August 25, 2012

Samsung loses in Apple trial, ordered to pay $1 billion in damages

Apple Wins Samsung Lost
In what will no doubt be a precedent for the tech industry, a jury has found Samsung infringed on Apple’s patents in the Apple and Samsung trial. 

A nine person Jury is still reading the verdict. So far, Samsung has been found in violation of 4 patents for most of the devices in question. Samsung has also been found guilty of willful infringement for most patents in question for most of the company’s devices, except for the Galaxy Tab. All of Apple’s patents were found valid as well, another big blow to Samsung. As far as damages, the jury has awarded Apple $1.051 billion for Samsung’s infringements. 

Samsung’s claims against Apple are all turning out to be found in Apple’s favor…


Try Google’s New ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Button

Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” button was cool back in the day, but lately it hasn’t served much purpose; Google Instant has made it pretty much irrelevant. Now Google’s spicing the old trick up a bit with new adjectives.

If you head over to Google right now, and hover your cursor over the “I’m Feeling Lucky” bar, you’ll see it spin to a new adjective like “stellar” or “hungry”. When you click it then, it’ll take you to some random goodness about that particular thing, like pictures of a nebula, or a list of nearby restaurants.

It’s not like this is suddenly going to make the ancient button the premier way to search, but it’s a neat little gimmick, one that’s worth checking out.

[via Gizmodo]