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Moon to become next hot vacation destination

Moon to become next hot vacation destination

Golden Spike, a company full of ex-NASA people, announces ambitious plans to launch commercial spaceflights to the moon by 2020 I feel sorry for all those suckers who blew $20 million and only got a lousy trip to the International Space Station. If they had held out, they might have had an opportunity to invest many more millions on a…read more →

Another Apple touch-screen patent in trouble

Another Apple touch-screen patent in trouble

One of Apple’s broad patents covering touch-screen technology is under fire by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, following a re-examination. The USPTO ruled this week that all 20 claims included in the patent are invalid, according to a filing spotted by blog Foss Patents. The decision, which was handed down Monday, is not final. It’s the second such Apple…read more →

Illegal file-sharer gets slapped with $1.5 million in damages

Illegal file-sharer gets slapped with $1.5 million in damages

The damages award against illegal file-sharer Kywan Fisher will most likely send him to the poor house. Illinois federal court Judge John Lee ordered Fisher to fork out $1.5 million to adult entertainment company Flava Works this week, according to TorrentFreak. Flava Works sued Fisher for sharing 10 movies he’d previously paid for via BitTorrent. The damages award amount was reached…read more →

Microsoft Surface tablet back-ordered

Microsoft Surface tablet back-ordered

Call it round one of a Microsoft-Apple hardware heavyweight bout. A few days before the expected rollout of Apple’s new tablets, all Microsoft Surface tablets are now officially back-ordered in the U.S. A Microsoft representative confirmed with CNET today that delivery of three Surface RT modelshas been pushed back. On Tuesday, the same day that sales were launched, the order status of…read more →

Apple may phase out iPad 2

Apple may phase out iPad 2

Tablet buyers may see the iPad 2 sink away as the iPad Mini prepares to surface, says Evercore Partners analyst Rob Cihra. Chira said he thinks Apple could phase out the iPad 2 because the company’s vision leads toward “clearer product tiers,” according to AppleInsider. Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Mini at a launch event on October 23. Launched in March 2011, the 16GB iPad 2 is…read more →

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 with over-the-air update tool

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 with over-the-air update tool

Apple has rolled out the first bug fix update to iOS 6 since the software’s release in mid-September. Version 6.0.1, which went out as a free update this morning, fixes a handful of bugs, including one that Apple says kept iPhone 5 users from installing over-the-air software updates. Apple’s fix includes installing a special “iOS updater” app to help the process along, which…read more →