You just can’t keep a good army of Terminators down. Apple may have had an ulterior motive in the deal it struck with the Liquidmetal folks; HTC has struck back at Apple’s patent infringement suits; and the EFF thinks Steve Jobs is a cackling, diabolical mastermind. The bad kind. If you can stomach that, you can handle the remainders for Wednesday, August 25, 2010.
Turns out that the deal Apple struck for Liquidmetal technology was not just to build an army of Terminators, but also to acquire access to an incredibly advanced injection-molding machine. Or, in other words, in addition to construction the aforementioned cyborg death machines, it will also be freezing its enemies in carbonite—watch your back, Dr. Schmidt.
After being sued by Apple—twice—smartphone maker HTC has fired back with counterclaims suggesting that the patents Apple has accused it of infringing are, in fact, invalid. Whoop! You totally caught them, guys. Man, Apple was hoping to sneak that one by.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is worried that an Apple patent for preventing unauthorized users to acces iPhones may lead to devices that spy on their users. Because as we all know every patent leads directly to an actual product, and Steve Jobs is eeeeeeevil. Cyborg death army notwithstanding.