Remains of the Day: The lab behind the curtain

Take a peek behind Apple’s curtain for a glimpse at the secret labs of Cupertino where they tested the iPhone 4—now on video! Then see Apple hand it to the Droid X, death grip style, and bring it all home with yet another patent infringement lawsuit. You’ve just been served—a hearty meal of Monday, July 26’s remainders.

Apple grants ABC unprecedented access to its secretive “black labs” (NetworkWorld)

Our own inimitable Jason Snell gave you a behind-the-scenes look at Apple’s secret antenna lab in words, but if you’re more of a visual person, you can check out this segment from ABC Nightline. Of course the big question is: what’s Apple hiding under that black blanket? Hey, has anybody heard from Scott Forstall lately?

Smartphone Antenna Performance - Motorola Droid X (Apple)

Apple’s like those kids I used to see playing fighting games at the arcade, the ones that could dish out 46-hit combos without breaking a sweat. Not content to let the antenna controversy die, the company’s now dished up a video of its newest rival, the Droid X, suffering from the same attenuation problem. Watch out, Apple’s going for the fatality!

Apple, Sony, HP, others sued for using ‘display acceleration techniques’ (The Loop)

Another day, another patent infringment lawsuit. This time it’s a company called Positive Technologies claiming that 13 companies, including Apple, have made products with LCD displays that use a specific display acceleration technique infringing upon Positive’s IP. The patent in question covers “an improved drive and control means for matrix addressable electro-optic displays” which leads me to conclude that these guys are totally from the future.

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