Motorola ruled to have infringed on Intellectual Ventures patent

Moto_E_2015_Slanted_Motorola_Logo_Camera_Lens_01_TAA US Jury in Delaware has found Motorola guilty of infringing on one of Intellectual Venture’s patents, while clearing the company of a second potential infringement. The infringed patent in question deals with multimedia text messaging, while the non-infringing patent dealt with wireless bandwidth. Damages will be figured up later.
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Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition reaching Best Buy shelves on March 27

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Best Buy has just announced that it will be carrying the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition headset in its stores starting this Friday, the 27th of March. Customers can walk into these outlets to get a first hand demo of the functioning of the Gear VR. The headset which is only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4 can be yours for $199.99.
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Samsung starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for the Note 4 in Belgium

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Samsung has just started pushing out the much-anticipated, eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all unlocked models of the Note 4 located in Belgium. This 1.3GB upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, together with a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Video surfaces online showcasing the design of a dummy One M9+

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The upscaled version of HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2015, the One (M9), has been the subject of a lot of speculation for a while now. Leaks have been plentiful and, consequently, we’ve learnt quite a bit about the devices specifications from press renders and prematurely published spec sheets.

Now, however, we’re finally getting a first-hand look at the design of the One M9+.


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Spherical (360-degree) videos are coming to your Facebook News Feed

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360-video is likely to be all the rage by next year thanks to VR headets. Speaking of VR headsets, Facebook owns Oculus VR so they definitely have an interest in this space.

During Facebook’s F8 Conference, Facebook announced that 360-degree videos are coming to Oculus, but they are also coming to your News Feed. They are calling them spherical videos and they are shot by 24 different cameras. You can not only view these videos from different angles, but you can also walk inside them. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also demonstrated one such video of Facebook’s headquarters.


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