Apple Would Like Universal Remote

apple_universal_remote_blueprintAn intriguing and innovative patent application, which was registered by Apple in September 2011, has appeared.  The patent app explains a new universal remote control program that appears to be unique to Apple. Named Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control, the application proceeds to describe a universal remote control that has a user-friendly UI [...]

WebM Counters MPEG-LA’s Patent Pool with One of Their Own

Today WebM announced the WebM Community Cross-License (CCL) initiative. In a nutshell, 17 founding members have joined forces to license essential patents related to WebM technologies to other members of the CCL. The end result will be a better royalty-free codec the public and manufactures can use and it will, in theory, create a shield [...]

Microsoft IP Tax Makes Its Way to Linux-based Gadgets

DSP Group DECT Android Phone Reference Design[OPINION] There's a disturbance in the gadget force everyone. You probably aren't aware of it because most you are Mac or Windows users, but those who've been using Linux on the desktop or on servers have known for some time that Microsoft has been bullying Linux software vendors with threats of lawsuits for infringing on [...]