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Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.

By March 22, 2015

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Apple patent envisions tracking people in real time

A newly granted patent would let you view friends, family and even pets from your mobile device as they move through their day.

By March 24, 2015

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Boeing patents a 'Method and system for shockwave attenuation,' aka force field

The world's largest aerospace company has been granted a patent for a 'Star Wars'-like force field system for protecting vehicles and buildings from shockwave damage.

By March 24, 2015

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Why an 1891 toilet paper patent is all over Facebook

New attention shines on an old patent as social media revives the great over-or-under toilet paper debate.

By March 18, 2015

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Toilet paper patents from the early days of TP (pictures)

Inventor Seth Wheeler defined the role and roll of modern toilet paper with a series of fascinating patents from the late 1800s.

10 Images By March 18, 2015

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Apple didn't violate wireless tech patents, jury finds

A federal jury in Texas says that Apple did not infringe on five wireless technology patents in a case filed back in 2012.

By March 17, 2015

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'Grinder' biohacks his eyeballs to get night vision

Members of a biohacking site experiment with a chlorophyll-like substance to try to see better at night. The instructions are online.

By March 27, 2015

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Ericsson sues Apple over patents

Apple just lost a $533 million patent case to Smartflash this week, and now Ericsson is likewise suing the company in a patent dispute.

By February 27, 2015

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Jury orders Apple to pay $533 million in iTunes patent case

A federal jury finds that Apple infringed on patents owned by licensing firm Smartflash that are tied to digital rights management, data storage and payment systems.

By February 25, 2015

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Microsoft, Samsung settle suit over Android patent royalties

Microsoft says the companies have settled a contract dispute over Android patent-licensing but offers no specifics about the terms.

By February 9, 2015