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The US District Court for the Central District of California this week ruled that Broadcom’s W-Fi chips used by Apple infringe on patents helds by the California Institute of Technology, and further ruling that the companies must pay Caltech roughly $1.1 billion for damages. Apple and Broadcom plan to appeal. The patents in question cover Irregular Repeat Accumulate (IRA) codes, an error-correcting code (ECC) technology that allows data to be reconstructed if some bits are scrambled during transmission. Researchers from Caltech published a paper describing IRA codes back in 2000 and then filed multiple patent applications. IRA codes were eventually adopted by 802.11n (introduced in 2009), 802.11ac (de-facto launched in 2013), and digital satellite transmission technologies. Caltech tried to license its patents to various parties for...

This Just In: Apple iPad 3G, Same Speed as iPhone 3GS over 3G?

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11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Apple's iPad Keyboard Dock Reviewed

A week ago we did our best to demystify Apple's latest creation: the iPad. What we found was that it provided a wonderful touchscreen experience, but was very limited...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2010

This Just In: Apple iPad Keyboard Dock

As I mentioned in our review, there are elements of Apple's iPad launch that seemed rushed. The lack of any spectacular apps from Apple itself, some performance/OS issues and...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2010

Apple's iPad - The AnandTech Review

It's one of the most polarizing devices I've ever seen launch. It generated more hype, more attention and more emotion (both positive and negative) from those who witnessed it...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 4/7/2010

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