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LG G Flex review: Interesting design, shame about the price

There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.

March 24, 2014 by

Fujitsu Lifebook E743 review: Nice design, but no Haswell yet

Fujitsu's new Lifebook E-Line offers an attractive design and solid build quality, with plenty of configuration options and (common) accessories. The optional modular Bay Projector is interesting, but you'll need to weigh its utility against the £280 price tag.

August 28, 2013

Book review: Design for Hackers

For a book so packed with fascinating and informative details, Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty starts much too slowly. The author is so keen to tell you what he's going to tell you, what difference he hopes it will make to you and why design literacy matters that the first 40 pages are essentially an extended introduction (even if reminding people to sketch out ideas is always a good thing).

March 20, 2012

Apple launches fresh Samsung suits in Germany

Apple has launched two new suits against Samsung in the German courts, this time targeting 15 Samsung smartphones and tablets over their supposed infringement of Apple's design rights.The two companies are engaging in a global war over patents, with Germany having proved to be a particularly active battlefield.

January 18, 2012 by

Novell patent sale clears US regulatory hurdle

Novell's sale of hundreds of open-source patents to a consortium featuring Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and EMC has become more likely to go through, as the US Department of Justice has failed to block the sale.The antitrust division of the Department of Justice (DoJ) had made Novell and the consortium, CPTN Holdings, agree to not carry the sale through until 12 April, so the DoJ could review the sale.

April 14, 2011 by

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