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Jury Finds Google Infringed SimpleAir Patent For Push Messaging, Faces Up To $125 Million In Damages

When you hear about a patent case in the Eastern District of Texas, you can bet there will be shenanigans. This time a jury in the capital of software patent lawsuits has found that Google infringed on a patent held by a company called SimpleAir that reportedly covers push messaging systems used in Android.

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RealVNC's VNC Viewer Drops From $9.99 To Free (Forever) In Google Play

You can't spend all day sitting at the computer, but sometimes remote access is almost as good. VNC Viewer from Real VNC is a way for you to connect to a computer through any number of VNC clients, and it's pretty popular. However, it used to be a $10 app. Put your wallet away – it's free now.

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The app dropped to $0.99 early today, then to free. As we all know, when an app is made free in Google Play, it cannot be made into a paid app again.

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[New Game] Table Top Racing, From The Creator Of Wipeout, Skids Into The Play Store Like An Open Pack Of Micro Machines

On the surface, Table Top Racing looks like just another mobile racing game. The cars are simple, the graphics are charming, and nothing about the title suggests any semblance of depth. But hold on to your cereal, because the cars about to drift their away across your kitchen table are packing more horsepower than it seems. Table Top Racing comes to us from the creator of Wipeout (Nick Burcombe, now CEO of Playrise Digital), and while this release may not have that series' over-the-top futuristic spectacle, it has enough content to suggest it was made by someone who knows what they are doing.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Available For Just $389.99 (Nearly 30% Off)

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 currently has a starting price of $549.99 at most retailers, making it a relatively pricey tablet. Yet with its 2560x1600 10-inch display, 3GB of RAM, and quirky S Pen functionality, there's a lot to like here. So if you have your heart set on this device, and you aren't above picking up a refurbished model, then you can currently get one on Groupon for just $389.99.

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AT&T Expands 4G LTE Availability To New Markets In Nearly A Dozen States, Along With Puerto Rico

Earlier this month, AT&T passed the 500 mark in the race to expand the number of areas across the country with access to the carrier's 4G LTE network. The effort is ongoing, though, and the company has now officially added several more locales to the list. Customers in areas ranging from the West Coast to the Atlantic Ocean should all now notice faster data speeds when browsing on the go.

New LTE markets:

  • El Centro, CA
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Jasper, IN
  • Danville, KY
  • Richmond, KY
  • Somerset, KY
  • Cadillac and Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
  • Tunica, MS
  • East Liverpool, OH
  • Erie, PA
  • New Castle, PA
  • Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, PR
  • Fajardo, PR
  • Ponce, PR
  • Barre and Burlington, VT
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Wheeling, WV

That's all for now.

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Atheer One Smart Glasses Promising Minority Report-Style Virtual Interaction Exceed $100,000 Indigogo Funding Goal

Google Glass gives wearers access to notifications, the ability to take pictures of what they see, and other bite-size nuggets of general tech geekery, but the device relies on tactile swipes and voice commands to manage it all. Atheer One, a pair of smart glasses that were recently funded on Indiegogo, promises users the ability to interact with its virtual UI elements using just their hands.

Don't expect an experience even remotely comparable to that displayed in the video above, though.

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King Seeks To Block Trademark Of Turn-Based RPG The Banner Saga Because Of The Word 'Saga'

Candy Crush Saga has three words in the title, but game developer King only got a trademark approved for the first one. That doesn't mean, however, that the second two are fair game. It turns out a few weeks ago King filed a Notice of Opposition with the USPTO regarding someone else's trademark request. The application in question was for The Banner Saga, a turn-based PC RPG. King objects because it includes the word 'saga.' Yes, seriously.

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Meet ART, Part 3: Battery Life Benchmarks - Not Good, But Not Too Bad

Shortly after the new Android Runtime made its grand entrance, I ran a pretty exhaustive (and exhausting) series of performance benchmarks that showed ART wasn't really ready to blow us away. At the time, I opted to avoid the topic of battery life because it is so difficult to test accurately and with unbiased, meaningful results. As it turns out, that was dumb. Yup, so many of you have asked, I finally had no choice but to dive in and run a battery of tests on...well, the battery.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Has Sprint's Galaxy Note 3 Is As Low As $112.49 With A New Account

The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the more desirable high-end phones on the market at the moment, especially if you like your mobile hardware big and pleathery. If you also like your service from Sprint, then Amazon's wireless store has a heck of a deal for new customers: a Galaxy Note 3 for $112.49 on a subsidized plan. That's more than $200 off the retail price. Black and white models are available, and shipping is free with Amazon Prime.

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T-Mobile Gets Into Mobile Banking With The New Mobile Money Service

T-Mobile is doing a lot of unconventional things for the mobile industry, and now it's branching out to banking as well. The carrier has announced a new service called Mobile Money that works like any number of other online banks. You set up the account, deposit your checks through an app, and use a Visa debit card to spend. As for the fees, most of them are waived for T-Mobile customers.

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