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Visualizing Companies with the Most Patents Granted in 2021

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Companies around the world invest billions in R&D to provide cutting-edge innovation to their products and services. In order to protect these investments, companies apply for patents. Therefore, the number of utility patents a company is granted can be considered a rough measure of its level of innovation. Every year, the Patent 300 List identifies America's most innovative companies within the intellectual property space by analyzing the patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2021, the USPTO granted a total of 327,798 utility patents, down 7% from the previous year.


19 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Now

WIRED

Time flies when everything is always happening, so it's totally understandable if you forgot Mother's Day is this Sunday! We can't buy you more time, but we can help you find quality deals with quick shipping so you can still get a great gift. Moms are multifaceted marvels, and we've rounded up a variety of products, ranging from headphones and ebook readers to beauty goods and kitchen gadgets. Don't forget to check out our Mother's Day Gift Ideas guide for more recommendations. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off).


15 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Now

WIRED

Time flies when everything is always happening, so it's totally understandable if you forgot Mother's Day is this Sunday! We can't buy you more time, but we can help you find quality deals with quick shipping so you can still get a great gift. Moms are multifaceted marvels, and we've rounded up a variety of products, ranging from headphones and ebook readers to beauty goods and kitchen gadgets. Don't forget to check out our Mother's Day Gift Ideas guide for more recommendations. Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you'd like).



The Morning After: Meta's high-end VR headset described as 'a laptop for the face'

Engadget

The latest report on Meta's VR ambitions has likened Project Cambria, its next headset beyond Quest series, to a "laptop for the face" or even a "Chromebook for the face." A report from The Information suggests Meta will unveil its own VR operating system, which is based on Android. This will work with web-based tools and services, as well as some Quest apps. Technical specs are still unknown, but we can expect higher-res screens to make text easier to read -- the aim could be to ensure the VR headset is usable in work situations. We haven't yet seen an entirely new VR device since the company rebranded, but all this suggests that, compared to the Rift and Quest devices, the use cases could be broader, or at least tap into some of that sweet enterprise segment.


How to Fix Quantum Computing Bugs

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It is a law of physics that everything that is not prohibited is mandatory. They are everywhere: in language, cooking, communication, image processing and, of course, computation. Mitigating and correcting them keeps society running. You can scratch a DVD yet still play it. QR codes can be blurred or torn yet are still readable. Images from space probes can travel hundreds of millions of miles yet still look crisp. Error correction is one of the most fundamental concepts in information technology.



Way Day 2022: 18 last-chance deals from Wayfair's sale

ZDNet

Today is your last chance to take advantage of huge savings during Wayfair's annual Way Day sales event. You can take up to 80% off of indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, home renovation items, and decor pieces. You can also get even more savings by signing up for a Wayfair store credit card or Mastercard. Upon approval, you can get an extra $40 off your Way Day purchase of $100 with the Wayfair store card as well as 5% back in rewards or up to 60 months of financing. Wayfair Mastercard users can earn all of that plus: 3% back at grocery stores, 2% back on other online purchases, and 1% on purchases made everywhere else.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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Remote patient monitoring company Biofourmis announced a $300 million Series D round this morning, a critical investment as the firm looks to products that not only identify when patients are likely to deteriorate, but can help manage their care. The company says that 20 hospitals have signed on to use its care at home services -- which includes monitoring devices and an app -- to help prevent costly ER care and readmissions. Next up: using patient data to drive treatment decisions, like titrating drug doses. Biofourmis has a pivotal trial under way for its BiovitalsHF software -- but even if results are positive, it faces hurdles in patient and provider acceptance. "That's going to be the linchpin, is if the patient trusts it enough to say, 'I'm not seeing my doctor every week, but I have to increase my dose every week,'" said cardiologist Ritu Thamman.