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Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With Wistron

Microsoft announced the fourth patent-licensing deal in two weeks with a maker of Android devices, announcement timed perhaps to suggest that it has some momentum for its claims that Google’s mobile operating system violates Microsoft’s patents.

Wistron Corp, a spinoff of Acer, is the latest company to make an agreement with Microsoft in a string of lawsuits and royalty clashes that’s spanned the course of two months.

iPhone 5 Leaked In China ?

With evidence mounting that the iPhone 5 is coming in the fall, here is some more fuel for the fire.

A new Chinese case design has been found on Alibaba.com, which is a business-to-business trading site for Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, claiming to be for the iPhone 5G. It is worth taking a look at as Chinese manufacturers often get design specs before the official launch.

HP Plans August Release For 64GB TouchPad

According to some leaked roadmap slides, Hewlett-Packard is planning to follow up on its just-released first TouchPad tablet with a “white glossy” model due out in August that sports a more powerful processor and 64GB of internal storage.

There will be a 4G edition with HSPA+ model of the TouchPad as well which is tipped to arrive on AT&T. Apart from the change in modem, everything else about this model will be the same as the current 32GB model.

Google To Acquire Punchd

It seems that Google is about to acquire Punchd to improve their Wallet product. The deal, said to be worth over $10 million, would provide Google with a mobile loyalty card system built on the Android and iOS platforms, which would be perfect for Google Wallet.

Google Wallet could definitely use Punchd to improve its current loyalty provisions. Their system relies heavily on NFC wireless, and Punchd’s system relies on QR codes.

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contracted Firm

Anonymous has dumped files about IRC Federal, a government contracted IT firm, in honor of their F**k FBI Friday ‘holiday’. They’ve gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more.

Nothing of great importance had been leaked, but Anonymous did leave a message for the company asking them to stop working for the government.

Is An iPod Touch 3G On The Way ?

The iPod Touch could soon ship with a 3G antenna, bringing the consistently popular MP3 and media player one step closer to the more full-featured iPhone.

That’s the rumor this week from a Dutch tech site called Apple Spot, which claims that consumers would purchase SIM cards from their providers, and snap those SIM cards right into the back of the iPod Touch. And look there! You’ve got 3G.

Ford Sued Over SYNC Technology

A Washington state technology company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ford in federal court.

Eagle Harbor Holdings, and its subsidiary MediusTech, claim Ford used several automotive technologies in Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles without authorization.

PDFs Pose Threat In iOS Devices

It recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

Users are particularly vulnerable when they view Portable Document Format, or PDF, files, which give attackers an opportunity to infect the devices with malicious software, giving them administrative rights to the device.

Is Motorola Xoom Getting Android 3.2 “Within Days?”

Heads up Motorola Xoom owners, you may be seeing another Honeycomb update coming your way in the very near future. Yesterday, a Google employee apparently confirmed Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the update that got unofficially detailed a few weeks ago, will be coming to the Xoom “within days.”

This is one of only a handful of times we have heard mention of Android 3.2, an update that is said to bring support for a wider range of screen sizes and help bridge the gap to Ice Cream Sandwich.

LG Optimus 3D Launched In Korea

LG yesterday launched Optimus 3D in South Korea. The launch was accompanied by the announcement of 17 Stereoscopic 3D games for the smartphone from Gameloft.

Three of these games Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, N.O.V.A. — Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance and Let’s Golf 2 will come pre-loaded on Korean LG Optimus 3D, while the rest will be available for purchase directly from the smartphone.