Quantcast
Home » Archives » Tech News (Page 274)

Google violated Oracle copyright, but no damages: jury

SAN FRANCISCO — A jury in a high-profile technology case ruled Monday that Google violated copyrights owned by Oracle Corp. for the Android mobile platform, but failed to agree on whether damages should be awarded. In a partial verdict, jurors were unable to decide on a key point of whether…

Google ahead of Facebook in mobile space: Study

Google is leading Facebook in the race for smartphone users, a US survey showed Monday. The report by comScore, a study of mobile behavior, found Google sites attracted 93 million of the 97 million Americans using their smartphones for the Internet. Next was Facebook with 78 million, followed by Yahoo!…

BAE Systems tests pilotless fighter jets

BAE Systems has taken a step closer to removing pilots from fighter jets by launching the first major test flights for a new generation of intelligent drone aircraft. The defence group is assessing software for unmanned aircraft that will operate with an unprecedented level of independence. Defence experts believe pilotless…

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom targets New Zealand politician with rap video

Kim Dotcom’s penchant for online films is well documented. His recent YouTube releases include an expensively produced rap song in which the internet tycoon screams around a German race track with Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen, and the famous Mega Song in which Dotcom is joined by the like of…

China firm seeks settlement in iPad battle

A Chinese computer company which sued Apple over the rights to the iPad trademark in China is now in talks for an out-of-court settlement, a lawyer for the firm said Monday. Proview Technology, based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, has been locked in a drawn-out legal fight with the US technology giant over ownership…

Facebook execs hit the road to persuade investors

NEW YORK — Facebook, already assured of becoming one of the most valuable US firms when it goes public later this month, now must convince investors in the next two weeks that it is worth all the hype. Top executives at the world’s leading social network have kicked off their…

Iran slams Google for leaving Gulf nameless

TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday criticised Google for leaving the body of water separating it from the Arabian peninsula nameless on its online map service, saying it would hurt the Internet giant’s credibility. “Google fabricating lies… will not have any outcome but for its users to lose trust in the…

Air Force pilots refuse to fly F-22 over safety fears

WASHINGTON — Two F-22 pilots say they have stopped flying the US Air Force’s most advanced fighter jet because of safety fears over the aircraft’s oxygen system, according to a CBS television “60 Minutes” report. The F-22 Raptor was grounded last year after a spate of incidents with pilots suffering…

SpaceX to send unmanned cargo mission to ISS on May 19

WASHINGTON — SpaceX said Friday it will attempt to send a cargo-loaded spacecraft to the International Space Station on May 19 after a series of delays, the latest over software issues. “SpaceX and NASA are nearing completion of the software assurance process, and SpaceX is submitting a request to the…

Company’s ‘LaserSaber’ looks just like ‘Star Wars’ Jedi weapon

George Lucas might be about to sue somebody. A company called Wicked Lasers, which produces some of the most powerful consumer-level lasers available, began selling on Friday a special attachment for one of their latest creations that turns it into a “LaserSabre,” which looks suspiciously like the favorite weapon of…

Google+