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Google Translate gets new features, makes sure you choose the right words

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/02/google-translate-new-features/

Google Translate gets new features, makes sure you choose the right words

Google has added functionality to the web version of its Translate service, now making it even easier for us to use and understand foreign tongues. Instead of a single result, you’ll be presented with a list of the most common translations, ordered and labeled by how frequently each one is used. What’s more, synonyms are also displayed next to the assortment of results, but this particular feature only works when translating into English, although more languages are expected to be supported soon. We’ve had a quick play around with it, and suggest you head over to the Google Translate page and try out the new elements for yourself. Now, if only the website translator could make those Japanese pages a little easier to read.

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Google Translate gets new features, makes sure you choose the right words originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Nov 2012 05:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 news No Comments

Sony patent wants to make advertising more interactive

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/24/sony-patent-wants-to-make-advertising-more-interactive/

Sony patents want to make advertising more interactive

We all know adverts are a necessary evil, which is why different companies are trying to make them more personalized, more engaging or just plain get rid of them. In a recently granted patent, Sony outlines its ideas for next-gen advertising on network-connected devices — essentially to make it more interactive. Many of the instructional diagrams involve PS3 accessories in the home setting, but the focus isn’t just on adverts as mini-games, which itself is nothing new. Other suggestions for keeping your interest include in-ad purchasing, casting votes or selecting the genre of commercials. To speed up, or get ads off your screen, Sony would have you performing small tasks or — more sinisterly — shouting brand names when prompted. Whether such immersive advertising will ever be employed is anyone’s guess, but we’re sure you’re smart enough to know they’re just tricks. So who’s up for a McDonald’s then?

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Sony patent wants to make advertising more interactive originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Jury finds Apple did not infringe on Samsung’s patents, awards no damages

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/24/jury-finds-apple-didnt-infringe-on-samsung-patents-awards-no-d/

Jury finds Apple did not infringe on Samsung's patents, awards no damages

The jury in Apple v. Samsung dealt a big blow to Samsung by finding that it did infringe on some of the Apple patents at the center of the case, and it didn’t have any better news for the company when it came to Samsung’s own claims that Apple infringed on some of its patents as well. The jury found that Apple did not infringe on those in all five cases (the so-called utility patents), although it did rule that the patents were valid. That also, of course, means no damages awarded to Samsung.

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Jury finds Apple did not infringe on Samsung’s patents, awards no damages originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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UK judge rules HTC doesn’t violate Apple’s patents, invalidates Cupertino’s claims

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/04/uk-judge-rules-htc-doesnt-violate-apples-patents-invalidates/

UK judge rules HTC doesn't violate apple's patentsWell, Apple had a few legal victories over the last couple of weeks, but it’s just been handed a significant defeat by Judge Christopher Floyd. The UK court handed down a ruling that HTC does not violate four Apple patents, including the infamous slide-to-unlock claim. What’s more, the judge ruled that three of the four patents in question were not valid, among them the aforementioned unlocking design. The only one of the four patents that stood at the end of the day was related to scrolling through images in the photo management app, but HTC did not infringe upon the claim. This follows the ITC refusing an emergency ban on HTC products in the US. Don’t think you’ve heard the last of slide-to-unlock, however. As HTC, Apple and Samsung have repeatedly shown, they’re just as interested in competing in the court room as they are on store shelves (if not more so).

UK judge rules HTC doesn’t violate Apple’s patents, invalidates Cupertino’s claims originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2012 news No Comments

American web company says web boosted American economy by $500 billion

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/02/google-shocker-american-web-company-says-web-boosted-american-economy/

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Who knew that a company which makes a lot of money on the web would be keen to pitch the web as important to the US economy? Google thinks it’s as natural as breathing, as it just took significant credit for fueling real-world shopping. About 97 percent of Americans reportedly searched online for a local business — it’s safe to say Google was involved in a lot of those hunts — and spent an average of nearly $2,000 per person at brick-and-mortar stores last year. The search giant extrapolates to argue that the web pumped about $500 billion into the US economy, even while excluding internet-only sales. That’s certainly a staggering number that shows how much of a cornerstone the internet has become for American business, although it comes across as slightly insecure: a company that’s reportedly under tight scrutiny from regulators might be eager to show just how much good it’s doing for the public in tough economic times.

Google shocker: American web company says web boosted American economy by $500 billion originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/08/samsung-australian-judicial-review/

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Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner to seek judicial review of four patents granted to Apple in the country. It alleges that Cupertino’s innovations patents, the legal equivalent of calling shotgun on new tech, weren’t withdrawn by the commission when the full ones were awarded. If the Korean company is successful, the four patents will be declared invalid since they were improperly granted — keeping them out of the barrage of litigation that surrounds the Galaxy Tab 10.1. A directions hearing is scheduled for June 25th, where Judge Annabelle Bennett will decide if Apple will lose out due to the error.

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Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 08 Jun 2012 05:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 news No Comments

Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/08/samsung-australian-judicial-review/

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Samsung has sued the Australian patent commissioner to seek judicial review of four patents granted to Apple in the country. It alleges that Cupertino’s innovations patents, the legal equivalent of calling shotgun on new tech, weren’t withdrawn by the commission when the full ones were awarded. If the Korean company is successful, the four patents will be declared invalid since they were improperly granted — keeping them out of the barrage of litigation that surrounds the Galaxy Tab 10.1. A directions hearing is scheduled for June 25th, where Judge Annabelle Bennett will decide if Apple will lose out due to the error.

[Thanks, James]

Samsung sues Australian patent office to force judicial review of Apple patents originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 08 Jun 2012 05:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 news No Comments

Virgin Pure water purifiers launch offensive against tap and bottled water in the UK

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/30/virgin-water-purification-richard-branson/

Virgin Pure water purifiers launch offensive against tap and bottled water in the UK

English entrepreneur and chairman of The Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson thinks that your tap water is dirty. So much so, in fact, that he’s partnered up with Strauss Water to get one of his new purifiers into your home and onto your countertop. The colorful Virgin Pure T6 (£299, $466) can dispense 1.3 liters of chilled H2O per minute, or 1.4 liters of hot water that’s stored internally. The T7 (£379, or $591) delivers a bit more swagger to your crib with its minimalist, tapered design that offers 50 percent faster cold water flow. It even gets a small power bump to heat your hot water more quickly than its less-expensive sibling. It all sounds well and good, but we’ll really be impressed when Virgin crams one of these into its seatbacks in first class.

Virgin Pure water purifiers launch offensive against tap and bottled water in the UK originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 May 2012 23:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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