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Google Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Google Sues Apple for Patent Infringement | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google's Motorola Mobility unit filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that its virtual assistant Siri infringes on its patents.
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Google’s Motorola Files New Patent Case Against Apple

Google’s Motorola Files New Patent Case Against Apple | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit said it filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple Inc. claiming that features on some Apple devices, including the Siri voice-recognition program, infringe its patents.

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Samsung keeps prior art parade marching against Apple

Samsung keeps prior art parade marching against Apple | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Samsung keeps bringing up old technology to knock off four Apple design patents pointed in its direction. Read this blog post by Josh Lowensohn on Apple.
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Judge says Apple's 'smoking crack' with giant witness list

Judge says Apple's 'smoking crack' with giant witness list | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The judge in the case between Apple and Samsung once again loses her cool, chiding Apple for lining up too many last-minute witnesses. Read this blog post by Josh Lowensohn on Apple.
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Flash for Android dies today, long live the 'full web experience'

Flash for Android dies today, long live the 'full web experience' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In November of last year, Adobe made a surprising about-face on its popular Flash plugin, announcing that it would stop development of Flash for mobile devices. Today, Adobe will disable new installs...
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Why Apple doesn't just sue Google and get it over with

Why Apple doesn't just sue Google and get it over with | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In the complicated world of patent litigation, it's actually easier for Apple to go after Samsung and other handset manufacturers than to take on Google directly. Read this blog post by Roger Cheng on Apple.
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Samsung calls Apple patents into question with LaunchTile and DiamondTouch table

Samsung calls Apple patents into question with LaunchTile and DiamondTouch table | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Samsung started off its case today by going straight at the heart of Apple's utility patents, showing off two software systems with similar functionality that pre-date iOS altogether. Adam Bogue,...
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The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight

The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The eyes of the technology world are focused on the epic patent struggle between Apple and Samsung - the latest iteration of Apple’s frantic legal battle against everything Android.
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Curious why Mars rover has such a dinky camera and computer?

Curious why Mars rover has such a dinky camera and computer? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
NASA scientists deserve every high-five and hug received for surviving “seven minutes of terror” and safely landing the 1-ton Curiosity rove...
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Google Is About To Make Apple's Siri Look Like A Joke

Google Is About To Make Apple's Siri Look Like A Joke | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Its voice-powered search is coming to iPhones and iPads.
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Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter's iCloud Account

Apple Support Allowed Hacker Access to Reporter's iCloud Account | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
On Friday, Wired writer Mat Honan recounted the tale of how his iCloud account was hacked which resulted in his iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air getting...
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Google's Driverless Car Is Now Safer Than the Average Driver

Google's Driverless Car Is Now Safer Than the Average Driver | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google announced its self-driving cars have completed 300,000 miles of test-drives without accident. That's better than the average human.
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NASA's Mars Rover Crashed Into a DMCA Takedown | Motherboard

NASA's Mars Rover Crashed Into a DMCA Takedown | Motherboard | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
NASA’s livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars was practically as flawless as the landing itself, a refreshing alternative to all that troubled Olympics coverage.
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SMS Spoofing: iPhone Glitch Lets Hackers Text You

SMS Spoofing: iPhone Glitch Lets Hackers Text You | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If a new report is to be believed, scam artists may have another channel to trick you into revealing important information or swindle you out of your hard-earned dough.
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Samsung's high Apple patent stakes: A third of its value | ZDNet

Samsung's high Apple patent stakes: A third of its value | ZDNet | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Summary: Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun will reportedly have a chat with Apple CEO Tim Cook to see if a high-stakes game of patent poker can end.
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Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both

Skype adds photo sharing to iPad and iPhone app, soups up performance for both | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Sure there are already a slew of photo sharing options for mobile apps, but those do who most of their chatting in Skype...
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Raspberry Pi runs ported version of Mozilla's web-based Firefox OS

Raspberry Pi runs ported version of Mozilla's web-based Firefox OS | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
While smartphones running Mozilla's web-based Firefox OS aren't expected to ship until 2013, that hasn't stopped enthusiasts from porting the open source operating system to other platforms. The...
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Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes

Bill Gates awards prizes for eco-friendly toilet prototypes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Former Microsoft CEO and philanthropist Bill Gates has awarded a series of prizes to universities in the US, the UK, and Canada for prototypes of sustainable, eco-friendly toilets designed for use in...
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Dell tycoon's teen daughter has Twitter account shut down after father spends $2.7million on security... and she tweets family's EVERY MOVE

Dell tycoon's teen daughter has Twitter account shut down after father spends $2.7million on security... and she tweets family's EVERY MOVE | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Michael Dell's 18-year-old daughter, Alexa, has been divulging sensitive information about her and her family's activities on Twitter, complete with dates and exact locations, until her account was shut down this week.
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Apple vs. Samsung: complete coverage of tech's biggest trial

Apple vs. Samsung: complete coverage of tech's biggest trial | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The drama that's unfolded for over a year between mobile juggernauts Apple and Samsung has finally resulted in a trial in California.
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SMS Dictator 2.0: Send SMS Messages Using Your Phonebook with Google Voice

SMS Dictator 2.0: Send SMS Messages Using Your Phonebook with Google Voice | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

"Here’s an update of a terrific Google™ speech-to-text application for your Asterisk® goody bag. SMS Dictator 2.0 lets you pick up any phone on your Asterisk system, dictate a brief message, have it transcribed by Google, and then delivered as an SMS text message by entering either a 10-digit number of your choosing or by saying any name in your AsteriDex phonebook..."

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Amazon hires patent experts to improve mobile intellectual property

Amazon hires patent experts to improve mobile intellectual property | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amazon is looking to hire an acquisition and investment leader to help beef up its portfolio of intellectual property in the mobile industry.
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Samsung Bites Back in Apple v. Samsung Day 4 | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Samsung Bites Back in Apple v. Samsung Day 4 | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In day four of Apple v. Samsung trial proceedings, Samsung defended itself against Apple's claims that the Korean company is a design thief.
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This Is How the iPad Mini Might Look Next to the iPad

This Is How the iPad Mini Might Look Next to the iPad | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg and Apple's unofficial PR department confirming it, the new iPad mini seems like a sure shot.
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Google Maps adds live traffic for over 130 cities, boosts existing coverage

Google Maps adds live traffic for over 130 cities, boosts existing coverage | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google has expanded its Maps traffic coverage before, but rarely on a grand scale.
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