Apple’s advice to Samsung … Don’t make rectangular devices

Wow! Apple has suggested a few workarounds to Samsung to help them work around Apple’s design patents. They had to do this as part of their July request to ban imports of Samsung products. Redacted documents related to this request, including an expert declaration with workaround suggestions, are becoming available online. Here’s a few of the suggestions:

  • Front surface that isn’t black.
  • Overall shape that isn’t rectangular, or doesn’t have rounded corners.
  • Display screens that aren’t centered on the front face and have substantial lateral borders.
  • Front surfaces with substantial adornment.
  • Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface.
  • Front surface that isn’t entirely flat.
  • Profiles that aren’t thin.
  • Cluttered appearance.

There’s only one reaction to this … WOW!

$499 Denon Ethernet cable

Would you spend more than the price of a computer on a cable?

Do you have $500 to spare? Perhaps you’ve got nowhere put the money and it’s just taking up valuable space? Then you can get one of these Denon AK-DL1 cables.

They say it was “made from high purity copper wire and high performance connection parts” and it will “bring out all the nuances in digital audio reproduction from any of our Denon DVD players with the Denon Link feature”.
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