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Comment Actually, this is going to get interesting (Score 2) 169

The mark "CANDY" was published as application for registration serial number 85/842,584 on January 15, 2014. Interested parties have until February 15, 2014 to file a Notice of Opposition to registration of the mark.'s pushing its weight around regarding this mark during the opposition period, when they are particularly vulnerable, is just stupid, IMHO. Any party receiving a "cease and desist" from can file institute an opposition proceeding before the U.S. Trademark Office during this time and get the trademark examiners to consider all the many arguments as to why should not obtain registration for this mark for these goods and services.

Motorola Uses NFC To Enable Touch-to-Unlock For Smartphones 87

colinneagle writes "A lot of people don't password-protect their smartphones, and even those who do employ a simple four-digit passcode to at least keep it a little convenient. Their phones aren't really protected, as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends a 12-character random password. Those who check smartphones 50 times a day would probably get tired of that. So Motorola developed the Skip, an NFC-based unlocking tool smartphone users can clip to their clothes. Tapping an NFC-enabled phone to the Skip unlocks it. The Skip also comes in sticker form, so users can install one in their cars or at their desks." That's why the muggers want your jacket, too.

Submission + - Ternary part of Goldbach's conjecture proof->

Unixnoteunuchs writes: Goldbach's famous conjecture, that every even number greater than 2 can be represented as the sum of two primes, is one of mathematics' most famous unproven challenges. However, another part of Goldbach's conjecture, that every odd number greater than 5 can be represented as the sum of three prime numbers, the "ternary part", is now claimed to have been proven by mathematician Harald Helfgott at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Has another lofty peak in mathematics been conquered?
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Submission + - Star Wars Episode 4 to be dubbed in Navajo->

Unixnoteunuchs writes: Coming to a theater in Window Rock in the Navajo Nation on July 4, 2013, Star Wars Episode 4 dubbed in the Navajo language. This is the first time a major motion picture has ever been dubbed in a native American language. This effort will help the Navajo nation preserve its cultural heritage in its language, a complex and beautiful Athabaskan tongue heavily reliant on adjectives and compound words. Listen to this article and how "computer" and "droid" would translate.
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