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Five World War I Patents: War Tech Roundup

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Our IP expert Tom Ewing rounds up hot wartech circa World War I. Check out World War I patents for the submarine, machine gun, metal helmet and more ...
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Joren de Wachter: IP Is a Thought Crime [TedX Video]

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Joren de Wachter tells a TedX audience in Leuven, Belgium that IP is a thought crime. What? Here's why. Commentary ...
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Darren Stevens: Reflections on Samantha

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In real life, Darren Stevens says he's nothing like his Bewitched sitcom character. And being married to a witch is still as hard as ever.
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I Dream of Jeannie: “Sorry NASA, I’m So Done with Astronauts”

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In an excerpt from his upcoming book blending magical realism and retro TV, Tom Ewing dreams of Jeannie. Here's what everyone's favorite 1960s sitcom genie has to say at her 4000th birthday party. And she is so totally done with Tony and every other astronaut. Sorry, NASA : ) We still love ya, though ...
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SXSW 2014: Things to Do in Austin You Never Thought of

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SXSW 2014 runs March 7 to 16, 2014. The huge interactive, film, and music festival will keep you busy. But this offbeat 10 Things To Do At SXSW guide will expand your horizons considerably.
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How to Disappear Online (tips, infographic)

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Here's how to disappear online. First, advises this infographic, delete your current Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts. Then search for those and other accounts you've forgotten. Delete those, too. Can't delete something? No worries. It's time to falsify ... Here's how.
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Snotty Whole Foods, Dumb Starbucks and Yucky McDonalds: Trending Now

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After Dumb Starbucks, Snotty Whole Foods Market and Yucky McDonalds are soon at hand. Here's how tricksters will pull it off. aNewDomain legal analysis.
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Olympics From 1968 to 2014: Gallery of Olympic Mascots infographic

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Check out every Olympic mascot from 1968 to the 2014 Winter Olympics launching soon in Sochi, RU. Some are bizarre. Here's the Gallery of Olympic Mascots infographic.
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Beatles Fifty Year Anniversary: Historic Beatles NYC Arrival, Concerts (videos)

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Beatles fifty year anniversary: On Feb. 7, 1964, the band stormed New York's JFK. Here's video of that, plus famed 1964 appearances and other rare videos.
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Bill Nye Creationism Debate: Bill Nye vs Ken Ham live stream

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The Bill Nye creationism debate has sparked a mini uproar in the U.S. And now creationist Ken Ham is debating Bill Nye. Live Stream on now. Background videos, pre-show video, details here.
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New York MPHJ Patent Troll Settlement: First of Its Kind

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New York's MPHJ patent troll settlement is the first of its kind. And it will help other states and the U.S. figure out how to deal with patent trolls.
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New York Is One of These Ten States: How Brits ID US States (humor)

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In a hilarious roundup by BuzzFeed, Brits try to label U.S. states on a map. One labels the whole of the midwest as No Idea. And then there's Las Vegas, USA.
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What Brits Think About American Thanksgiving: Video of the Week

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The folks at BuzzFeedVideo asked their Brit friends what they thought Americans DO on Thanksgiving. No matter what side of the pond you're on, this is jolly good fun! And it's our video pick for aNewDomain Weekend -- courtesy our Tom Ewing.
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Doctor Who: 50 Years and Counting Timeline (infographic, video trailers)

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Nov. 23, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Doctor Who episode. Check out this Doctor Who Timeline Infographic for Who-ish triviata, plus videos. The first episode was delayed slightly by the BBC's coverage of the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, but there's no stopping it now ...
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Why is the U.S. Making a Federal Case Out of One Number? (analysis)

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The U.S. secret FICA court is keeping Google, Yahoo and Microsoft from revealing ONE NUMBER -- under pain of prison. What's the big deal? Analysis, commentary. Spreadsheet data dive by Tom Ewing, who comes up with a guess of at least what Google isn't allowed to say.
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MS CEO Ballmer with Nokia Chair: Conquerer with Defeated Man (image gallery)

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Our Tom Ewing isolated parts of news shots showing MS CEO Ballmer with Nokia chairman Risto SiilasmaaI -- they're shaking hands on the MS Nokia buy announced Sept. 3. Now look closely.. MS CEO Ballmer's eyes are glittering and he looks psyched. The Nokia chair's posture, facial expression and bearing provide the very picture of defeat. What's really going on? Gallery, analysis
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Tom Ewing: Why the World Shouldn’t Tolerate Chemical Weapons Use — Ever

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Tom Ewing's take on Syria: Liberal and conservative voices on the point are equally confused. The world, he says, shouldn't tolerate chemical weapons use, ever.
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Gleiwitz: September 1 German Invasion of Poland, World War II infographics, videos

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Sept. 1, 1939 marked the start of World War II. It was the day Hitler's Germany invaded Poland, sparking England and France to declare war against Germany days later. Soon it was a world at war. Find details about the Gleiwitz incident, the ruse German used to invade, plus videos, World War II infographics, animations, factoids and more. Developing.
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U.S. State Dept: Freedom of Speech? Not for Edward Snowden (video)

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The U.S. State Department press conference, rebroadcast by Russian TV July 12, alarmed and disturbed me. The State Department urges that Snowden, unconvicted though he is, has no free speech rights.  I'm used to hearing Russian and Chinese government officials refer to political dissidents -- often whistleblowers -- as criminals  and affording them few to no rights. With fellow whistle blowers Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and, now, Edward Snowden, the US line on human rights has morphed into "do as we say, not as we do" - an attitude far less lost on the rest of the world than it is at home.
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PRISM: Hut One vs. Hut Two, WWII Era Bletchley Park Revisited

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As the NSA PRISM e-surveillance project continues to unfold, Tom Ewing brings back images of 1938 code-breakers at the UK's Bletchley Park. It's Hut 1 vs Hut 2 and how much spying is too much for you?
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