Apparently it's time for the French to deliver Apple's tit for Samsung's tat won in US courts last week. Sammy's request for an injunction against the sale of the iPhone 4S was rejected by a court in France, which called the reaction out of proportion with its claims of intellectual property theft.
Been eyeing Samsung's new NX30 mirrorless camera? Well, if you live in New York City and can make it to 42-43 Broadway Plaza in Times Square between noon and 6PM, it might be your lucky day. Thanks to Sammy's "Ditch Day" promotion, you can trade in your current DSLR for the NX30, "while supplies last." For more information about the terms and conditions,click here.
Virtually everyone in the UK (andmany an Engadget reader) is familiar with Stephen Fry's iconic voice, but will anyone remember it in, say, 50 years? He certainly hopes so, but just to be sure, Wikipedia has recorded it for posterity and pegged it to hisbio page.
A French court has fined a blogger over a negative restaurant review posted online. The restaurant in question is Il Giardino, a pizzeria, and the blog post at the heart of the matter was published back in August 2013. That blog post has since been removed, but the blogger behind it still has to pay a 2500 Euro fine.
Apple and Samsung's second major patent trial gets underway in California today. While the parties involved remain the same, the products and patents at issue are substantially different. Undoubtedly, in the coming weeks we'll be inundated with day-to-day reports relaying the latest news from the courtroom.
Today, we watched Samsung announce it's building a VR headset with Oculus VR, dissected rumors surrounding WWDC 2014, took Samsung's Chromebook 2 for a test run and investigated the technology behind holograms. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
Does anyone actually cable up to a printer anymore? Not if they're kitted out withGoogle Cloud Print,Apple AirPrint, or Sammy's new alternative: Samsung Cloud Print. The service will launch with an Android app in June, followed by an iOS version in the second half of the year and possibly a Smart TV app at some point too, and all the apps will come with a number of promises about security.
Since Turkeyblockedaccess to Twitter in late March -- in response to posts about the prime minister's alleged corruption -- there's been plenty of legal back-and-forth, with the ban even beingliftedtemporarily as judges weighed complaints against the government.
Perpetualcourt combatantsApple and Samsung have revealed their final list of allegations ahead of a trial starting March 31st. Though each started with five disputed patents, Samsung only has four now since a multimedia sync patent wasknocked out earlierby Judge Lucy Koh. She also gave Apple a summary judgement win on its auto-complete IP, putting it ahead before the trial even begins.
Apple didn’t infringe on certain Samsung patents and won’t have to pay damages in a Japanese court ruling, Bloomberg reports. A Tokyo District Court ruled the iPhone 4, 4s, and iPad 2 don’t infringe on Samsung data communication patents. Samsung expressed their disappointment with the decision and noted that the company may appeal the ruling. Apple’s U.S.
Late on Friday, news broke that the jury in Apple and Samsung's second California litigation had reached a verdict. When the dust settled, the jury found that Samsung had in fact infringed upon a number of Apple patents, subsequently awarding the company $119.6 million in damages.
Apple and Samsung have been having legal battles on several fronts in courts around the world for years. Last year, Samsung was able to get hands on some confidential licensing agreements between Apple, Ericsson, and Nokia.
When rumors of Apple'ssmart home effortsbroke Monday, expectations for the future of home automation began to soar. According to sources speaking withGigaomthough, Cupertino's connected household project has more to do with fragmentation and the "Made for iPhone" label portion ofthe initial rumor.
Turkey's country-wide Twitter ban has already beentemporarily liftedon a national level, but the stay-of-execution wasn'tcompletelyuniversal. One of the three court orders that prompted theoriginal banforced Twitter to use its Country Withheld Content tool on an account that had reportedly accused Turkey's former prime minister of corruption, effectively blocking it from the view of Turkish users.
For the last year or so, Samsung has been touting a "paradigm shift" in the way it constructs flash memory: from a horizontal to a vertical arrangement of cells, or what it calls3D V-NAND. Now, judging from reviews of the first V-NAND consumer SSDs, the 850 Pro range, it looks like this shift has resulted in a geniune and unequivocal boost to performance.
This week we watched Apple buy Beats for $3 billion, explored the inspiration behind the newly-announced LG G3, learned about Samsung's new partnership with Oculus VR, investigated the benefits of solar energy and much more. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days.
Samsung and Apple are still fighting in court with no signs of the feud lessening any time soon. Samsung made a court filing this week in the legal battle between the two companies that has to be embarrassing for the Apple legal team.