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Dyson claim to be ‘puzzled’ by a High Court ruling that the Vax Mach Zen cylinder vacuum cleaner did not infringe on a Dyson registered design, but are reacting to losing the case by throwing the question out to the masses. Dyson is asking who you think should have won. It’s a savvy move, especially since Dyson fans will outnumber Vax fans in frighteningly high ratios.

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Wakey-wakey, it’s Thursday morning and the weekend is almost here. Before you start making plans for Friday night, lets cast our mind back to some of the hot games and gadget stories you may have missed yesterday. It’s time for your Techie Breakie.

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The High Court has ruled that it is now illegal to import, sell or advertise R4 cartridges in the UK, causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth among Nintendo DS pirates and homebrew enthusiasts alike.

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The status of the iPhone 4 Jailbreak changed subtly yesterday. This was due not to the efforts of the various hackers working on the jailbreak code, but to a change in the US Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Put simply – jailbreaking is now legal.

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duke-nukem-forever1Duke Nukem Forever might be facing another decade or two in the development pipeline but in the meantime, the legal hijinks are providing a decent source of entertainment for the casual onlooker. Take-Two’s court documents have now been aired in public, giving a clearer view of what’s been happening behind the scenes at Duke Nukem Forever HQ.

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Crisis averted: Microsoft and TomTom have kissed and made up in their legal skirmish over satnav software patents in the US.

If you’ll recall, Microsoft began court proceedings against TomTom back in February, only for TomTom to hit back with a counter-claim. But all’s well that ends well: Microsoft and TomTom have settled their lawsuits without any blood spilled.

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Apple sued over iPhone eReaders

Apple is facing a court challenge from a company that holds a patent for an electronic book. The company believes that marketing the iPhone as an e-reader stomps all over the patent and it wants Apple to pay up.

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Lenovo’s OPhone Android mobile seems to have become a ‘tribute’ to the iPhone if new pics of the China-only handset are to be believed. Lenovo have reskinned the Android OS and done away with Google’s hand-crafted interface in favour of a look and feel that will be very familiar to iPhone owners.

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