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Inside the multibillion-dollar quest to make faster, cheaper gadgets

Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.

By April 16, 2015

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Google seeks tweak to Microsoft-Motorola patent case

Unhappy with the royalty rate set by a judge, the search giant argues that a jury should have determined the figure.

By April 9, 2015

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Google's latest patent could put spoilers to bed

The search giant is granted a patent for an automatic spoiler blocker for social media.

By April 8, 2015

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Nokia's next act: A return to smartphones, report says

With the Lumia line now in Microsoft's hands, what's left of Nokia is reportedly planning to get back into the smartphone business as early as 2016.

By April 20, 2015

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Apple Watch's Swiss debut delayed by patent snag

The patent may hold up the launch until December, when it expires, according to Swiss broadcaster RTS.

By April 4, 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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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 '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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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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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