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Apple Patent Suggests Crowdsourcing Data To Prevent Screen Breakage

02/16/2017, There are many ways in which one can damage their smartphone’s screen. For the most part this involves dropping the phone, but in the future it seems that Apple is interested in creating phones whose screens might be less prone to breaking or cracking,...

Patent Suggests Amazon Will Use Parachutes To Make Drone Deliveries

02/14/2017, Amazon’s plans to eventually use drones to make package deliveries isn’t new. The idea is that the drone will fly to a customer’s house, land in front of their door or driveway, the customer picks up the package and they’re good to go. However as...

Microsoft Patent Describes How You Can Use Cortana During A Call

01/18/2017, Using a voice assistant while you’re on the phone doesn’t make a lot of sense, right? After all you’re talking to someone so how would the voice assistant differentiate what you’re saying to a friend or whether or not you’re issuing a voice...

LG Files A Patent For A Foldable Phone

01/17/2017, Are foldable phones going to be 2017’s trend? It certainly seems that way because according to the rumors, not only is Samsung planning on launching their Galaxy X foldable phones this year, but apparently LG is expected to hop on the bandwagon as well....

Patent Reveals Apple Has Been Working On The AirPods Since 2015

01/12/2017, Apple’s AirPods was announced last year but did you know that Apple might have been working on the headphones since at least 2015? According to a recently discovered patent by AppleInsider, it reveals a patent that you can see in the diagram above that...

Samsung Patents An Interesting Dual-Lens Smartphone

01/03/2017, A rumor late last year indicated that Samsung could be ditching their plans for a dual-lens setup for the Galaxy S8. However despite that, it seems that the company has never stopped looking into the idea, thanks to a recently discovered patent that...

Microsoft Sees A Future Where Augmented Reality Can Find Lost Keys

12/30/2016, We’re sure we’ve all been in that situation where you search high and low for something, like your watch, keys, wallet, or glasses, only to realize after an exhaustive and frustrating search that they were right in front of you, and in your haste...

Apple Patent Sees The Digital Crown Brought Onto iOS Devices

12/30/2016, A feature of the Apple Watch is the digital crown on the side of the device. Traditional watches have a similar crown that allows them to adjust the date and time, but in the Apple Watch’s case, the digital crown allows users to navigate the watch, act...

Amazon Patents A Blimp As A Flying Warehouse

12/29/2016, We know that Amazon is looking to use drones for their deliveries in the future. The company has experimented with all sorts of ways to make their deliveries, whether it be through drones or even purchasing their own fleet of planes so as to cut out the...

Apple Watch 3 Could Be Thinner As Haptic Motor Moves To Wristband

12/22/2016, The Apple Watch is by no means a chunky device. In fact there are plenty of traditional timepieces out there that are considerably bigger and thicker. However Apple’s obsession with slimming down their products is pretty well-known so it isn’t...

Nokia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple

12/21/2016, Just when we thought the whole back and forth in legal battles of alleged patent infringements between tech companies had died down somewhat, Nokia is looking to get into the action themselves by filing a lawsuit against Apple in the US and Europe over...

Nintendo Patent Hints At Virtual Reality Plans (Again)

12/15/2016, Earlier this year it was rumored that the Nintendo Switch’s launch was pushed to 2017 because Nintendo wanted to integrate VR into it. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but it seems that Nintendo does have some interest in virtual reality,...

US Supreme Court Rules In Samsung’s Favor In Apple Patent Battle

12/06/2016, If you thought that the Apple VS Samsung patent war was over, you could be forgiven for thinking so. After all it has been quite a few years and things have been a bit quiet on that front. Not to mention we have also heard that both companies are still...

Patent Shows Siri Integration With iMessages

11/18/2016, One of the unique features of Google’s Allo app is that it integrates Google Assistant into the chat. This means that when chatting with friends, you can actually chat with Google Assistant to check up on certain things, make restaurant bookings, and so...