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1,000 classic console games now available to play online for free

In addition to cataloging the Internet, the Internet Archive has launched a new project called Console Living Room that will let gamers play classic …

The Majority Of Porn In The United States Is Viewed On Smartphones

If you needed any more evidence that the era of ubiquitous computing is upon us, here is one stat that shows us how prevalent smartphones and tablets have become to the daily lives of people everywhere: the majority of porn in the United States is now consumed through mobile devices.<p>Porn aggregator …

Updated: NORAD Tracks Santa's Path on Christmas Eve Because of a Typo

In December 1955, a Sears ad misprinted a phone number—the North Pole's.<p><i>Update, 12/17/13: Yoni Appelbaum,</i> Atlantic <i>contributor and historian extraordinaire, has passed along some of his own fascinating research into the Santa-tracking story. First of all, he wrote in an email,</i><p><i>It turns out that the</i> …

Vinod Khosla: 70-80% Of VCs Add Negative Value To Startups

Vinod Khosla, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems who later went on to create Khosla Ventures, says that the vast majority of VCs aren’t in a position to offer decent advice to startups.<p>In fact, most of them probably hurt startups, he argued.<p>TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington prodded …

Google sues to protect Android device makers from Apple-backed patent hell

Advertisement<p>161 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p><b>Update:</b> <i>This article produced a torrent of abuse, accusations and even some insight</i> …

Apple patent shows off “layered” Maps

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / ToastyKen<p>Are we looking at iPhone’s map of the future? Today, the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

Rise of Snapchat: Do you want an erasable Internet?

As Google’s share price soars beyond $1,100, it seems like nothing can stop the Internet juggernaut as its land grab strategies continue to win over the eyes of its users and the wallets of its advertising clients.<p>But an analysis published over the weekend by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>’s Farhad Manjoo …

The 100 Most Influential Cameras in History

Another great infographic poster from the team at Pop Chart Lab! A Visual Compendium of Cameras lines up the 100 most influential cameras in history …

Robots Rule the Internet

The Bot Traffic Report 2013 from Incapsula clearly shows that robots already rule the world…I mean the Internet. Humans are now just a minority of …

New IP Exchange Promises Transparency In Patent Pricing

When it comes to price transparency, the market in patents probably ranks somewhere below fine art, also a notoriously unregulated, high-value global market.<p>But at least paintings occasionally come up for public auction where high prices, or failure to meet the reserve, get reported. The …

Apple PrimeSense patents include iTV features | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple’s recent acquisition of PrimeSense means that it has taken on all of the company’s patents, which include some that could be applied to a</b> …

Wearable Tech

Mind-Mapping Will Take Your Brainstorms to the Next Level

Brainstorming can be a difficult process, especially at a company with offices in multiple locations. Email is only efficient to a point, and writing …

An average NFL game: more than 100 commercials and just 11 minutes of play

For five months of the year, the National Football League dominates Sundays in the United States; it’s more popular than church.<p>The NFL’s popularity is all the more remarkable when you inspect the fare it has to offer each week on television. An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and …

NFL

How to Setup Google Authorship in 6 Minutes

How to Setup Google Authorship in 6 Minutes is simple, clear, focused design from Brafton.<p><i>Google Authorship helps brand publishers personalize the</i> …

EFF Encrypt The Web Report

The EFF recently released their Encrypt The Web report and included the cool infographic above.<p><i>We’ve asked the companies in our Who Has Your Back</i> …

The Color Emotion Guide

The Color Emotion Guide arranges well known company logos into a rainbow of emotion to help readers understand which logos are using color to create …

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Israel Strikes Iran… On LinkedIn

This is some grade-A trolling. The Israeli Embassy tweeted a link to a parody LinkedIn page for newly-elected Iranian President <b>Hassan Rouhani</b>, …

South Asia

Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological Progress - MIT Technology Review

Navigating the web in the early 90s was never an easy business. The complaint echoed from one user to the next was that it was next to impossible to …

Apple vs. Samsung: The Patent Wars, Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]

The intellectual property battle rages on between Apple and Samsung. In April 2011, Apple filed for patent infringement, claiming that Samsung copied …

Patent scourge Intellectual Ventures reaches for more money, power

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: DM7<p>Intellectual Ventures, the giant patent-holding firm, is seeking to re-arm with a new $3 billion fund that could …

Patent race: Patent rules switch from first-to-invent to first-to-file

March 18, 2013 | 4:54 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/03/18/tech/patent-race-patent-rules-switch-first-invent-first-file/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Intellectual Property

Patenting everyday life: “Business method” lawsuits are growing fast

41 percent of troll-spawned suits now involve patents on how to run your business.<p>Some of the patents that have generated the most outrage in recent …

GAO releases tale of the tape on patent litigation

The world wants to blame so-called “patent trolls” for the lawsuits that have tied the intellectual property system into knots — but operating companies that make actual products are the ones running to the courthouse, government investigators have found.<p>“These data also show that companies that …

Acacia: A 'patent troll' offers a way to cash in on creativity

A handful of public companies have found an inventive way to make money from patents.<p>They're not the ones that had the brainstorms that resulted in the legal rights to make and market new products. Instead, they acquire the patents from individuals or small companies, with the aim of turning the …

Voicing Both Sides Of The Patent Troll Debate

I have been closely following the debate surrounding patent trolling and Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). NPEs monetize intellectual property by suing infringers or requesting licensing fees even without using the intellectual property themselves. NPEs are not protecting business operations but …