Well, it didn’t take so long for yet another lawsuit filled against Google. Just after the announcement of Google Wallet and Offers yesterday, the online money transfer giant PayPal filled a 28-page claim (get the PDF).
It turns out that Osama Bedier, currently working as Vice President of Payments in Google previously worked at PayPal as a mobile payment executive and thus misappropriated PayPal’s trade secrets by joining Google.
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We mentioned that Samsung Germany recently updated their online store to include a host of accessories for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This pointed to the possibility of the 10.1′s official release very soon and our suspicions look to be on the money.
Samsung US let out a highly suggestive tweet the other day with a link to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 notification site. Rumor has it that 8 June is the date to mark down in your calendars and if all goes to plan, you should be able to pick up some 8.6mm thick goodness from then on. Read more »
Google is preparing to unveil an NFC-based mobile-payment service tomorrow at an event in New York, allowing you to virtualize your cash and pay in stores using your Android phone.
According to sources close to the matter, at first the service is going to be available for testing in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. If the new mobile-payment service turns out to be a success, a wider roll-out will follow. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been tantalizing us for some time now and still we must wait. We’ve seen it pop up in Russia and there’s word of its release in India. Pricing and spec sheets are floating around the internet and still we must wait!
The good news is that June should see the worldwide launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung have kept schtum thus far on an official global release dates but in specific regions, days and months have already been hinted at and if it’s available in one region, it’s release elsewhere won’t be far off. Read more »
Are you a fan of all things RIM, or maybe just a Blackberry addict? Either way, here’s an interesting infographic courtesy of the Geekaphone squad that celebrates the Canadian telecoms giant and their signature smartphones.
Did you know US President Obama has one, or that co-CEO Jim Balsillie mortgaged his house in order to help the company out in its early days. Fun facts like this and more down below, check it out Read more »
It’s been a long and tedious ride back to online-hood for the PSN but it seems that it’s finally getting up and running. The amount of countries where the PSN is operational again is huge and ranges across 5 continents. Along these are Europe, Australia, parts of Asia and South and North America.
The other bit of news is that Japan, PSN’s homeland, has refused to turn the ‘ON’ switch on the network until assurance has been made that the necessary precautions and counter-hacking measures have been taken. Read more »
It may come as no surprise that a Nokia handset is seen in a futuristic time where robots are the new heavyweight boxing fighters. The Finnish company is obviously here to stay, Symbian or not.
The unknown Nokia prototype has been spotted in a trailer of the upcoming soon movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman (you know Wolverine from X-Men) Read more »
Now that’s how you celebrate your 125 anniversary! Coca Cola has turned up its headquarters in Atlanta in the United States into an enormous 3D projection display to mark off its rather special birthday.
To create the eye-watering 3D effects more than 45 projectors were used. The cost of the project is not known, but you can bet it wasn’t exactly cheap. Read more »
Imagine owning your own jet pack complete with a set of paragliding wings. Where would you go flying? Former Swiss Air Force pilot just took on the Grand Canyon with one, so I guess, the sky is the limit with this rig.
Yves “Jetman” Rossy, a 51-year-old daredevil from Switzerland, blasted away over the Grand Canyon on Tuesday in his self-designed jet-wing. It’s got four modified jet engines, which are more than enough for him to reach up to 190 miles per hour (that’s 305 km/h). Read more »
Yesterday’s announcement of the Android’s Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) at the first day of Google I/O conference in San Francisco opened the door to a potential flood of ingenious robotics experiments all based on Android. In other words, how would you like to control a robot with your Android smartphone?
The conference opening speech offered a demo of a real-life labyrinth game powered by the ADK hardware and software kit. As it turns out, the ADK can be utilized by far more ambitious projects such as this actual Android robot and this real remote controlled piano. Read more »
The Sony Playstation Network was expected to be up and running again this week. However it seems that Sony didn’t realize the extent, to which the security of the network was compromised and will hold off restarting it and won’t meet the deadline it set for itself last week.
The main focus is on security and Sony wants to test the entire complex network before it launches it again. This is done to ensure the security of the network and guarantee that personal information won’t get stolen even if the network is subjected to more attacks. Read more »
Oh, boy, is this getting messy or what? Sony finds itself in all kinds of trouble following the recent attack that brought down the PSN network and compromised millions of accounts, containing sensitive personal data and credit card information.
The Representative Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Deputy President of Sony Corporation, Kazuo Hirai, has just posted an open letter to the US congress, admitting that all 77 million accounts have been compromised. Read more »
First, it was the Appstore for Android. Now, Amazon is trying to steal some business from another industry heavyweight with the launch of its 69 cents MP3 store for “bestselling new songs.”
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You may not have heard of the Bing Maps Ortho Project but it’s goal is to up the ante on the digital maps scene by delivering high-resolution ground images of continental USA and Western Europe. Imagine the currently available Satellite views and imagine you could use those to zoom in even further down… Way in, actually, as the imagery is all shot from a small plane, not a satellite…
For this project Microsoft has equipped planes with specially designed 220 MP cameras and 13 PCs each. The planes were sent off to 5.8 km high in the sky to cover about 18 million square km. Do I hear those numbers crunching in your head? Yeah, the project is that optimistic and capturing those image data and importing it to Bing Maps it will cost Microsoft just about $130 million bucks. Whoa! Read more »
Google is holding another challenge to promote its Nexus S phone through Twitter. The challenge starts today and the first puzzle is already up. There are 7 Google Nexus S phones lined up as prizes for the winners – so, can you solve the puzzle?
If you’re the creative type, there will be an essay and photo challenges to come…
The contest will run for ten days and people from a number of countries can participate Read more »