Property

Teledildonics Startups Are Pumped This Cockblocking Patent Is Dead

“Our sex lives are about to get very interesting!” Maxine Lynn, an intellectual property attorney in the sex-tech space, tells me. The reason for her …

Patents

Cybersex toy industry heats up as infamous “teledildonics” patent climaxes

EFF lawyer: "At least startups in the space won't immediately get sued."<p>Sex toy innovators of America: we have good news for you!<p>The so-called …

Technology Policy

Only the best: Judge says Trump campaign mangled wording of confidentiality agreements

The little-known case of a former Trump campaign staffer could have big implications for the legal battle taking shape between Donald Trump and …

Donald Trump

How China steals U.S. secrets

China wants to steal U.S. secrets and is very good at doing so.<p>“China, from a counterintelligence perspective, represents the broadest, most …

National Security

How They Fought Writer’s Block In the Roaring Twenties

Been staring at a blank laptop screen for hours? Wastebasket overflowing with crumpled balls of paper? Can’t even write a grocery list? If so, read …

Writer's Block

U.S., China Plot Road Map to Resolve Trade Dispute by November

Planned Trump-Xi meetings are aimed at ending spiraling impasse<p>By<p>Lingling Wei in Beijing and<p>Lingling Wei<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Lingling.Wei@wsj.com<p>Bob Davis in Washington<p>Bob Davis<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@bobdavis187<p>Bob.Davis@wsj.com<p>Chinese and U.S. negotiators are mapping out talks …

China

Why You’re Smart to Buy Netflix

Don't let a mildly "bad" quarter scare you away.<p><b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) does not have a subscriber problem.<p>Yes, the company added 5.15 million …

Investing

The rise, fall and rise again of Nautilus - Portland Business Journal

By Matthew Kish <br>– Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal<p>Aug 16, 2018, 4:39pm PDT<p>The financial crisis nearly killed Nautilus Inc.<p>When credit …

Portland, OR

Students exhorted to be alive to changes

Be curious, be alive to changes. Feed well not only the body, but also the mind and the heart, Secretary of Department of Science and Technology …

NITI Aayog

Capital One Applies for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Authentication System Patent

American bank holding corporation Capital One has filed a patent application for the implementation of blockchain technology in user authentication, …

Blockchain

There Is Work To Be Done: AI And The Future Of Work

Workers, policymakers, and the media are concerned with the idea that automation, or technological change, will displace millions of American workers—and they are partially right. Andrew Yang, an early 2020 Presidential hopeful is already running on the idea that “the robots are coming” – though …

Economics

All that's wrong with Nintendo's heavy-handed ROM crackdown

Nintendo’s aggressive approach to copyright protection is generating a huge amount of bad feeling within gaming circles, wrecking attempts to …

Retrogaming

Walmart wants to take on Amazon with virtual reality shopping

Walmart, the world’s biggest company, is better known for cheap tube socks than its technical wizardry. But the company has thousands of developers plugging away in an airport-sized building at its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, and has launched a tech incubator, Store No. 8, that is …

Virtual Reality

WWE Icon Chris Jericho Joins New Kevin Smith Horror Movie

WWE Superstar Chris Jericho is already a rock star and podcast host, and now he’s getting into the horror movie business as well.<p>Kevin Smith has …

Chris Jericho

4 Projects That Could Disrupt Industries and Nonprofits

By<p>Aug. 17, 2018 9:17 p.m. ET<p>Finance and shipping products are considered the most lucrative areas for blockchain adoption. But promising projects …

Blockchain

Rick and Morty-Themed Bar Shut Down After Threats From Turner Broadcasting

A day after its opening, Drink Company’s <i>Rick and Morty</i>-themed bar has been forced to close. In a statement posted online Friday night, the bar owners …

Turner Broadcasting

Free: Robinhood Stock Trading + 1 Free Share of Stock | Mashable Shop

Terms and Conditions<p><b>LAST REVISED</b>: 5/22/18<p>StackSocial, Inc. dba StackCommerce (hereinafter “we” “our” or “us”) is pleased to make StackSocial.com, …

Intellectual Property

CBS Nabs Family Comedy ‘The Little Things’ Starring Tom Segura & Christina Pazsitzky As Put Pilot

In a competitive situation, CBS has landed family comedy <i>The Little Things,</i> starring married comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky, with a put …

Hollywood

IBM Applies for Blockchain Patent to Ensure Transaction Compliance via Nodes Data

Tech giant IBM has applied for a blockchain patent for the development of transaction data identifiers based on nodes, according to a patent document …

Blockchain

The Numerous Questions Around The Rise Of CGI Models And Influencers

Since Lil Miquela posted her first selfie back in April 2016, debate around the ethics of CGI models and influencers has been swirling. The pixelated …

Cultural Appropriation

Walmart VR patents detail an entirely new way to shop online

A pair of new Walmart patents reveal potential big plans for virtuality reality and the technology’s ability to revolutionize the shopping …

Augmented Reality

Amazon Working On DVR For The Streaming Era – Report

Amazon is working on a new DVR device for the streaming era that that would be a household’s hub for the company’s online video. Citing sources, …

Entertainment Industry

Here's How Intel's Biggest Business Did Last Quarter

It was another quarter of strong results helped along by an improving personal computer market.<p>Although <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) has made it clear that …

Selling

Prolific patent litigant Guyzar targets Airbnb, StubHub in latest suit

An intellectual property holding company that has sued dozens of companies for allegedly infringing a patent relating to web authentication technology on Thursday added Airbnb Inc and online ticket exchange StubHub Inc to the list.<p>Texas-based Guyzar LLC said in a complaint docketed on Friday that …

Law

Barbie, Bratz, and Who Owns Your Dreams?

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Intellectual Property

My Cause, My Cleats expands for 2018

Getty Images<p>In recent years, the NFL has dedicated one week of the regular season for the players to wear cleats aimed at promoting causes important …

NFL

US Border Officials to Test Blockchain for Certificate Tracking

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to trial blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central …

Cryptocurrency

Corona Owner Invests $4-Billion in Marijuana Company

Credit: High Tide<b>Constellation Brands Inc., which for seven decades has made its money off beer, wine and whiskey, sees its future in a marijuana</b> …

Cannabis Industry

Trump-Xi Meeting Report Lifts Dow Jones, But Don't Buy It — Yet

For a second straight day, news headlines are pointing to good news in the China trade war and giving a lift to the Dow Jones industrial average. The …

Business

‘Mile 22’ Review: Mark Wahlberg Tries To Fast-Talk His Way Into New Action Franchise, But It’s All Deja View

Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg have teamed on three real-life stories, the terrific <i>Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon</i> and the highly underrated</i> …

Chamber of Commerce