Marketplace Tech for Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Today, lawmakers in the House are voting on a bill that could fight the growing problem of patent trolls. Some estimates put the annual cost of patent lawsuits at $80 billion. The Innovation Act could help put a dent in that. It has support from tons of tech companies. In an ever-updating society where consumers are constant targets of tech marketing, it's no wonder we've developed quite an appetite for replacing the old with the latest and greatest. But a new study from Yale University out this week says a lot of the precious ingredients of our consumer technology is kind of irreplaceable. And, in today's Mind Games, how video games are being used to treat PTSD.
Posted In: rare earth minerals, consumer electronics
From smart phones to solar panels, tech equipment uses a lot of metals that don't have a good substitute.