Alice Corp v. CLS Bank: When Two Become One

by Dennis Crouch The Alice test officially includes two steps. But these are highly correlated steps. Thus, if a claim fails step one, it usually fails step two as well. In this case, the court appears to borrow heavily from typical step two analysis in order to make its step one conclusion: Universal Secure Registry v. Apple and Visa (Fed. Cir. 2021) The district court dismissed USR’s patent infringement complaint, holding of all four asserted patents were ineligible under the abstract idea tes...
Tags: Apple, Law, Patent, Alice, Fed, Federal Circuit, T Mobile USA, IPR, Alice Corp, Elavon Inc, CLS Bank, Prism Technologies LLC, USR, Universal Secure Registry, Secured Mail Solutions LLC, Universal Wilde Inc

‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘Cruel Summer,’ ‘New Amsterdam’ Among HCA TV Awards Winners

After being delayed a week and switched from an in-person event to a virtual ceremony, the Hollywood Critics Association revealed the winners for its first-ever HCA TV Awards — and Apple TV Plus’ “Ted Lasso” led the pack with four victories. “Ted Lasso” was named best streaming comedy, best comedy actor in a streaming series […]
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Apple Watch Series 7 reportedly has flat sides and bigger screens

It’ll come in 41mm and 45mm sizes, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman
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IT firms turn to small-town India for talent, new hubs

Smaller towns such as Coimbatore, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Madurai and Mysuru are witnessing a surge in technology jobs, as companies explore the option of employing skilled workers from these centres to meet a growing demand for technology talent. Quess Corp., India’s largest staffing firm, has estimated a 15-20% surge in skilled workers from smaller cities looking to shift jobs. The company is also witnessing a 20-30% increase in queries from companies looking to hire skilled workers fro...
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'Ted Lasso' Tops Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards

Apple TV+ hit "Ted Lasso" was the most-awarded series at the inaugural Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards today, picking up four major awards including Best Streaming Series, Comedy. The full slate of awards for "Ted Lasso" included: Best Streaming Series, Comedy Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy — Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy — Brett Goldstein (Roy Kent) Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Comedy — Hannah Waddingha...
Tags: Apple, Rupert Grint, Ted Lasso, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards, Brett Goldstein Roy Kent, Hannah Waddingham Rebecca Welton zwnj, Julian Pearce

What Happens When AI Writes a Play About AI

"GPT-3, generate a list of ideas for a play". TechRadar describes what resulted — an experimental production called AI performed last week the Young Vic theatre in London last week. TechRadar Pro attended on the second evening, during which director Jennifer Tang sifted through the rubble of the first performance to identify material worth carrying forward. She also enlisted her writers and performers to flesh out the world; by steering AI this way and that, they expanded upon the foundation...
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Blue Origin's Stay of SpaceX's Moon Lander Contract Gets One-Week Extension Thanks to...PDF Files

Earlier this month Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sued NASA over a moon lander contract awarded to SpaceX. Now Mashable reports that "America's next trip to the moon may suddenly be delayed a bit thanks to...PDFs?" A U.S. federal judge has granted the Department of Justice a week-long extension in its lawsuit with Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin. The reason? Large PDF files... According to the DOJ, there is more than 7 GB of data related to the case. However, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims...
Tags: Spacex, America, Tech, Nasa, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Doj, Blue Origin, U S Court of Federal Claims, SpaceX Now Mashable, Joey Roullete

Upcoming iPhone 13 could feature LEO satellite communications

A new report says the iPhone 13 may include low-Earth orbit satellite technology that will keep the phone connected even when there’s no 4G or 5G coverage.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Earth, iPhone 13, Satellite Connectivity

Jack Dorsey's Square Wants to Build a Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Exchange

Business Insider reports: Jack Dorsey, one of bitcoin's biggest advocates, is planning to build an open platform to create a decentralized exchange for bitcoin through TBD, his new business venture, according to his tweet Friday. A decentralized exchange is a type of cryptocurrency exchange that allows peer-to-peer transactions without the need for an intermediary. Dorsey retweeted an original tweet by TBD project leader Mike Brock, who offered some direction on where the unit is headed... Fi...
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Should Google Cut Salaries For Its Remote Workers?

A columnist for Inc. writes that Google "may reduce the salaries of employees who choose to work at home full-time, based on the cost of living where they live, according to an internal calculator viewed by Reuters." They also argue that Google's move is "likely to be a disaster." It may seem sensible, given that a salary that barely covers a San Francisco studio apartment might get you a mansion in, say, Topeka. That's the logic Google says it's using. "Our compensation packages have always b...
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The iPhone 13 Could Allow Users to Text and Call Without 4G and 5G Coverage

There are only a few days left until September, which is when Apple is expected to reveal its new iPhone 13 lineup. However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has given us a sneak peek at what we can expect: texting and calling even when you don’t have 4G and 5G coverage. Read more...
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Korean 3D spatial data tool startup Urbanbase closes $11.1M Series B+ round

Urbanbase, a Seoul-based company that develops a 3D spatial data platform for interior planning and design, announced today it has raised $11.1 million (13 billion won) in a Series B+ round as it scales up. This round of funding was led by Hanwha Hotel & Resort, which is a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Corporation. Urbanbase, founded in 2013 by chief executive officer and a former architect Jinu Ha, has now raised $20 million (approximately 23 billion won) in total. Existing inv...
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Five iPhone 13 Rumors You May Have Missed (mac rumors)

We're just weeks away from when Apple will announce the iPhone 13, which we're expecting to feature some considerable upgrades, including design, performance, cameras, and more. Like every year, rumors, leaks, and reports about what Apple has in store are abundant, with some more credible than others. Rumors about the next iPhone typically begin emerging early in the year, meaning they may get forgotten as the months go by and the new ‌iPhone‌ launch approaches. To help readers of MacRum...
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Top Stories: iPhone 13 Nears Launch, Larger Apple Watch?, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini Rumors (mac rumors)

August is rapidly drawing to close, which means Apple's annual iPhone launch event is right around the corner. iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 rumors are continuing to circulate, and we're also hearing about Mac updates likely coming a bit later. Apple is also finishing up work on its upcoming software updates like iOS 15, with some late-addition features starting to go live in beta while others have been pushed back a bit. Finally, this week saw a $100 million class action lawsuit settl...
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Apple, Google Mobile Dominance Faces Tough Test in South Korea

(Bloomberg) -- South Korea is expected to become the first country to pass a law ending Apple and Google’s domination of payments on...
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So How Close Are We Now to Nuclear Fusion Energy?

For a fraction of a second, 10 quadrillion watts of fusion power were produced this month by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The author of The Star Builders: Nuclear Fusion and the Race to Power the Planet explains what might happen next: The aim of these experiments is — for now — to show proof of principle only: that energy can be generated. The team behind the success are very close to achieving this: they have managed a more than 1,000-fold improvement in energy rel...
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Facebook Has Trackers in 25% of Websites and 61% of the Most Popular Apps

Megan Borovicka forget all about her Facebook account after 2013, reports the Washington Post. "But Facebook never forgot about her." The 42-year-old Oakland, California, lawyer never picked any "friends," posted any status updates, liked any photos or even opened the Facebook app on her phone. Yet over the last decade, Facebook has used an invisible data vacuum to suction up very specific details about her life — from her brand of underwear to where she received her paycheck... It isn't just t...
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Watch YouTuber Jake Paul return to the boxing ring to fight former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in a PPV match on August 29

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley face off during a press conference before their cruiserweight fight on August 29. Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images YouTuber Jake Paul will box former UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. Paul vs. Woodley is a $60 pay-per-view (PPV) event broadcasting at 8 p.m. ET on Fite.TV and Showtime. The PPV will also include three undercard matches and a co-main even...
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10 US Government Agencies Plan Expanded Use of Facial Recognition

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. government "plans to expand its use of facial recognition to pursue criminals and scan for threats, an internal survey has found, even as concerns grow about the technology's potential for contributing to improper surveillance and false arrests." Ten federal agencies — the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, State, Treasury and Veterans Affairs — told the Government Accountabili...
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New Google Chrome Extension SignUp Offers ASL Captions for Three Films on Disney Plus

SignUp, a new Google Chrome extension, overlays ASL captions on three Disney Plus movies — “Moana,” “Zootopia” and “The Incredibles.” Founded by Mariella Satow, the free tool was created because many members of the deaf community find that written captions lack vibrancy or aren’t descriptive enough, or are absent from media sites entirely. According to […]
Tags: Google, News, Disney, ASL, Moana Zootopia, Disney Plus, Mariella Satow

Police Raid on Fossil Traders Found an Amazing Prehistoric Flying Reptile Skeleton

CNET reports: A fossil discovered during a police raid in Brazil has turned out to be one of the best-preserved flying reptiles found yet, researchers say. The remains belong to a tapejarid, a toothless pterosaur from the early Cretaceous period known for its huge cranial crest composed partly of bone and partly of soft tissue. Skulls and partial skeletons of Brazilian tapejarids have turned up before, but this fossil was found with more than 90% of its skeleton intact, along with some soft ti...
Tags: Tech, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Cnet, Victor Beccari, Paulo Minas Gerais, Geosciences Institute of the University of S

What is your sickcare technology burnout impact factor (BIF)?

Guest Post from Arlen Meyers A group of former and current providers convened recently to discuss how digital transformation can be both contributing to and alleviating burnout. Technofatigue, innovation fatigue and change fatigue are as ubiquitous as the Delta variant in unvaccinated people. It’s … Continue reading →
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Is TikTok powerful?

To be powerful, a medium needs two things: The ability to reach people who take actionThe ability for someone in charge to change what those people see and hear and do The telephone reaches a lot of people, but AT&T has very little power because they have no influence over who makes phone calls. Lots of people have Sony TVs, but it’s Netflix that has the cultural power because they decide which shows are promoted on the start screen. People in the music business are flummoxed by the ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uncategorized, Netflix, Sony, Branding, AT T

Clubhouse is adding spatial audio effects to make users feel like they’re really in the room

It’s been a busy summer for Clubhouse. The hit social audio app rolled out new messaging features and an Android app over the last few months and now the company is turning its attention to enhancing its core audio experience. Clubhouse announced Sunday that its rooms will now be infused with spatial audio to give the app’s listeners a richer sense of hanging out live with a group of other people. TechCrunch spoke with Clubhouse’s Justin Uberti about the decision to add spatial audio, which has ...
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China roundup: Beijing takes aim at algorithms, Xiaomi automates electric cars

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The biggest news of the week again comes from Beijing’s ongoing effort to dampen the influence of the country’s tech giants. Regulators are now going after the exploitative use of algorithm-powered user recommendations. We also saw a few major acquisitions this week. Xiaomi is acquiring an autonomous vehicle startup called Deep...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Microsoft, Government, China, Tech, European Union, Beijing, Xiaomi, Vr, Lei Jun, Communist Party, Pico, Wang

China Roundup: Beijing takes aim at algorithm, Xiaomi automates electric cars

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The biggest news of the week again comes from Beijing’s ongoing effort to dampen the influence of the country’s tech giants. Regulators are now going after the exploitative use of algorithm-powered user recommendations. We also saw a few major acquisitions this week. Xiaomi is acquiring an autonomous vehicle startup called Deep...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Microsoft, Government, China, European Union, Beijing, Xiaomi, Vr, Lei Jun, Communist Party, Pico, Wang

40% of GitHub's Copilot's Suggestions Had Security Vulnerabilties, Study Finds

"Academic researchers discover that nearly 40% of the code suggestions by GitHub's Copilot tool are erroneous, from a security point of view..." writes TechRadar: To help quantify the value-add of the system, the academic researchers created 89 different scenarios for Copilot to suggest code for, which produced over 1600 programs. Reviewing them, the researchers discovered that almost 40% were vulnerable in one way or another... Since Copilot draws on publicly available code in GitHub reposito...
Tags: Tech, Visual Studio, CoPilot, Ramesh Karri

Hyundai to Unveil its Vision for a Hydrogen Society at the 'Hydrogen Wave' Global Forum

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) today announced to host 'Hydrogen Wave', a global virtual forum which represents the Group's plans for a new 'wave' of hydrogen-based products and technologies. The forum will also provide a revealing insight into the Group's future vision of a sustainable hydrogen society. The forward-thinking forum, which is exclusively online, starts on  September 7 , 15:00 KST ( 06:00 UTC ), and will be live streamed via the Group's YouTube channel . Investi...
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My husband doesn’t want to retire, so what can he do to continue working?

Q. My 72-year-old husband worked for a company that provided linens to the hospitality industry. Unfortunately, the business closed due to the pandemic; he retired with little choice. He loves to work and wants to reenter the workforce but needs to learn more about technology to be competitive. Any suggested resources? Also, is there any evidence that working longer is good for you? Many thanks. L.S. I am sorry your husband lost his job because of the pandemic. At the same time, I commend hi...
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Cuba's Government Will Recognize - and Regulate - Cryptocurrencies

The Associated Press reports: Cuba's government said Thursday it will recognize — and regulate — cryptocurrencies for payments on the island. A resolution published in the Official Gazette said the Central Bank will set rules for such currencies and determine how to license providers of related services within Cuba. The popularity of such currencies has grown among a technologically savvy group in Cuba as it has become harder to use dollars, in part because of toughened embargo rules imposed ...
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