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Apple to Pay More than $32.5 Million for Kids’ in-App Charges

Apple to Pay More than $32.5 Million for Kids’ in-App Charges

Apple and the FTC have announced a settlement that parents who have been charged money for purchases made by children will appreciate. As a parent with a daughter that likes to play games on my iPhone,…

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California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

California Driver Gets Traffic Ticket for Wearing Google Glass

A San Diego driver was cruising down the street recently wearing her Google Glass Explorer headset and was pulled over by the police. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was primarily pulled over for going 80 in a…

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Was the Half-Life 3 European Trademark Filing a Hoax?

Was the Half-Life 3 European Trademark Filing a Hoax?

Half-Life is the game that put Valve on the map. The last full game in the franchise was Half-Life 2 way back in October 2007. Ever since that launch, fans have been clamoring for the next…

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Instagram Class-Action Lawsuit Demands Right to File Class-Action Lawsuits

Instagram Class-Action Lawsuit Demands Right to File Class-Action Lawsuits

Yowza, it hasn’t been the best month for Instagram. After changing their terms of service to allow them to use images for advertising purposes – and facing a huge backlash by its users, Instagram came back…

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Nintendo Blames German Law for Bizarre Wii U eShop Content Restrictions

Nintendo Blames German Law for Bizarre Wii U eShop Content Restrictions

If you’re a European owner of the new Nintendo Wii U game console, you may have noticed some odd limitations in the eShop for downloading digital content. If you happen to try and purchase any game…

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Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS

I’ve always liked using the clock applications on my smartphone. You never really think about the design of the clock faces, but apparently they can be copyrighted works. Recently, Apple was sued for copying the Swiss…

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Dish Network Wins Against TV Studios Trying to Ban AutoHop

Dish Network Wins Against TV Studios Trying to Ban AutoHop

Like many people, I have a serious love-hate relationship with movie and television studios. I love a lot of the content they produce, but they never cease to irritate me when it comes to their heavy-handed…

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Dish Network Settles with AMC, Bringing The Walking Dead Back to Life

Dish Network Settles with AMC, Bringing The Walking Dead Back to Life

Dish Network announced Sunday that the long and drawnout court case between it and AMC Networks along with sister company Cablevision Systems had finally been settled. The court case focused on a now-defunct service called Voom,…

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Disney Awarded Patent for Interactive Cakes

Disney Awarded Patent for Interactive Cakes

Over the years, we’ve featured some pretty incredible cakes (and cupcakes) here on Technabob, but to date, we’ve never seen one that had projected, interactive images on it. Well, Disney, being Disney, has been working on…

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Digital Book Settlement Gets You $1 Dollar Back on Best Sellers, Lower Prices in Future

Digital Book Settlement Gets You $1 Dollar Back on Best Sellers, Lower Prices in Future

You may remember back before Apple jumped into the digital book market, digital books were cheaper. Amazon was selling a digital book for less money than a print book, and rightly so. When Apple stepped in…

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Bruce Willis Not Suing Apple, But Maybe Someone Should

Bruce Willis Not Suing Apple, But Maybe Someone Should

The rumors making the rounds yesterday that actor Bruce Willis was going to sue Apple over who owns digital music libraries after the original buyer passes away. According to the story Willis was angry that rather…

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Marvel and Fox Haggle over Rights to Daredevil and Silver Surfer

Marvel and Fox Haggle over Rights to Daredevil and Silver Surfer

I think we can be honest in that one of the worst superhero flicks to be based on a comic book hero ever was Daredevil. As cool as the movie could’ve been, the finished product we…

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DirecTV and Viacom Finally Come to an Agreement, Nick Returns

DirecTV and Viacom Finally Come to an Agreement, Nick Returns

DirecTV and Viacom have been battling over contract negotiations for over a week now. Viacom had forced DirecTV to pull all of its networks including Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central from its satellite TV service.…

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Major Networks Sue Dish Network for Killing Commercials Automatically

Major Networks Sue Dish Network for Killing Commercials Automatically

Not too long ago Dish Network announced that it had a new, and very also feature, called Auto Hop on its Hopper DVRs. This cool feature would go in after recording your favorite primetime television programs…

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Transformers 3 Extra Awarded $18.5 Million after On-Set Injury

Transformers 3 Extra Awarded $18.5 Million after On-Set Injury

Back in September of 2010, when the Michael Bay helmed Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie was filming, a 26-year-old woman who was hired as an extra was severely injured during a scene. The woman’s name…

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Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when…

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