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More Samsung Design Patents Spotted

08/20/2014, Patents can be said to be the new “bullets” for companies, and do bear in mind that not all design patents that you see surface on the Internet will make it as an end product eventually. In fact, Samsung has a bunch of design patents which have been...

Google Patent Hints At More “Normal” Looking Google Glass

08/20/2014, It’s pretty easy to spot someone wearing Google Glass because of the way it has been designed, it makes it pretty obvious that the wearer isn’t wearing a regular pair of glasses. This can be detrimental to the wearer if they were to encounter...

Siri Could Arrive For OS X, According To Apple Patent

08/07/2014, Siri, for those unfamiliar, is Apple’s voice assistant for iOS. It is available on both the iPhone and iPad, but at the same time would it be a stretch of the imagination to think that it could eventually make its way onto computers as well? We suppose...

Apple Carplay Trademark Filed In China

08/01/2014, It is said that patents and trademarks are part of an arsenal in any company that is worth building up a sizeable collection. It makes perfect sense after all – you would not want someone to take what you have done and make it as their own, would...

New Samsung Patent Filing Points To Smartwatch With Round Displays

07/30/2014, Samsung has had its fair share of smartwatches announced in the past like the Gear Live, and it does not look as though the company is going to stop anytime soon with the wearable tech market starting to heat up. In fact, Samsung has on offer, a whole lot...

Apple Patent Hints At FaceTime Designed For The Enterprise

07/30/2014, Apple’s recent announcement of their partnership with IBM is definitely a sign that the Cupertino company has serious plans to get into the enterprise market. However what works for regular consumers might not necessarily work for enterprise customers,...

Microsoft Patent Suggests Splittable Xbox Controller For Tablets

07/27/2014, As far as dedicated gaming tablets are concerned, there aren’t too many at the moment. NVIDIA recently unveiled their new SHIELD gaming tablet and its accompanying wireless controller, but if you did not know better, you would not have thought it was a...

iOS Engages ‘Do Not Disturb’ Mode When You Are Active

07/24/2014, While Samsung looks on enviously in Nokia’s direction at the number of patents that they hold, here we are with yet another patent revealed by Apple, where it will adjust iOS notifications that are based on a user’s physical activity. This would...

Apple Patent Could Hint At Possible iWatch Features

07/22/2014, We have been hearing a ton of rumors regarding Apple’s iWatch. Many believe the device to be real, while some are understandably skeptical, especially since the whole “seeing is believing” mantra makes a pretty compelling argument. That being said,...

Microsoft Patent Reveals Additional Plans For Augmented Reality

07/20/2014, Could Microsoft be working on an augmented reality pair of smart glasses? Well based an earlier Microsoft patent, it would seem to suggest that is the case, although a newly published patent from Microsoft which was filed for back in January 2014 seems to...

Apple Patent Describes Using Behavioral Habits To Enhance Security

07/18/2014, The way we all use our phones differs from user to user. For example some of us like to constantly kill off all running apps every hour, some of us like to keep Bluetooth enabled, and the way we type things and send messages will also differ from user to...

OEMs Could Seek Free Alternatives To Microsoft’s Android Patents

07/13/2014, It is no secret that there are a good many Android OEMs who pays Microsoft a fair amount of money to license patents that go towards building their Android devices. For example companies such as HTC, Samsung, ZTE, and Huawei (just to name a few) have been...

Apple Patents Method For Creating An All-Glass Device

07/08/2014, We’ve all seen how in sci-fi movies, their phones and tablets are usually made entirely from glass, or at least what looks like glass. It’s a pretty cool design and effect, although this is something that has yet to happen to most smartphone/tablets...