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Amazon Wins Patent for Data Stream to ‘Identify’ Bitcoin Users for Law Enforcement

Amazon’s latest patent aims to combine data from various sources to identify cryptocurrency users for subscribers including the taxman and cops.
Jordan Pearson
4.18.18
uber self-driving cars

Uber Wants to Fill the Boredom of Self-Driving Cars With VR

The company aims to patent virtual reality technology that lets you jack in while on the road.
Sarah Emerson
3.8.18
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
News

Why Is Kim Dotcom Still Saying He Invented Two-Factor Authentication?

Dotcom is promoting an upcoming service, which by all accounts appears to be something about monetizing torrenting with micropayments of bitcoin
Jordan Pearson
8.9.16
Gaming

Sony Files Patent For ‘Minority Report’-Style Virtual Reality Glove

There’s only so many ways to skin a cat in virtual reality.
Rollin Bishop
2.27.16
News

Pharmaceutical Gremlin Martin Shkreli Is Nothing Compared to the TPP

Drug prices may skyrocket in developing nations, a new report concludes.
Jordan Pearson
9.29.15
Photos

Apple's New Photo Patent Detects Your Friend's Face and Sends Them the Snaps

But wait, there's more!
Jordan Pearson
8.13.15
Opinion

JDate's 22-Page Patent for Matchmaking Is Absurd

This is no new process at all.
Charles Duan
8.7.15
Motherboard Blog

Apple Patented a Solar-Powered, Dual-Sided Touchscreen Laptop

It’s a patent, not a product announcement; so don’t put anything up on Craigslist yet.
Ben Richmond
1.28.14
Motherboard Blog

To Unclog the Patent System, the Patent Office Says Yes to Crowdsourcing

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has initiated a program to allow third parties to weigh in on the patent application process. Under the new system, third parties can submit evidence of prior art to squelch frivolous patent...
Michael Byrne
10.1.12
Motherboard Blog

Samsung Asks: What Has Apple Actually Invented?

In the ongoing legal frenzy over "who copied who":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/3/apple-s-patent-war-on-the-galaxy, it’s now Samsung’s turn to fight back, with the alleged iPhone copier arguing over the last couple days that "Apple didn’t invent...
ALEC LIU
8.15.12
Motherboard Blog

Apple's Patent War on the Galaxy

Last Friday, Apple was granted a preliminary "injunction on US sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus":http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/29/3126934/apple-samsung-judge-bans-galaxy-nexus, a decision Samsung quickly appealed Sunday night arguing that Apple had...
ALEC LIU
7.3.12
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