Nat Rubio-Licht (they/them) is a senior reporter at The Daily Upside and the lead writer of Patent Drop, a newsletter about innovation and development at Big Tech companies. They previously worked at Protocol as a writer for the Source Code newsletter, and at the Los Angeles Business Journal as a technology and aerospace reporter.
Big Tech’s Super Vision
Baidu and Microsoft want to use computer vision for security checks.
Walmart gets Techy
Walmart is getting high-tech to compete with Amazon.
Lyft’s AV face off
Lyft and Uber may be gearing up for a patent battle.
PayPal goes minimalist
PayPal wants to stop being a data hoarder.
Coinbase points the finger
Coinbase is working on a data escape hatch that’s on it’s users to activate.
Amazon gets up close and personal with your data
Amazon is practicing data security by hounding its AWS clients to be more careful.
Tech firms read the look on your face
Why Sony and Meta both want to track your facial movements in VR, without using a camera.
Intel minmaxes AI game rendering
Intel is assigning an AI to do it’s cost benefit analysis.
EA’s quest for gaming accessibility
Electronic Arts wants to make sure that it’s releases are accessible for all.
Snap can show you the world
Snap’s recent patent filing details tech to help you get to know the world (and the brands) around you.