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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Nancy Grace Vs. 2 Chainz Pot

Video: Nancy Grace gets humiliated by 2 Chainz in a debate on legalizing pot

By on January 14, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Video: Nancy Grace gets humiliated by 2 Chainz in a debate on legalizing pot

No one will ever accuse rapper 2 Chainz of being a presidential-level debater. That said, he didn’t have to be when he went up against Nancy Grace in a debate on legalizing pot this week because Grace did just about the worst job advocating against pot legalization that we’ve ever seen. And yes, her arguments were so bad that we have a hard time really believing she once had a successful career as a prosecutor. More →

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iPhone 6 Smuggling China

Chinese smuggler gets busted with an insane 94 iPhone 6’s strapped to his body

By on January 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Chinese smuggler gets busted with an insane 94 iPhone 6’s strapped to his body

Selling the iPhone 6 illegally in China can make you big bucks, which is why smugglers are willing to go to insane lengths to bring ill-gotten iPhones into the country. The Verge directs our attention to a new report from Sina News about a man in China who got busted trying to sneak 94 iPhone 6 units into the country by strapping them all to his body. More →

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U.S. hits North Korea with huge new sanctions in response to Sony hack

By on January 2, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

U.S. hits North Korea with huge new sanctions in response to Sony hack

The United States just struck back against North Korea for its alleged role in the hack of Sony Pictures. In official statement released on Friday, U.S. president Barack Obama said he was signing an executive order authorizing stiff sanctions against North Korea for its “ongoing provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies, particularly its destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.” More →

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