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Photo shows how the LRD portal would work. (credit: Barbecan Security Systems)

Security Company Issues Patent For Robotic Door To Stop Gun Attacks

A Seattle-based security company has issued a patent for its robotic Linear Revolving Door in hopes to stop shooting massacres like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

01/08/2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (above) and his company have been awarded a patent that allows people to feel hugs through the internet.

Microsoft Patent Allows Long-Distance Hugs, Handshakes

A new Microsoft patent may allow people to hug, grab documents or shake hands through long-distance technology.

12/24/2012

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Google Tweaks Image Searches Making Porn Harder To Find

Google tweaked their image searching function in order to make it more difficult to find pornography and other sexually-explicit photos.

12/13/2012

A Taiwanese Air Force officer introduces the advanced phased array radar at a missile base in Sanchih, northern Taipei county, on Jan. 15, 2008. (credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan Wants Apple To Blur Map Image Of Top-Secret Military Radar Base

Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China.

10/10/2012

File photo of a bee. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers Constructing Simulated Bee Brains To Make Robots Fly

Researchers are hoping to construct a simulated bee brain in order to make robots fly.

10/02/2012

Photo of a Kit Kat bar. (credit: Nestle)

Nestle Puts GPS Devices Inside Candy Bars To Track Winning Customers

Nestle is using GPS inside its candy bars to track its customers.

09/26/2012

Yahoo's past personnel changes have had a huge effect on the company's progress. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Personnel Change Is Key In Yahoo’s Performance Timeline

A series of key events have gotten Yahoo Inc. to where it is today.

09/25/2012

TiVo won a $250M patent lawsuit against Verizon. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

TiVo Wins Another Patent Case, Verizon Must Pay $250 Million

Verizon will pay Tivo Inc. at least $250.4 million to license its digital video recording technology and settle a patent lawsuit.

09/24/2012

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 conference on Sept. 11, 2012 in San Francisco. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook Stock Plummets After Financial Magazine Calls It ‘Too Pricey’

Facebook Inc.’s stock took a hit Monday after an article in the financial magazine Barron’s said it is “still too pricey” despite a sharp decline since its initial public offering.

09/24/2012