Court dissatisfied with Apple’s acknowledgement

Apple told to rewrite ‘Samsung did not copy’ statement, post it on front page until Dec 14. Here’s what Apple wrote contemptuously:

Samsung / Apple UK judgment

On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High court is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

In the ruling, the judge made several important points comparing the designs of the Apple and Samsung products:

“The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking. Overall it has undecorated flat surfaces with a plate of glass on the front all the way out to a very thin rim and a blank back. There is a crisp edge around the rim and a combination of curves, both at the corners and the sides. The design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design.”

“The informed user’s overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool.”

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the registered design in force anywhere in Europe.

However, in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design. A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc. So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple’s far more popular iPad.

The UK court of appeals is not at all amused and demanded Apple make necessary corrections and change it within 48 hours. Also as a requirement is Apple prominently display the order in 11 points font and above. Apple claims such changes with take 2 weeks, a claim the court find unbelievable.

I dream the end of all phone software

I finally got that damn Samsung PC Studio 3 software to work in Windows 7 64-bit after trial and error. I dream of the day all phone device makers adhere to a standard and make phone software compatible to even rival phones. Perhaps even an operating system integration. I can imagine some Windows Live Mobile tool or something that can open text messages, arrange contacts and extract out files. Phone device makers can make additional features exist as plugins. That would be my dream come true. I dislike all phone software. Hardware makers seem to care little about software.

Netbooks, silent Samsung phone and buses

Am I the only person using the netbook as if it is a mobile phone? My friend finds it funny that I couldn’t operate my rather user-friendly phone yet bothered to find out what’s going on in my computer operating system. Although the netbook is huge compared to the mobile phone, I found myself using it more and more these days in public transport.

I do my assignments, type blog posts and organize my folders all in the bus. With a computer, it’s so much more to do.

Perhaps it’s time to consider an iPhone or something. My 1.5-year old phone did a silent protest today by being silent the entire day. Perhaps it’s time for shopping soon.

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How fast can 24 Samsung SSDs in RAID perform?

These guys got 24 SSDs from Samsung and look at what they did with them! Awesome. A 6 TB rig with RAID. And it hits 2 GB/sec. Another awesome for you?

We took 24 256GB Samsung MLC SSD’s and put them in RAID to make this awesome computer! See how we did it, and what the results were!

And BTW this is great viral marketing too. Good choice of handing out the SSDs to these guys, Samsung!

Day 0 to 2 of BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia

Here’s Sony preparing for Sony HDNA booth at BroadcastAsia 2008 at day 0. Everything’s pretty messed up at BroadcastAsia at day 0. Just one day to build up everything. Hurry hurry hurry!

Day Zero of BroadcastAsia

Sony HDNA booth at BroadcastAsia 2008

Egripment BV and idoit preparing:

Egripment BV and idoit preparing

I took the above picture because of ‘idoit’. Look what look? Got upskirt? Where?

Look what look got what things to look up at

So late still have the carpet undone? Jia you ba…

No time already time to go home for me

Actual BroadcastAsia event

Panasonic presents their P2HD bar complete with hunk babes and motorcycles. I like the lamp post. P2HD for the win! Just wondering how much money is put in for this:

Panasonic builds a whole bar complete with hunk babes and motorcycles

Oh the whole bar setup deserves another shot:

Panasonic builds a whole bar complete with hunk babes and motorcycles 2

Sony – I must not be outdone! Studio shot for the win!

Full Sony HDNA set up

Full Sony HDNA set up. Sony brought almost all their studio and hi definition products, even Sony Vegas Pro is there. No consumer products sighted. Not to be outdone, Panasonic brought the world largest 103 inch 1080p HD plasma display.

Panasonic brought the world largest 103 inch 1080p HD plasma display

The televisions depict confused people in lifts. It’s conveys the message well. Canon decides to get women to talk about racing cars. Continue reading “Day 0 to 2 of BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia”

Widgeous pantry room and my camera

These days I’ve been taking pictures of almost everything. I could, possibly, be a photo journalist one day with the amount of pictures that I am taking. I took pictures of food. The following is Ridzuan’s favorite Hello Panda food. He finishes half a box and his eye lids are heavier than those of pandas.

Widgeous pantry room

I work at Widgeous, this is our make-shift pantry room. We don’t lock our food, so far there are no unaccountable food. Snacks that graced Widgeous includes Hello Panda, Kit Kat, Oreo, Lexus, fake Kinder Bueno and more. Ridzuan is probably our unofficial chief pantry officer. I like biting on pandas.

Three years back I was talking about mobile phone with inbuilt cameras with Gowri. And she raved how useful and great the idea is to place a camera in the mobile phone. I said it was just a fad and it’ll go away after a couple of years. Today… Well…

You’re right Gowri. And I’m addicted. I don’t snap pictures of people, but I snap a lot of pictures of animals and objects.

Almost all the pictures in this blog is taken on Samsung U600 which has the tendency of being overexposed, dully-colored and its 3.2 megapixel looked like 1.6 megapixel with a 2x digital zoom. But Photoshop always saves the day. I got this custom action just to re-adjust the colors back.

samsung u600

With the phone camera, I took pictures of things I find odd and post it up. It takes a bit of time for sure but I am beginning to feel a need to archive my memories. I only take pictures when I am out of my house, and when I’m out of my house I’m usually eating. So you see lots of food photographs such as the one above.