The “Sextech” Patent Has Finally Expired

Since 1998, a patent on “teledildonics”—the connection of sexual-stimulant devices to computers, phones, or tablets has stunted innovation in the sector. The patent strictly protected the—arguably overly broad—idea behind the “method and device for interactive virtual control of sexual aids using digital computer networks.” The owners of the patent, in the eyes of analysts and competitors, seemed to own it solely to troll smaller companies …

Boeing’s “Force Field” Patent

Boeing has just filed a patent for “shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc” or more simply put: force fields. The defense company plans to use the patent to help protect military vehicles from incoming shockwaves generated by explosions. When a nearby blast is detected, vehicles equipped with the technology will be able to immediately neutralize them by emitting a blast of its own. While it won’t …

Halfpops

A new snack perfect for the couch or the bar gives you half the pop and all of the crunch and flavor

One of the great joys of eating a bowl of popcorn is picking out the half-popped kernels that settle to the bottom. Imagine the gluttonous excitement of finding Halfpops—a bag full of only half popped kernels. What it takes away from the satisfaction of the popcorn bowl search it makes up for with its all natural, nothing artificial, gluten free and tasty crunchy goodness. CEO …