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Heat seeker: Meet the thermal-imaging camera you can afford

Seek Thermal's $199 device can read temperature differences up to 1,000 feet away and identify a person at 200 feet. Until now, such technology has cost $1,000 or more.

By September 25, 2014

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Boeing flaunts longer new 787-9 Dreamliner at Farnborough

At the Farnborough airshow, the Seattle aircraft maker shows off the first energy-efficient 787-9 built. Also: how the longer 280-passenger endured tests of performance, temperature, and a virtual barrel roll.

By July 13, 2014

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Prime was prime, as Amazon reports another record holiday

Although UPS delays left some Amazon customers empty-handed, the company boasts a merry Christmas, both for sales and services like its Amazon Prime.

By December 26, 2013

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With motion-controlled Gyro screwdriver, it's all in the wrist

Messing around with Black & Decker's intuitive, easy-to-use driver is a delight, especially since it looks like a sci-fi prop.

By January 9, 2013

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Anti-gay Twitter hashtag hijacked by wit

A virulently anti-gay Twitter feed--@LGBTfacts--uses the hashtag #LGBTFacts to spread its word. However, those with a different perspective decide to offer their own thoughts to the same hashtag.

By January 24, 2012

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Culture: Five predictions for 2012

From the rise of 3D printing to the increased personalization of mobile news aggregators to the detection of ripples in the fabric of space-time, 2012 could be a very big year for culture.

By December 30, 2011

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Angry Birds maker targeted in Lodsys suit

Lodsys, a group that's targeted companies big and small for infringing on its patents, is now going after Electronic Arts, Angry Birds maker Rovio, Atari, Square Enix, and Take-Two Interactive in a lawsuit it filed earlier this year.

By July 21, 2011

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Lodsys files suit against New York Times, five others

The high-profile, patent-holding entity which has gone after app developers has taken aim at six companies in a new lawsuit that says all are infringing on one or more of its patents.

By July 5, 2011

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Scoop: Bounty set for invalidating Lodsys patents

The group that's gone after a number of mobile app developers and big companies alike is now having its four patents targeted for invalidation by a crowdsourced research group.

By June 15, 2011

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Lodsys sued by antivirus software maker

The company that is going after Apple developers finds itself on the receiving end of another pre-emptive lawsuit over its patents.

By June 13, 2011