Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 10049 yesterday, which includes Projects Spartan and some other small improvements. However, as usual, Microsoft hasn’t talked about all the new additions on Windows 10 Build 10049. Alongside Spartan, the build also brings two new apps; Music Preview and Video Preview. Both of these apps don’t come installed, and to […]
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Diffbot‘s mission, according to CEO Mike Tung, involves “teaching a robot how to read and understand web pages.” Today it expanded that understanding to include forums, comments, reviews, and other online discussions.
When Tung talks about understanding webpages, he means turning the content into structured data — say, looking at an article and identifying the title… Read More
Here we go! TechCrunch is winging its way to Montreal and Toronto this week for some amazing meetups. We want to see you there so I hope you’ve purchased your ticket, eh. All the pitch-off companies are picked and the judges are in line to offer pithy commentary. The pitch-offs will follow our tried and true formula. We’ll pick 6 to 8 startups per city and they will have 60 seconds… Read More
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The ‘Kojima Productions
’ logo is no longer on the Silent Hills website, Gamespot reports. Konami didn’t share details about what this means for the game or Kojima’s involvement with it, unfortunately.
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Subway’s Windows Phone “Subway Locator” app is a good example of the abandonware that litters the Windows Phone Store, being low on features and last updated in 2012.
I suspect then that Subway never expected the app to be the target of litigation.
Eff.org reports that “non-practicing entity” Novelpoint claims to have a patent which covers some feature of the app, which lets users:
Don’t know where to find a local Subway? We’re here to help. This app will display a list of local Subway locations along with the ability to get directions and let your friends know where to meet you.
Novelpoint’s U.S. Patent No. 6,442,485, “Method and apparatus for an automatic vehicle location, collision notification, and synthetic voice,” filed in 1999, has been used by the company to bilk nearly 100 other actual productive companies from what eff.org assumes is sums small enough to make it more worthwhile for companies to settle rather than employ the services of a legal team.
Patent trolls are of course the antithesis of progress, but to have them target a Windows Phone app is doubly harmful – as if we need another reason to lose apps from the store.
Read more about the case at Eff.org here.
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If Five Nights at Freddy’s were real, then it would have to advertise. I’d like to imagine its commercials would be a bit like this. Heh. (Via Iron Horse Cinema Productions.)
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Last night, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 build, Build 10049. The latest build was pretty surprising – as the company recently stated that they’ll be releasing new Windows 10 build every month. However, Build 10049 doesn’t introduce a bunch of new feature but it includes the feature that most the Insiders have been […]
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