Back in 2014, Apple won their lawsuit against Samsung when the California federal court held the Korean electronics giant guilty of copyright infringement on Apple's patents. The court had ordered Samsung to pay a whopping $119.6 million to Apple as compensation. Primarily, Apple had filed for copyright infringement on three patents; quick links, auto-correct and slide-to-unlock. While they did win the patent wars back in 2014, it seems like the tables are turning now.
The appeals court not only has rejected the federal court's verdict, but has also decided that Apple themselves have infringed on one of Samsung's patents! After going through all the information and the entirety of the case, the new verdict is that the technology used by Samsung in their smartphones for the recognition of phone numbers and other such data and turning them into interactive links is actually different from the technology used in quick link. The two other claims of copyright infringement against Samsung were considered to be downright invalid by the court and thus discarded.
Samsung commented on this matter through a spokesperson who considered the verdict to be "a win for consumer choice." Apple on the other hand, had nothing to say on the matter so far. On a side note, Apple is now trying to convince the US Supreme Court to stop Samsung from appealing against a different case which had earlier ended up in Samsung's agreement of paying $548 million in damages.
You would think that Samsung would by now be able to decipher what exactly made the Note 7 catch fire, but you would be wrong. Lithium ion batteries do have the potential to explode or spontaneously combust if something goes wrong inside and that was exactly what Samsung and everyone else thought the problem was. However, it was apparently not exactly what they thought it was. What the problem actually was, remains a mystery still today!
According to Samsung, "We recognized that we did not correctly identify the issue the first time and remain committed to finding the root cause."
"Our top priority remains the safety of our customers and retrieving 100% of the Galaxy Note 7 devices in the market."
Experts examining the smartphones and the scenarios are of the opinion that there could be multiple reasons responsible for the explosions and one of the potential culprits could be that the battery case that wasn't sufficiently big to accommodate the battery of the Note 7. A finer problem could lie in the software of the phone itself, which may have failed to direct battery interactions with other hardware parts inside the phone properly. Whatever the reason is, Samsung needs to clarify it publicly, if it hopes to win back at least some of the trust that it has lost due to the incident.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Earlier on December,9th The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station (Main TPB data cener), a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm, Sweden. since then "thepiratebay.se" domain remained inaccessible, until today.
thepiratebay.se domain is Now Live, the website is still not functioning thought. Currently The Pirate Bay website is displaying a waving black flag background with the TPB logo along with a counter, counting up the time that's passed since the raid.
A few minutes ago came another big change when The Pirate Bay's main domain started pointing to a new IP-address (126.96.36.199) connected to a server hosted in Moldova. All this is indicating that the website may back to function again very soon.