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Apple Patent Wants Your MacBook To Last You Weeks

09/03/2015, Last week we reported that British scientists have outfitted an iPhone with a prototype hydrogen fuel cell battery that allowed the phone to last a week before needing charging. That is very impressive, but could that technology be taken and applied to...

Apple Wants To Turn Your iPhone Into A Smoke Detector

09/01/2015, Recently Apple announced a partnership with Cisco to make a bigger push into the enterprise where they are hoping that more users will adopt the iPhone and iPad. However it seems that Apple wants more than just being a company that provides communication...

Google Patents A System That Will Warn Drivers About Potholes

08/25/2015, If you’ve ever driven into a pothole, you know that feeling sucks where you’re hoping your tire did not burst and that there is no long-term damage to your car. Sometimes potholes can appear out of nowhere especially if you’re unfamiliar with the...

Nintendo NX’s Features Possibly Hinted At In Patent Filing

08/24/2015, The Nintendo NX will be the Japanese gaming company’s next-gen console. What exactly the console looks like or what kind of features it will pack is really anyone’s guess since Nintendo is playing it pretty close to the chest at the moment. However...

Microsoft Wants To Shock You The Next Time You Get A Notification

08/20/2015, When we receive a new notification, our phone will make a sound, vibrate, maybe both, or sometimes some users prefer to not know until they check their devices. Either way it comes down to personal preference, but it seems that Microsoft really wants to...

20km Space Elevator US Patent Granted

08/18/2015, It looks like a Canadian company is aiming high after it received its patent for a 20-kilometre-high space elevator, now talk about a really, really high speed lift that brings you to the heavens! I guess with such an elevator in tow, it would mean being...

Apple Patent Lets You Backup Encrypted Data To A Friend’s Phone

08/13/2015, At the moment law enforcement officials aren’t too happy about the way Apple and Google’s mobile phone encryption works. Basically law enforcement has no way of getting into a suspect’s smartphone, and even if Apple or Google were to agree to their...

Apple Wants To Share Your Photos With The People Inside Of Them

08/13/2015, How often have you taken photos of your friends and family members at gatherings, only to have all of them come up to you and say, “Don’t forget to send that to me!” There are several ways around this, which is to either send it one by one through...

Samsung Appears To Be Interested In Smartphone Hologram Technology

08/11/2015, It’s always in the movies that we see computers and displays with working interactive holograms, although a recent DIY hologram display for your smartphone has been seeing a lot of interest as well. That being said if you wanted a more complete...

Facebook Patent Helps Money Lenders Decide If They Should Trust You

08/04/2015, It is often said that it’s not what you know, but who you know that counts. In the case of a recently discovered Facebook patent (via VentureBeat), that is particularly true because in the future, it is possible that money lenders such as banks could...

Airbus Patents A Jet That Flies From New York To London In 1 Hour

08/04/2015, Getting from New York to London takes roughly 7 hours. Back in the day when the mach 2 Concorde was still flying, such a trip would take a relatively speedy 3.5 hours, about half the time a regular plane takes. However if the folks at Airbus have their...

Microsoft Patents Gesture Unlock That Only Works For You

07/31/2015, When it comes to smartphone security, there is your usual variety of security options, such as implementing a passcode, using a pattern unlock, or as is the rage these days, using your fingerprint which appears to be one of the more secure ways at the...

Nintendo’s Sleep Monitor Potentially Revealed In Patent

07/26/2015, Nintendo is primarily known as a gaming company, although in recent times it has been revealed that the company is thinking about diversifying, so much so that earlier this year it was revealed that Nintendo had plans to enter the health industry with a...

Google Fights Patent Trolls By Giving Away Some Patents

07/24/2015, In the past we have seen how patent trolls sue companies over very vague patents that they own. Sometimes they’re successful, sometimes they’re not, but the idea is to try and force companies into coming up with a settlement agreement to avoid further...