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Apple Patent Hints At Plans For A Siri-Powered Speaker

05/16/2017, Following the success of the Amazon Echo and after seeing Google launch Google Home, it did not really strike us as a surprise to hear rumors that Apple could be working on something similar as well. In fact the latest rumors are suggesting that the...

Apple Patented Glow-In-The-Dark Cables For The iPhone

05/12/2017, If you’ve ever fumbled around in the dark to find your cable to plug into your phone to charge it, you know it can get a bit frustrating. It’s not exactly the worst feeling in the world, but it is an inconvenience at times. However it seems that Apple...

Did Samsung Just Patent A Bixby Speaker?

05/11/2017, So for the past few years, wearable technology was all the rage, but if there is one thing we’ve started to notice it is that thanks to Amazon’s success with the Amazon Echo, we’re starting to see more companies put out similar products, and now it...

Apple Patent Looks Into Using WiFi Routers For Wireless Charging

04/27/2017, A popular rumor regarding this year’s iPhone is that Apple could finally be introducing wireless charging to the handset. Now wireless charging has been around for a while now, although many believe that Apple’s solution could offer up “true”...

Google Patents Drag-And-Drop Feature For Android

04/25/2017, While our smartphones are convenient little computers in our pockets, sometimes there are certain tasks that are much better accomplished with a computer. For example copying and pasting text isn’t quite as fast compared to a computer, although to...

Snap Reportedly Acquires Patent For Geofilters For $7.7 Million

04/21/2017, By now it has become very obvious that Facebook is stealing ideas from Snapchat and trying to incorporate it into their own products and services. In fact they’re not even being particularly discreet about it, and strangely enough no lawsuits have been...

Apple Patent Hints At Voice Identification Feature For Siri

04/04/2017, One of the “problems” with voice assistants right now is that they can react to just about anyone. This is why earlier this year, there was a bit of a humorous situation where a news broadcaster accidentally activated Alexa for many viewers while on...

Apple Patent Brings Touch Bar Onto The Magic Keyboard

04/04/2017, One of the features of the 2016 MacBook Pro is the Touch Bar, which is basically an OLED strip that replaces the row of function keys and brings about contextual keys and buttons to the laptop. Depending on what you use the laptop for, the Touch Bar can...

Microsoft Enters Into Patent Licensing Agreement With Casio

04/04/2017, When it comes to wearables, Microsoft made an attempt of their own with the Microsoft Band series of fitness trackers, although those efforts seem to have come to an end late last year. However it seems that the strategy that Microsoft applied to mobile...

Apple Patent Hints At The Return Of The MagSafe Connector

03/31/2017, One of Apple’s greatest innovations was the MagSafe connector for its laptops, where thanks to a magnetic connection, it only takes a light tug to disconnect the charging cable from the laptop, which in turn prevents laptops from crashing to the floor...

Apple Granted Another Patent For An Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

03/28/2017, There have been some interesting iPhone 8 rumors in recent times, where there are some who are claiming that Apple might actually do away with Touch ID and replace it with a 3D laser scanner which does facial recognition. Is that true? We suppose that...

Apple Looking Into Apple Watch Bands With Added Functionality

03/27/2017, At the moment the bands offered for the Apple Watch are pretty much purely for aesthetic reasons, which makes sense given that Apple has positioned the Apple Watch as more of a fashion accessory than your average tech gadget. However what if in the future...

Samsung Patents Smartwatch With Secondary Rim Display

03/26/2017, With smartphones like Samsung’s “Edge” series or the LG V-series, both Samsung and LG have toyed with the idea of a secondary display where either the edges or the top portion of the phone could exist separately from the main display, thus offering...

Apple Looking Into Using Smartphones To Power A Laptop

03/23/2017, Our smartphones these days are so powerful that they make computers from a decade ago feel downright ancient and out of date. However could our smartphones be powerful enough to be on par with laptops? Perhaps, and if that day comes, it seems that Apple...