Though many believed that technology powerhouse Apple would prevail against what the company is calling a “patent troll”, this week Apple was ordered to pay $532.9 million in fines as a result of patent infringements. And while the petitioner, Smartflash won’t receive its full $852 million in damages, the ruling is setting a pretty hefty precedent for future lawsuits against the technological innovator.
Apple has long enjoyed a lead in the number of apps available for their iPhones and iPads compared to the other mobile leaders, Android and Amazon. However, times are changing and according to a new report from appFigures, the Google Play mobile market has surpassed Apple in two key areas - developer community growth and number of apps.
The new deal between Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser and Yahoo have shifted Internet search usage with Yahoo seeing some of its biggest gains in years while Google slips slightly in its Internet Search dominance.
Thanks to the jolly volunteers at NORAD, the original Santa trackers, and Google, the more recent Santa trackers, kids only need to log onto a website, app, Facebook or Twitter and they can find out where Santa is at that instant.
The future arrived this morning. It rolled up on four wheels with a tiny cab and no steering wheel. Today, Google celebrated the release of the of its first fully functioning, self-driving car prototype.
Since Google released its innovative version of a technological wearable earlier this year, the Google Glass has made quite a splash in the headlines, while remaining relatively quite amongst the masses. A head-mounted device, resembling a pair of glasses, Google Glass allows people to surf the internet, take pictures, and see the world in a different light. But while Google perfected the concept, making a strange idea into a shocking reality, the first generation of the device was not too popular in mainstream America. The setback was primarily attributed to its high price-tag, in the thousands of dollars USD, which has made it virtually unobtainable to the average consumer.
Perhaps one of Google’s more ground-breaking inventions, the Google Glass has made quite a splash since it was released to consumers earlier this summer. A head-mounted device, resembling a pair of glasses, Google Glass has allowed people to surf the internet, take pictures, and see the world in a different light. But the setback was that the first generation of the device was not too popular with the masses, in that its high price-tag in the thousands made it virtually unobtainable to the average consumer. And on top of that, not everyone was quite convinced with the privacy plans put in place.
In a day and age where nearly every problem is solvable with the help of the trusty internet and fast-powered search engines, why wouldn’t we expect some help in the health department, much more clinical than what we can find on WebMD? It’s a sector many companies have not been able to explore, but with the support and funding of the world’s largest search engine, researchers at Google are aiming to diagnose cancers, strokes and even a heart attack through tiny technology you can track on a wristwatch.
Google Senior Vice President Alan Eustice just completed a feat for the record books. Eustice broke Felix Baumgartner's world skydiving altitude record this week when he rode a balloon to a height of over 135,000 feet and then safely made the harrowing journey back to Earth.