Malaysia Health Minister Says TPP Is No Good

TPP is a major cause of concern among those in the tech community. Its expansion of copyright and forcing U.S. copyright law onto other countries is troubling to say the least. It seems that some countries involved in the TPP…

Google Glass Users May Use Eye Tracking To Unlock Device

Have you ever thought about how you might unlock your Google Glass, should you ever own one? After all, it’s supposed to be like smartphone for your eye, and you lock and unlock your phone. We may have the answer…

SHIELD Act Is A Patent Troll’s Worst Nightmare

I think we all agree that something has to be done about patent trolls. The patent system that they abuse is broken and it does nothing to better the economy. In fact, recent studies say patent trolls actually cost the…

Apple Vs. Samsung: The War Continues In U.S. Federal Court

The ongoing patent dispute between tech giants Apple and Samsung continues today in federal court in San Jose. Apple alleges that Samsung has copied the design of its iPhone and iPad products. Last week, Samsung was banned from selling its…

Latest Patent Troll Sues Foursquare Over GPS

Patent trolls are the scum of the technology world. Ask anybody and they will tell you the exact same thing. Frivolous lawsuits being brought against small companies in the hopes that they settle. Most of these patents don’t even have…

Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec

It appears that Apple is buying mobile and network security provider AuthenTec. 9to5Mac points to an SEC filing shared by Reuters, which says: On July 26, 2012, AuthenTec, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan…

Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned From Being Sold In 27 European Countries

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has been banned from being sold in Europe, following a ruling in a German court. That’s certainly not good news for Samsung, nor is it good news for Google, who is trying to gain ground…

Google’s Chrome Mobile Browser At The Center Of New Patent Lawsuit

Google has just landed in the crosshairs of EMG Technology, who has filed a patent lawsuit claiming that the company has infringed on a particular mobile patent involving navigating systems on smartphones and tablets. Google’s Chrome mobile browser is the…

Yahoo And Facebook Put An End To Hostilities

We have extensively covered the patent war between Facebook and Yahoo in the past. The fight was going to have no winners and looked to just drag on as both companies accused each other of incriminating patent infringement. Thankfully, it…

Google Patent Could Bring A “Wiki-Type Element” To Search Results

This week, Google was granted a patent for “Organizing search results in a topic hierarchy“. The abstract for the patent says: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for searching a data set and returning search results organized…