Oh Samsung, you tried to have a YouTube video pulled after it showed a Galaxy S4 that caught fire while charging but this is about to blow up in your PR and legal teams face after you sent a ‘hush’ document to the user.
A jury of eight members has come to a verdict in the retrial between Apple and Samsung. The conclusion: Samsung has to pay Apple $290 million for patent infringement.
Apple is probably happier with this number than Samsung is. During the trial, Apple's attorney made clear that it wanted $380 million while Samsung only felt it had to pay $52 million. The outcome of $290 million is far closer to what Apple wanted to take than what Samsung wanted to give. Both sides did manage to agree that Samsung sold 10.7 million infringing devices.
Researchers attending the PacSec 2013 security conference in Japan have won nearly $70,000 after demonstrating how to compromise iPhones and a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android in a mobile version of the legendary Pwn2Own hacking contest.
According to the Washington Post, the US National Security Agency has had the ability to track mobile phones even when they are switched off. It's not new news, with the Post's article published July 22 and its source, troops from the NSA's Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), stating they've been able to do this since 2004. The problem is, almost a decade later, no one knows how it was done.
Linux is a common operating system, not least in its Android version, and it is universally assumed that a PC (or whatever “IBM compatible” is called these days) will be able to run it. In fact, machines that can’t run Linux are extremely rare since aficionados keep porting the open-source operating system to even the most obscure and outdated machine families.