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After you die, some things in your body keep on ticking, this video reveals

When you’re dead, you’re dead—right? No pulse, no brain activity, no signs of life. But at the cellular level, things can still be ticking right …

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner Or Later

I have been in high-tech for nearly 30 years, and while my father and older brother were knee-deep in intellectual property (IP) as IP attorneys, I always played on the IP outskirts in product, marketing, and strategy roles. Early in my career, I thought IP was for the lawyers and engineers to …

Congress is considering a copyright small claims bill you should know about

A bill has reached Congress that aims to establish a cheaper route for those seeking settlement of small claims in copyright infringement cases. Put …

Tom Brady MVP Joke Gets Copyright Protection After Reconsideration

The man behind the quip is Robert "Alex" Kaseberg, who's currently suing Conan O'Brien for allegedly stealing the joke.<p>Super Bowl XLIX is a sore …

Tom Brady

Artists Protest RIAA for Trampling on Their Moral Rights

Most people who create something like to be credited for their work. Whether you make a video, song, photo, or blog post, it feels ‘right’ to receive …

What makes you choose Android over iOS? [Roundtable]

Here at Android Central everyone has something to say. We have different opinions about politics, business and anything else with a side to pick. But …

Should robot artists be given copyright protection?

When a group of museums and researchers in the Netherlands unveiled a portrait entitled The Next Rembrandt, it was something of a tease to the art world. It wasn’t a long lost painting but a new artwork generated by a computer that had analysed thousands of works by the 17th-century Dutch artist …

Artificial Intelligence

'Great Step Forward': Industry Reacts as Congress Seeks to Fix Copyright Law Benefiting SiriusXM

For the last several years, the music business has been unified over one thing: SiriusXM and other digital-radio services must pay royalties for …

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Copyright to Pre-1972 Recordings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation was introduced this week to close a long-standing quirk in copyright law: Sound-recordings made before 1972 do not get …

Intellectual Property

Android bug fear in 900 million phones

<b>Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices.</b><p>The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm.<p>Qualcomm processors are found …

Belief in God involves suppressing analytical part of brain and boosting empathy

Belief in God occurs when we suppress the analytical part of our brain and engage the empathic network, but when we focus on the physical world we …

Mark Cuban dishes the dirt on the success rate of his 'Shark Tank' investments

Overall, a solid chunk of those businesses have returned his investment.<p>"Of the 71 startups that I've invested in through Shark Tank, two have gone out of business, three are so stupid they don't <i>know</i> they're out of business, and then probably 50, give or take, are in growth," he said on stage at …

NMPA

In his editorial in <i>Billboard</i> on Wednesday, Pandora CEO <b>Brian McAndrews</b> writes that this is a transformative period in the music industry. On this we …

25 Inspirational Quotes From Great Personal Development Authors

There are a number of amazing personal development books out there, and among the 100’s of classics there are some great gems of wisdom. So we have …

7 Personal Finance Apps to Manage your Money | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

If you’re looking for a convenient and sophisticated way to manage your money, you should know there is an app for that. In fact, there are several …

Stuart Dill Named VUMC Entertainment Industry Liaison

Stuart Dill<p><b>Stuart Dill</b>, a 30-year veteran as an artist manager, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s liaison with the entertainment …

Authorities may soon need a warrant to access a suspect's cell phone location records

Shutterstock<p>As it stands today, the authorities have the ability to access a suspect’s mobile phone cell-site records without a court-issued warrant, even without taking into account the Fourth Amendment’s probable cause standard. That might change sometime soon, though, if a United States Supreme …

[Deal] Alcatel OneTouch’s smartwatch gets bundled with the Idol 3 for $299

Through August 9, Alcatel OneTouch is running a promotion where its flagship phone and smartwatch are bundled at a very appealing price.<p>Both the Idol …

Mobile Technology

U.N.: Phase Out Fossil Fuels By 2100 Or Face ‘Irreversible’ Climate Impact

Greenhouse gas emissions may have to cease by the end of the century to keep global temperatures from reaching levels many scientists consider …

Climate

The Kyocera Proteus is a shape shifting flexible smartphone

Despite the amazing progress in display technology in recent years, one thing still remains beyond the mainstream consumer’s grasp: truly flexible screens. Last year Samsung and LG both released high end devices with bendable technology, however in the case of the Galaxy Round it was fixed to the …

The MB Chronowing is HP's luxury answer to wearables

What does a prestigious fashion designer have in common with Hewlett Packard? Quite a lot it seems, as today saw the announcement of the MB Chronowing, brought about by a partnership between Michael Bastian and HP. The meaty watch is silver plated, water resistant up to 5 ATM (50m – 165ft), comes …

How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus

Whether you’re managing a company or just your daily life, these successful entrepreneurs have great advice for cutting through the chaos.<p>It happens every day. Wherever you go, anything you look at, every noise you hear is another piece of information fighting for your attention. How do you block …

Creativity

2013 Was Earth’s Fourth-Warmest Year on Record, Federal Agency Reports

Ben Geman<p>Jan. 21, 2014, 10:04 a.m.<p>Global surface temperatures last year were tied with 2003 as the fourth-warmest on record, the National Oceanic and …

Harry Connick Jr. Helps 'American Idol' Grow Up This Season

Is Harry Connick Jr. the stand-in for Idol smarks?<p>The audition episodes of <i>American Idol</i>—the crisscrossing of the country in search of hopefuls that takes up the show's first few weeks—are the equivalent of expository dialogue, only in Idol's case that dialogue can only have a little bit of bearing …

Geekify Offering Handmade Tablet Cases On Etsy Inspired By Popular Novels, Video Games, TV Shows, And More

This isn't a sale, so if the nerdgasm you have after viewing the upcoming images leave you too immobilized to hit that buy button right away, you …