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+ - Apple Wins Injunction Against Galaxy Nexus Smartphone->

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CWmike
CWmike writes "A California court has granted Apple an injunction against Samsung over sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones in the U.S. The injunction was handed down on Friday afternoon by the same California court that earlier this week issued an injunction against sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. It will go into effect as soon as Apple posts a $96 million bond that will be used toward any damages sustained by Samsung if the injunction is subsequently found to be erroneously enjoined. Friday's ruling centers on U.S. Patent 8,086,604, which covers a user interface for conveniently retrieving information from a computer system. Earlier in the day, Judge Koh found Apple had not infringed U.S. Patent 7,362,867, which covers the scrambling system used in 3G cellular communications. Samsung had accused Apple of breaching the patent in its iPhone and iPad products, and the specific argument centered on the intended meaning of a single phrase in the patent: 'scrambling codes.' The court also denied requests by Apple that two claims against it covering U.S. Patents 7,456,893 and 7,577,460 be thrown out."
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+ - I/O Delivers PDK: Has Google Done Enough to Keep Android Phones Up-to-Date?->

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CWmike
CWmike writes "Google announced a new version of Android this week with some impressive new features, but it's unclear if it's done enough to solve a problem that has dogged its mobile OS: fragmentation. Even as it announced the imminent launch of Android 4.1, or Jelly Bean, the majority of users are still running Gingerbread, which is three major releases behind. According to Google's own figures, just 7 percent are running the current version, Ice Cream Sandwich, which launched last October. That means apps that tap into the latest innovations in the OS aren't available to most Android users. It also means developers, the lifeblood of the platform, are forced to test their apps across multiple devices and multiple versions of the OS. So when Google's Hugo Barra announced a Platform Developer Kit during the opening keynote at I/O this week, the news was greeted with applause. The PDK will provide Android phone makers with a preview version of upcoming Android releases, making it easier for them to get the latest software in their new phones. But is the PDK enough to secure for developers the single user experience for big numbers of Android users that developers crave? In a 'fireside chat' with the Android team, the packed house of developers had more questions about OS fragmentation than Google had answers."
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Piracy

+ - Don't Forget: "Six Strikes" Starts this Weekend->

Submitted by Dr. Eggman
Dr. Eggman (932300) writes "If don't recall, then Broadband/DSL Reports is here to remind us that ISPs around the US will begin adhering to the RIAA/MPAA-fueled "Six Strikes" agreement on July 1st. Or is July 12th? Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and Cablevision are all counted among the participants. They will each introduce "mitigation measures" against suspected pirates, including: throttling down connection speeds and suspending Web access."
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+ - Man Plagued by Porn-Induced Headaches-> 1

Submitted by PolygamousRanchKid
PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) writes "A man plagued by porn-induced headaches has to take painkillers 30 minutes before watching the X-rated movies, according to a case study. a The unnamed "unmarried male software professional," 24, complained of "severe, exploding" headaches that developed gradually and peaked 10 minutes into the sexy scenes.

"Progressively, he started to refrain from viewing videos as a means of avoiding headaches," researchers from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in New Delhi, India, wrote in the case study published in the June issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior. About 1 percent of the population — mostly males — get headaches associated with sexual activity.

The man, ready to abandon his porn-watching ways, was instead advised to take 400 milligrams of ibuprofen and 500 milligrams of acetaminophen 30 minutes in advance, to which, according to the study, "he reported significant pain relief.""

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