Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 9, 2013

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A major tech company is facing bans on selling its gadgets in the U.S. -- except this time, it's not Apple, but their South Korean rival Samsung. It has to do with communications technology in older Samsung phones. You may remember Apple dodged a similar threat to selling some iPhone and iPad models last week. Today, the ITC is expected to make a decision on banning old Samsung phones because they infringe on Apple patents. Plus, Volkswagen has released a new app called "Smile Drive." And, inspired by one percenter-filled space station in the new sci-fi epic "Elysium," we find out how far away we are from establishing our own space colony.
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Silent Circle's Phil Zimmermann on why it's shuttering its encrypted email service

Following Lavabit's lead, Silent Circle ends its encrypted email service so clients can avoid government scrutiny.
Posted In: online privacy, encryption, Edward Snowden
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How close are we to a real-life 'Elysium'?

In anticipation of this weekend's big sci-fi epic, a look at how close we are to building a real-life space colony.
Posted In: space, movies
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The spread of 'Gamification'

Major corporations and the government are creating apps and games to make non-game activities more game-like -- and they're collecting a lot of data.
Posted In: Volkswagen, Google, apps, gamification
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Apple, Samsung patent fight drags on

The Apple-Samsung patent case in front of an appeals court on Friday differs from the Apple-Samsung patent dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents

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