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Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read More >>

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Stan Lee’s Daughter Claims No One From Marvel or Disney Reached Out After His Death

With the arc of Spider-Man’s cinematic future becoming the latest topic of conversation, everyone’s chiming in with their thoughts and opinions about the beef between Marvel Studios and Sony over the character. That includes J.C. Lee, the daughter of late Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee. Read More >>

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Google Fails to Have Lawsuit Originally Brought by Anti-Diversity Memo Author Thrown Out

Google’s efforts to have a lawsuit originally brought by ex-Google engineer James Damore dismissed were rejected by Superior Court Judge Brian Walsh in California's Santa Clara County, San Jose newspaper the Mercury News reported on Friday, meaning that the case can now proceed into the discovery phase. Read More >>

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Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of ‘Intentionally and Unlawfully’ Sharing iTunes Listening Data

A new class-action lawsuit claims that Apple is “intentionally and unlawfully” disclosing its customers’ iTunes listening data to third parties in violation of state privacy laws. Read More >>

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Facebook Sues South Korean Analytics Company to Send a ‘Message’ That It Means Business Now

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics company Rankwave over a breach of contract after the company allegedly failed to prove that it was complying with Facebook’s data policies. Read More >>

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In the UK Between 1992 and 2008? MasterCard Might Soon Owe You Money

It looks like a multi-billion-pound class action lawsuit against MasterCard in the UK is going ahead, and if it succeeds, pretty much all of us could be in for a payout. Read More >>

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Swatch Wins Rights to Trademark That Definitely Doesn’t Resemble One of Apple’s Most Famous Slogans

The Apple Watch might have taken a big bite out of The Swatch Group’s market share, which owns luxury timepiece brands like Tissot and Omega. But the Switzerland-based company recently countered with a small victory over Apple when a Swiss court ruled in Swatch’s favour over the use of its “Tick different” slogan; which is similar to Apple’s memorable “Think Different” advertising campaign. Read More >>

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“People Don’t Buy BlackBerries Because Twitter Exists” Says BlackBerry, Sues

We hesitate to call BlackBerry a patent troll, but they are kind of asking for it. Read More >>

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Bryan Singer Is Still Directing Red Sonja, World Still Terrible Place

Earlier this week, the world was (unfortunately) not so shocked to read an article in the Atlantic detailing new accusations of the sexual abuse and rape of underage children by X-Men director Bryan Singer. These accusations have been circling the director for a long time now. Today, even in light of the most recent report of allegations, the producer of Singer’s next movie isn’t budging. Read More >>

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Woman Sues NASA for Allegedly Damaging Her Precious Apollo 11 Lunar Sample Bag

In 2017, Nancy Lee Carlson of Illinois auctioned off a genuine Apollo 11 lunar sample bag for $1.8 million (£1.4m). That’s a good score given she purchased the bag for $995, but she was expecting as much as $4 million (£3m). The reason for the low value, she says, is that NASA damaged the bag – and she’s now suing the space agency to that effect. Read More >>

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‘Google You Owe Us’ Is Going To Court Again To Prove That Google Owes It

A group of iPhone users who sued Google for allegedly illegally collecting their private information for advertising in 2011 and 2012 has filed an appeal after their claim was blocked by the High Court. Read More >>

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Counterfeit Lego Brand Ordered To Pay £1.7 Million in Damages

The Lego Group has just won a court case against Lepin, one of the most prolific Chinese manufacturers of cloned Lego sets. Lepin has been in operation for a number of years, taking Lego's trademarked brands and recreating them to sell at much lower prices. Even the packaging and branding is often a direct copy. Read More >>

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Tesla Hit With Third Class-Action Suit Over Musk’s Stock Tweets

Embattled electric car manufacturer Tesla racked up its third class-action suit, filed this evening in California’s Northern District Court, stemming from bizarre and potentially unfounded tweets sent last week by CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>

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Hero Diver Threatens Lawsuit Against Elon Musk for Calling Him a Paedophile

Elon Musk had quite a weekend on Twitter. The billionaire tech mogul accused one of the cave divers who helped save a Thai soccer team of being a paedophile yesterday. And now the diver is considering a lawsuit. Read More >>

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The Perplexing Legal Saga of Stan Lee Continues With Dropped Pow! Lawsuit

Two months ago amid increasingly public turmoil about his private life, Stan Lee announced he planned to sue Pow! Entertainment—the media company he co-founded in 2001—for allegedly stealing his identity. Now, that’s no longer the case, as Lee has dropped the lawsuit in the wake of other legal battles the beloved comics icon is embroiled in. Read More >>