5 Intriguing Things

Installing a computer in your arm, patent attacks on Google, what killed you in 1912, Obamacare's winners, and the day's hottest IPO.

Ouch (Motherboard).

*** Man sews computer into arm:

"That unsightly bulge on his arm there is where he stuck a giant computer chip beneath his skin, which transmits his biometric data to Android devices."

*** Apple and Microsoft backed consortium launch patent attack on Google's Android operating system with intellectual property scavenged from Nortel.

"The smartphone patent wars have been underway for a few years now, and the eight lawsuits filed in federal court today by Rockstar Consortium mean that the conflict just hit DEFCON 1."


"Nevertheless, this 1912 poster from the Indiana Board of Health stands out for the stark and threatening appeal it offers against what were seen as the worst health hazards of the day."

*** A pie chart of the Affordable Care Act's winners and losers.

"About eighty per cent of Americans are more or less left alone by the health-care act—largely people who have health insurance through their employers."

*** Today's hot IPO: The Container Store, a company that sells empty boxes.

"Specialty storage and organization system retailer The Container Store shares debuted at $36 on Friday, double its IPO price of $18 a share."