Remains of the Day: Up to something

Steve Ballmer’s got his dukes up, Mike Daisey’s got his dander up, and one judge’s ruling on Samsung’s tablets is on the up and up. The remainders for Tuesday, July 10, 2012 solemnly swear that they are up to no good.

Exclusive: Microsoft’s Ballmer Throws Down Gauntlet Against Apple (CRN)

That’s right, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer says that Redmond is ready to take on Apple, leaving “no stone unturned.” Yeaaah, someone should probably tell Steve that our technology has advanced just slightly beyond stones.

Mike Daisey invites media critics to reworked Apple show (Washington Post)

Performer Mike Daisey, now best known for his made up monologues about Apple and China is pimping a revamped version of his one-man show about Steve Jobs. Specifically, he’s going out of his way to invite people who criticized him over his inaccuracies. Uh ….

Samsung Wins U.K. Apple Ruling Over ‘Not As Cool’ Galaxy Tab (Bloomberg)

A British judge ruled that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets don’t infringe upon the design for the iPad, and that consumers won’t mix up the two because the Galaxy tablets are “not as cool.” I know we just celebrated Independence Day, but really, would being a British dominion have been that bad?

Product News:

miniStack - Newer Technology's latest external hard drive is designed to match the design and footprint of the 2010 and later Mac mini. The miniStack has two FireWire 800 ports, a USB 3.0 port, and an eSATA port. Newer sells empty miniStacks if you have your own hard drive mechanism for $90 (without software bundle) or $98 (with software bundle). The miniStack is also available with a 7200-rpm hard drive mechanism, ranging in capacities from 500GB ($160) to 4TB ($480).

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