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Apple’s $290 million verdict largely credited to one witness

The jury awarded Apple $290 million in damages yesterday. This all goes back to the case where Apple was awarded $1.05 billion, which US District Judge Lucy Koh later reduced by $410.5 million. At the time Judge Koh said the reduction was due to a juror miscalculation. But while this verdict came yesterday, it seems we are now learning a bit about what convinced the jurors to come to this decision.

Motorola’s Project Ara modular smartphones tap 3D Systems for manufacturing

The idea of easily upgradeable smartphones isn't an entirely new topic. We have seen a project from Phonebloks and more recently, Motorola unveiled something called Project Ara. Motorola made that announcement back towards the end of October and at the time they introduced Ara as the answer to how they could bring the "benefits of an open hardware ecosystem to 6 billion people."

Android engineer talks updates and the “Check for Updates” button

We recently learned Android 4.4 Kit Kat had begun rolling out for Nexus 4 users. Basically, that means Google has begun offering the update in batches, and on the flip side, it likely also means that many Nexus 4 users navigated into the settings and have been repeatedly tapping the Check for Updates button. Well, Dan Morrill from Google has taken to Reddit and shared a bit about the update process and about using that button.

LG G Flex self healing ability put to the test

LG has been showing off the self healing ability of the G Flex smartphone recently. The video they released had the handset being scuffed with a bronze brush in even strokes, which as many decided -- that may not be an accurate real world test. Thankfully though, we have the internet and that means someone is generally going to be willing to step up.

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook goes rugged for schools

Lenovo is aiming for the education market with their latest notebook announcement. The particular notebook is a Chromebook, specifically, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook and it sports a rugged design. Some of the rugged features include a rubber bumper, reinforced ports to minimize chances of accidental damage and a stronger keyboard that protects the keys from being removed.