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Memo Raises Legal Questions With Alaska Budget Language

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A legislative attorney says language in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal giving his budget office discretion to transfer money within departments raises legal and constitutional questions. The memo was requested and released by Sen. Bill Wielechowski (wil-uh-KOW’-ski), a Democratic member of the Senate Finance Committee. The budget language in question states that at the budget office’s discretion, it could transfer funding between items in a department. Linda Bruce, in a memo, writes that a court is unlikely to find that the language is legally permissible or constitutional. She notes that the Legislature has the power of appropriation. Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow says the state Department of Law has not raised concerns with the language.last_img read more

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All the coolest gadgets at CES 2019 Day 1 The 359 Ep

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • 0 See All Voice recognition LG Samsung Verizon Apple All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Tech Industry 85 Photos Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Post a comment Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors CES 2019 The Daily Chargecenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 14:39 LG’s rollable TV, 5G, Google stand out early at CES 2019… Share your voice CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Apple Tags We are back and at CES this week. On this podcast, we talk about: Verizon reveals first 5G phone. LG shows off its rollable TV.Apple makes an unexpected splash at CES. Samsung pushes its Bixby smart assistant in robots and home appliances.The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. LG’s rollable TV, 5G, Google stand out early at CES 2019 (The 3:59, Ep. 505) Your browser does not support the audio element. reading • All the coolest gadgets at CES 2019, Day 1 (The 3:59, Ep. 505)last_img read more

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US court orders Apple to pay 234 million for using BITS Pilani

first_imgTech giant Apple has been asked to pay $234 million to the intellectual property arm of Wisconsin University, Madison, for using without permission patented technology developed by its team, including two Indian-American engineers.The award amount a federal jury in Madison asked Apple to pay on Friday was about $165 million less than what Wisconsin University Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) had sought, according to Wisconsin State Journal. The case centres on technology that became a component of processors that run widely popular Apple devices such as iPhone and iPad.Gurindar Sohi and Terani Vijaykumar, both electrical and electronics engineering graduates of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, were part of the four-member WARF team which developed the technology.US district judge William Conley, who presided over the trial, complimented the lawyers on their professionalism and spoke to Wisconsin University-Madison computer sciences’ Professor Sohi, who led the WARF technology team, seated in the courtroom.”For Dr Sohi, I hope you felt that your invention was vindicated,” Conley was quoted as saying.”This is a case where the hard work of our university researchers and the integrity of patenting and licensing discoveries has prevailed,” said Carl Gulbrandsen, managing director of WARF.”The jury recognized the seminal computer processing work that took place on our campus. This decision is great news for the inventors, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and for WARF.”Apple attorneys declined to comment, referring questions to the California company’s public relations office, the Journal said.Spokesperson Rachel Tulley said only that Apple plans to appeal.The jury also ruled that a subset of processing chips produced in Texas by Samsung under contract for Apple, then exported to Korea, still infringed on WARF’s patent.The jury also ruled that although those chips were produced by Samsung, Apple controlled their production.WARF sued Apple in January 2014, claiming that Apple infringed on one of WARF’s patents in creating a processor for its popular mobile devices, starting with the iPhone 5S in 2012.On 13 October, the jury agreed that Apple’s use of the technology was an infringement of WARF’s patent.The technology, first incorporated into Apple’s A7 processor and used now in the A8 and A8X processors, makes the processors work faster and more efficiently, and extend battery life by as much as two hours.According to WARF complaints, the patent titled “Table-Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer” was issued to Andreas Moshovos, Scott Breach, Terani Vijaykumar, and Gurindar Sohi in 1998 as a result of their “labour and ingenuity”.”The invention disclosed and claimed in the patent has been recognized by those in the art as a major milestone in the field of computer microprocessing,” the complaints stated.”This work has been recognized as a major milestone in the field of computer microprocessor architecture/design,” lawyers for WARF wrote in the complaint.”Indeed, Dr (Gurindar) Sohi, the leader of the lab that developed the ‘752 patent, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering based on his work in the field of computer architecture,” they added.WARF had also asserted that Apple wilfully infringed on its patent, a claim that withstood a summary judgment motion in August.But on 15 October night, after hearing testimony from Apple’s witnesses during the trial’s damages phase, Conley reconsidered and dismissed the wilfulness claim.last_img read more

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14yearold girl dies of dengue at RG Kar

first_imgKolkata: A 14-year-old girl from North 24-Parganas died of dengue at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Sunday.The victim, Amrita Singh (14), was brought to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Sunday morning with fever. She died at the hospital at around 3.15 pm. The death certificate issued by the hospital authorities mentions that the patient died of NS 1 reactive fever with shock syndrome.The hospital authorities will submit a report on the death of the minor girl to the state Health department. It was learnt that the victim was suffering from fever for the past few days. A resident of Belghoria in North 24-Parganas, Amrita complained of fever a few days ago after which she was taken to a local doctor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe treated her for a few days. As her condition deteriorated, the patient was taken to hospital in the morning. According to hospital sources, the patient was in a serious condition when she was admitted to the hospital. Her condition deteriorated since her admission.It may also be mentioned that a housewife died of dengue at a city hospital last month after she suffered from fever for a couple days. An 11-year-old boy died of the same disease at a private hospital in Kolkata in last month as well.last_img read more