Bitcoin, Blockchain, and ICOs: What You Need to Know

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While Bitcoin has grabbed most of the attention, permanent advances in computing due to the invention of blockchain technology are likely to come from other innovative solutions. We’ll take you through the differences.

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This little black box could change the Internet in Africa

Kenyan start-up BRCK has secured $3 million in funding for an invention that hopes to change the face of internet connectivity across Africa.


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Air Force: Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020

The invention of guns took warfare to a whole new level. Later, airplanes radically changed it again. Now, experts say another big shift is coming, led by energy weapons, including lasers.


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Apple invention uses electrodes to dry out wet iPhone innards

Article Image An Apple invention published on Thursday points to work on water resistant portable devices capable of expelling water from speaker and microphone cavities using varied electric charges and acoustics.

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Apple invention lets iPhone owners AirDrop encrypted data to a friend's device for safekeeping

According to an Apple invention published Thursday, the company is looking into forms of data sharing that would allow an iPhone owner having connectivity issues to offload files normally stored in the cloud to a “friendly device” for later retrieval.

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Apple invention automatically shares photos based on facial recognition data

In an invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, Apple outlines a process of identifying individuals in a digital image using facial recognition techniques and sending a copy of the photo out to those people by associating contact information pulled from an app like Contacts.

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Apple earphone invention detects multiple users, switches audio profiles to match

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple’s invention for an earphone cable capable of detecting when its being shared between multiple users, allowing each to hear a monophonic audio track or completely different songs.



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Reversible USB Type-C connector finalized: Devices, cables, and adapters coming soon

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The USB Promoter Group has announced that the greatest invention in the known universe — the reversible Type-C USB connector — is finally ready for mass production. The USB Implementers Forum will now take the Type-C spec and start building devices, cables, and adapters that support the new reversible connector. We could begin seeing Type-C USB devices over the next few months, but it may take a little while for Type-C to reach critical mass.

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Future iPhones may use behavior recognition and learning tools to protect against theft

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on Thursday describes a method by which an iPhone can set off an alert or automatically lock the device based on detected changes in user behavior.



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New Apple tech helps prevent misdirected messages and emails

An Apple invention published on Thursday illustrates a simple yet effective way to remind a user of who is on the other end of a text message or group chat, a problem that is the bane of people who juggle multiple conversations at once.



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Ending the Embedded Linux Patent War Before It Begins


The Open Invention Network was created in 2005 as a white hat organization to protect Linux. It has considerable financial backing from Google, IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony. More than 800 organizations worldwide have joined the community by signing the free OIN license. A clamor recently has been growing for OIN to take steps to protect embedded Linux from patent pillagers. Toward that end, OIN recently welcomed to its ranks Wolfson Microelectronics, a developer of semiconductor devices and audio solutions for embedded Linux.

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