Technology

The holiday hike

On Black Friday you braved the cold and fought the crowds all to save a little money. But while you were waiting in lines for bargains, AT&T was finding ways to make broadband lines more expensive.

On your shopping expedition chances...

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Patent trolls are gobbling up restaurant innovation

White Castle first opened our doors in Columbus in 1921. Today, our nearly 10,000 team members working in 406 restaurant locations across 12 states deliver the "Taste America Craves." We remain a family owned business committed to our customers...

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Gaming the patent system threatens innovation

At the heart of the technology industry are entrepreneurs who dream up new innovations and create great new companies that redefine how we work, live and play. Congress enacted the patent system to encourage groundbreaking ideas by rewarding such innovators for their creativity and investment of time and money. But America’s innovative capacity is at risk because our patent system is being gamed and abused.

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The fight for spectrum and why you should care

The good news is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its newly minted Chariman Tom Wheeler are in the midst of once-in-a-generation process to redo the public airwaves and help solve problems like a dropped call in an elevator.

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Sue when you're winning

Certain Internet companies have a selective perspective on patent assertions. They preach peace to Congress but pursue war when it seems opportune.

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NSA torpedoed Internet liberty

Many people think of Edward Snowden as a traitor. Others see him as hero acting in the name of vigilante justice. The controversy generally swirls around the idea of patriotism: was Snowden a traitor or a misunderstood patriot? What commentators miss is the lack of patriotism demonstrated by our own National Security Agency.

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Bright future for driverless cars

Almost every recent model car offers more technology to make a run to the grocery store than the Apollo astronauts had to land on the moon in 1969.

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Challenges for future auto safety technology

Imagine a world where cars are equipped with technology that will give drivers the ability to see pedestrians around blind curves and warn drivers of hidden obstacles. This world may not be as far off as you might think. In fact, Toyota and other auto companies are already leading the way in developing new connected car technology, supported by “dedicated short-range communication” (DSRC), which actually allows vehicles to communicate with each other to detect and avoid safety hazards.

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Google can't have it both ways on intellectual property

Google, by all accounts, is seen as a great American success story. From its roots as a part-time project of two Stanford students to its present-day standing as one of the titans of the Internet, Google has projected itself as the epitome of ingenuity and the ultimate embodiment of the startup mentality.

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