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Late News: Apple's Augmented Reality Patent, HP Bids for Autonomy Acquisition, UK Man Hacks Facebook

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by Ravi Mandalia
, 19 Aug 2011News

Apple is planning to bring augmented reality capabilities to iPhone’s camera app, a new patent indicates. The new patent unearthed by Patently Apple, brings augmented reality mapping capabilities to the iPhone. Apple said in the patent filing that the feature will prove to be vital for people visiting a city for the first time and don’t know their way around.

Hewlett and Packard Co. (HP) has offered $42.11 per share in a bid to acquire a software firm based in the United Kingdom, Autonomy Corporation. HP while addressing the meet to announce its earnings for the third quarter of the current fiscal year revealed that the company is in discussions with Autonomy Corp. for a possible acquisition. The company has offered to buy the outstanding shares of Autonomy at $42.11 per share, amounting to the total of $11.7 billion in cash.

Research in Motion is reportedly planning to launch its own music streaming service for the BlackBerry Messenger feature which comes with its smartphones. According to CNET, sources with the knowledge of the situation have revealed that the company is in talks with four of the largest music labels for its music streaming service.

Apple’s CFO has reacted to Google’s proposed acquisition of smartphone maker Motorola. During a conference call hosted by investment firm Gleacher & Company, Peter Oppenheimer, commented on the price Google has agreed to pay to Motorola by saying "$12.5 billion is a lot of money.”

A 25-year-old UK national has been arrested for allegedly breaking into Facebook’s servers, according to a report by PC Advisor. The accused, named Glenn Steven Mangham is a resident of York, and has been charged with five offences under the Computer Misuse Act, which includes the likes of adapting as well as supplying software designed to enable users to breach Facebook’s servers.

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