A federal jury on Wednesday found videogame giant Nintendo responsible for infringement of Seijiro Tomita's glasses-free 3D technology for 3D, and asked the game maker to pay Tomita $30.2 million in compensatory damages.
The patent suit was filed by Tomita in the year 2011. Nintendo's attorney Scott Lindvall argued that Nintendo's 3DS gaming device did not use the central features of the patent owned by Tomita.
But, the federal jury in New York found that that Nintendo in deed used features of the patent in its handheld 3DS gaming device.
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has claimed that it has received an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices from one of its established partners.
The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a statement that the order for 1 million devices - the biggest order in the company's history - was a tremendous vote of confidence in its new BlackBerry platform.
Lenovo is interested in acquiring troubled device maker BlackBerry but it would first evaluate the market, the computer and Android-based smartphone maker's chief executive Yang Yuanqing hinted.
In an interview with French financial newspaper, Yuanqing said the acquisition of BlackBerry could make sense, though he would first have to evaluate the market as well as the Canadian manufacturer's standing.
Speaking on the topic, he said that the deal "could possibly make sense. External growth is all about opportunities. But first I have to analyze the market well."
Your Facebook `likes' can predict your personality, a study by Cambridge University researchers revealed.
The researchers analyzed around 58,000 volunteers who provided their Facebook "likes," demographic information as well as psychometric testing results that were designed to underscore their personality traits. They fed volunteers' Facebook likes into algorithms and matched the information with their personality tests.
The researchers were surprised to find that they were able to paint volunteers' accurate personality portraits with the help of Facebook likes.
The newly introduced matchbox-sized device, dubbed RAC Advance, will revolutionise the way how RAC deal with its members, technical director David Bizley said.
In case of a breakdown, the RAC Advance automatically alerts a patrolman with the car's location and the nature of the glitch.
The device, which slots into a scart socket alongside the steering column, is capable of detecting engine and gearbox issues, imminent battery failure, and battery drain.
Various sources suggested over the past few months that Facebook is preparing to introduce video ads in News Feed, but many believe that it would not be easy for the social-networking giant to put the video ads without angering users.
Last month, Hillside Partners analyst Rory Maher reported that Facebook was beta testing a video ad product, which would automatically start playing in News feed and would max out at 15 seconds.
Comet Panstarrs, which was first discovered in June 2011 from Hawaii, will likely become visible in the skies above western horizon, starting from Friday to Saturday evening.
The comet will be seen just a few degrees above the western horizon at dusk. On Sunday, March 10, the comet will reach its closest point to the sun. It will remain visible in different parts of the world up to March 15.
The Inspiration Mars Foundation, a nonprofit group established by multimillionaire Dennis Tito and others, is aiming to send humans to Mars before the government.
Tito, the world's first space tourist, and others behind the project have plans to send two humans to Mars sometime in 2018.
Experts from the Inspiration Mars Foundation used the recently held Institute of Electronics & Electrical Engineering (IEEE) aerospace conference in Big Sky, Mont., to present the conclusions of a Mars mission-feasibility study.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged 29 individuals and corporations with sending millions of spam texts.
The messages, which promised prizes like free gift cards worth up to $1,000 form retailers like Wal-mart and Best Buy, were sent to random phone numbers.
In exchange for the gift cards, consumers were tricked into exposing their personal information, including their credit card credentials. The information gathered from the targeted customers would be ultimately sold to third-party companies.
Google Inc has confirmed that it has reached a licensing agreement with MPEG LA over patents related to the internet search giant's streaming media technology WebM.
The agreement cleared the way for wider adoption of Google's VP8 video codec. Via the agreement, Google gained the right to sublicense the VP8 and also the techniques in the next version VP9 codec.
As part of the deal, MPEG LA also agreed to ditch its efforts to create a VP8 patent pool, which would have permitted it to cross-license its video patents.
British estate agent Countrywide Holdings expects it's planned IPO to value it at up to £750 million, two people familiar with developments at the company said.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the sources said that Countrywide has priced its share for the sale in the range of 260 pence to 350 pence apiece, which would give the company a valuation in the range of £600 million to £750 million.
From the offering of new shares, the company aims to raise £200 million. The proceeds will be used to cut the company's debt pile and grow the business.
Travel firm Thomas Cook has announced its decision to close its 195 high street travel agencies and cut 2,500 jobs in the UK.
The planned closures and job cuts are a part of the 172-year-old travel firm's restructuring plan, which aims to turn its distressed British business around.
Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel firm, also said that most of the cuts would affect positions in the back-office and within the firm's retail network.
South Korean carmaker Kia has announced that it would not sell its 'Provo' car in the UK.
The announcement followed a parliamentary motion by DUP MP Gregory Campbell, arguing that the name `Provo' was often used for the Provisional IRA during the Northern Ireland Troubles. The motion stressed that it would be offensive to victims of the Provisional IRA.
Kia responded that it had no plans to launch the car in the UK, where it could be offensive to victims of the Provisional IRA, and added that the model was a special one planned for a Swiss motor show.
BBC's instant streaming service iPlayer will soon become available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform also, a spokesperson for the broadcaster said.
Cyrus Saihan, head of Business Development at BBC Future Media, said that the BBC iPlayer would be made available on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 platforms in the next few months.
Chancellor George Osborne will reportedly try to convince his EU counterparts to make a relaxation in the European Parliament's strict proposals to curb bankers' bonuses.
The European Union's 27 finance ministers are all set to meet in Brussels take a decision on the matter on Tuesday.
The European Union's Economic and Financial Affairs Council is expected to give approval to previous week's proposals, which include limiting bankers' bonuses to 100 per cent of their annual salaries or to 200 per cent in case shareholders endorse.