Lawyers for the world’s top-two smartphone makers return to court in San Jose Thursday to resume their epic, $1 billion patent fight.
As the end of year nears it is time to take a moment to look back to see what made the top of the best of lists for 2012. Other than the presidential election there have been many other battles this year to score a number one spot in the United States. Companies, writers, public relation experts and cities have all been vying for the golden top spot.
The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.
Sales of smartphones and tablets may have hurt sales of old-fashioned PC’s, but after returning from the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin our tech analyst saw some things that show the PC industry isn’t quite dead.
T-Mobile announced it’s now offering unlimited data plans for their smartphone subscribers following in the footsteps of Sprint.
Apple is demanding Samsung pay it $2.5 billion for allegedly stealing the design technology of the iPad and iPhone to create illegal knockoffs. Samsung counters that Apple stole its technology and is demanding $399 million.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham in England report they’ve come up with a formula that can predict where someone will be based on data analyzed from that person’s smartphone.
Smartphones, as sophisticated as any laptop or desktop computer, are also just as thorough in retaining all sorts of personal information that can be mined by others who buy a used phone.
After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest technology disputes in history.
The Olympics are well underway and for those who aren’t satisfied only viewing the events shown on TV, you now have a number of different options this time around because of smartphone apps.