Apple Just Pulled iPhones Off the Shelves in Germany After a Court Order and This Could Be Just the Beginning
A court in Munich has ruled in favor of Qualcomm Tech against Apple—whom it alleges infringed patents on the tech company's battery-saving technology.
Apple plans to appeal the verdict, however Qualcomm paid a €1.3 billion ($1.2 billion) bond to get the iPhone models 7 and 8 (the models which use the technology in question) off the shelves in Apple stores and third-party locations alike. Only the iPhone XS and iPhone XR will be available to purchase for the time being.
Imagine skin so fragile that a bump or scratch could cause deep, blistering wounds that wouldn’t heal.
This is daily life for kids with a rare inherited skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a genetic mutation that results in paper-thin skin with the layers moving independently of each other instead of the dermis and epidermis being fused together. Sufferers’ skin is so fragile they’re often called “butterfly children,” as their skin is as delicate as butterfly wings.
Today Google honors hole punch history and the 131st anniversary of the hole puncher. The hole puncher can be traced to German Friedrich Soennecken, an entrepreneur and inventor, who filed for a patent for his Papierlocher für Sammelmappen on November 14, 1886. Papierlocher für Sammelmappen translates to "paper punch for binders."
Soennecken is also the namesake of the international German office products manufacturing company.
The White House has disputed reports that President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin a second time during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month. The second meeting, undisclosed at this time, was first reported by Ian Bremmer, president of the international consulting firm Eurasia Group. Bremmer's claims were not initially disputed by a White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
“Pretty much everyone at the dinner thought this was really weird, that here is the president of the United States, who clearly wants to display that he has a better relationship personally with President Putin than any of us, or simply doesn’t care,” said Bremmer, in a newsletter to group clients. “They were flummoxed, they were confused and they were startled," he added, noting that the meeting began “halfway” into the meal and lasted “roughly an hour.”