It’s hard to believe in the 21st century that train conductors are still punching tickets, but it appears that era has finally come to an end for Amtrak, who is rolling out iPhones to 1,700 conductors for a digital check-in process this summer. Hey, that makes us want to book a ticket to some far-off destination -- until we realize it’s actually cheaper to do that on a plane, and you’ll get there a whole lot faster. Oh well. In the meantime, here’s the rest of the tech news for Monday, May 7, 2012.
After two years of failed settlement talks and pre-trial motions, Oracle began its infringement and copyright lawsuit against Google this week in a U.S. District Court in San Francisco. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about, and how it could affect the future of Google's Android mobile operating system. But what you're missing out on is the potential impact this kind of lawsuit could have on Apple.
We broke down the situation to try to answer some of these questions, and even got a business expert to weigh in on the discussion. Read on for more.