Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. won a patent-infringement ruling that bans HTC Corp. from selling some of its smartphones in the US starting next year, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has hailed the ruling, saying it was better than what it had expected.
On Monday, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ordered HTC to stop importing its smartphones in to the US by April 19 next year, as they were found infringing on a patent held by Apple.
Scientists have identified the special biological process- a sensitive, heat-detecting molecule found in vampire bat noses called TRPV1, to be the tool for bloodsuckers to hunt their next meal.
This system has infrared sensors which helps blood sucking bats to know where the blood flows closest to their prey's skin so they can feed more efficiently.
Hewlett Packard Co. has filed a suit against Oracle Corporation for creating problems with the company’s step to prevent it from favoring the expensive with better and higher features HP systems.
It also alleged that Oracle was using ‘strong arm’ ways misleading the clients of H-P. This suit comes as the newest and freshest example of increasing strains between H-P and Oracle who are considered to be two giants in the Silicon Valley.
Austin Whitney would not have imagined himself on his foot at his graduation day four years ago but today he did it. Crippled in a car accident when he was driving intoxicated and hit a car, Austin was compelled to stay put in the wheel chair and disengaged his spinal cord right under his hip. Today, as his body is held with mechanical support and joints controlled by a computer, this young boy from South California walked up the stage gloriously.
A new Californian lawsuit has been filed against famous IT companies like Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel. These companies have been charged for violating antitrust laws.
The lawsuit has said that all these companies have been conspiring when it comes to making payments to employees and have also been found to have not been working for any kind of solicitation deal.
Space shuttle, Endeavour is going back to its birth place Southern California. This is the place where it was developed and built. And now, it will be kept for permanent display at the California Science Center.
The place where it is located is downtown of Los Angeles at the Science Center. This place is known to showcase some of the most impressive flying-related machines on the planet. It has got
Lockheed Corp.’s A-12, which is also known as the precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, and Lockheed’s supersonic F-104 Starfighter interceptor aircraft.
Huntington Beach, California, may use social networking platform Facebook to reduce the soaring number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
A councilman in Huntington Beach has proposed that police should start posting the mugshots convicts of multiple drunk-driving offences on the department's Facebook page. According to the council member, Devin Dwyer, using public embarrassment would set offenders straight.
Twenty-three-old George Samuel Bronk, of Citrus Heights, faces six years in prison for hacking into the e-mail accounts of numerous women in search of their naked and semi-naked photos and then posting them on the Facebook pages.
On Thursday, Bronk pleaded guilty in Sacramento Superior Court to a total of seven felony charges, ranging from computer infringement to fake impersonation.
During investigation, Bronk said he used to gain access to women's e-mail account using information stolen from their Facebook accounts.
If a plausible superstorm hits California, the damage could cost nearly three times the cost of a major Southern California earthquake, the United States Geological Survey warns.
The two-year long study claims a catastrophic winter storm could result into wide-ranging flooding and hundreds of landslides which could cost $725 billion, approximately three times the cost of 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the state.
Scientists based their report on a hypothetical winter storm, similar to the one that devastated California for more than forty days in 1861 and 1862.
California-based Intel announced that the US Federal Trade Commission approved its 7.68 billion proposed acquisition of security-software firm McAfee Inc.
The potential deal will allow Intel to stretch its feet beyond offering chips for PCs. In addition, Intel will be able to build security into computer chips plus other hardware, which will allow it to make products more resistant to attacks.
However, the deal is still under scrutiny in Europe. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the scrutiny by European regulators could delay the transaction.
Despite the recent launch of much-needed Fallout: New Vegas patch for the PS3 version of the game, players are still facing some glitches.
Several gamers have reported that they were still encountering bugs and glitches. Nectar bug is still unfixed, the gate to the strip still freezes some PS3s and V.A.T.S is still buggy.
However, that doesn't mean that that patch disheartened ever gamer. One of the gamers said that he encountered no problem during four-hour playing since installing the update. Another player said that the game did not freeze since the installation of the patch.
California just recorded the tenth death resulting from the current whooping cough epidemic. The death of the six-week-old infant in San Diego is spurring health officials to educate people about the importance of vaccination.
Whooping cough, officially known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection for which people over the age of two months can be vaccinated. Given that infants cannot be medically protected against the disease, it is imperative that the people they are exposed to are vaccinated.
California health officials have raised concern over the whooping cough outbreak in the state, which so far has claimed as many as 10 lives of infants.
The tenth baby who lost to the disease was just 6 weeks old and was born prematurely. The baby died last week after undergoing treatment at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.
So far this year, over 5,270 cases of whooping cough have already been reported in California. The previous record was set in the year 1955, when as many as 4,949 cases of this highly-contagious disease were reported.
California has become the headquarters of a new kind of stock exchange that trades personal data. The US firm BlueKai collects interests and preferences of over 200 million Internet users and sells them to the highest bidder.
Personal interests and preferences are divided into diverse categories that range from wedding dresses to mountain bike helmets. The information is very profitable for advertisers as it helps them to target potential customers showing more precisely.
Against the normal notion it has been found that it is not the women but the men who get 'switched off' during a row. That means that women are actually correct when they say that men ignore things during a fight.
The research done by Mara Mather of the University of Southern California in the US, has found that the men are capable of effectively 'check out' in midst of stressful situations. The women, on the other hand, are more reactionary and responsive in nature.