Round a few corners, a bit of nip-tuck and a tossed-on N. Oh, and probably just being sick and tired of the whole ordeal. We're assuming that's the recipe for getting the Cupertino-sourced gorilla off of Samsung's back, as a judge at the district court in Düsseldorf, Germany just issued a preliminary ruling that effectively clears the Galaxy Tab 10.
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.
Samsung will fight the $120m damages a US court ruled it must pay Apple, the South Korean firm has insisted, accusing its rival of omitting "real world evidence" that would have proved Samsung's innocence.
The last time the two companies met in the U.S. was in 2012. Apple won a $1 billion judgment Samsung is currently appealing.While the 2012 trial focused on design patents, this year's infringement claims are related to specific software features within iOS.
It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates, once crowded with companies big and small, now looks more like a fraternity.
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.
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.
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.
One of the fiercest rivalries in the world of business is heading back to court this week with Apple seeking $2bn in damages from Samsung for allegedly ripping off designs and features. The trial in Silicon Valley, California will mark the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants as they fight for the multi-billion dollar smartphone market.
Samsung's tablets haven't done much for me in the past; outside of the slickGalaxy Tab 7.7, they've rarely had exciting designs or brisk performance. However, theGalaxy Tab Pro 8.4caught my eye. It has an iconic (if veryGalaxy Note 3-like) look, solid specs and the sharpest display on a tablet that size.
The rage is thanks to a ruling today by the court on the Hobby Lobby case.that cover certain forms of birth control if that birth control runs counter to the religious beliefs of the people who own the company.The Supreme Court does not have a Twitter account. But a lot of people don't know that.
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.
Despiteputting the brakeson injunctionsin both Berlinand Hamburg, Uber has once again felt the effects of a ban, but this time it's effective on a national level. Earlier today, a court in Frankfurt ruled that the car-hailing service doesn't have the necessary permits or insurance under German law.
Following the recent ruling from the Supreme Court, Aereo has elected to shutdown its service, offering a refund to current customers in exchange. The TV service's CEO Chet Kanojia announced the business decision in a somewhat somber post on the official Aereo blog today.
The Supreme Court's Aereo decision may not have it earned many techie fans, but its decision on two other cases - Riley v. California and U.S. v. Wurie- may change that. The highest court in the land has just ruled that the police "generally" cannot search your cellphones without a warrant.
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.
We have a lot of work to do to turn this around."According to Lowensohn, Quinn said, "This new, edgy marketing strategy ... it drove Apple crazy."Quinn said Schiller was "obsessed" with the Samsung ad series, and suggested to CEO Tim Cook that Apple consider dropping its long time ad agency to find someone new that could reinvigorate Apple's advertising.
Samsung ads typically teeter between funny and annoying. The company's latest efforts skews towards the latter. Though not as overtly anti-Apple as its "wall huggers" ad from last week, Samsung's latest commercials for the Galaxy Tab S essentially take aim at the iPad for A.) lack of split-screen multitasking and B.) having a an LCD display.
In aprecedent-setting decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled today that Aereo is in violation of US copyright law. The decision states that Aereo's use of tiny antennas hooked up to cloud DVR technology violates the right of companies producing broadcast content.