Jim

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I Got Sued, Babe: Cher On Defense In Copyright Infringement Case

A motion to dismiss has been filed by attorneys representing Cher in a copyright infringement case filed against her by celebrated graphic designer Moshik Nadav for artwork and graphics on the cover of <i>Closer To The Truth</i>. The 2013 dance-centric album, Cher’s 25th studio release, was a critical and …

Ford Starts Pilot Testing Stratasys Infinite Build 3D Printer

Now that much of the hype cycle around 3D printing has dissipated, it’s time to start looking at more practical real world applications for additive manufacturing. Sure, you can still buy small 3D printers for home use, but the reality is that they remain largely gimmicks for the nerdiest among us. …

A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day

If you’re looking to move but can’t find the house of your dreams, you may be able to just print out what you’re after in the near future.<p>A San Francisco-based 3D-printing startup, Apis Cor, has come up with an exceedingly affordable solution for building new houses. It can 3D-print concrete walls …

San Francisco

BeeHex robot can 3D-print (and cook) a pizza in just 6 minutes

Forget about autonomous cars for a second and imagine a world where delicious pizza goes from concept to noms in all of six minutes. It’s as American an idea as the bald eagle: food at your fingertips with minimal effort. And it’s now real.<p>BeeHex, a Silicon Valley startup has invented a bot that …

How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has for years engaged in a worldwide program to deceive the authorities in markets where its low-cost ride-hailing service was resisted by law enforcement or, in some instances, had been banned.<p>The program, involving a tool called Greyball, uses data collected from the Uber app …

Amazon Has a Serious Copyright Problem

Every web host and service provider online has some sort of copyright problem. Whether it’s YouTube’s battles with Content ID, Twitter being accused …

Cloud Computing

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I …

Women in Tech

Man who sued Uber CEO says former CIA officer’s firm targeted him, his Maine lawyer — Business — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

UC Berkeley suffers big loss in CRISPR patent fight: What's next for the powerful gene-editing technology?

The scientists who first harnessed the powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR suffered a major defeat Wednesday in their long-running quest to control the rights to their invention.<p>UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and her European collaborator, Emmanuelle Charpentier, have racked up …

Genetics

3D Printing Healthcare

<b>Innovators are showing how 3D printers can bring cost savings and customization to a growing number of healthcare needs.</b>Perhaps 3D printers are best …

Intel Corporation

Watch: What might it look like if Mount Hood erupted today?

If you live or work in Portland, you are probably aware that Mount Hood isn't that far away. What you might be less aware of is that Mount Hood is an …

Pacific Northwest

Winter storm Northeast

Winter Storms

France avalanche

Earthquake in Philippines kills at least 6 as falling debris turns deadly

MANILA, Philippines -- A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120 others, as …

Academic Plagiarism, Real Courts

When students are caught plagiarizing, whether they are in high school, college or doing post-graduate work, they usually have their fates decided by …

Higher Education

Republicans Write a Healthcare Plan

Another old cartoon (this one from 2008) updated with a current caption. Something don’t change much.The post Republicans Write a Healthcare Plan …

The Rise and Fall

Nero-Conservative Republican members of Congress fiddle while the economy burns.The post The Rise and Fall appeared first on TOONrefugee: Cartoon …

Burns

Uber bows to government pressure and suspends its service in Taiwan

Uber is suspending its service in Taiwan following an ongoing stand-off with the government.<p>The ride-sharing firm confirmed in a blog post that its service will be “paused” from February 12. Uber isn’t saying when it will resume in the country, where it is present in four cities, but it hopes that …

A Jury Ordered Facebook To Pay $500 Million In Damages For Copyright Infringement

Lawyer up again, Zuck.<p>A Dallas jury has ruled that Facebook owes $500 million in damages to a Dallas-based game maker that complained its inventions were stolen by Facebook's Oculus VR division.<p>Facebook, which acquired Oculus for $3 billion in 2014, said it plans to appeal the ruling.<p>ZeniMax …

Alaska Volcano Update: Bogoslof Eruption Shoots Ash Cloud Up 25,000 Feet [PHOTOS]

Residents in certain parts of Alaska found their cars and lawns covered in ash this week after the Bogoslof volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands, …

Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. …

The Top 6 Trump Administration Plagiarism Scandals (So Far)

“It’s going to be a very busy four years for you isn’t it?”That’s a refrain I’ve been hearing a great deal lately. While I work hard to keep myself …

Airbnb's Joe Gebbia: 'It was the beginning of designer’s guilt, and it planted a pretty deep seed in me'

<b>ICON</b> There has been a backlash against Airbnb in certain cities, certainly in Europe. I wondered what you made of that?<p><b>JG</b> With any new idea, if you …

A Crash Course in Copyright for Creators

You might notice from the title of today’s episode that I have a thing for alliteration. That’s a copywriting technique, which is not what we’re …

world's first 3D printed pedestrian bridge built in catalonia

<b>the world’s first 3D printed pedestrian bridge has been constructed in the the urban park of castilla-la mancha, a sparsely populated area of</b> …

Catalonia

Uber Wants Court Stamp on Arbitration Win as Hint to Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. is asking a California judge to grant a stamp of approval on what it says is the first decision by an arbitrator denying a …

Meet the power players who really run Uber

Like any chief executive, Kalanick leans heavily on his team and direct reports to manage all parts of the business, from people operations internally to putting out regulatory fires externally.<p>As Uber faces challenges on all fronts in 2017, here's who is leading the charge internally to make …

Emil Michael

Paul McCartney Sues Sony Over Beatles Music

<b>UPDATE:</b> Paul McCartney and Sony/ATV have reached a settlement over the ownership of songs he wrote with the Beatles, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports. …