Chinese Clone Maker Threatens to Sue Apple for Patent Violation

September 5, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Well, we are living in a time of patent wars. Here, the original can sue a duplicate. Bizarre, it may seem, a duplicate also can sue the original. That is exactly the case with the Chinese clone maker GooPhone threatening to sue Apple for patent violations if the upcoming iPhone 5 has any resemblance with […]

Facebook Posts Help Brooklyn Cop Nail Robber Gang

June 1, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook is a crazy place where a lot of things happen. People make friends over Facebook, some make enemies over the social networking site and some fall in love through Facebook. The possibilities Facebook lays out is innumerable, but there are certain things that really makes your head hurt. What if you heard news that […]

Turkish Villagers Mistake Migratory Bird As An Israeli Spy

May 18, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Covert surveillance can be made through unexpected ways, especially in conflict areas. Villagers in Turkey know it well, so they look at anything not-so common around them with suspicion. That’s why a poor migratory bird was dragged into a case of spying. The frenzy around the case even prompted a counter terrorism squad to get […]

Website Gets Google Blacklist; For a Brief Period

April 21, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Heard about this? A news post that appeared on a fake website has created much hue and cry. The post remained for two hours before being pulled. But the website was blacklisted by Google making it clear that the post was a hoax. The website was temporarily blacklisted by Google alleging a potential “phishing […]

Apple Sued by Octogenarian for $1 Million for Breaking Her Nose

March 26, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever heard of Apple breaking someone’s nose and then being sued for iGiant money? If it hasn’t happened with you, you are lucky (or not if you were looking for easy cash). But 83-year-old Evelyn Paswall was not that lucky. She has sued the Cupertino giant for $1 million for breaking her nose. Of the […]

Horn Homey Goes with the “Flow”

February 19, 2012, By George Lang

Be honest, how many of you are so hopelessly addicted to your smartphone that you take it to the hopper with you? Paul the Trombonist raises some irreverent new issues for all you B/R mobile advocates “bound” to tech: “Playing with your phone while you’re sitting on the toilet.” [see VIDEO below] He’s talkin’ toilet trash and Paul wants to help you get your “flow” on. […]

Nomophobia on Rise in the UK, Says a Recent Study

February 17, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you worry about losing your mobile phone? Does your pressure shoot up when you spend an hour without it? You may be nomophobic if your answer is yes. Nomophobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear people suffer when they are away from their mobile phones. But you have company here. A […]

Taobao Offers Boyfriends on Rent; Chinese Girls Can Now Place Orders

February 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

What all can you order via eBay? Not a fiancé however, right? Now Taobao, the Chinese version of eBay, allows Chinese females to order for a rented fiancé. The offer which may surprise you about the inventiveness of the Chinese entrepreneurs is now live on Taobao. The hitherto unheard of service offers single females in […]

Pirated E-books Hit Android Market; Headache for Google

January 17, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Piracy is such a headache, for the owner of the work and now, for Google too. Yes, the Android Market is – well, was  –  giving away pirated copied of bestsellers like the Harry Potter series through their apps. The e-books apps were added earlier this month by a publisher called UKER. It featured the […]

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