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March 8, 2008 by

A necklace that checks the pills you take

I'm sure you've already failed to take some pills ordered by your physician. In fact, one in three adults forgets to take their medicines, and for lots of different reasons. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found a solution for this problem which costs billions of dollars each year to the U.S. alone. They've developed a sensor necklace to monitor how we take pills. Unlike former devices, this necklace 'records the exact time and date when specially-designed pills are swallowed, and reminds the user if any doses are being missed.' And it can help elderly people by wirelessly sending messages to their doctors. But read more...

January 3, 2008 by

Secure ripping from "episodic DVDs" described in just-published Microsoft patent app

A major new Microsoft Patent application entitled DVD identification and managed copy authorization describes and illustrates a secure manner in which DVDs could be enabled for "ripping" of selected sections of media.In other words, and as Paragraph 44 of this app describes:For example, the use of Chapter Information enables specific television programming episodes from an episodic DVD to be identified and then copied using a managed copy process.

December 3, 2007 by

Klausner Technologies: The new NTP?

Klausner Technologies, a company founded by Judah Klausner who invented the PDA, is suing Apple, AT&T over iPhone's visual voicemail patents. For good measure Klausner is suing Comcast, Cablevision and eBay's Skype.


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