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May 9th, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Costs $237 to Build

Early reports from market consultancy IHS show Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 has a bill of materials of $237. Although the full report won’t be released until the close of business Thursday, IHS released some information to the web late Wednesday. In comparison to the Galaxy S4’s $237 cost of materials, Samsung’s Galaxy Note costs $270, [...]


March 11th, 2013

Apple-Samsung Suit Over Siri to Proceed

A California judge has ruled that a suit between Apple and Samsung over allegations that Samsung violated intellectual property surrounding Apple’s Siri virtual assistant can proceed. Judge Lucy Koh, who presided over last summer’s massive Apple v. Samsung trial, refused to suspend the case but ordered both parties to significantly “streamline” their claims. Patent blogger [...]


March 1st, 2013

Judge Cuts Apple v. Samsung Award by 40 Percent

The damages Samsung was set to pay Apple have been reduced by 40 percent after a California judge ruled that the award was calculated on “impermissible legal theory.” Apple was awarded approximately $1.05 billion in damages from Samsung after a jury ruled in August that Samsung had infringed upon its patents. This new ruling means [...]


February 19th, 2013

Google to Open Retail Stores?

A “reliable source” has told both the 9to5 blog network and the Wall Street Journal that Google is planning on opening a chain of retail stores in the United States. According to reports, these retail outlets would sell Google-branded hardware and provide a personable hands-on experience similar to the Apple and Microsoft stores. The 9to5 blog [...]


December 31st, 2012

Do ‘Big Tent’ Tech Expos Have a Future?

In a little over a week the International Consumer Electronics Show will open in Las Vegas, with all the spectacle and extravaganza one would expect from the city. An expo occupying 1.7 million square feet of space with an expected draw somewhere in the 140,000 range should be impossible to ignore, as the name ‘CES’ [...]


December 20th, 2012

‘Pinch to Zoom’ Patent Facing Review by USPTO

Officials at the US Patent and Trade Office declared Wednesday that another strategic Apple patent should not have been awarded to the company. This is the third Apple patent post-Apple v. Samsung to be tentatively rejected by the USPTO following an “ex parte” request for re-examination. In a letter to Apple and Samsung dated December [...]


December 18th, 2012

Is the End of the Apple-Samsung Patent War Upon Us?

In a sign of a possible detente in the patent war between the two technology giants — or an assessment by one that the other is much less of a threat to sales — Samsung announced Tuesday morning that it would withdraw a lawsuit in Europe that sought to ban sales of Apple’s products in [...]


December 12th, 2012

Shots Leak of Blackberry’s Upcoming London Smartphone

To hear The Media tell it, the fate of Canada rests on three things: Oil pipelines, fighter jets, and Research In Motion. The aging tech giant has become so fundamental to the Ontario economy that its newest phone, seen widely as its last chance at relevance, is a matter of national importance. Like Americans watching [...]


December 10th, 2012

‘Steve Jobs’ Patent Invalidated by U.S Patent Office

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office declared one of Apple’s strategic patents that was at the centre of Apple v. Samsung invalid. The patent ruled invalid by the USPTO was the ‘Steve Jobs patent’ — the master patent that covered multi touch and scrolling — which arguably defines the iOS experience. Listed by the USPTO [...]


October 29th, 2012

Google Launches Nexus 10 Tablet; An iPad Competitor at Just $399

 The latest addition to Google’s Nexus family has finally arrived in the form of a $399 10.1” tabled dubbed the Nexus 10.   In an effort to capitalize upon their wildly successful Nexus 7, Google has now introduced the so-called Nexus 10, a larger 10.1” tablet that has an envious feature set.  Produced by Samsung and [...]