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European Apple Patent Corroborates Plans For A Fingerprint Scanner

09/08/2013, According to the rumors, it is widely believed that the iPhone 5S could debut a new hardware feature in the form of a fingerprint scanner that would be embedded in the home button of the phone. This rumor has been corroborated by leaked packaging photos...

Microsoft Patent Filing Shows Off Surface 2 Kickstand Features

09/05/2013, We do know that Microsoft has already started to work on a next generation Surface tablet, calling it the Surface 2, but here we are with a new patent application from Microsoft that redefines the new hinge. This particular patent will allow the surface...

Apple Patent Describes New iOS Unlocking Methods

09/03/2013, Sometimes lending a phone to a friend or stranger can be an uncomfortable situation since you never know if they decide that after they place their call to explore your phone a little bit. Even if you have nothing to hide it’s still a little invasive,...

Motorola Patent Hints At Possible New Smartwatch

09/01/2013, When it comes to smartwatches, Motorola is definitely not a newbie to the industry having launched the MOTOACTV smartwatch awhile back, although with rise of smartwatches such as Pebble with Samsung entering the fray with the Samsung Galaxy Gear, we guess...

Apple Patent Lets You Share Your Music Tempo With Others

08/27/2013, What do you need when it comes to hosting a great party? Well, you would obviously need a fantastic host to begin with, great food and enough booze to flow all night long, and of course, music. The right kind of music can send your party into the kind of...

Google Patent Will Secure Your Phone Depending On Your Location

08/23/2013, While pin codes and unlock patterns are great ways to secure your phone, there are times when such security might not necessarily be needed, such as in the comfort of your own home, but when you’re at the office or at a meeting, or in a public place...

Google Patent Describes “Pay Per Gaze” Advertising

08/19/2013, The other day we reported on a Google patent that through the use of Google Glass, would be able to know exactly what you’re looking at, which we’re sure can be kind of scary given the fuss that lawmakers and the public in general make over privacy...

Apple Patent Describes The Use Of NFC To Gift iTunes Purchases

08/15/2013, There have been rumors in the past that NFC could be one of the features that would make its way into Apple’s iPhone, and while Apple’s Phil Schiller explained why NFC is missing from the iPhone, it has not stopped the rumor mill from suggesting...

Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Flexible Headphone Connectors

08/15/2013, One of the banes of headphones attached to your phone or media player is that when you put them in your pocket, the connectors tend to bend a little, and as careful as you try to be, over time the connectors will bend to the point where the wires inside...

Possible Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Design Hinted In Patent

08/14/2013, Samsung has recently sent out invites to an event on the 4th of September which will be held prior to IFA 2013 in Berlin. While the agenda has yet to be revealed, the phrase “note the date” hints strongly at the possibility of the Galaxy Note 3 being...

Google Patent Knows Exactly What You Are Looking At

08/13/2013, One of the great things about Google Glass is that it allows the wearer to bring up information directly in front of them, snap photos, record videos, and view maps, just to name a few of its features, but wouldn’t it be even more awesome if it could...

Sony Patent Hints At Plans For More Transparent Camera Designs

08/08/2013, While sometimes it is fun to see the guts of our hardware through transparent casings and what not, it is safe to say that the novelty of such designs can wear off pretty fast and transparent chassis hardly exudes the feeling of sleekness and elegance....