Luis A. Pratts

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Twitter paid $36 million for IBM patents to avoid a lawsuit

Twitter never said how much it paid to acquire more than 900 patents from IBM last year, but a newly published SEC filing reveals the company was willing to spend big to avoid a patent-infringement battle.<p>Twitter paid a hefty sum for a group of patents acquired from IBM, according to a newly …

Kobe Bryant salutes Sixers legend Allen Iverson

The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson’s No. 3 Saturday night, honoring the 2001 NBA MVP and 11-time All-Star. The Sixers lost a 13th consecutive game, falling 122-103 to the Wizards, but a sell-out crowd was in attendance to see an Iverson banner raised to the rafters.<p>Iverson carried the …

NASA Mars Probe Snaps Stunning Photo of Red Planet Sand Dunes

NASA'S Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft has sent over 200 terabits of data back to Earth. (1 terabit = 1000 gigabits.)<p>On Nov. 4, 2013, …

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

<b>Spoiler Alert</b>: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie …

Apple reveals CarPlay at Geneva Motor Show

Better integration for iPhones arrives with Ferrari, Benz, Volvo in 2014.<p>Just as automakers invaded CES in recent years, Apple flipped the script and made a splash today in Switzerland, announcing the launch of CarPlay on the eve of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. CarPlay rolls out later this year on …

This Epic California Timelapse Is Pure Sun-Drenched Seduction

From sweeping desert vistas to staggering mountain views, California contains some of the most insanely beautiful sights in America. There are canyons to explore, salt flats to marvel over, and some of the most amazing views of the stars available... and this timelapse captures them perfectly.<p>With …

Russell Westbrook scores 21 in return as Thunder win

OKLAHOMA CITY -- After a six-month layoff, Russell Westbrook looked a lot like his old self.<p>The All-Star point guard had 21 points and seven assists …

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