You’re Going To See Cheaper 3D Printers In 2014

3D printers are expensive. There have been some valiant efforts to bring down prices, but the professional grade SLS desktop 3D printers still cost a couple thousand dollars. That all may change next year. Quartz reports that most of the…

ITC Bans Older iPhone Models From Entering The U.S.

Were you thinking about picking up an iPhone 4 on the cheap at AT&T? You might want to do so now as new shipments might not be making it here anytime soon. The Hill reports that the ITC ruled that…

Xbox One Might Give You Achievements For Watching TV

The Xbox One announcement was all about one thing – TV. It’s clear that Microsoft is positioning its next console as more than just a game machine, but it might be bringing some game elements to television broadcasts. Gamesindustry.biz reports…

Google Declares: Time To Take Action Against Patent Trolls

Last week, Google announced the “Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge,” saying that it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. Today, Google took to its Public Policy Blog to declare,…

Google Pledges Not To Sue Open Source Distributors Over Patents

Google announced the ‘Open Patent Non-Assertion’ Pledge today, saying that it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software on specified patents, unless first attacked. “We’ve begun by identifying 10 patents relating to MapReduce, a computing…

Twitter Finally Patents the Concept of Twitter

Twitter – the actual concept of Twitter – is now patented. U.S. Patent 8,401,009 just went through, with Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone listed as inventors. It’s a vague and overarching concept of a “device independent message distribution platform,” first…

Will Google+ Get Its Own Version Of Facebook’s Ticker?

Google has applied for a patent for something that sounds an awful lot like Facebook’s ticker feature. While we can only speculate on Google’s plans, it seems likely that they’re thinking about a similar kind of functionality on Google+. And…

Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads, Customize Profile According to Patent

A patent application from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggests that he, at some point, at least toyed with the idea of introducing a “paid profile” model that would allow users to customize what shows up on their profiles and, more…

Google Is Working On Making Your Actual Life Searchable

Last summer, we took a look at how Google plans to see through your eyes (literally). This has a lot to do with Google Glass, but that’s not the only piece of the puzzle. Do you like the direction Google…

Report: Google “Actively” Thinking About Marketing A Smart Watch

One day in the near future, you may be wearing a Google watch to go with your Google Glass while you sit in your Google driverless car. According to a report this morning from Business Insider, Google is “actively exploring…