Thousands of people running small blogs and websites over the years have received threatening letters from for using its professional photos without a license, but now the photo service is going after something a little bigger: Microsoft. filed a lawsuit this week against Microsoft, claiming that its new Bing "Image Widget" tool constitutes "massive infringement" of copyrighted images. Bing "Image Widget" launched just a couple of weeks ago in beta form.
Apple has recruited renowned Australian designer Marc Newson, whose creations have been featured by museums such as New York's famous MoMA. "Marc is without question one of the most influential designers of this generation," Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice president of design, told Vanity Fair magazine's website. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the comments. Newson -- deemed by Time magazine in 2005 to be among the planet's 100 most influential people -- is especially well known for his furniture, in particular chairs with rounded forms.
I came, I saw, and I still don't know what Samsung has conquered. Samsung's massive new prototype TV takes pride of place in the entryway to the company's grand IFA venue. Both Samsung and LG would argue that the point of bendable TVs is to have flexibility and not have to choose, but I struggle to see the need for choice at all. Whereas a flat TV can be likened to a window in your house, there's no easy analog in daily life to the curved display.
We headed out to Motorola's Chicago headquarters to see how it built its latest smartphone — and then try it out ourselves. Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital had to operate on an infant's brain after he began having potentially catastrophic seizures. We spoke with him and the hospital about how 3D printing could change the face of complicated surgeries. We've known all along the Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch was going to be the most stylish Android Wear watch out there around launch, and it doesn't disappoint.
By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch. Apple is forging closer ties to the fashion world as it plots its foray into the fertile field of wearable technology, trying to win over a critical crowd that may prove crucial to the success of consumer gadgets worn around the body. Several fashion media editors told Reuters they received invitations for the first time to an annual September product-launch, which they took as confirmation of a wristwatch in the wings. "This suggests Apple is serious about tapping into the fashion world, which often sits on the sidelines." Apple declined to comment.
The BBC announced today that it has begun production on an audio drama adaptation of Good Omens, the hit 1990 comedic fantasy novel about the apocalypse from celebrated authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Both authors are onboard to help develop the miniseries, which has already begun recording in a secret location in London, for a scheduled airing on BBC Radio 4 sometime in December. Dirk Maggis is directing, a natural choice given he was also the director of the BBC's well-received radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere last year.
Western Digital has launched a new wireless-enabled hard drive that uniquely features a built-in SD card reader. The My Passport Wireless might be coming to the market after other wireless options like the LaCie Fuel drive, but it’s the inclusion of the SD card reader that makes this product of particular interest to photographers. Read more
Epson has announced a new A3+ desktop inkjet printer aimed at the professional and semi-professional photographer that it claims is capable of producing a maximum black density of 2.8. According to Epson this beats all competitors’ A3+ machines that use 6 or more inks. The SureColor SC-P600 is part of Epson’s plan to introduce ten new professional printers to the market under the ‘Sure’ brand by 2016, and is the first SureColor model to be aimed at the photo market. Click through to read more.