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Adobe says stop using ‘Photoshop’ as a generic term

When a company’s product so thoroughly corners a market that it becomes well-known even by those who have never used it, the company faces a problem: generic use of that product’s name. You’re likely to hear the term “dumpster” used generically, for example, as it is now a genericized trademark due to its common usage. Other trademarks have suffered the … Continue reading

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Dozens of Your Favorite Apps are Free or Deeply Discounted Today

Amazon just kicked off another of their trademark Android app giveaways , this time featuring the likes of Goat Simulator , Bridge Constructor Medieval , Photo Lab Pro , and Scribblenauts Remix , just to name a few. All told, there are nearly 40 apps included in the giveaway, so be sure to grab your favorites while you can.

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Apple’s Thinking About Showing People Ads Based on Their Bank Balances

Just when you thought Apple wasn’t integrated into your life enough, the company just won a patent for a system that targets ads based on how much money people have . This is the same Apple that’s promised not to monetize your data.

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Boeing Dreams of an Engine Powered by Lasers and Nuclear Explosions

Since we seem to be on the topic of f antastical power sources today, it’s my solemn duty to inform you that respected airplane manufacturer Boeing has aspirations to build a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions. Read more...

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At Which Age Should You Stop Wearing Short Hemlines?

Age should never totally influence your fashion decisions, but there are a few outfit-picking areas (e.g., hemline length) where that magical number does come into play. While we'd never deter you from wearing whatever you love, there is a difference in the way you're perceived through the decades, so skirt lengths may vary over time. To get some more specific insight, we enlisted celebrity stylist Orlee Winer (who's worked with Malin Akerman, Michelle Williams, and Toni Garrn) to give us her advice on the appropriate ages for various hemlines

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EU says public likely to confuse Skype with broadcaster Sky

Trademarks and patents are strange beasts.

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Magic Leap’s Patents Are a Crazy Vision of the Augmented Reality Future

Magic Leap is one of the most intriguing secrets in augmented reality tech right now. Y ou can piece it together from the rumors and hearsay , but questions still remain.

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How the Oreo Was Invented

In 1890, a group of eight large New York City bakeries combined to form the New York Biscuit Company and built a giant six-story factory in West Chelsea. Eight years later, they merged with their competitor, Chicago's American Biscuit and Manufacturing to form an even larger conglomerate – the National Biscuit Company, but the factory and headquarters remained in Chelsea. In 1901, the National Biscuit Company put their abbreviated company name on a box of wafers for the first time – Nabisco.

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