carrier is referred to at times, just like how some people still refer to AT&T as Ma Bell, and how Verizon is also sometimes known as Big Red. That being said, magenta is also the color used by T-Mobile in their logo and unsurprisingly they weren’t too pleased when they discovered that AT&T’s Aio Wireless used the same color as them, which ultimately led to a lawsuit. Naturally AT&T claims that they did not use the magenta color, but we guess their argument is invalid as the courts have ruled in T-Mobile’s favor.

    According to a statement that T-Mobile released upon learning about their win, “The court agreed with us that Aio can’t continue infringing T-Mobile’s magenta mark by using large blocks of what it has called “plum,” and told Aio to stop using magenta or similar colors in all of its marketing and advertising, including stores, web sites and social media.” This was also followed up by a rather spiteful tweet by T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, who wrote, “Young bullies steal lunch money, old bullies steal brand colors, right #Randall? Too bad we fight for our brand color”. What do you guys think? Are the colors any cause for concern of mistaken identity?

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    Nokia And HTC Agree To Settle Their Patent Litigations

    Tyler Lee February 7, 2014

    Nokia And HTC Agree To Settle Their Patent LitigationsWould it be more expensive for HTC to find workarounds for their devices in order to avoid infringing upon Nokia’s patents, or to sign an agreement with them in which HTC would pay Nokia in order to use their patents? Perhaps HTC has crunched the numbers and realized that the latter would make better financial sense because Nokia has recently announced that they and HTC have agreed to settle all outstanding patent litigation and to enter into a patent agreement, although exactly how much HTC will be paying Nokia for the right to use their patents remains unknown, unsurprisingly. (more…)

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    Typo Submits Argument For Ongoing Lawsuit With BlackBerry

    Tyler Lee February 7, 2014

    Typo Submits Argument For Ongoing Lawsuit With BlackBerryBack in December of 2013, an iPhone case called the Typo Keyboard was announced. There are several reasons why it managed to generate the attention that it did, and for starters it was backed by celebrity Ryan Seacrest, and secondly its design was reminiscent of BlackBerry’s own keyboards that are used in its QWERTY devices like the BlackBerry Q10, for example. That being said we weren’t surprised to learn that BlackBerry wasn’t pleased about the design and has since filed a lawsuit and were looking to block Typo Keyboard sales. (more…)

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    Anti-piracy App Launched, Teaches Youths The Effects Of Piracy

    Tyler Lee February 5, 2014

    Anti piracy App Launched, Teaches Youths The Effects Of PiracyWhen it comes to piracy, there are those who believe that downloading songs is alright, and then you have those who think that it is wrong. There are many reasons why people download, because it is free, or because they want to see if they like it, but in the eyes of the law, it is illegal and that is something an anti-piracy app has recently been launched in the UK where it hopes to teach the younger generation the effect of piracy on recording artists. The app, dubbed Music Inc, is a collaboration between UK Music, the Intellectual Property Office, and Aardman Animations. (more…)

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    HTC To Modify Some Of Its Devices After Nokia Lawsuit

    Tyler Lee February 5, 2014

    HTC To Modify Some Of Its Devices After Nokia LawsuitBack in early 2013, Nokia filed a lawsuit against HTC alleging that the Taiwanese company had infringed upon its patents. So far Nokia has been successful with their lawsuit against HTC, winning an injunction against the company’s devices and further pursuing them in international markets, such as France. Well it looks like HTC has decided that perhaps modifying their handsets would be a better solution rather than to keep fighting it out in the courts, and in a filing at the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC said, “We are investigating modifications for our handsets to remove this redundant technology.”

    HTC expects that there will be little disruption to the company and their customers during the period in which they modify their handsets. It is unclear if there might be some stock shortage during this process, but then again we expect many customers could be holding back from purchasing older HTC devices in favor of the upcoming HTC M8, but we guess we will have to wait and see. Hopefully the modifications that HTC makes will not infringe upon any of Nokia’s other patents, although the smart thing would probably to take out a licensing deal with Nokia which might pay off in the long run.

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    Lawsuit Claims Gogo Overcharges For In-Flight WiFi

    Tyler Lee February 4, 2014

    Lawsuit Claims Gogo Overcharges For In Flight WiFiWiFi in cafes, schools, and work places are pretty common. However WiFi in airplanes, that’s a different story. For the longest time ever, airplanes did not come with WiFi and entertainment came in the form of the small screen in front of the passenger, but with our need to stay connected these days, it was inevitable that WiFi was introduced to airplanes, although it did not come cheap. In-flight internet provider Gogo is one of the companies that provides WiFi to airline passengers and they have recently been hit with a class action complaint where the complainants claimed that the company has entered into illegal exclusive contracts with airline companies in a bid to overcharge customers for WiFi use. (more…)

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