Lenovo Adware Class Action Lawsuit

Lenovo’s Superfish nightmare looks like it’s about to get even worse

By on February 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Lenovo’s Superfish nightmare looks like it’s about to get even worse

There was no other way for this to end — Wites & Kapetan, a law firm in Lighthouse Point, Florida, is officially investigating the Lenovo Superfish adware scandal that has dominated headlines throughout the technology world this week. We’ve written about the adware multiple times already, but this is the first we’re hearing about a potential class action lawsuit. More →

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Apple vs. Smartflash: $532.9M Verdict

Apple hit with massive half-billion dollar blow in patent trial

By on February 25, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Apple hit with massive half-billion dollar blow in patent trial

Apple lost an iTunes-related patent case, Bloomberg reports, with a jury having decided to award Smartflash a massive $532.9 million in damages. Smartflash was looking for $852 million, whereas Apple said the three patents part of the trial were worth $4.5 million at most. More →

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Marijuana Legalized In Alaska

You have a brand-new reason to visit Alaska – it’s just legalized pot

By on February 24, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You have a brand-new reason to visit Alaska – it’s just legalized pot

Given that smoking marijuana is sometimes the only way to understand certain statements made by one of its former governors, it’s all too proper that Alaska this week became the third state in the U.S. to legalize pot. The Associated Press brings us word that smoking, growing and possessing pot is now legal in America’s biggest state “thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.” More →

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Hershey Vs. Cadbury Lawsuit

Hershey’s evil plan to ruin good chocolate for everyone

By on February 17, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Hershey’s evil plan to ruin good chocolate for everyone

American food companies seem determined to make chocolate lovers hate them with a glowing-red passion. First we learned that Kraft, the American owner of iconic British chocolate company Cadbury, secretly changed the recipe of Cadbury Creme Eggs to make them most cost-effective, i.e., cheaper. Now CBS News brings us word that Hershey is close to winning a lawsuit against importers of British goods to prevent them from selling the British versions of Cadbury products. More →

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Samsung Vs Lg

Video evidence released in case of LG exec allegedly sabotaging a Samsung washing machine

By on February 16, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Video evidence released in case of LG exec allegedly sabotaging a Samsung washing machine

Welcome to the weird and wild world of South Korean consumer electronics giants. While Apple and Samsung’s court battles are certainly the most widely publicized, LG now finds itself in Samsung’s sights for an entirely different reason: According to Samsung’s allegations, LG executive Jo Seong-Jin, and two other LG employees intentionally damaged a Samsung washing machine in a German store.

The evidence supporting Samsung’s case was compelling enough that an indictment has been issued, and now some of the most damning evidence may have come to light. LG on Monday released some video evidence it claims exonerates Jo, however Samsung says that the evidence has been tampered with. More →

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GTA V In Real Life Video

Video: Yet another insane man flees from cops using tactics ripped directly from GTA V

By on February 10, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

Video: Yet another insane man flees from cops using tactics ripped directly from GTA V

Repeat after us: Grand Theft Auto V is a video game, not a life instruction manual. YouTube account MySocalNews has posted a huge 25-minute video of a police chase that occurred in Los Angeles this week involving an armed man who did everything in his power to make Trevor Philips seem like a paragon of responsible driving by comparison. More →

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AT&T Unlimited Data FTC

The FTC’s latest ruling should send a chill down AT&T’s spine

By on January 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The FTC’s latest ruling should send a chill down AT&T’s spine

Is your “unlimited” mobile data really unlimited if your carrier throttles it down to slower speeds at certain times? Per Re/code, the Federal Trade Commission this week ordered prepaid mobile carrier TracFone to pay $40 million for throttling its customers’ data connections despite the fact that they had signed up for “unlimited” data plans. However, it’s the FTC’s rationale for why TracFone should pay up that really ought to make larger carriers like AT&T worry. More →

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Police Officer Stole Naked Pictures

Police officer who stole naked pictures from a perp’s phone isn’t going to jail

By on January 28, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

Police officer who stole naked pictures from a perp’s phone isn’t going to jail

It might not come as much of a surprise, but another police officer has been convicted of wrongdoing.

Ars Technica reports that Sean Harrington, a former California Highway Patrolman (who has since resigned from the force), pleaded no contest after being charged with criminal felony charges for stealing and distributing naked photos from two arrested citizens’ phones. He will not serve any jail time. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast accused of illegally pulling credit reports despite being explicitly told ‘no’

By on January 15, 2015 at 11:46 AM.

Comcast accused of illegally pulling credit reports despite being explicitly told ‘no’

Another day, another unhappy Comcast customer. The International Business Times reports that Chicago resident and Comcast subscriber Keith Santangelo has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that it ran an unauthorized credit check on him despite the fact that he paid the company a $50 fee to waive the check and that he explicitly told the company he didn’t want them to pull his credit report. More →

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Body Cameras Police Killing

Cops face murder charges after body cams record them killing a mentally ill homeless man

By on January 14, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Cops face murder charges after body cams record them killing a mentally ill homeless man

Following a number of widely publicised police incidents that were followed by public uproar, there is currently a hot debate surrounding the use of body cams by law enforcement. The general stance of people arguing for the use of body-mounted cameras by police officers is that if cops aren’t doing anything wrong, they shouldn’t have to worry about their actions being recorded.

Now, video footage recorded by body cameras is directly responsible for charges being filed against two Albuquerque, New Mexico police officers in the killing of a mentally ill homeless man. More →

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Apple Patent Lawsuit

Apple finally files a lawsuit against a company other than Samsung

By on January 14, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Apple finally files a lawsuit against a company other than Samsung

Apple and Samsung’s long, drawn-out patent battle was the talk of tech for several years, and now things have finally begun to die down since both companies realized the legal costs of the suits far outweighed the benefits. Apple isn’t quite done with patent-related court battles, however, and on Wednesday it filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Northern District of California.

But this time, Samsung isn’t the target of Apple’s suit. More →

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