America’s gift to the world: exports of the best armed drones

America’s gift to the world: exports of the best armed drones

America has played a special role in the post-WWII era, repeatedly unleashing horrors on the world. We started the nuclear arms race by bombing Japan, staged the first cyberattack on Iran (we now live in fear of the next being on us), and now we’re flooding the world with armed drones. Here Stratfor explains the likely consequences. By Fabius Maximus,

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America’s Biggest Filer of Patent Suits Wants You to Know It Invented Shipping Notification

America’s Biggest Filer of Patent Suits Wants You to Know It Invented Shipping Notification

Like almost every online retailer, Spice Jungle LLC emails tracking numbers to customers when they place orders. That’s why the small firm was dumbfounded when it received a demand to pay $25,000 for the right to do so. It came from a company called Shipping & Transit LLC, which soon followed with a lawsuit saying the spice seller had infringed on its patents “through use of its electronic tracking, text, email and other messaging to customers."

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Apple just told the world it has no idea who the Mac is for

Apple just told the world it has no idea who the Mac is for

To me, the event last night was Apple trying to remind the world it cares about the Mac, but more than anything else the undertone was this: Apple only cares about the Mac when it’s convenient, but even then, it’s obviously not thinking that hard about the impact it has. By Owen Williams.

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