Rovio–Angry birds accused of Violating Patent

Angry-Birds-Violating-PatentsRovio, the creator of the popular game Angry Birds sued by a company from the United States ( U.S. ).

Lodsys, claiming that Rovio has violated their patent.

Small company from Texas, says they are the owner of a patent on how to purchase a new level in Angry Birds.

Quoted from The Guardian, in addition to Rovio, in its claim to the Texas courts, Lodsys also lists other major mobile gaming companies like Electronic Arts ( EA ), Atari, Square Enix and Take - Two Interactive. Total, there are five companies that claimed by Lodsys using their patent in mobile games.

Lodsys described, his patent was used in The Sims 3 for iPhone, a compilation of Greatest Hits games for the iPhone and iPad made ​​by Atari, Big Hit Baseball  for iPhone and iPad by Square Enix and 2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPhone by Take-Two Interactive.

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Google Nexus S and the iPhone will be Taken to Space by Atlantis

Nexus S vs iPhoneThe most recent Space Shuttle voyage will take Android alongside the two iPhones as soon as Atlantis launches on Friday, NASA said the day before. Two Google Nexus S phones will be taken to the International Space Station to inflate the features of SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites), drones used to test spacecraft techniques and satellite maintenance.

The phones will produce the floating pods freedom to be controlled from the ground, cameras for a first-person view, and additional performance than they would cover on their own.

An upgrade will transform the devices into efficient servant robots for the crew, the Intelligent Robotics Group's DW Wheeler told CNET. Among the possibilities are scanning materials or looking for clear flaws. The goal is to ultimately keep ISS crew members paying attention on their missions and not on basic tasks.

The phones' installation is estimated to take place in September or October.

Carrying both of the two major American smartphone platforms can be symbolic for Atlantis. For many, Apple and Google at the same time represent the new forefront of US technology while the Space Shuttle is bowing out over 30 years after it too was the cutting edge. The iPhones and Nexus S phones are both being used to conduct experiments that wouldn't have been achievable on Earth or before modern smartphones.

Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 11:26AM Eastern and, appropriately, will have live streaming coverage optimized both for Android and iPhone viewers.


Via Electronista

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Apple to unveil iCloud, iOS 5 on Monday, June 6?

Apple iOS 5 CEO Steve Jobs and a aggregation of Angel admiral will bang off the company’s anniversary Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote abode on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Angel will bare its next bearing software - Lion, the eighth above absolution of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next adaptation of Apple’s avant-garde adaptable operating arrangement which admiral the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s accessible billow casework offering.

WWDC will affection added than 100 abstruse sessions presented by Angel engineers. Mac® developers will see and apprentice how to advance world-class Mac OS X Lion applications application its latest technologies and capabilities. Adaptable developers will be able to analyze the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and apprentice how to abundantly enhance the functionality, achievement and architecture of their apps. All developers can accompany their cipher to the labs and plan with Angel engineers.

For added details, appointment the Angel Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website at

Apple designs Macs, the best claimed computers in the world, forth with OS X, iLife, iWork and able software. Angel leads the agenda music anarchy with its iPods and iTunes online store. Angel has reinvented the adaptable buzz with its advocate iPhone and App Store, and has afresh alien iPad 2 which is defining the approaching of adaptable media and accretion devices.

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Most Anticipated Games of E3: Call of Duty Elite

call_of_duty_elite Outside of the halls of Activision, little is known about the upcoming add-on service that will launch with Modern Warfare 3. Speculation at this point is that Call of Duty Elite will expand on the Call of Duty Multiplayer experience by adding services and features that non-elite members won't have access to. Activision announced that Beachhead Studios had headed up the division for its Call of Duty Franchise, and has been working out the finer details for almost two years.

Analysts and gamers have taken to speculation about the subscription based model for the content, and many believe that the game will feature a more dynamic in-game wagering system than the one that was introduced in Black Ops, competitive leagues and tournaments for the game, community development, exclusive content (which could be maps, weapons, killstreaks, etc.), free map pack updates, and other customization tools for the hardcore Call of Duty fan.

If you haven't noticed, many first person shooters have tried to duplicate the success of the Call of Duty franchise in recent years. From the leveling system that the game introduced, to killstreaks and perks, if Call of Duty: Elite is a profitable venture for Activision it could mean a huge shift in the way content is delivered in the future.

Details are likely to disperse at E3, alongside our first look at Modern Warfare 3, which the Call of Duty: Elite Subscription is said to launch alongside this November.

Via: attackofthefanboy

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Flash to HTML5 Converter

Flash to HTML5 Converter DownloadAdobe today appear a tool, codenamed Wallaby, that converts Flash to HTML5.

After the ball surrounding the company’s Flash to iPhone conversion tool, Adobe is demography addition able at befitting Flash accordant as built-in web technologies bolt up to the format’s capabalities.

The apparatus is still in beginning development, but can be downloaded here. Once your activity is converted, you can plan with it as you would any HTML file.

At this stage, some Flash Professional appearance are unsupported.

Via: thenextweb

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Facebook : Rent a movie

Facebook: Rent a movieIf you were searching for something added advantageous to absorb Facebook credits on than basic trinkets for some game, Warner has an idea: all those movies you said you "liked."


Starting today it is testing out a plan to hire movies appropriate on their corresponding pages for 30 Facebook credits / $3 each. The aboriginal one on accouter is The Dark Knight (again?) which should be reside afterwards today, with added accessible to hire or acquirement in the future. there's no chat on resolution or added features, but at the amount we're bold SD only. Full data are in the columnist absolution afterwards the break, but the rentals accept the accepted 48-hour VOD window and can be paused/resumed artlessly by logging aback into Facebook. In its accepted state, we agnosticism Netflix, Amazon and the blow accept annihilation to anguish about as far as competition, but maybe Warner thinks it can snag a few bucks from artlessly authoritative abiding there's a buy button of some affectionate apprehension our assorted identities in as abounding places as possible.

Via: Engadget 

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i3dg turns iphone into 3d display

iPhone-3d-display By using an old-school technique with a half-silvered mirror placed at a 45-degree angle, along with a special app, the i3DG Palm Top Theater turns your iPhone or iPodTouch into a 3D display. By splitting images or video into three layers using the template below, then reflecting them off of the mirrors, it creates the illusion of depth.


i3DG is invented by Jitsuro Mase, a media artist, and produced by DIRECTIONS, Inc, a Japanese media production company. It has won a prize of an international competition, Ars Electronica Festival 2010 Honorary Mention.

i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone or an iPodTouch, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view. Using the old technique of placing a half-silvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a new context, the project extends upon 3D displays and iPhones. As a peripheral gadget, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, from 3D videos and animations to accelerometer-based games.


Via: japanprobe.

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