U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award versus Apple


By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million (226 million pounds) in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet. Shares of VirnetX … [Read more...]

Authors urge Amazon board to end contract dispute with Hachette

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By Deepa Seetharaman - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) More than 1,000 authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King, and James Patterson, have urged Amazon.com Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with Hachette Book Group that has cost some writers 90 percent of their sales on the online … [Read more...]

Red Giant Shooter Suite Review, Part 5: DeNoiser II

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) There’s this thing about video... If it is not well-lit, there’s a good possibility there’s going to be noise, and noise is ugly. Let’s take a look at Red Giant Software’s DeNoiser II, part of Red Giant Software’s Shooter Suite. Part one of our look at … [Read more...]

Sony Responds To F5 4K Hack With Licensing Scheme

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In response to a recent hack that opens 4K recording for the Sony F5, the manufacturer has approved an official roadmap to ultra high definition. But for users to get Sony's blessing to use 4K, it'll cost them. The hack, which involved adding a simple piece of code … [Read more...]

RED Shows Off New Touchscreen Monitor At IBC


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last weekend at IBC, RED rolled out a pair of new products including a 7-inch touch screen display. Also showcased are two new DSMC Interchangeable Optical Low Pass Filters, including one for Skin Tone-Highlight and one for Low Light Optimized conditions. … [Read more...]

Freefly Ships MŌVI M15


Can Carry Camera Packages weighing 15 Lbs. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We saw it at NAB, and now, Freefly Systems has announced shipping of their new MŌVI M15 3 Axis camera stabilizer, which is takes the same game-changing technology and uses it to control heavier camera packages, like the … [Read more...]

Canon Finally Announces The 7D Mk. II


Dual Digic 6 Processors Drive APS-C Sensor By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The rumors have been flying fast and furious for years, and now, it's time for the Canon 7D Mk. II to come out of the shadows and into the light. And while we were hoping that the 7D Mk. II would go full frame, apparently, … [Read more...]

Update: Microsoft Announces It Is Buying Minecraft Company


Updated: Microsoft has made it official, that a deal has been struck to purchase Mojang, maker of Minecraft. The original article follows, with the official press release of the acquisition at the bottom. In addition, Markkus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, has said he is leaving the … [Read more...]

Governments pressure Google for more user information

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(Reuters) Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs. The number of requests increased 15 percent sequentially in the first half of this … [Read more...]

Red Giant Shooter Suite Review, Part 4: Frames

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Red Giant has released their new version of Shooter Suite, a software bundle for videographers. We’re going to look at each piece of software and give it a shot. This time, we're working with Red Giant’s Frames. For part one, Red Giant’s BulletProof, click … [Read more...]

RadioShack CFO resigns; AlixPartners MD named interim CFO

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(Reuters) Struggling electronics retailer RadioShack Corp, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, said John Feray resigned as chief financial officer last week. The company said on Monday it named AlixPartners LLP managing director Holly Etlin as interim CFO. Advisory firm AlixPartners has … [Read more...]

Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom

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By Nivedita Bhattacharjee and Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) Google Inc. launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software. The … [Read more...]

RØDE Announces Killer New Stereo VideoMic X


Stereo VideoMic X Offers High Performance in a Small Footprint By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One look at the new RØDE Stereo VideoMic X, and you'd think it didn't really look like an external camera microphone at all. It doesn't have that directional shotgun vibe. It's bulbous. Ut looks like … [Read more...]

SanDisk Announces Half Terabyte SD Cards For 4K Video


And it's not cheap By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Geez. It wasn't all that long ago that we were using 128MB SD cards, and they've been getting larger and larger, almost by the minute. And while a 64GB Class 10 SD card has been doing it for must runners and gunners in the DSLR world, with the … [Read more...]

Freefly Responds to Competition, Lowers Pricing on MōVI


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's no doubt that since Freefly Systems launched their innovative MōVI line of three axis gimbal based stabilizers, competiting companies have been picking away at their marketshare in order to get a piece of the motion cinema pie. And each with varying degrees of … [Read more...]

Atomos Presents Shogun In Time For IBC


4K External Recorder to ship during Convention By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Atomos has announced that the ultra high definition Shogun 4K External recorder will ship starting at IBC. The new recorder has begun its first production run and pre-orders will be filled through resellers … [Read more...]

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