Or so Proview Technology Co. Ltd., the company suing Apple for copyright infringement, with them saying they own the rights to the iPad name in the country. The company, which is based in the southern city of Shenzhen, registered the iPad trademark in January 2000 and still owns the rights to its use in China, citing government archives.

The two companies held talks previously over the transfer of the trademark but had failed to reach an agreement. The reasonable price of the iPad trademark now stood at $US800 million ($A814.17 million). Wow! That is awfully huge! This is big money we are talking about considering Apple’s standing in the tech industry and its hot sales on its “i” lineup of gadgets and devices.

How this will pan out should be interesting. Will Apple give in to Proview’s demands? Or will Proview do something else that Apple may find not favorable to them? Share your thoughts.

Here is something positive that can come out while riding a bicycle. Mobile phones can now be recharged while riding a bike. Nokia has released a charging kit that uses a dynamo powered by a bicycle’s wheels.

Any cyclist wanting to recharge their handset using the kit will need to maintain a speed of about 4mph (6km/h). Not bad right? At least the rider will really need to exert effort here. Good exercise if I say so myself.

The charging kit is intended for nations where bicycles are ubiquitous but will work with any phone using a 2mm charger jack.

Nokia said charging times will vary by speed but a cyclist completing a 10 minute journey at 6mph (10 km/h) will produce enough power for 28 minutes of talk time or 37 hours of standby time. Also included in the kit with the dynamo is a holder to secure a phone to a bicycle while it is being re-charged.

Nokia said the charging kit will be available through its stores worldwide by the end of 2010. This device is nothing new though. Similar devices from firms such as Pedal & Power have been widely available for some time.

Khuuuu … Kssshhhh … Found this interesting tidbit at Tom’s Guide. Now, wouldn’t it be cool to have your GPS voice sound like Darth Vader? There is no confirmation yet whether or not James Earl Jones supplied his vocal talents to this or if it is just an impersonator.

Check out the video advertisement below. Now … in case the GPS may malfunction at some point, I hope it won’t tell you “come join the dark side … Khuuuu … Ksssshhh”.

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