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To anyone that doubted that Samsung was in the wrong take a look at this. Still great publicity for Samsung who apparently make apple products for half the price!
 
The verdict in the recent Apple-Samsung patent trial in the US has sent shockwaves through the tech industry.

The jury ruled that Apple be awarded $1.05bn (£665m) after its South Korean rival infringed several of its software technologies and designs.

But today a court in Tokyo ruled that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on patents held by Apple.

So why do verdicts vary in different countries? Was California biased?

We speak to the foreman of the US jury.
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Wow, looks like it could be really useful. Now I want one to play with!
 
Each Expeditionary Lab contains the following equipment: a 3D printer (plastic), an industrial CNC machine (steel and aluminium), plasma cutters, welders, routers, magnetic mounted drill presses, circular saws, jigsaws, and electric hacksaws. Each lab also has a big ol’ dish for satellite communications — and, of course, each lab comes with two engineers that will actually operate the equipment.
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Really love this
 
This is what happens when you sync your camera shutter to the speed of helicopter blades. Eye-boggling!
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For once...let's go fight for the right reasons
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Some people are just more than stupid!
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Nice perspective and so true
 
I can't make this stuff up

I'm sitting in a Starbucks doing random whatever over an iced americano. While I waiting for my drink, I watched a guy with his friend, pick up a newspaper; and start to remark on the Samsung Apple verdict.

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"

Not 10 minutes later, a husband and wife, same newspaper:

Husband: "... Samsung's iPad is the same as Apple's iPad, and I paid how much for the Apple one? Honey, I told you they were a ripoff", after looking up the Samsung tablet on his iPhone.
Wife: "Oh wow," looking at the screen, "... that's a lot cheaper. Think we can return it?"

I put my Samsung QX410 on my table, and started to plug in, when he leans over to me, "Sorry, you don't mind if I ask, how much did you pay for your Samsung laptop?"

"Oh, no worries, it was $700." I replied. 

I watched shock overcome his face, like actual shock. He looked at me, blankly, for an awkward amount of time, "Mind if I have a look?" he asked. 

So, I obliged, and showed him a few things. He commented on Windows 7, so I opened up my virtual machine of OS/X... By the time the conversation was over, he was ready to kick Cupertino in the nuts, I think.

... Now, the punchline: 

I'm writing this post after the FOURTH group of Starbucks patrons have made the connection that Samsung is now the same as Apple. They don't know the details, they don't really care, what they know is Apple is saying that Samsung is the same as Apple ... and with one simple Google Search, you get prices that are basically half for what seems to be the same products -- for nearly everything. 

Two of these groups (including the husband/wife) asked me about my Samsung laptop, the second group noticed my Galaxy phone (also by Samsung)... Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had.
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Absolutely fantastic article, couldn't agree more.
 
My Guardian piece on what the Apple-Samsung verdict may mean. Hint: It's very bad for competition. 
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Wow. Learn something new everyday!
 
Ready to have your mind blown? Apparently we've all been using those disposable ketchup cups incorrectly this whole time. Due to some clever papercraft, they are each designed to open and fan out, allowing you to dispense even more ketchup to dunk your french fries in. Next thing you know people will be using these for origami, and I can't wait ;)

http://foodbeast.com/content/2012/08/01/so-apparently-weve-been-using-ketchup-cups-all-wrong/
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Why not?!
 
We thought adjusting to daylight savings time was hard enough — meet the family that lives on Martian time.
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Very interesting
 
Insightful article on the psychology of waiting...

At Google, we know that latency matters and are constantly working to improve performance.  Waiting sucks!
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