It’s Time For Startups To Use AI To Battle Tech Giants In Patent Wars

Technology giants such as Alibaba and IBM are eating startup innovators’ lunch. These behemoths are seeking to devour even more market share by publishing patents at unprecedented speed in emerging technologies such as blockchain.

As some of the richest companies on the planet, the corporations have the resources to manage the laborious search of existing patents and to overcome the outdated administrative hurdles so that they can file for intellectual property rights.

Patents are definitely old school. Patent laws started with the rise of the nation-state, so they began in the 18th century and were then fully developed in the 19th century. Some changes may have been made to reflect new technologies, but the basic patent laws haven’t evolved to meet the needs of the 21st century.

We’re patenting ideas based on today’s high-tech of artificial intelligence and blockchain with laws that were established centuries ago.

All this puts early-growth

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Star Wars: Squadrons is seeing significant VR play

EA released an infographic on Twitter that shows 15% of Star Wars: Squadrons players are experiencing the game in VR. That’s actually quite a lot, considering it’s available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One and is fully playable with or without VR.

After playing and reviewing Star Wars: Squadrons (I loved it by the way). Playing in VR with a HOTAS control stick is the best and most immersive way to enjoy this game. The implied stat here, if you read between the numbers, is that 85% of players haven’t gotten the full experience.

It’s also worth noting that when they ran the numbers to get this data, the total player count includes Xbox One users who don’t even have a VR option on their console. That means, of the total potential VR userbase, more than 15% have played in VR. For a game that’s only a week old, it’s

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Console wars still can’t compete with PC gaming

Tech giants like Sony and Microsoft may have taken centre stage this year, but the PC looks ready to remain a frontrunner among gamers.

In the long-term, console gaming will struggle to compete with PC gaming.

The ‘console wars’ of 2020 have provided something of distraction from the woes of the world, as gaming giants Microsoft and Sony teased out the various specs and highlights of their new platforms, competing against one another in being at the front of the rapid shift toward a new era of gaming – one that promises near-instantaneous speed, versatility, quality, and more power than we have ever been able to hold in our hands before.

The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 both promise to revolutionise gaming, allowing for the players to mould and tailor their gaming experiences to suit whatever type of experience they are interested in. Already the results have

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Best HOTAS Flight Stick For Use With Star Wars Squadrons And Microsoft Flight Simulator

The one-two punch of Star Wars: Squadrons and Microsoft Flight Simulator are making flight sticks a surprisingly hot market in 2020. HOTAS controllers on both PC and consoles are selling out, including the Thrustmaster Warthog stick-and-throttle combo. Some controllers are available through preorders or backorders, though, so if you’re okay with waiting for your new flight controller, that’s definitely a good option.

Thankfully, Star Wars Squadrons creative director Ian S. Frazier has said the Star Wars flight game should work with “any” HOTAS setup. However, it can still be hard to find a quality flight stick and even harder to find one that you can put your money down on. That’s why we’ve collected the best flight sticks you can order right now. We’ve also curated a selection of gaming headsets that feature excellent audio quality for better immersion as well as comfortable headbands and ear pads.

Also, if

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Trump uses vaccine push as political weapon, as wars on science continue

The TAKE with Rick Klein



Donald Trump standing in front of a mirror: President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.


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President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.

The administration behind “Operation Warp Speed” also employed a Health and Human Services official who claimed “deep-state scientists” working for the federal government “do not want America to get well.”

A president who admitted he downplayed the COVID-19 threat now says he actually “up-played” it. And he is maintaining that it will disappear — all while casting doubt on mask-wearing, urging states and colleges to reopen quickly and suggesting his opponent is undermining efforts to develop and distribute a vaccine.

“I’m calling on Biden to stop promoting his anti-vaccine theories,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday.



Donald Trump standing in front of a table: President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.


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President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a news conference in the James

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