Microsoft wins case against Google in patent royalty battle

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Google’s nose has been bloodied slightly with the news that Microsoft has emerged victorious with a court ruling in a case that has been dragging on since 2010. The ruling could result in a decrease in royalty payments paid by electronics manufacturers for patents pertaining to Wi-Fi and video downloads. The case was a tit-for-tat move on Motorola’s part because of the lawsuit that Microsoft filed a month before claiming Motorola infringed on several Microsoft patents in Android smartphones.

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More than 1 million people are on the OnePlus 2’s reservation list

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The OnePlus 2 received mixed reaction from critics and consumers upon being announced on Monday night. OnePlus is calling its new device the “2016 flagship killer” despite the phone missing features that are pretty common for today’s flagships. And the OnePlus will only be left behind when devices arrive this fall and early next year with those features at the very least. However, that has not stopped more than one million people from being added to the reservation list on OnePlus’ site. Continuously refresh the invites page, scroll to the bottom, and you will notice that people are joining the reservation list at a rapid pace.

Remember that this is merely a reservation list. It does not mean that more than one million people have actually pre-ordered the OnePlus 2.

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Samsung confirms its Tizen-powered Gear A smartwatch will come with a rotating bezel

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Samsung held its Tizen Developer event this morning and supplied details about the upcoming Gear A smartwatch. The company has confirmed that the new smartwatch will feature a round display with a rotating bezel. This will provide the smartwatch with a unique way of scrolling, and zooming in and out. This is a similar tool to the digital crown on the Apple Watch.

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OnePlus wants to know to what lengths you will go to get its new phone

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Like its predecessor, the OnePlus 2 will be difficult to purchase. The company is once again utilizing an invite system. You will be required to get an invite from a friend who has purchased the device already or by participating in a contest/promotion hosted by OnePlus. Not exactly how you get the self-proclaimed “2016 flagship killer” into as many hands as possible. Today, OnePlus revealed a contest that will give twenty-two winners a OnePlus 2 at no cost.

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Hands on with the Motorola Moto G (2015)

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Motorola announced new hardware this week at events held in New York City, São Paulo, and London. Specifically, three phones debuted: the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (2015). While the two Moto X models will launch over the next two months, the new Moto G is already available around the world. It’s a mid-range device with premium build quality and respectable specifications. Motorola improved the look and feel of the Moto G, adding a new silicon rear and metallic accents that are a treat to touch. The camera received a bump as well to 13MP. Design and the camera are two areas that consumers wanted to see change and Motorola has seemingly delivered.

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