Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

Enlarge Leon Neal/Getty Images reader comments 134 Share this story Is the term “google” too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That’s the question before the US Supreme Court. Words like teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape were once trademarked. They lost the status after their names became too generic and fell victim […]

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Google-born startup thinks its time for a ground-source heat pump renaissance

reader comments 120 Share this story Dandelion uses this photo in all of its promotional materials, although the image doesn’t show what the system actually looks like in any capacity. But perhaps it reflects the target structure that would benefit from a ground-source heat pump. Dandelion A basic view of how a ground-source heat pump […]

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Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone

Image: Simanjuntak/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Yvette Tan2017-02-09 09:34:09 UTC Most of us have never stepped anywhere near a rainforest, much less had a chance to explore it — something Google hopes to change with its new augmented reality experience. The “Into the Wild” exhibit sees some 1,000 square meters turned into a virtual rainforest, home to orangutans, […]

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