Apple is ordered to pay VirnetX a final judgment of $440 million for patent infringement

Over the years, Apple and VirnetX have battled each other in court over patents used by Apple to produce iOS features like FaceTime and iMessage. The legal battle began in 2010 when IP Holding Company (some would say patent troll) VirnetX accused Apple of using its patents without licensing them. Over the years, more iPhone models were added to the complaint and last year a jury awarded VirnetX $302.4 million.

Today, VirnetX announced that on September 29th, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division entered a Final Judgment in relation to post-trial …


Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows 10 Mobile coffin

For many, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore was the face of Windows Phone. He made important contributions to the development of the platform, having a hand in the creation of the Metro UI, Live Tiles and Cortana. That is why he created an uproar by using an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S7 as his daily drivers during a 9-month leave of absence from Microsoft. Belfiore used the time to travel around the world.

Currently, the Microsoft executive uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 loaded with Microsoft software. In a series of tweets that Belfiore disseminated today, he blamed the app gap as the …

Microsoft's Belfiore puts the final nails into the Windows Phone coffin

For many, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore was the face of Windows Phone. He made important contributions to the development of the platform, having a hand in the creation of the Metro UI, Live Tiles and Cortana. That is why he created an uproar by using an Apple iPhone and a Samsung Galaxy S7 as his daily drivers during a 9-month leave of absence from Microsoft. Belfiore used the time to travel around the world.

Currently, the Microsoft executive uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 loaded with Microsoft software. In a series of tweets that Belfiore disseminated today, he blamed the app gap as the …

Report: Apple has not yet started final production of the iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X, as many of you already know, is not scheduled to launch until November 3rd. That is six weeks following the release of the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus on September 22nd. Pre-orders for the iPhone X will begin on October 27th. At least that is the schedule that Apple has mapped out for its tenth anniversary iPhone model. According to Raymond James analyst Christopher Caso, Apple hasn’t even started production of its expensive new premium model.

Caso says that further delays in the production of the iPhone X have popped up recently. The analyst has spoken with …

Report: HTC and Google "in final stage of negotiation" regarding sale of smartphone business

It may sound like beating a dead horse, and at this point writing it certainly feels that way, but here goes: HTC is in very bad shape. This has been true for a while now, especially following the failure of the HTC 10, though we did for a while think its latest U11 was going to go at least some way towards fixing that problem.

But that obviously didn’t happen, as proven by the Taiwanese phone maker’s latest financials report showing August was its worst month in the past 13 years. Revenue dropped by 51.5 percent compared to last month and 54.3 percent …

Final retail packaging for 10th anniversary iPhone cases show the iPhone 8 moniker?

Last week, we saw a couple of reports concerning the name that Apple will give its tenth anniversary iPhone model. Up to now, everyone has called this device the Apple iPhone 8. Last Friday, we passed along a report stating that this version of the iPhone will actually be called the Apple iPhone Edition. The same rumor mentioned that the sequels to the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be named the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus, respectively.

If that wasn’t enough to make your head spin, the very next day another rumor made its way around the water cooler. This time, the …

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition announced for Android and iOS

Square Enix has just announced the highly-acclaimed Final Fantasy XV will make its debut on mobile devices later this year. After taking on the console, Noctis and his friends will now try and get as many mobile players addicted as possible.

Dubbed Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, the game will be launched on both Android and iOS devices at some point this year. If you’ve played the PlayStation 4 game, then you’ll be able to relive your journey through Eos on the smaller screens.

According to Square Enix, the mobile game features the main characters and story …

Usain Bolt's final race ended with an unexpected injury, but he's still a legend

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This wasn’t supposed to be how it ended.

What should have been a triumphant finish to a momentous career ended in injury when Usain Bolt fell to the track in the midst of his last-ever race at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

Bolt had apparently developed a cramp in his left hamstring just after taking the baton in his anchor leg of the 4×100 relay and was unable to finish.

The United Kingdom went on to win the race, and America and Japan took second and third as Bolt’s teammates helped him limp off of the track. Read more…

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Moto X4 official press images surface along with final specs

After numerous leaks these past few weeks, we now finally have on our hands the first official press images of the Moto X4, and they are accompanied by the supposed final specs for the phone as well.

The Moto X4, which is the first new entry in the X-series since 2015, will sport a 5.2” 1080p display and it will come in two colors only—Sterling Blue and Super Black (pictured above)—which some of you may find a tad disappointing, considering the supposedly official Moto X4 render in gold that was leaked a couple of days ago.

Under the hood, the Moto X4 will …

Final version of Fitbit smartwatch leaks in press renders

Fitbit acquired two smartwatch companies before launching a product of its own: Pebble and Vector Watch. Although a new Fitbit smartwatch was supposed to make its debut in Q2, the company announced the wearable device is on track for a Q4 release, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

A handful of pictures showing the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch leaked out back in May, so if you’ve seen those images, then you won’t be surprised by those that surfaced today.

The folks over at Wareable published a few press renders of the Fitbit smartwatch showing the …