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Apple Patent Turns iDevices Into Smoke Detectors

11/20/2014, With iOS 8, Apple announced their interest in making their way into your home via the HomeKit framework. It’s an interesting move given that former Apple employee and father of the iPod Tony Fadell has made waves with his company Nest and their own home...

Apple Gets $23.6 Million Fine For Infringing Old Pager Patents

11/19/2014, Apple might be the world’s most valuable company in the world at this point in time in terms of market capitalization, where they are way ahead of Microsoft in second position and Exxon Mobil right after that. Still, being top dog does not mean that you...

Apple Patent Reveals Eco-friendly Flame Retardant Material

10/28/2014, While exploding electronics are thankfully a rare occurrence, they do happen once in a while. In fact last year we heard about an iPad exploding in a Vodafone store in Australia and earlier this year, an iPhone 5c caught on fire and burnt a schoolgirl in...

Apple Maps Could Gain Indoor Mapping Feature, According To Patent

10/16/2014, Google Maps are great if you’re trying to find your way around a city, a country, or even inside a building. Unfortunately the latter feature is one that Apple has yet to include in their Apple Maps app. Given how notoriously inaccurate Apple Maps is,...

BlackBerry Hybrid Phone Hinges Work This Way

09/26/2014, Slightly more than a week ago, we brought you word that BlackBerry could very well be working on a new hybrid device that is known as either Visa or Victoria (why did they not go with Visa or Master?). It is said that those handsets will be different...

BlackBerry “Visa” And “Victoria” Devices Rumored For 2015

09/19/2014, While BlackBerry has created many QWERTY devices over the years, it is safe to say that the BlackBerry Passport has to be one of their more unique creations to do. For those hearing about the Passport for the first time, it is an upcoming handset from...

LG Patents G Series Smartphone Names All The Way To 2020

08/21/2014, I like the idea of Vision 2020 as the year is just half a dozen years away from us, and it conveys the message of having perfect foresight. Having said that, companies such as LG, too, must have cast a wide net into the future to figure out that they will...

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...