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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...

Canon Patents Viewfinder That Can Switch From Optical To Electronic

11/09/2016, One of the joys of using an electronic viewfinder (EVF) is that what you see is basically what you get. Adjustments you make to ISO and exposure are more or less reflected instantly in the EVF, so there are pretty much almost no surprises once the shutter...

Samsung Patent Gives Us A Glimpse At Their Foldable Phone

11/09/2016, If the rumors are to be believed, 2017 will be an interesting year for smartphones because apparently Samsung has plans to launch a phone that is foldable. No, we’re not talking about flip phones, but rather we’re talking about smartphones whose...

‘Find My iPhone’ Could Soon Work Even If Your Phone Is Dead

11/04/2016, Apple’s “Find my iPhone” feature is pretty handy and has probably helped many iPhone users locate their lost devices. In some instances in the past, we have heard how the feature has actually been used to help police to find stolen items, rescue...

Nintendo Patents Hint At More Potential Unannounced Switch Features

10/24/2016, Right now not much is known about the Nintendo Switch save for what it looks like. It has been speculated that console could have touchscreen functionality and a remote that will function similarly to the Wii Remote. We also know that Nintendo wants to...

Could Apple Be Looking To Remove The Lightning Port Next?

09/29/2016, Is Apple envisioning a future in which all our devices are pretty much completely port-free? With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has removed the headphone jack. With the 12-inch Retina MacBook, Apple has furnished the laptop with a single USB-C port, and...

Samsung Patents An S Pen That Doubles As A Speaker

09/26/2016, Samsung’s S Pen accessory for their Galaxy Note series is more or less a stylus. It doesn’t really do anything, although it has the added advantage of being more functional than a regular stylus thanks to the Galaxy Note’s software that was designed...

Could Apple’s Future iPhones Be Made From Ceramic?

09/14/2016, With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple also introduced a new “Edition” model made from ceramic, which in the process also saw Apple discontinue its $10,000 Gold Edition model. Now we would leave it at that, but recently some have begun to...

Apple Patent Hints At Plans For Wireless Charging

09/09/2016, Over the years, Apple has appeared to be “slow” when it comes to adopting certain features and technology in their products. For example it took Apple a couple of iPhone generations before front-facing cameras were included, or before LTE was...

New Apple Patent Hints At MacBook With Cellular Capabilities

09/08/2016, The idea of a cellular laptop isn’t new, and in the past we have seen some companies attempt to popularize it, but safe to say that the idea has never really taken off. Now Apple themselves have explored the idea in various patents we have seen in the...

Apple Patent Hints At All-Glass iPhone

09/06/2016, The hype surrounding this year’s iPhone isn’t as big as it was compared to previous iPhone releases. There are a couple of reasons as to why this might be. One of which is that maybe with the smartphone market being so matured, it’s hard to get...

Nintendo NX Patent Details Potential Modular Controller

08/17/2016, According to the rumors, the Nintendo NX is thought to be something of a modular console. Why is this? For starters it is said that the console will be more of a handheld console that has docking capabilities for those who want to play it in the living...