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University wins record $1.17 billion verdict against Marvell Semiconductor

Semiconductor A Pittsburgh jury found that hard drive control chips made by Marvell Semiconductor infringe two patents owned by Carnegie Mellon University. Following a four-week trial in federal court, nine jurors unanimously held that Marvell should have to pay $1,169,140,271 in damages—the full sum that CMU’s lawyers had asked for. If the verdict holds up on appeal, it would wipe …

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Simple techniques for shooting close-up photos

shooting Close-up photos pull you directly into a subject so you can examine its details from a unique perspective. A close-up tends to focus on a specific thing—an insect, a plant, a flower, or a face, for example. Or it can highlight something we don’t usually pay much attention to, but which turns out to be captivating, dramatic, or revealing …

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Apple iPhone 5 Users Complaining Of Bendy Frame

iPhone 5 Only two months after the Apple iPhone 5 launched in the United States, it is being reported that the device’s aluminum unibody bends in a very distressing way. Some owners had forgotten that their 4-inch Apple smartphone was in their back pocket and proceeded to sit on the device. The result of sitting on it is shown in the imagine …

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POP Charger Right Back On Track After Apple Revises Its Policies

POP Apple’s policies have often been criticized for being too strict or unreasonable. One such policy was with regards to the Lightning Connector which is standard for all iOS devices after the formal announcement of the iPhone 5, fifth gen iPod Touch, iPad Mini and the fourth gen iPad. The switch to lightning practically meant that Apple was ditching the …

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New inventions: Flexible solar panels, and Elastic wires

Scientists from American universities have made advancements that could make its way into consumer electronics. A team of scientists at Stanford University has developed a technique of fabricating solar cells that can “peel and stick” to most surfaces. According to a professor at the university, these solar panels could potentially be developed for use on helmets, cell phones, convex windows, …

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