Today in “Patent Lawsuits are Stupid”:
Although Apple and Sumsung are already locked in a horrible legal battle over patents, Motorola has joined the fray, suing Apple and attempting to block iOS products from being shipped to the United States. I think everyone can agree at this point that patent laws are out of control and are doing more harm than good in the tech industry. How are we supposed to create new products and journey to exciting places if we’re constantly worried about being sued for every little thing? At least Google agrees with this sentiment: the people being hurt the most are consumers.
Today in “Germany VS Technology”:
Yesterday, we wrote about Germany not being all too happy with Facebook. Today, they’re picking a fight with another tech giant: Google. I guess they’ll be battling Twitter within a week, huh?
Today in “Matt Hooper’s New Favorite App”:
Shark Net is being described as “Foursquare for sharks,” but that’s not entirely accurate. The app doesn’t allow sharks to check into locations as they swim and feed and swim and feed (they don’t have hands or smartphones, after all), but it does allow users to know the location on Great White Sharks and follow them for scientific purposes. The app communicate with “acoustic detection buoys” that “check-in” sharks when they swim nearby, letting iPhone-wielding marine biologists track and observe specific sharks.
Today in “The Internet is Anti-Witch”:
Sorry, internet-ready magic-users…you’ll soon have to peddle your wares elsewhere. eBay has officially banned “intangible” items, meaning that peddlers of ”advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic; prayers; blessing services; magic potions; healing sessions; work from home businesses and information; wholesale lists, and drop shop lists” will have to go elsewhere. Too bad there’s no “convince eBay to let us back in” spell, huh?
Today in “Blackberrys Still Exist?”:
This is another blow to RIM’s already fragile ego: the Windows Phone is just about ready to overtake the Blackberry in the United States. While the Windows Phone may not have the clout of the iPhone or many Android devices, it’s a solid product…unlike the Blackberry, which remains helplessly behind it’s competition. We’re not rooting for RIM’s demise (they’re doing that well enough on their own), but they need to get their act together ASAP.
Today in “Lolz”:
The iPhone 5 has been revealed! It’s radical redesign is the built to accomodate your lonely, pathetic life!