Samsung outranks Apple where it really hurts… in the patent department

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In an effort to prevent rivals from stealing its ideas, Apple patents everything it invents — from the iPhone and the iPad, to app icons and even “magic” tactile gloves. But compared to its biggest competitors, Apple’s patent portfolio from 2015 looks surprisingly bare.

Microsoft, Sony, Google, and LG have all outrank Apple in the patent department this year, while arch rival Samsung has absolutely crushed it.

Sony packs pro specs in new pocket-size camera

The Sony RX100 IV will hit shelves next month.
The Sony RX100 IV will hit shelves next month.
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Your iPhone makes a compelling case to never buy another camera. But Sony seems to understand that the better you get with your photography, the more you will learn that the camera in a smartphone has limitations.

So when you are ready to try a more sophisticated tool, Sony will be waiting with its new RX100 IV.

Don’t let the size, weight and look fool you into thinking this is just another point-and-shoot. Some of the specs in this tiny box rival those of a professional-grade DSLR.

Michael Fassbender still doesn’t look much like Steve Jobs in first teaser trailer

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Photo: Universal Pictures

The first official trailer for the Steve Jobs movie we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The one-minute clip gives us an early look at Michael Fassbender as Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, along with co-stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.

Inventive shorts show what you can do with new Sony Action Cams

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In the short film Picture Machine, a Sony Action Cam gets loaded into a tiny clear car to capture unique shots. Photo: Studio Nos
In the short film Picture Machine, a Sony Action Cam gets loaded into a tiny clear car to capture unique shots. Photo: Studio Nos

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We’re massive fans of Sony cameras, so we’re really interested in two new Action Cam models that challenge the GoPro status quo. To show off the eye-popping capabilities of its high-def duo — the 4K and the Full HD — Sony commissioned more than 20 short films shot on the tiny video cameras by directors from all over the world.

The first batch of the Never Before Seen shorts show how innovative filmmakers and artists utilize the Action Cams’ small size, enhanced image stability and other unique features to make Hollywood-level videos.