Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sinde Law brings SOPA-like restrictions to Spain

The Spanish government has passed legislation aimed at cracking down on websites illegally sharing digital content. Called the Sinde Law, it will create a new government commission that Spanish right holders can engage when they feel that a site is illegally distributing their content. 

IBM's five predictions for next five years in tech

Every year, IBM takes a step back to look at the bigger picture of how technology is developing, and changing the world in which we live. By examining trends in business, society and in technology itself, the company sets out to predict technological innovations that it believes will change our lives within the next five years.

Samsung adds new charges to case against Apple in Germany

Samsung has bulked up its legal case against Apple in Germany after it filed claims over four new patents, that’s following the initial telecom standards-based charges that were filed in April this year.

How to install CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0 on a Samsung Galaxy S 2

Well, I installed the leaked version of Ice Cream Sandwich for my Samsung Galaxy S 2 as told you in this post, but I saw that is wasn't that stable and I decided to look CM9 as somebody suggested in XDA-Developers. I installed it and I must say that the version doesn't look like and alpha release, it's very stable and I'm using it as my daily driver, let me tell you how to install it.

How to install Samsung's Android 4.0 ICS on a Samsung Galaxy S 2

After the post yesterday about the new rom, I decided to give ICS a go, and this is how I did it. Before the instructions, i want to remark that this version is still an Alpha Release and it's not recommended for daily use. According to Samsung, the final release will be released in Q1 2012 (in 1 or 2 months). So no more talk, let's start!

How To Easily Root The Amazon Kindle, Regardless Of Its Software Version

On the historic date of December 20th, 2011, Amazon pushed out software version 6.2.1 to its Kindle Fire. The update was fairly minor -- its main additions had to do with improved scrolling and WiFi passwords -- but it brought about one devastating change: it broke all previous methods of root.

SOPA: Who's in and who's out?

By now we're sure you're aware that SOPA is more than just a tomato-based noodle soup. The Stop Online Piracy Act's been stirring controversy with its intentions, and it'll most likely continue in this path until we hear a final decision. Go Daddy wasn't shy -- before retracting -- about its support for the bill, and things have changed drastically since we first heard some of the "top dogs" express their feelings. But who else is behind it, who's got your back, and who's had a change of heart? The answers await you after the break. 

All About SOPA, the Bill That Wants to Cripple Your Internet

SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is another one of those bills that sounds like it's going to do something mildly positive but, in reality, has serious potential to negatively change the internet as we know it. It puts power in the hands of the entertainment industry to censor sites that allegedly "engage in, enable or facilitate" copyright infringement. This language vague enough to encompass sites you use every day, like Twitter and Facebook, making SOPA a serious problem. Here's how it works and what you can do about it.

BT says Android violates six of their US patents

The number of international court battles, by multiple companies, against the Android operating system gained another participant as British Telecom has filed suit in Delaware court claiming Google's mobile operating system violates a number of BT's patents. The UK company is asking billions of dollars, an injunction, and could result in Google needing to pay royalties to BT for every Android handset.