October 28, 2013 |
A nearby swim stadium is under construction, so USC players and coaches are accustomed to hearing heavy machinery during practice at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field. But on Monday, interim Coach Ed Orgeron introduced the Trojans to something new. Technicians repeatedly blared the recorded sound of a chainsaw to prepare players for the trademark sound effect that rumbles through Oregon State's Reser Stadium on third downs, energizing Beavers fans and players. USC offensive lineman John Martinez remembers what it was like in 2010, when Oregon State defeated the Trojans, 36-7.
October 27, 2013 |
Hail to the Bravehearts? Aris Mardirossian, allegedly a Potomac, Md., neighbor of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, registered the trademark Washington Bravehearts for “entertainment in the nature of football games” earlier this month, TMZ first reported Friday. Mardirossian also launched Washington Brave Hearts LLC on Oct. 17, the same day he registered the team name with the United States Patent and Trademark office, also according to TMZ. In addition, he purchased the domain name WashingtonBraves.com through GoDaddy on Oct. 18, according to CBSSports.com.
October 22, 2013 |
Whimsic Alley calls itself "a shopping haven for wizards of distinction," catering to "Harry Potter" fans with merchandise that includes wands, books, neckties and sweater vests for those looking to re-create the boy wizard's look. It even has a Hogwarts-style "Great Hall" that can be rented out for children's birthday parties and is reminiscent of a hall of the same name in the "Harry Potter" series' fictional boarding school for wizards. Now the Miracle Mile shop is the target of a lawsuit filed by Warner Bros., distributor of the "Harry Potter" movies and since 1998 the owner of the bulk of the "Potter" trademarks.
August 20, 2013 |
Last year, Oakland resident Samantha Matalone Cook wanted to find a better way to teach kids about science, technology and engineering. An educator, writer and artist who home schools her three kids, Cook and some friends hatched a concept they called Hacker Scouts. The idea was to teach kids a range of concepts such as soldering, building electrical circuits, robotics and even sewing. The kids would form guilds and, as they completed projects, earn badges. In an era when the Maker Movement is a growing phenomenon, Hacker Scouts spread like crazy.
July 3, 2013 |
Apple has hired a fashion executive to work on special projects, fueling speculation that the company is looking to perfect the look and branding of wearable computing devices such as the iWatch. The technology giant confirmed the addition of former Yves Saint Laurent Group chief executive Paul Deneve in a statement to Bloomberg. Apple didn't offer any details on what Deneve would be working on. [Photos] Top 10 tech gadget fails Apple shares have tilted upward this month amid iWatch speculation, including trademark filings for the device in at least seven countries.
July 1, 2013 |
In the clearest sign yet that Apple is working on a smartwatch, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has filed for an "iWatch" trademark in Japan. A filing made public last week by the Japan Patent Office shows Apple is seeking to secure the trademark, according to Bloomberg . Since late last year, Apple has been rumored to be working on a smartwatch device that could connect with the iPhone. The so-called iWatch would allow users to see new information, such as text messages and other notifications, without having to dig for their smartphones in their pockets.