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Last May Nokia announced a serious patent offensive against several companies, one of which is HTC. According to FOSS Patents, today a German court awarded Nokia a patent injunction based on power saving technology it has patents for, and it claims is infringed upon by Qualcomm chips used in HTC’s phones. While some of its other cases in Germany were stayed or dismissed, this ruling could be used by Nokia against HTC even during a potential appeal. We’ll see if this is resolved in the courtroom or by some sort of license agreement, in the meantime we’ve contacted both companies for more information on the latest round of patent lawsuit bingo.
Update: Nokia has responded, mentioning that it has 30 other patents asserted against HTC in the US, UK and Germany, with a US case scheduled to start in two months. You can read its response in full after the break.
Source: FOSS Patents
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This was definitely among the even more mysterious displays at today’s ITP Winter season Program at NYU. In reality, when we asked its co-creator Bona Kim exactly what it was everything about, she wouldn’t inform us exactly how to play her game, The Buddhist. That’s not truly the point, she firmly insisted. Instead, the game is indicated to stick to the tenets of Buddhism by divorcing it of “the hero / heroine-driven linear story” present in a lot of of the games we have actually come to know and adore. The group is intending to open some awakening in its audience– in the few minutes that we stood and enjoyed, nevertheless, it primarily unlocked baffled faces. There’s a video after the break– recording in the loud cacophony that is the ITP program.
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How often do you tinker with your retirement savings? Many people think about this when starting a job or opening a 401(k), but sometimes not again until they are ready to retire. According to financial advisers, that’s too late.
This week, I forced myself to look at accounts I rarely monitor as I tested FutureAdvisor.com, a website founded by two former Microsoft engineers who are also a registered investment adviser and chartered financial analyst, respectively. They wanted to create an easy way for people to manage their retirement savings, primarily using index funds, and they based the site’s suggestions on what they consider to be the best practices in the industry and in academia.
FutureAdvisor, which has no ads, bills itself as a free alternative to paying a lot for financial advice from professionals, who often charge a 1% annual fee or work on commission. Many big investment firms offer retirement-savings services, but these generally don’t offer step-by-step advice for an investor’s complete portfolio. FutureAdvisor expects to make money when it introduces later this year an optional premium service, which will charge an annual fee of less than 0.25% of your assets to rebalance and maintain your portfolio, automatically. It says suggestions offered on the site are made solely on merit, with no kickbacks or commissions to FutureAdvisor.
The site differs from budgeting sites like Mint.com that don’t specialize in retirement savings. Instead, Mint makes money through recommendations for users, like which credit cards carry lower fees.
FutureAdvisor accesses data from your existing retirement savings and shows recommended options according to conservative, moderate or aggressive plans. An overall analysis, pictured, illustrates how you’re progressing on the goal to retirement.
I’m not a financial expert; rather, I looked at FutureAdvisor through the lens of an average person who might want to use the site. Its investment philosophy may not be right for everybody.
FutureAdvisor is easy to use and walks users through a set of simple steps. There’s no asset minimum to use the site, though people who are already in retirement can’t use it. Pop-up explanations and options to submit questions to the site’s CEO and co-founder, a registered investment adviser, are available as you go.
For security purposes, FutureAdvisor uses bank-level, 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for all communications. It can’t move money or make transactions; instead, people do this by clicking on links that send them to their financial institutions where they may pay a fee for certain transactions. Login information is never stored on the website; rather, it’s handled by partner company Yodlee.
To get started with FutureAdvisor, I entered my email and a password to create an account and then answered questions about myself. These included birthday, current annual income, desired retirement age, desired retirement income, age when I started consistently saving for retirement, approximate value of my retirement investments and marital status. Thankfully, messages that say, “What is this?” appear beside each question, explaining why it’s asked.
Next, you enter the names of brokerage firms that handle your accounts, like Fidelity for a 401(k) or T. Rowe Price for a Roth IRA. If you don’t already have online accounts with each of these firms, you must set up accounts on their websites so you can return to FutureAdvisor, enter your username and password and access your data.
FutureAdvisor recognized a lot of different brokerage firms that I searched for, and this week it added Thrift Savings Plans, or TSPs, which are used by government employees, including military personnel. If a brokerage firm isn’t on the site, you can suggest it in a feedback box. I did this, and my requested firm was added within hours.
When personal questions are answered and brokerage-firm information is retrieved, FutureAdvisor asks you to choose a conservative, moderate or aggressive approach with explanations of each. I chose an aggressive option because of my relatively young age. Various charts filled the screen showing recommendations for my stock/bond split, equity style, diversification split and glide style. Terms like this may lose average users, but brief explanations beside them helped, and I read a References and Citations pop-up menu filled with sources from which the advice was generated.
The most helpful section of the site showed recommendations for my portfolio.
A checklist showed where my money was or wasn’t allocated, and how my portfolio stacked up to what FutureAdvisor recommended. Items included “Have the right exposure to U.S. domestic stock” and “Have the right exposure to REITs (real-estate investment trusts).”
In some cases, the recommendation was to not change anything. I could click on “Go to brokerage” to follow FutureAdvisor’s suggested steps on a brokerage firm’s website. FutureAdvisor says it uses a mathematical optimization algorithm to apply modern portfolio theory principles to each person’s portfolio.
If nothing else, FutureAdvisor provides options, so your retirement savings doesn’t seem untouchable. You may need to brush up on terms like REITs and domestic small cap, but the site is filled with study materials.
Microsoft is announcing that the Laserdisc classic Dragon’s Lair from Digital Leisure is coming to XBLA in all of its quicktime event-memorizing, hand-drawn animated splendor. What’s more, the game will feature optional Kinect controls (it’s looking to be the first XBLA game to feature both conventional and motion controls), allowing you to move Dirk around by jumping and swinging your limbs wildly as you struggle to remember what you’re supposed to do to avoid dying. While the game has been released on scores of platforms over the years (66 if you’re counting), the addition of motion controls looks to add a lot of fun to the time-honored title. Neither Microsoft nor Digital Leisure has mentioned a date, but we’ll let you know as soon as…
Question by : How do i save apps to my memory card instead of saving them to the phone on my samsung galaxy?
How do i save apps to my memory card instead of saving them to the phone on my samsung galaxy?
Answer by Nancy Bee
if ur downloading from ur app store, does ur app store account have options like installation preferences?
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Looking for a display that can do justice to all that 4K footage you’ve been shooting on your Red One or Arri Alexa lately? Okay, perhaps not. But if you were, then the DuraVision FDH3601 from Eizo Nanao could handle it easily with 4096 x 2160 pixels spread over 36.4-inches of LED-backlit real estate. It comes with another big number too: a price tag of ¥2.88 million ($ 36,000), which gently hints at the fact that this beast is primarily aimed at specialist industrial applications. Eizo claims it’s perfect for air traffic control, where staff can make full use of specs like “Digital Uniformity Correction” circuitry to compensate for uneven color or brightness, motion sensors to power the monitor on or off as needed, and a stand that can be minutely adjusted to get the perfect angle. Suddenly, despite the heavy burden of responsibility and the fact that you have to keep your phone switched off all the time, that career choice seems almost worth it.
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Chevy wants to know what it can do to get you into one of its plug-in hybrids today. A $ 1,000 price drop? You got it. The carmaker announced this week that the 2012 Volt base price will come in a grand lower than its predecessor, thanks to the sorts of additional configurations that come with increased availability. The 2011 version was available in seven states and the District of Columbia and came in three configurations — 2012′s Volt is available nationwide in seven different packages, ranging from $ 39,995 to $ 46,265. And keep in mind that those prices don’t factor in potential tax credits. The latest version of the plug-in vehicle is available now for order and offers up features like MyLink media streaming, OnStar driving directions, and passive locking (though the new base model does strip away a couple of features found in its predecessor). Also there’s the whole lessening your dependence on gasoline, if you’re into that sort of thing.
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Say it with us, finally a PS3 firmware update that actually does something useful! We’ve grown so accustomed to Sony refreshing the software on its console just to spite jailbreakers that we almost started to believe that’s all the word “update” entailed. But, here comes Kotaku with word that v3.6 of the PS3′s firmware will come with a neat little addition: saving games to the cloud. This seems a very logical step toward delivering Sony’s overall goal of giving users a holistic, integrated experience. Indeed, during the NGP presentation, guest speaker Hideo Kojima specifically referred to saving your PS3 game on the console and resuming it on the Next Generation Portable. “Online Saving,” as Sony’s reputed to be calling it, would be the conduit through which that can be realized, though it doesn’t appear like it’ll come for free. Kotaku‘s sources indicate it’ll be part of the PlayStation Plus subscription, at least initially. Still, we like cloud storage, and if it means never having to see another hard drive again, we’re all for it.
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Who saw this coming? Oh, right: most everyone. Gotcha. The Federal Government has admitted to storing those full-body scan images that had privacy advocates so worked up over the past few months. This, despite the fact that it said it wouldnâ€™t store the images. Say one thing, do another. Yay.
Even more annoying is the fact that these full-body scanning machines were sold to us as not even being able to store images at all! As if there was no memory for the pictures to go after they had been taken.
Clearly we have been misled.
The U.S. Marshal Service admitted to storing tens of thousands of images without the permission of passengers. They didnâ€™t even notify the passengers! Youâ€™d at least like to see something like, â€œLike it or not, but weâ€™re keeping these photos. You donâ€™t like it then donâ€™t board the airplane.â€
The Transportation Security Administration now says those body scanners must be able to store images for â€œtesting, training, and evaluation purposes.â€
Does this all ring a bell? The full-body scanners, weâ€™ve been told, are a safe, secure way to check out whether or not someone is trying to carry contraband on-board an airplane. (Well, itâ€™s quick than a traditional pat-down.) We were told that the scanning process would be split into two: the person hitting the â€œscanâ€ button, and the person in a separate room actually analyzing the photo. That way the person doing the analyzing doesnâ€™t actually know what the person in the photo looks like.
Remember: for your protection.
I didnâ€™t mind the scanners in the beginning, but Iâ€™m not a fan of being misled to.
Props to CrunchGear