It’s Sunday so it’s time for another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News.
Here in the UK, the high court had previous ruled on a patent case between Apple and Samsung where Samsung came out the victor. This was due to the judge saying that the iPad was “not as cool” as the iPad. However, Apple appealed and had their appeal rejected and lost the case. Because of this, they have to run a statement on their UK site(and some newspapers) saying that Samsung did not copy the iPad.
Good old games(GOG) is running a special offer, where you could pay what you want for their InterPlay catalogue of games. The amount you pay would determine how many games you get. At the time of writing there are just under 11 days left to go, so nows a good time to take advantage of this if you’re a big InterPlay fan.
Here in the UK, a lot of people have been taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi access being provided on the London Underground(AKA tube) train network. Thanks to talks with other ISPs, they will allow people to have Wi-Fi access for free until the end of 2012. After that, free access will only be available for Virgin Media customers.
A file sharing site known as The Pirate Bay has decided that it is going to do away with its physical servers. From now on, they are going to be using servers in the cloud to deal with all of the stuff they do. In doing so they hope to prevent some shut downs from authorities looking to target them.
Samsung and Google have teamed up to bring out a brand new Chromebook. Known as the Samsung Chromebook 550, it will cost $249(£155) and will come with Chome OS(an operating system which is just a web browser). It will have an 11.6″ screen with a resolution of 1366×769. To sweeten the deal, Google will be giving you 100GB of free cloud storage on Google Drive. The Samsung Chromebook 550 will be available next week from PC World, Currys and the Google Play Store.