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Apple ordered to pay $234m in patent infringement case

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 3:49 pm

Earlier we reported Apple was being sued for patent-related damages by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and that the jury had ruled the claim -- which concerned processor efficiency technology in the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus -- was valid. Now, damages have been set at $234m. This is much less than the original $862m asked, as it's been determined Apple did not willfully violate the patent.




Managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation had this to say: "This is a case where the hard work of our university researchers and the integrity of patenting and licensing discoveries has prevailed. The jury recognised the seminal computer processing work that took place on our campus."


An additional lawsuit making the same claim but concerning the 6S and 6S Plus has been filed, too. Between this win and another against Intel in 2008 for the same claim, the Foundation is favored.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 3:38 pm



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Xiaomi unveils its new 60-inch 4K TV for under $800

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 9:31 am

Xiaomi has just unveiled its latest 60-inch 4K TV, with the new Mi TV 3 featuring the aforementioned 4K resolution, but it is a truly different 'smart' TV.




The Xiaomi 60-inch 4K Mi TV 3 features something that looks suspiciously close to a soundbar, but it's far from just an audio device. Inside of the speaker, there's an MStar 6A928 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of flash storage. When this soundbar is connected to the Mi Port on the 60-inch 4K TV, it'll also run power through the cable, while providing you with access to MIUI TV. MIUI TV is Xiaomi's Android-based smart TV platform.




The Mi TV Bar can be purchased separately, and works with any TV, monitor or projector - which is a nice bonus. Xiaomi says that a TV's motherboard represents 20% of the overall cost of the TV, so by removing these components out of the TV and into a separate device, Xiaomi hopes you'll upgrade and replace your TV's motherboard more often - keeping the glorious 60-inch 4K panel, instead of buying an entire new TV set.

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Check out this kick ass Back to the Future tribute in GTA V

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 7:33 am

With Back to the Future Day happening on October 21, it's perfect timing to see a tribute video from GTA Series Videos using Grand Theft Auto V and mixing the worlds of GTA V and Back to the Future.



The video above was made using the Rockstar Editor, where Marty McFly and Doc Brown are recreated in the world of Grand Theft Auto V. The DeLorean has never looked better, I just wish there was a full mod for Grand Theft Auto V in the Back to the Future world. Now wouldn't that be awesome?

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YouTube's subscription service is expected to launch on Wednesday

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 5:35 am

Google has been expected to launch its long-awaited video subscription service through YouTube for a while now, but it looks like it will be finally taking place on Wednesday according to the latest rumors.




YouTube's premium subscription model is expected to include ad-free viewing, as well as the ability to download videos for offline viewing. As for the cost, we should expect somewhere around the $10 per month range, which will have plenty of people jumping onboard so that they can secure an ad-free YouTube experience.

Movie chain sites buckling under pressure for Force Awakens pre-orders

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 3:28 am

Pre-order tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is generating so much traffic for movie theater chain sites that they are buckling under the pressure, and crashing.




UK moviegoers have been trying to secure Force Awakens tickets from the likes of Odeon and Picturehouse Cinema, but their sites have already been taken down. Odeon wouldn't give out numbers on how many tickets it had sold, but -Vue- said it sold 10,000 tickets in just 90 minutes. A spokesperson for the trade publication said it was one of "the biggest first [hours] of advance ticket sales seen so far this year".


They added it would normally take weeks for ticket sales to get that high, so we should expect (like we didn't already) that Force Awakens is going to make a serious amount of money when it's released.

New 'Force Awakens' trailer is two minutes of awesome

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 2:10 am

The second teaser trailer for 'The Force Awakens' stopped the internet on its release back in April and now with just eight weeks to go until the theatrical release of the seventh 'Star Wars' film, LucasFilm and Walt Disney have now dropped the film's full theatrical trailer which ups the anticipation to stratospheric levels.


So without any further ado, dim the lights, turn up the speakers and be prepared to be transported to a galaxy far, far away.


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Hideo Kojima has officially left Konami after 29 years

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 1:31 am

After 29 years of making games for Konami like the 'Metal Gear' franchise, infamous game creator Hideo Kojima is finished.




The New Yorker reports that Kojima's last day was October 9, with his resignation meaning he also no longer works with Kojima Productions. Kojima Productions being a Konami-owned studio that he opened back in 2005. We knew that Kojima would leave the studio after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launched, but with the awesome Silent Hills being teased, the world thought he would stay.


Silent Hills was completely scrapped by the studio, and Kojima's name was ripped from the box art on Metal Gear Solid V, which showed just how far Konami was going with getting rid of Kojima.

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Lenovo announces huge 27-inch all-in-one with Windows 10

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Oct 19, 2015 8:41 pm

Today Lenovo announced its new line of Windows 10 devices, branded as the Yoga 900 line. The most eye-catching of the new hardware is the massive all-in-one that takes the term "desktop" quite literally, bringing huge size as well as huge potential.



Lenovo's Yoga Home 900 isn't made for on-the-go use; as its name implies, it's optimized more for a home-based experience. Its massive 27-inch full HD 10-point touch display can be set at an angle for traditional browsing on or doing work across Windows 10 apps, or it can be laid flat for some competitive air hockey or tabletop games like Monopoly or Risk for family games night. It weighs just 16 pounds, so you can easily heft it from room to room without worrying about a cumbersome bulk or the device bending under its own weight.


The tabletop PC has some beefy specs under the hood, with Broadwell class Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, a dedicated NVIDIA GPU (up to a 2GB VRAM GeForce 940A), up to 8GB of RAM and up to 1TB of onboard SSHD storage. The six-cell battery is lacking, only supporting up to 3-hours of usage per charge, but given the huge 27-inch display, that's to be expected.

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