Google ups the ante of all lawsuits. Take a back seat, Apple, Motorola, Nokia and the rest, because google is suing the U.S. Government. The reasons? Conspiracy theories, Microsoft, Google Apps, and apparent favoritism.
A suit filed by Google last week doesn't have anything to do with any antitrust but accuses the federal government of failing to give Google Apps a fair shake when they were searching for a web-based document system.
According to the lawsuit (via: CNET), Google never had a chance to win the project because the Department of Interior required the winning system to be part of Microsoft's Business Productivity Online suite. Google complained in a letter to the DOI:
"We believe these Microsoft-based requirements would violate the Competition in Contracting Act because they bear no rational relationship to the DOI's needs, are not written to enhance competition or innovation, and unduly restrict competition."
Alleged favouritism towards Microsoft is something new and given that Google and Microsoft are in current battle over cloud computing, it could look like they might have a strong case here and whoever the outcome favors would prove to offer at least a wide reach for both the companies.
Marriage equality for everyone and anyone now? Robots are getting hitched in Japan, because they too should be allowed to love. Although this is quite an odd news item, don't be surprised when laws for this pop up when robots become more sentient. Read more
Optical zoom tech is getting super powerful, and you can imagine just how much more advanced camera tech has gotten in other high-budget gear. This video here demonstrates how a Nikon Coolpix P900 performed an optical zoom of 83x. It's unbelievable! Read more
This video explores a very serious question in film making and attempts to make a point out of it: they argue that modern CGI actually feels less real than 90s CGI. There's a screen by screen comparison for you to check out. Watch the video below and decide for yourself: Read more