IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence

IBM earned a record 9,100 U.S. patents in 2018, marking the 26th year in a row the Armonk, New York-based company has been the top recipient. Samsung was second with 5,850 patents while tech giants Apple and Microsoft also appeared in the top ten, according to a list compiled by research service IFI Claims. IBM’s […]

‘Knock It off,’ Judge Tells Alleged Russian Troll Farm Lawyer After Making ‘Looney Tunes,’ ‘Animal House’ References

A judge admonished a lawyer representing an alleged funder of a Russian troll farm—one accused of attempting to manipulate public opinion in the 2016 presidential election—for his “unprofessional, inappropriate and ineffective” filings in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In a hearing Jan. 7, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich told Eric Dubelier, […]

Watch Out NYSE—Wall Street Is Building Its Own Stock Exchange

Wall Street broker-dealers have long been frustrated with what they say are over-the-top fees charged by stock exchange giants such as the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange. The solution: Build their own exchange to shake up what has effectively become a duopoly. On Monday, nine financial firms including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and […]

Missouri Coffee Company Launching CBD-Infused Canned Cold Brew

The United States’ thriving obsession with CBD-infused coffee products has resulted in another product launch, this time in the American heartland. The Roasterie, a Kansas City company, announced on Monday that it is retailing a canned cold brew with 10 milligrams of CBD. Does this news have you abuzz? Those who are interested and located […]

RNC Misleads on ‘Immoral’ Democratic Bill

Republican National Committee tweets in recent days have attacked a Democratic-sponsored bill in the House as “immoral” because it “would spend $54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries” but not address “the border crisis here at home.” But that’s the same amount that Republican-controlled appropriations committees approved in June for the State Department’s operations and […]

Alberta Health Services Just Refused a $6,000 Donation From Cannabis Club

Alberta Health Services has reportedly refused to accept a $6,000 donation from a cannabis club that wished to honor one of its members. Patrick Parsons, a board member of the Calgary Cannabis Club, said that the group directed the donation to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in recognition of the excellent care it provided to […]

Oregon CBD Producers May Need Special License to Sell Products in Dispensaries

For years, hemp CBD products have been held to vastly different legal and regulatory standards than cannabis. But new rules from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission seek to change that. The rules aren’t in place yet; regulators are still considering them. But the change would require industrial hemp growers and processors to obtain a special permit […]

Roku Shares Skyrocket Due to Impressive Streaming Numbers

Roku shares soared on Monday after the company known for its streaming video devices reported impressive growth in the number of its active users and streaming hours. The company’s shares were up 25% at the market’s close on Monday to $42.18, highlighting Wall Street’s enthusiasm with Roku reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in active accounts […]

Activists Reportedly Gathered 8,000 Signatures to Decriminalize Psilocybin in Denver

Activists in Denver plan to submit more than 8,000 signatures to city officials on Monday in an effort to put a psilocybin decriminalization initiative on the ballot. Organizers with the group Decriminalize Denver will gather for a rally and news conference at 3:00 pm Monday on the steps of the Denver City and County Building, according […]

Self-Driving Rovers Could Be the Future of Exploration on Mars

Rover testing at the Ibn Battuta Test Centre in Morocco (Credit: UK Space Agency) The Future of Martian Bots Mars has been home to robots since the 1990s. Rolling over the rocky terrain, martian robots have endured dust storms, radiation and the hardships of life on the Red Planet. New software from the UK could allow […]