Software giant Microsoft Corp. has requested the US International Trade Commission ban on imports and sales of TiVo set-top DVR boxes, accusing the TiVo of infringing four patents.
The complaint submitted to US ITC in Washington states that TiVo infringed technology patented by Microsoft in 1990s and 2000. The ITC is a quasi-judicial agency which has the right to bar imports of products found to violate US intellectual property rights.
TiVo imports the digital-video recorders from Mexico, where they are manufactured, to sell them in the United States.
Apple's new TV ad "Two is better than one" is praising both AT&T and Verizon as both are now providing network to the iPhone. The Apple iPhone has recently been made available on AT&T's rival network provider Verizon. Earlier, AT&T had the exclusive rights to sell the iPhone.
Apple's new ad demonstrates two iPhones next to each other performing exactly the same tasks at exactly the same time, to give the impression that the two network providers are equal.
Finnish handset maker Nokia's upcoming smartphone, the Nokia N9, will run MeeGo operating system and come equipped with several outstanding features.
The Nokia N9 will reportedly feature an advanced 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor, a 4.2-inch OLED touch-screen display, QWERTY keyboard and a whopping 12-megapixel photo snapper with xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics.
Other striking features of the smartphone include 768MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, FM radio, micro USB, HDMI output, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Internet search giant Google on Friday acknowledged an increase in web spam complaints, but defended its spam-fighting policies.
The California-based company denied accusations that websites with Google adverts were getting free pass. The company claimed that it had made it more difficult for spam-packed websites rank high in search results.
Google was responding to complaints that its search results were spammy and awkward. Google engineer Matt Cutts wrote in a blog that they were hearing the feedback from the web loud and clear.
Emerging reports claim that Apple is replacing standard Phillips or Torx screws on iPhone 4s with tamper-resistant "pentalobe" screws so that no one can fiddle with internals of the phone.
A report published in the Daily claims the Cupertino, California-based consumer electronics giant's repair stores are fitting pentalobe screws in iPhone 4s brought for servicing.
Experts are of the view that main motive behind Apple's recnt move is to force iPhone users to rely only on Apple repair services.
Kyoto-based Nintendo has newly announced release dates for its much-anticipated 3DS hand-held game console.
The company announced that 3DS, which doesn't require special glass, will hit European stores on March 25, two days ahead of American stores on March 27.
In Europe, the game console will be priced by retailers. Retailers GAME and HMV have priced the much-anticipated game console at £229.99, while Play. com has announced a price tag of £219.99 for the device. However, these prices are preliminary and could be changed later.
Cyberattacks on social-network sites such as Facebook doubled in 2010 from the year earlier, fresh figures released by IT security firm Sophos reveals.
According to Sophos, 67 per cent of users of social-networking sites such as Facebook were spammed, while 40 per cent of social-networking users were sent malware during 2010. The figure for malware attacks represents an increase of 90 per cent from a year earlier.
Volvo has newly demonstrated a new technology that will allow driverless cars to automatically sync up with a lead driver.
The tests of vehicle `platooning' were conducted on Volvo's test tracks in Sweden. The tests were a part of European Union's research project called Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE).
In the test, a car was driven behind a lorry. The driver of the car handed control of the car to the driver of the truck and took his hands off the wheel.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has unveiled a new logo for the HTML5 to encourage people to adopt the new technology.
The logo is simple, showing a shield in front of rays of light. It was designed by boutique agency Ocupop. With a view to promote HTML5 technology, W3C has released the logo as badges, stickers and T-shirts.
The new logo is a general-purpose visual identity which stands for HTML5, CSS, WOFF, SVG and other technologies used in the creation of web applications.
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard hinted in a brief notice that recent leaks about its Topaz and Opal tablets were partial and that much more could appear at its February 9 event.
As per Engadget's claims, HP/Palm is working on a couple of tablets: a nine-inch Topaz and a seven-inch Opal. The tablets are claimed to be introduced on February 9, with a possible release date in September this year.
BBC-backed video-on-demand platform YouView will probably hit services like that of BskyB after its launch, a fresh report from Evolution Securities claims.
According to Media analyst Steve Malcolm, digital switchover will bring the subscription-free broadband video-on-demand platform YouView to around 22 per cent of households in the UK, which could hit Sky subscriptions very hard.
Currently, pay-TV market in the UK is dominated by BSkyB, with more than 10 million subscribers.
Android Central has exposed an AT&T product screen showing Motorola's recently introduced Atrix 4G with March 1 release date.
Unveiled on January 5 at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Atrix 4G smartphone has no exact official release date. But, if Android Central's claims are true, it will be the first dual-core smartphone to hit the US store shelves.
The Atrix 4G has several striking features that allow it to stand apart from the crowd of others in the market.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that company's upcoming hand-held 3DS game console would some day be able to record 3D video.
Iwata added that the 3DS game console would use SD cards to enable 3D recording. The 3DS would be shipped with a 2GB SD card; however, the hand-held would support SD cards of up to 32GB.
Nintendo has already confirmed that the 3DS would come equipped with a 3D camera capable of capturing full 3D pictures.
Technology giant International Business Machines' (IBM) supercomputer "Watson" on Thursday defeated the top two all-time champions of the popular quiz show Jeopardy in a practice round, triggering debate if artificial intelligence is greater than the human intelligence.
Watson's victory brought a great sigh of relief for IBM researchers, who have been making hard efforts to create computers that can efficiently imitate human intelligence.
Apple has reportedly been awarded a patent for solar-powered devices, which indicates that the Cupertino-based technology giant could start offering a new range of eco-friendly iPhones and iPads, with longer battery life.
The patent number 7,868,582 was granted by the US Patent & Trademark Office, which originally received an application for the patent in February 2009.
The patent for solar-powered devices indicates that Apple is interested in developing its own solar technology. Apple already has three patents related to solar-powered devices.
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