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Burger-flipping robot begins first shift

BBC Technology News - March 5, 2018 - 3:36pm
Flippy can handle 12 burgers at once, and is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

Razzies 2018: 'The Emoji Movie' wins award for worst film - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 5, 2018 - 3:26pm
We're No. 2! Winning four Razzie Awards, the animated film and its stinker reviews made Patrick Stewart's talking-poo emoji proud.

It's ALIIIIIVE: Boffins detect slow-moving zombie star

The Register - March 5, 2018 - 3:23pm
Red giant revives a nearby corpse through the emission of cosmic wind

The European Space Agency's INTEGRAL space observatory has captured an unusual piece of stellar voodoo: the moment when a dead star was brought back to life by a nearby red giant.…

Putin: Indicted election trolls will 'never' be extradited to US - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 5, 2018 - 3:06pm
Russian president challenges US to provide specifics while denying the suspects acted on behalf of Russia.

SCREEEECH: US national security agency puts brakes on Qualcomm takeover

The Register - March 5, 2018 - 3:05pm
CFIUS sends Broadcom deal TITSUP* for 30 days

American national security bods on the US government's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) have asked Qualcomm to delay tomorrow’s vote on Broadcom’s proposed $117bn (£84.7bn) takeover.…

BeatsX vs. Bose SoundSport Wireless: Headphones battle it out - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 5, 2018 - 3:02pm
Which wireless headphone is right for you? Find out how the BeatsX and Bose SoundSport Wireless stack up in our real-world comparison.

Oscar winner Gary Oldman wants kids to get off their phones - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 5, 2018 - 2:57pm
Commentary: The actor says kids only care about the present, not history. History says Oldman once fronted a campaign for HTC phones.

Dell EMC in bid to clap trade secrets injunction on staff now at Rubrik

The Register - March 5, 2018 - 2:29pm
Alleges ex-sales bods copied files and solicited former clients

Dell EMC has tossed a trade secrets sueball at two ex-sales employees who left for Rubrik, alleging that they solicited other EMC staff to jump ship and approached Dell EMC customers.…

2M Americans Lost Power After 'Bomb Cyclone'

Slashdot - March 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
Categories: Geek, Opinion

Swiss see Telly Tax as a Big Plus, vote against scrapping it

The Register - March 5, 2018 - 1:55pm
Country says no in licence referendum

Swiss voters have decided to retain the country's costly TV licence in a referendum.…

Iceland police arrest suspected Bitcoin server thieves

BBC Technology News - March 5, 2018 - 1:21pm
Police in Iceland arrest 11 people suspected of stealing more than 600 computers used to mine crypto-currencies.

Why the roots of patent trolling may be in the patent office

Ars Technica - March 5, 2018 - 1:15pm

US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. (credit: Roy Finneren / Flickr)

In recent years, American companies have faced a growing threat from patent assertion entities derisively called "patent trolls." These often shadowy firms make money by threatening patent lawsuits rather than creating useful products. A recent study suggests that the roots of the patent trolling problem may lie with the US Patent and Trademark office—specifically with patent examiners who fail to thoroughly vet patent applications before approving them.

So-called patent trolls "disproportionately purchase and assert patents that were granted by 'lenient' examiners," write Harvard economist Josh Feng and his co-author Xavier Jaravel of the London School of Economics in a December paper.

Patent examiners don't just decide whether or not to approve a patent. They're also supposed to narrow a patent's claims to make sure it only covers what the inventor actually invented. But some examiners do a better job of this than others. Feng and Jaravel found that examiners who demand the fewest changes to patent claims account for a disproportionate share of patents that ultimately wind up in patent lawsuits.

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iPhone, iPad, Mac? Here's how long your Apple device will last

ZDnet Blogs - March 5, 2018 - 1:13pm
Analysis of Apple sales and active devices has helped produce a figure for the average lifespan of Apple products.
Categories: Opinion

iPhone, iPad, Mac? Here's how long your Apple device will last

ZDnet News - March 5, 2018 - 1:13pm
Analysis of Apple sales and active devices has helped produce a figure for the average lifespan of Apple products.

Six ways the Galaxy Note 9 should beat the Galaxy S9 - CNET

cNET.com - News - March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
They aren’t out yet, but Samsung’s new phones already leave room for improvement.

How Medicine's Long, Thin Supply Chain Threatens Americans

Wired - March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
WIRED columnist Maryn McKenna on how offshoring drug and medical supply manufacturing puts patients and hospitals at risk.

Inside Cryoport, the Company Delivering Next-Gen Cancer Immunotherapies

Wired - March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
When you're sending a $500,000 vial of genetically engineered, cancer-fighting cells, a safe delivery can mean the difference between life and death.

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