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Supreme Court Case Could Mean 'Death' Of Software Patents

In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or at least make them more difficult to defend in lawsuits.<p>Justices decided to hear an appeal from electronic marketplace Alice Corp., in its attempt to …

The Risk Of A Major Stock Market Decline Outweighs The Limited Potential Rewards

The following comment brings together in one article the various themes we have been writing about weekly, and emphasizes why we are maintaining our bearish position at a time when so many bears have thrown in the towel.<p>The market continues to rise solely on the perception that the Fed's easy money …

GOLDMAN: The Hot New Theory For Why The Economy Is So Bad Is Wrong

Top Goldman Sachs economists disagree.<p>In the speech, Summers said that before the financial crisis, the housing bubble was still not enough to create adequate demand.<p>"Too easy money, too much borrowing, too much wealth," Summers said of the pre-crisis period. "Was there a great boom? Capacity …

Advertising: Nothing More Than Feelings

FIRST, you realise it's a gorilla. The opening strains of Phil Collins's "In the Air Tonight" are playing; the beast is enraptured. As the camera pulls back, you see that he's seated at a drum kit. He flexes, raises his drumsticks, then brings them resoundingly down. Only in the final frames do you …

Drone Innovator Sees Future In Gathering Information, Not Package Delivery

The vision of drones delivering packages for Amazon unveiled this week may be a bit too fanciful for people residing in the world’s major cities, says the founder of Paris-based wireless device company Parrot, one of the world’s main manufacturers of toy drones.<p>“I think it is funny,” Henri Seydoux …

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

Remember lots of passwords with this trick

A new scheme lets people create 100 or more passwords by remembering—and regularly rehearsing—a few one-sentence stories.<p>The story sentences become …

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Peter Higgs interview: 'I have this kind of underlying incompetence'

The story of the physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle is a charming tale about a quintessentially British national treasure. Ever since Peter Higgs was named as this year's Nobel prize winner, the tale has been endlessly retold, and goes like this.<p>Higgs struck upon his theory …

What is the Country Doing for Millennials? Not Enough

Alex Brown<p>Dec. 6, 2013, 2:56 p.m.<p>If mil­len­ni­als are to ful­fill their prom­ise as an en­gaged, edu­cated and ser­vice-ori­ented gen­er­a­tion, …

A Congressman Helped Push The Air Force To Keep Using Aircraft It Didn't Even Want

Facing budget cuts and wanting to save some cash (about $2.5 billion over five years), the Air Force was planning to stop buying the pricey — and rather unreliable — drones and mothball the remainder of the fleet in favor of the battle-tested and accomplished U2 spy plane.<p>"The Block 30 [Global Hawk …

Memo to Obama: Don’t be afraid of “redistribution”

The right shudders at the thought, but soon low-wage workers won’t have enough money to keep the economy going<p>The President’s speech yesterday on inequality avoided the “R” word. No politician wants to mention “redistribution” because it conjures up images of worthy “makers” forced to hand over …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

These little stickers make crafty working circuits

Simple circuits are, well, simple, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always perfect. To transform circuit-building into an easy craft, maker Andrew …

Understanding Marissa Mayer's Huge About-Face On Yahoo Layoffs

It’s difficult to discuss Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer without talking in terms of perception versus reality. Throughout her career, Mayer has done an artful job of managing the former, as a new profile by Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean reminds us.<p>During her years at Google, Mayer, whether by design or …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …