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- Microsoft hits Samsung with Android patent-royalty suit - Aug 1, 2014
- Microsoft files a contract dispute suit against Samsung over Android patent-licensing royalties.
- Judge decides Apple's $450M e-books price-fixing settlement is OK after all - Aug 1, 2014
- US District Court Judge Denise Cote originally took issue with the settlement because Apple could end up having to pay only $70 million.
- Google reportedly separating photo service from Google+ - Aug 1, 2014
- Google may be making another popular feature from its social network available to a larger audience.
- Google scraps its mysterious floating retail store - Aug 1, 2014
- One of Google's secretive barges appears to be heading to the scrap yard, a US court orders Microsoft to turn over data stored overseas, and HP teases a stylish smartwatch.
- Flappy Bird returns -- yet only on Amazon Fire TV - Aug 1, 2014
- Flappy Birds Family, a multiplayer iteration of the cult mobile hit, makes its way to Amazon's streaming set-top box.
- Samsung: Our tablet is more everything than Apple's or Microsoft's - Aug 1, 2014
- In new ads for the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung insists that its latest tablet is more playful, more colorful, more adaptable.
- Ultimate urban bike sports built-in lock, auto gear shift - Aug 1, 2014
- A competition to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike inspires a sweet, high-tech ride that improves on the urban biking experience.
- Google's retail ambitions with barges may be floating away - Aug 1, 2014
- Two Google Barges in California and Maine have sat idle and unfinished for months. Now a report says Google has sold the Maine barge. Not good news for the company's retail hopes.
- Thief takes off with Google Glass, gets tracked via app? - Aug 1, 2014
- Mike Geller allows a stranger to try on his Google Glass in New York City. What happens next makes for difficult viewing. But is it for real?
- Rob Zombie asks horror fans to fund killer-clown movie - Aug 1, 2014
- The gore-loving rocker is making a movie about murderous clowns, and you can get involved if you've got enough cash.
- Get a TrendNet 802.11n router for $4.99 - Aug 1, 2014
- That's after redeeming a $10 mail-in rebate, but still a smoking deal for anyone who needs a new -- or even backup -- router.
- MakerBot expands 3D printer business into Europe - Aug 1, 2014
- The desktop 3D printer maker, a Stratasys subsidiary, is taking over assets of a German partner to form MakerBot Europe.
- From Hogwarts to UCLA, quidditch is the next great college sport - Aug 1, 2014
- Former UCLA film student Farzad Sangari has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary "Mudbloods," which follows UCLA's team to the Quidditch World Cup.
- The 404 Throwback Ep. 1,047: Where we go one-on-one with James Gunn (podcast) - Aug 1, 2014
- Today's final throwback is an interview with the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy," Mr. James Gunn. The 404 Show returns with new episodes Monday, August 4. (Original air date: 5/4/12)
- NASA's Mars 2020 rover will make oxygen, peek underground - Aug 1, 2014
- NASA announces the payload for its next Mars rover and it's set to be even more sophisticated than the highly successful Curiosity mission.
- Tech Retrospect: Microsoft's international email woes - Aug 1, 2014
- Turns out storing your data overseas may not be such a good idea. Also, Samsung teases some "very innovative" products. Those stories and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.
- This airline provides the movies, you provide the iPad - Aug 1, 2014
- When you take off with British airline Monarch's new app MPlayer, your tablet slots into the seat in front and becomes the in-flight entertainment.
- Thief takes off with Google Glass, gets tracked via app - Aug 1, 2014
- Mike Geller allows a stranger to try on his Google Glass in New York City. What happens next makes for difficult viewing.
- HP, Michael Bastian team up on new smartwatch - Aug 1, 2014
- The smartwatch appears to have a rounded design similar to the Moto 360 and will be sold exclusively on Gilt.com this fall.
- Crave giveaway: Geektastic Comic-Con swag stash, part one - Aug 1, 2014
- Didn't make it to San Diego Comic-Con this year? It's coming to you with this bundle of swag from the show floor. Comics, toys, T-shirts, and a Batman cape!
- Snack on 'Alien' face-hugger cookies before they eat you - Aug 1, 2014
- Baker Christine McConnell makes desserts that look both delicious and deadly. Crave talks with the food artist about her creepy creations.
- Answer the door even when you're out with SmartBell - Aug 1, 2014
- A 23-year-old student has won a competition run by Japanese giant Sharp with his idea for a smart doorbell that plays video messages to visitors.
- Driver who killed teen posts Facebook pic of wreck, with smiley face - Aug 1, 2014
- A Minnesota man who smashed into two vehicles, police say, took to Facebook to laugh about it. He reportedly has many driving violations and no valid license.
- Low Latency's Summer Tech Tips, Volume 2 - Aug 1, 2014
- Your favorite gadgets hate the heat. Be sure they survive the summer with a few tips from Low Latency.
- Nokia employees in China protest Microsoft layoffs, report says - Aug 1, 2014
- Hundreds of Nokia employees in China reportedly rally against the software giant's "hostile takeover and violent layoffs."
- Scientists make a dead rodent see-through, and it isn't pretty - Aug 1, 2014
- A transparent mouse might sound like something in the next Neil Gaiman novel. But they're very real, very creepy and could be very important to science.
- Apple closes $3B Beats deal, welcomes the company 'to the family' - Aug 1, 2014
- Apple says that it will work with the Beats team to "elevate" the experience already created by Beats products.
- Twitter tries out new feature to corral hashtags running rampant - Aug 1, 2014
- The company is describing the hashtags in an update to its iOS app to give those not in-the-know some insight into what they mean.
- Real-world science at the heart of superhero comic series Multiversity - Aug 1, 2014
- Superstring theory and the music of the spheres create the scientific foundation for Grant Morrison's multiple universe-spanning superhero epic Multiversity.
- Hijack the movies with bespoke screenings of your favourite flick - Aug 1, 2014
- A cinema chain in the UK lets you choose from 200 movies to design your own crowdsourced screening.
- 'Valley Girl' Jesse Draper moves Internet show to television - Aug 1, 2014
- Six years after starting her offbeat Internet-based talk show, Draper this week winds up on the big -- well, bigger -- screen on a couple of Bay Area TV stations.
- Friday Poll: Have you ever downloaded an unreleased film or TV show? - Aug 1, 2014
- Big-name films and TV shows sometimes leak online prior to official release. Tell us if you have succumbed to the temptation to download them.
- AT&T brings Windows Phone 8.1 update to the Nokia Lumia 925 and 520 - Aug 1, 2014
- This update to Microsoft's mobile operating system brings a slew of new features.
- Best mobile games of July 2014 - Aug 1, 2014
- Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in July 2014.
- OnePlus drops Color OS in China and develops its own - Aug 1, 2014
- OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has revealed that the company is dumping the Oppo Color OS in China in favour of its own OnePlus ROM in time for its second generation flagship phone.
- Got some Dane in your DNA? Do a happy dance - July 31, 2014
- While global happiness research tends to focus on economic and sociological factors, one study says genes close to the makeup of Denmark's DNA up your chance at bliss.
- Facebook's Slingshot lets dialogue flow with reactions to reactions - July 31, 2014
- The social network updates its Snapchat-like photo-sharing app to let users respond to their friends' reactions.
- eBay has more female workers than other tech giants - July 31, 2014
- The e-commerce company has more than doubled the number of women in leadership roles over the past three years, but it still has some work to do on racial diversity.
- Kabam valuation tops $1 billion with new Alibaba investment - July 31, 2014
- The video game maker has struck an agreement to receive a large investment and publish 10 games in China.
- Samsung has two new high-end smartphones coming this year - July 31, 2014
- Executives from the South Korean electronics giant say it will have a new big-screen device, as well as a model that uses "new materials and new displays."
- Tomorrow Daily 028: Treating addiction with VR, Qi wireless charging evolves, and more - July 31, 2014
- On today's show, we discuss treating addiction with virtual reality, how Qi wireless charging might evolve, and an artist's large installation that changes the color of a hospital's parking garage wall.
- Wikimedia Foundation launches all-new Wikipedia app - July 31, 2014
- The Wikimedia Foundation has redesigned its app for iOS and Android, with new features including editing and saving pages for offline reading.
- Would you buy a self-driving car? - July 31, 2014
- A new survey shows more than 75 percent of Americans would consider purchasing a vehicle that could drive itself.
- Tesla earnings beat estimates, Gigafactory construction imminent - July 31, 2014
- Tesla's earnings beat Wall Street estimates, yet shares fluctuate in after-hours trading. The company says it's still on track to deliver 35,000 Model S units by year's end.
- Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro - July 31, 2014
- The social network buys Mitro and lets it keep operating as is -- the only change is now the startup's code will be open source.
- LinkedIn's profits and revenue ahead of expectations, growth in all segments - July 31, 2014
- LinkedIn reports better than expected results, saying each of its its business segments grew significantly.
- Virgin Mobile offers plans just for Facebook - July 31, 2014
- A new plan on Virgin lets customers pay to use certain apps, Internet.org brings free mobile Web access to Zambia, and Amazon is giving away $100 worth of Android apps.
- CIA admits to spying on Senate committee - July 31, 2014
- After months of denials, CIA Director John Brennan apologizes for spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers.
- New service will send your dead pet into space - July 31, 2014
- Launching this fall, Celestis Pets will memorialize your pet by sending its cremated remains to infinity. And beyond.
- US judge orders Microsoft to produce emails held abroad - July 31, 2014
- Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.