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Sony Sued Again – PlayStation Network(PSN) In Patent Suit

Benjamin Grobler a South African inventor, along with his attorneys Christopher Banys and Richard C. Lin from the The Lanier Law Firm, have filled a lawsuite against both Sony and Apple for infringing patent laws, here is a quote from the source for a better understanding than i can explain:

The inventor of technology used in data vending systems such as the iTunes and Playstation Network systems has sued Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. (NYSE: APPL) and Foster City, Calif.-based Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (NYSE: SNE) for patent infringement.

Inventor Benjamin Grobler is represented by intellectual property attorneys Christopher Banys and Richard C. Lin from the Palo Alto, Calif., office of The Lanier Law Firm. The lawsuits filed March on 27, 2012, allege that Apple and Sony are infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,799,084.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the ‘084 patent to Mr. Grobler in 2004. The patent covers data vending systems that allow users to store and manage digital music, video, software and other items on a variety of electronic devices.

According to the lawsuit, Apple and Sony have infringed the patent by making and offering infringing data vending systems such as iTunes and the Playstation Network, and that the companies are inducing their customers’ infringement by using these systems.

“You would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t listened to music or watched a video through iTunes or the Playstation Network,” says Mr. Banys, head of the nationwide intellectual property practice at The Lanier Law Firm. “Tech giants can’t just take an inventor’s work and use it as their own. This lawsuit represents our client’s effort to bring some accountability to the system.”

The cases are Benjamin Grobler v. Apple Inc., No. CV-12-1534, and Benjamin Grobler v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, No. CV-12-1526. Both are pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


Im wondering why it has taken this inventor so long to take action against both thee companies.

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Glitch Makes Mass Effect 3….

Oh man, when will the bad news about Mass Effect 3 stop? Shitty ending, bad saves and money loss. What’s next for the list you may ask?

There’s a glitch that exists in the Xbox 360 version of the game which prevents them from getting into the action. If players try to access the menus through another profile or not one at all, it will work until they switch over to the original profile. Being that the gamer profile seems to has an effect on the glitch, some are editing the game save files to arrive at a band aid solution, if they are able to.

The issue first surfaced roughly three weeks ago and while Bioware is aware of this, they haven’t provided any information as to why it is occurring or when a fix will be released for it.

If you are running into any problems relating to this, let us know and if you have any band aids for it.

Source: The Daily Blam

Xbox 360s Doesn’t Erase Your Credit Card Info

You might want to hang onto your used console before trading up for that smooth all white Kinect Xbox. If you think that the Factory Reset option was good enough in terms of wiping your data, you may want to think again.

According to a report done by Drexel University, you can use any kind of tool to browse the Xbox 360’s hard drive on a computer and the stored credit card info just lying around. These days, all it takes for someone to profit from this kind of transaction is the name, card number and expiration date. After that, it’s a field day on Amazon and on other sites that do not ask for the CCV code. (3 or 4 digit number on the back)

Although Microsoft is denying the claim by saying there’s more to the report than that, it’s still food for thought. They say that the credit card info was gained through other means. Even if, it’s still troubling that the info is accessible in the first place.

To safeguard yourself, you want to hook up your Xbox’s hard drive to a computer and securely format it.

Source: Neowin

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GBAtemp Arcade Competition #4

Our sponsor Etcome is offering a new round of free stuff this month: we’re going to be shipping out state-of-the-art Nintendo DS flashcards, this is the last competition of 4.

Competition #3 results
Congratulations to Felipe_9595, zackfiles, SilentRevolt, Stratis20, Arras the top 5 scorers for Ten Pin Bowling. Your prizes will be arranged when all 4 competitions are over to facilitate shipping.

What to do
This week, you’re required to play Bike Mania 2, a new game we’ve just set up on our arcade. The top 5 scorers will be getting an R4i Gold Plus Deluxe Edition, one of the best 3DS-compatible DS flashcarts available on the market. You have until April 6th, 23:59 GMT to enter.

You must be a registered member of GBAtemp to be able to play the game and save your score. Staff is also eligible. We have strong anti-cheat mechanisms in action and anyone trying to bypass them will be severely punished.

R4i Gold Plus Deluxe
This DS flashcard offers some of the most interesting features on the market:
– Nintendo 3DS compatible (won’t play 3DS roms, at least not yet)
– Slow motion feature
– Real time save & guide features
– WiFi real-time firmware upgrade
– tons more, check them all out here

Many thanks to our sponsors Etcome for providing tons of gifts again!

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xk3y Got A Gecko?

You’re probably rocking that xk3y around like a boss, now that it has a more recent firmware update. Apparently, the team has also released another product dubbed the Gecko. This isn’t to be confused with Maximus’ lineup of products. The Gecko serves as the missing puzzle piece for the team in the Xbox Scene.

So what is this Gecko exactly? Is it an animal, is it a mascot? I’ll tell you, it’s a replacement PCB for your drive that acts as your friendly DVD drive firmware dumper. Not only that, it’s also a DVD game ripper. The Gecko’s able to rip XGD3 titles and make game profiles for the xk3y ODDE itself. The downside for this 2 for 1 deal is that the Gecko is only available for Slim Liteon 16D4S drives. However, the team is working on getting other drives ready.

The Gecko’s set sale price is $59.95.

Source: xk3y

Glitchipping For The Modern Age

A long, long time has passed since we last heard about the x360glitchip. That was back when the Corona motherboard was making a splashy entrance into the Xbox scene and I’m not talking about the beer either. The team has returned with the second generation of their product for the Reset Glitch Hack. Let’s see what’s going on.

The x360glitchip v2 sports LEDs for debugging, now works with Xenon consoles, has two NANDs and timing configurations to provide the optimal boot time. These are just some of the major features that these chips are packing. If you are still contemplating on the RGH, this may be the bad boy to pick up.

Alongside the new chip, the team has released an updated version of their 360gcProg application which adds support for Xenon consoles.

If you’re interested, you can pick the chip up at a reseller.

Source: x360glitchip

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