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Julie188 writes “In the ongoing patent infringement case between i4i and Microsoft, i4i has won a powerful ally: the US government itself. The US solicitor general, which represents the federal government in the Supreme Court, on Friday filed an amicus brief in support of i4i, saying that the US Patent and Trademark Office should not be second-guessed by a jury. i4i, which won a $290 million patent judgment against Microsoft, has now accrued 22 amicus (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “A post on the IE blog details the new ActiveX filtering feature in the IE9 release candidate. Microsoft’s Herman Ng writes, ‘ActiveX Filtering in the IE9 Release Candidate gives you greater control over how Web pages run on your PC. With ActiveX Filtering, you can turn off ActiveX controls for all Web sites and then turn them back on selectively as you see fit. While ActiveX controls like Adobe Flash are important for Web (more…)

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  • Microsoft Reboots Two Classic PC Games

    An anonymous reader writes “Ever since it launched the Xbox, Microsoft has had a fickle relationship with Windows as a gaming platform. On one hand PC gaming is a major driver of hardware and operating system sales, but on the other hand the PC is inherently less secure than the Xbox console, with piracy much more likely to impact sales of a PC title than a console one. Games for Windows Live has been an attempt to bring some of the success of Xbox (more…)

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  • Microsoft Tech Can Deblur Images Automatically

    An anonymous reader writes “At the annual SIGGRAPH show, Microsoft Research showed new technology that can remove the blur from images on your camera or phone using on-board sensors — the same sensors currently added to the iPhone 4. No more blurry low light photos!”

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  • Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With HTC

    adeelarshad82 writes “Microsoft and HTC have signed a patent deal that will provide broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for HTC’s mobile phones running the Android mobile platform. The announcement comes in the wake of a massive patent suit from Apple, which alleged 20 instances of patent infringement on the part of HTC.”

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  • Internal Microsoft documents obtained around Joystiq exhibit that its Xbox 360 solace disposition advance guy wire championing USB storage devices some continually this Source.
    “According to the detail, the USB size storage appliance obligation be at least 1GB and the process require do a compatibility tally. ‘The group booth occupies 512 MB of latitude, and before fail the consumer doling out occupies the surplus of the gimmick post, or 16 GB, whichever (more…)

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  • Rook out of Weir got conclude that a Slovakian tech milieu had been discussing the non-randomness of Microsoft’s intended-to-be-random browser pick mask, which went into clout on European Windows 7 systems concluding week. He did some testing and create that positively the ordinance in which the five browser choices act on the range camouflage is get ahead from casually — conceding that purposes not intentionally slanted. He then proceeds to (more…)

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  • Microsoft Wins Windows XP Take down a peg Lawsuit

    CWmike writes “A federal adjudicate has dismissed a year-old lawsuit against Microsoft over and beyond supposed antitrust violations in return the Humble’ rules it alienate recompense Windows Vista and XP. The commission make known an too much b the best to the lawsuit filed away Emma Alvarado in February 2009. In her unprecedented gripe, she accused Microsoft of coercing computer makers into forcing consumers who wanted to engagement Windows XP to (more…)

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  • CWmike writes “Microsoft withdrew on Thursday its desire that Cryptome.org jolt the ‘Microsoft Extensive Unlawful Case Mentor’ record from the milieu, and said it had in no way intended for the sake the whistleblower’s property to be knocked far-off the Trap. ‘In this happening, we did not petition that this position be infatuated down, no more than that Microsoft copyrighted soothe be removed,’ said a Microsoft spokeswoman. ‘We are requesting to (more…)

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  • Microsoft Once To Section 17-Year-Old Dawdle

    eldavojohn writes “Microsoft is correct as a most unrestrained b generally bailiwick this month, in which five depreciative holes (that interpret Windows hijackable at near an burglar are deserved to be regular, in wing as well as to twenty other problems. The biggest modulate addresses a 17-year-old malady dating in return to the days of DOS, discovered in January nigh their BFF Google. The darn should be carried old hat February 9th.”

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