Last month, we shared the sad story of how our brand-new Google Nexus One went from Crave fave to purple nurple, with a cracked screen that scarred its beautiful AMOLED screen forever.
We took our Nexus One to HTC support--under encouragement from Google--and it promised to investigate fully. Now the results are in, and HTC tells us it couldn't find anything that could have caused a crack while the phone wasn't being handled.
Read more of "HTC on Nexus One cracked screen: 'They don't go in pockets'" at Crave UK.
First, there was the Macintosh. Then it was the iPod, the iPhone, and now the iPad. Next up in Apple's arsenal: The lawyers.
No doubt, when Apple announced Tuesday that it was suing HTC for allegedly infringing on its patents, only one company may have been named, but Jobs & Co. were issuing a legal warning to nearly every company that's released an iPhone-like device.
But how far will this fight go? That's the unanswered question.
The HTC lawsuit could be the first of many as the company stakes its territory in the smartphone market. Larger manufacturers, … Read more
It's been far too long between visits, but CNET reporter Caroline McCarthy is back in New York and joins our sewing circle today on The 404 Podcast. Lately it's been difficult to track down our favorite jet-setter, so Caroline's Dopplr feed comes in handy for locating her.
We start things off with a chat about Caroline's recent travels and why "Up in the Air" brought tears to her eyes. CMC tells us about her two favorite airlines and the luxurious amenities offered to those special travelers who can somehow find a way to sneak in to the executive lounge. We had no idea airports have showers, and we're starting to scheme on how we can match her frequent flier miles.
On the topic of movies, movie-goers might be thrilled or crushed to hear that a "Zoolander" sequel is in the works. Ben Stiller and writer Justin Theroux are both back for the next movie, but my fellow hosts are disappointed to learn that Jonah Hill is close to getting signed to play the villain.
More disappointing news: Owen Wilson has yet to confirm his reprisal of Hansel, who might or might not be so hot right now. However, the entire conversation gets derailed when Caroline drops a bomb on the studio and makes a polarizing comparison to the original "Zoolander" that has Jeff reaching for the mute button.
Caroline also tells us about the wacky citizens of Topeka, Kan., unofficially changing the city's name to "Google" in a sell-out move to be the first city to test Google's fiber-optic technology. As pathetic as it sounds, I guess anything is better than ToPikachu. Also, a side note: you need to click this to witness Caroline's master MS Paint skills. Who needs Photoshop?
The big story in the tech and entertainment world today is "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" getting yanked from Hulu after the two couldn't reach an agreement over extended rights from Comedy Central and its parent company, Viacom. Fans of the shows can still watch full episodes on comedycentral.com, but Wilson and Caroline have their own predictions for their final destinations.EPISODE 529 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
All's fair in love and war, but business is another story. Apple has unleashed its team of lawyers on HTC over an alleged infringement of 20 patents it holds for the iPhone. We also talk about Google's acquisition of photo editor Picnik, Sony getting old "fat" PlayStation 3's working again after Monday's leap year bug, and Netflix considering bringing its streaming service to the iPhone. Tune in to get the scoop.
Microsoft's latest security measure involves telling everyone not press F1. Well that's reasonable. If you read everything Microsoft says. Also the juiciest weirdest firing ever happens to the developers of the most successful video game ever.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1176
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Picnik acquired by Google http://blog.picnik.com/2010/03/google-acquires-picnik/
Google wins patent for location-basedadvertising http://digital.venturebeat.com/2010/03/01/google-location-ads/
Apple Sues HTC For Stealing iPhone Technology http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-sues-htc-over-patent-infringement-2010-3
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As Apple and HTC prepare to duke it out inside a courtroom, fans of both companies' smartphones are taking sides on the Web.
The news of Apple's suing over 20 patents the iPhone maker claims are being infringed on by HTC was a trending topic on Twitter early Tuesday, as thousands of new tweets every minute came in. But fan forums were abuzz over the lawsuit as well.
Over at Phandroid, a site that tracks developments regarding Android phones, which includes HTC, the general reaction was a mix of disgust with both the patent system and Apple. The Android … Read more
Earlier this morning, Apple revealed that it had filed suit against smartphone manufacturer HTC, accusing it of infringing on 20 Apple patents tied to the iPhone.
Named as exhibits in the litigation, a handful of Android and Windows Mobile devices including Google's Nexus One, the T-Mobile G1, the Droid Eris, the Touch Diamond, the Touch Pro2, and the Imagio.
Below, copies of that suit, which was filed with the office of the United States International Trade Commission and the United States District Court in Delaware. But first, a list of the patents at issue here:
The '331 Patent, entitled &… Read more
Apple is suing phone maker HTC and has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that the Taiwanese company is infringing 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone.
"We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We've decided to do something about it," Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said in a statement Tuesday. "We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."
The patents that Apple alleges HTC is infringing are related to the … Read more
Looks like those who love messing around with HTC software can't get enough of the Desire's Sense UI. After its first appearance on the Nexus One, someone has now installed it on a Motorola Droid (Milestone for us GSM folks). From the discussion thread on AllDroid, capabilities such as pinch to zoom and Flash on the browser are demonstrated in images and videos.
In the video embedded above, certain aspects of the implementation still appear a little unresponsive, but that's to be expected since the software wasn't designed for the Motorola hardware.