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Patent Trolls A Costly Problem For Tech Industry

But lawmakers have stumbled over the issue before, which doesn’t fall neatly along party lines. America’s drugmakers, universities and trial lawyers claim that patents are the lifeblood of American invention and that the current bill goes too far. After sailing through the House in late 2013, Goodlatte’s “Innovation Act” was never taken up in the Senate last year as expected.

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Top 5 Apps To Help You Go Green

If you’re ready to take your overall going green experience to the next level, check out some of these apps that can help you reduce your harmful impacts on earth.

04/14/2015

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Stanford Scientists Develop Batteries That Are Greener, Last Longer Than Today’s Batteries

Scientists at Stanford University said they have developed a high-performance aluminum-ion battery that could replace the alkaline and lithium-ion batteries that are used to power devices today.

04/07/2015

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Travel Apptitude: Best Apps For Planning Your Trip

Need a hand planning your next trip? These five apps will have you all packed up and ready to go in no time.

03/16/2015

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AT&T Aims To Match Google Broadband In Kansas City—But There’s A Catch

That price match, however, is only available to users who allow AT&T to use your personal information and Web activity to send you targeted ads. More privacy conscious customers will have to pay an additional $29 a month.

02/16/2015

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Scientists Find Way To Unboil Egg

The innovation could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

01/28/2015

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Law Enforcement Wants Waze App Shut Down Over Police Safety Worries

Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users in 200 countries turn to the free service for warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps, traffic cameras, construction zones, potholes, stalled vehicles or unsafe weather conditions.

01/26/2015

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Report: Los Angeles Schools’ iPad Project Had Leadership, Planning Problems

Department of Education technology specialists visited the district in December and recently presented their findings to interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines.

01/13/2015

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Yahoo Replaces Google As Firefox Web Browser’s Default Search

Even though Chrome is now more widely used, Firefox still has a loyal audience that makes more than 100 billion worldwide search requests annually.

11/19/2014

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Self-Driving Cars May Be Safer, But Morality Is Hard To Program

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot?

11/19/2014

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New For 2014: The Best Apps For Holiday Shopping Deals

Use your smartphone to truly maximize your holiday shopping. From coupon finders to shopping lists, these apps have everything you need to get the best savings.

11/10/2014

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Tech Issues Hurt Auto Reliability Scores

Lexus finishes tops in Consumer Reports reliability study, followed closely by Toyota. Buick is top domestic brand.

10/29/2014

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