The After Math: Love is in the air

Scientists just confirmed the existence of gravitational waves -- actual ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- but who cares about unravelling the secrets of the universe, Valentine's Day is coming up. To pay respects to the most high holy of made-up...

The After Math: Love is in the air

Scientists just confirmed the existence of gravitational waves -- actual ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- but who cares about unravelling the secrets of the universe, Valentine's Day is coming up. To pay respects to the most high holy of made-up...

Knives of future past

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As an exercise, this is quite a fascinating one. Bringing an old-world charm to a product, but without compromising on its futuristic appeal. Like imagine a rotating dial-phone type keypad on a smartphone screen (just a reference). The IP Knife is futuristic, yet almost paleolithic too. Taking inspiration from the chiseled appearance of stone-age tools, the IP Knife brings that raw geometry to a clean design, creating something that’s minimal to look at, but filled with meaning!

Designer: Klivisson Campelo

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HTC and Sony prevail over patent troll WiLAN

A federal jury has just taken a bite out of patent licensing firm WiLAN's business plan, ruling that HTC, Sony, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson didn't infringe any of the four patents it sued them over. The latter two companies fended off three wireless base station claims, while Sony and HTC defended a fourth involving handset technology. HTC said it believed that WiLAN "exaggerated the scope of its patent" to extract royalties, while a spokesman for Alcatel-Lucent said it believed the company "was stretching the boundaries of its patents" -- all of which were invalidated by the court. WiLAN has been fighting such battles on numerous fronts for many years, including one reported to have resulted in a large settlement with Intel. Though it said it was disappointed by the decision, the IP firm still has pending litigation against Time Warner and Comcast, among others. Those cable firms may be hoping a White House patent reform bill will be tabled sooner rather than later.

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