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Apple Wins a Point of Sale System Patent & More

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Apple has received a Granted Patent that relates to a Point-of-Sale System. Apple's invention covers methods and systems for scanning two or more images visually encoded to have different types of codes encoded therein, in a single scanning operation, and processing the codes. In some embodiments, the present technology is...
Apple Wins a Point of Sale System Patent & More

VIDEO: Are patent laws a wind-up?

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The European Union hopes to boost invention as it creates a single patent system for the whole region....
VIDEO: Are patent laws a wind-up?
10 cool Kickstarter gifts that have been funded, finished and brought to market

A New HTC Device Design May Challenge Apple's iPod touch

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HTC is a well-respected Android smartphone OEM whose Thunderbolt and Evo 3D designs ranked in the top 5 last Christmas. But in this new age of smartphones, a design could live or die in a single quarter. Being different counts and HTC thinks that catering to multimedia users of YouTube,...
A New HTC Device Design May Challenge Apple's iPod touch

The Ecstasy of Telegraphy

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My research manager turned up this gem in the course of answering a question I had about the popular response to the introduction of the telegraph in the US (a moment that informs the working title of my next book). What I find fascinating is how the invention incited...
The Ecstasy of Telegraphy

Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

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Windows 8 has spurred a lot of unusual hardware designs, but few are as intriguing as the tabletop tablet. Imagine a full-fledged all-in-one PC that lies flat on whatever surface you have handy. It's a design that offers all the screen real estate and CPU performance of a touchscreen...
Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?
Why Companies Should File For Patents Now

Confirmed: Amazon Bought Liquavista - Color Kindle to Follow?

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For the past four months I have been saying that Amazon was in the market to buy Samsung’s screen tech company Liquavista, and today I do believe the rumors have come true.New filings from the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce reveal that Samsung no longer owns Liquavista. As of 29 April,...
Confirmed: Amazon Bought Liquavista - Color Kindle to Follow?

Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

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While researching tech patents from some of the top companies in the industry as we do every week, we happened to stumble upon a stray patent that just happened to reveal a next generation system of restraining devices such as handcuffs for law enforcement. While the new system focuses on...
Shocking Next-Gen Law Enforcement Handcuff System Revealed

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

Google Fights Back And Wins Against Bogus Patent Lawsuit From Guy Who Couldn't Even Code His 'Invention'

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Joe Mullin, in his usual incredibly thorough manner, has a detailed blog post about Google emerging victorious in a patent infringement lawsuit in East Texas, against one of many non-practicing entities to sue Google claiming patent infringement in the last few years (Mullin notes 46 filed since 2007). In this...
Google Fights Back And Wins Against Bogus Patent Lawsuit From Guy Who Couldn't Even Code His 'Invention'

University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

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Most approaches to capturing 3D models of real-world objects involve multiple cameras that are rarely cheap, and are sometimes tricky to calibrate. The University of Glasgow has developed a method that ditches those cameras altogether. Its system has four single-pixel sensors stitching together a 3D image based on the...
University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

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There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may have ticked all the right checkboxes with its latest discovery, however. Its use of porous, flexible silicon nanowires for the anodes in a lithium-ion battery delivers the high capacity, fast recharging and...
USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes
Software patent progress? Hopefully, it's just a start

Apple CEO: When Others Violate Our Patents, They're Copying Our Hard Work; When We Violate Patents, The System Is Broken

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Apple has certainly been quite the aggressor over the last few years when it comes to patents, so it's interesting to hear that, at the latest All Things D Conference, CEO Tim Cook appears to have a bit of a double standard. You see, when others infringe upon Apple's patents,...
Apple CEO: When Others Violate Our Patents, They're Copying Our Hard Work; When We Violate Patents, The System Is Broken

TiVo: Cisco and pals could owe us BILLIONS over DVR patents

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Check this, Apple - A patent battle over actual technology Since 2004, Faultline has been championing the idea that someone must have invented the DVR, and that it is a genuine invention, not a set of software patents like the flimsy patents filed by Apple, which we do not believe...
TiVo: Cisco and pals could owe us BILLIONS over DVR patents

Yahoo's Latest Act Of Desperation May Also Be Stupid As Well As Dishonorable (YHOO)

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Yahoo is shaking down Facebook over patents. Waving pieces of paper around, Big Purple's lawyers are claiming that Yahoo invented key aspects of Facebook's advertising, social networking, and communications technologies. These lawyers are telling Facebook to pay up or face a lawsuit. We've already gone over how this is...
Yahoo's Latest Act Of Desperation May Also Be Stupid As Well As Dishonorable (YHOO)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus copied iPhone features to steal market share, Apple says

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During opening arguments of an appeals court hearing on Monday, Apple counsel said Samsung sought to steal iPhone market share with its Galaxy Nexus smartphone by copying a number of the Apple handset's features including a patented unified search invention....
Samsung Galaxy Nexus copied iPhone features to steal market share, Apple says

Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

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Apple had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making...
Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

Improving Google Patents with European Patent Office patents and the Prior Art Finder

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Posted by Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager Cross-posted with the US Public Policy Blog, the European Public Policy Blog, and Inside Search Blog At Google, we're constantly trying to make important collections of information more useful to the world. Since 2006, we’ve let people discover, search, and read United States patents online....
Improving Google Patents with European Patent Office patents and the Prior Art Finder

Cops Want Carriers to Hang On to Your Incriminating Old Text Messages

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Hullo there. (Photo: flickr.com/nate) Hey, it’s the 20th anniversary of the invention of text messaging! How shall we celebrate? How about with an attempt by law enforcement agencies to make sure they have access to your old SMS messages, in case they need to issue any search warrants? CNET reports:...
Cops Want Carriers to Hang On to Your Incriminating Old Text Messages

What's the most important invention in the history of food? | Open thread

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The Royal Society puts fridges at the top of the list, but tell us if you think cheese graters deserve a special mentionFellows of the Royal Society, Britain's most distinguished scientific institution, have judged refrigeration, pasteurisation and canning the most significant inventions in the history of food. They were followed...
What's the most important invention in the history of food? | Open thread

Apple's solar cell multitouch panels may harvest energy for future iPhones

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for an invention that integrates a touch sensor array with a solar panel, allowing for portable device to be both power-efficient and compact....
Apple's solar cell multitouch panels may harvest energy for future iPhones

BEST PERK EVER: Quirky's Office Will Shut Down For 4 Weeks Every Year, And Its Employees Will Too

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Startups offer some great employee perks to attract top talent. For example, Evernote's employees can charge two house cleanings per month to the company. Quirky recently announced the best perk yet. The NYC invention shop just told its 100+ employees it will be shutting down for four weeks each year.The...
BEST PERK EVER: Quirky's Office Will Shut Down For 4 Weeks Every Year, And Its Employees Will Too
Wists-ful thinking: lessons from a prelude to Pinterest
The patent on the MacBook Air that wasn't

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass
Apple patent details replaceable back panels for adding lenses and advanced camera features

Apple Wins Skirmish With Motorola on the German Front

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Motorola Mobility’s recent run of legal victories against Apple was broken today when a German court ruled in Cupertino’s favor in one of the companies’ innumerable lawsuits against one another. On Friday Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court ruled that Motorola failed to prove conclusively that Apple had...
Apple Wins Skirmish With Motorola on the German Front

Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)

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Sweden's Kollektivet Livet took a step towards demystifying the invisible energy around us last year through its Radioactive Orchestra, which turned isotopes into beats and beeps. To our relief, the Orchestra isn't content to record in the studio. Version 2.0 of the music project is all about going on...
Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)
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