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Submission + - Supreme Court sides with Samsung in Apple patent damages dispute (cnbc.com)

mlauzon writes: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled for Samsung in a dispute over damages related to Apple's iPhone design.

The ruling means that Samsung is not liable for $399 million awarded to Apple in a previous lower court ruling for infringing on Apple's iPhone design. That figure represented profits from 11 Samsung smartphone models.

Comment Vinyl CDs of Digital Music... (Score 1) 120

That's all they are to me, if I want music on vinyl, then I'll go to a used record store and get the music that I listened to back in the late '70s and some of the '80s on real vinyl records with all the hisses & pops that go along with them. If I want a CD, then I'll go and buy a CD, but I will not waste my money on Vinyl CDs!

Submission + - Oracle to Drop Java Browser Plugin in JDK 9 (softpedia.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: After Mozilla said in October that it would stop supporting Firefox plugins on the older NPAPI technology, Oracle had no choice now but to announce the deprecation of the Java browser plugin starting with the release of the JDK version 9, which is set for release in March 2017, and developers are urged to start using the Java Web Start pluginless technology instead. Security issues also had a big part in Java's demise.

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