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Microsoft’s reorganization, the Nokia Lumia 1020, and James Bond: 90 Seconds on The Verge

“It’s tough being a spy. You can’t trust anybody, your friends double-cross you. Your boss is always saying you’re too old to do this, or that.”

He sighed. “And everybody thinks they know what your favorite drink is.”

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ITC Judge recommends Samsung post 88 percent value bond, import bans in Apple patent case

If you’re keeping track of the multiple, and let’s face it, tedious Samsung / Apple patent debacle, a file that simply cranked up at the ITC might spell more difficulty for the Korean maker. It’s a publicly redacted version of Judge Pender’s suggestions, and refer to the October ruling that considered Samsung borrowed four of Cupertino’s designs. The most iconic being design patent D618,678 (that which you see above). The others include multi-touch patent 7,479,949 (which was tentatively invalidated) along with two other marketer patents (RE41,922 and 7,912,501) connecting to visual show elements and audio hardware detection. If the suggestions are embraced– and FOSS Patents suggests this is totally possible– Samsung could possibly face an US import ban after a 60 day presidential review, an order prohibiting “considerable” sales of borrowing products in America in addition to an uploading a bond for 88 percent of the gotten in value of mobile phones (plus 32.5 percent for media users and 37.6 percent for tablets) that consist of the breaching design attributes. Pender has, however, supposedly cleared numerous Samsung “designarounds” which, if carried out to contentment, would indicate the tech giant might continue investing. In the meantime however, the suggestions are awaiting the Commission’s testimonial.

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Flying robot swarm plays James Bond theme on real instruments (video)

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We’ve seen some pretty impressive tricks from the University of Pennsylvania’s swarm of quadrocopter drones, but nothing prepared us for this. In its time off from navigating obstacle courses, formation flying, building structures, and literally flying through hoops, the swarm managed to pick up some impressive musical chops, bringing us this flawless rendition of the James Bond theme. The tiny robots all play actual musical instruments, too — either by landing on organ keys, dragging a stick across a harp, or beating a drum with a mechanical arm.

The trick is actually accomplished by filling the “stage” with infrared lights and cameras that capture the locations of the individual drones. The team then sets a series of 3D waypoints —…

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BMW gets Nokia C7 remote control, James Bond can eat his heart out (video)

BMW gets Nokia C7 remote control, James Bond can eat his heart out (video)

At CES and the NAIAS in Detroit this year we saw ever more powerful smartphone integration, but nothing like this. Nokia Asia teamed up with two Chinese coders, An Jiaxuan and an unnamed friend, to whip up a C7 app that controls a BMW 1 Series. They said it took them only 20 days to get things ready but we’re thinking adding the remote controls to the car itself must have added some further time to that. The result is in the video below, a short test drive that Nokia promises “isn’t special effects.” See for yourself and let us know if you spot a meatbag driver hiding in there somewhere.

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BMW gets Nokia C7 remote control, James Bond can eat his heart out (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CKE Restaurants Markets Debt on Signs of Improving Economy: New Bond Alert

CKE Restaurants Markets Debt on Signs of Improving Economy: New Bond Alert
CKE Restaurants Inc. , operator of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food chains, is marketing debt as investors gain confidence the economic recovery won’t stall.

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