Apple rewarded additional $290 million from Samsung

There is no question why Steve Jobs despised and hated Samsung. They practically stole Apples ideas and made it their own. The move Samsung made was wrong and is costing them millions. The picture below is a slide used during the trial which compares the phones Samsung made before and after the iPhone.

Apple was previously awarded  $1 billion in damages from Samsung in the closely watched patent trial just last summer. Apparently, the judge in the first case ruled $450 million of the $1 billion was miscalculated, causing a retrial.  Apple, reinstated $380 million in vacated damages with Samsung arguing they should only be entitled to $52 million.

The ruling is yet another victory for Apple in this “thermonuclear war” against Google’s Android operating system and their manufacturing partners.


Google Wallet debit card

Yep, its finally here.

After months of rumors and speculations, the Google Wallet debit card is officially here. The prepaid debit card lets Google Wallet users make payments with their Wallet balance at any ATM, bank, or any business that accepts MasterCard Debit.

Starting today you can request your own card and Google says that it should arrive in 10 to 12 business days. Shipping is free and there aren’t any additional fees to get started with the card. The Google Wallet Card can be used for purchases both online and in physical stores. Its practically just like any other debit card that you currently hold. Google has set a maximum $5,000 per day spending limit on the card.

It was rumored that the card would arrive earlier this year but later reports said that the project was put on hold. I personally think the only reason why they are releasing it is because of it’s competitor, Coin. I’ve already ordered mine and will give you the full detailed experience with my use with the card.

Until next time.

New ultrabook delivers 22-hour battery life

Compared to the macbook air which has a 12 hour battery life, this new Toshiba  ultrabook model will deliver 22 hours of battery life on a single charge. Along with its amazing battery life, the Dynabook Kira V634 offers a 13.3-inch display with 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Haswell processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, support for 4K video output and a weight of only 1.12 kilograms.

Toshiba will start selling the ultrabook in Japan on November 20th for 144,000 yen ($1,446) and 153,000 yen ($1,530). An international launch date is currently not available.

Logitech launches ‘PowerShell’ iPhone game controller

The number one thing I hate about playing games on my iPhone is those darn controls. My fingers are literally all over the place and its just a huge mess. Thanks to iOS 7 and Logitech, my days of messy game play are over.

Today Logitech officially announced its new MFi controller, the PowerShell. The new controller use’s Apple’s new MFi iOS 7 game controller program. Logitech is using Apple’s standard MFi configuration, which gives you a D-Pad, A/B/X/Y face buttons, and left and right shoulder buttons.

The controller is compatible with iPhone 5s, 5, and 5th gen iPod touch devices running iOS 7.  The PowerShell controller will be landing today on the Apple Online Store and BestBuy’s website. The price is $99.