Patent News, Page 2 ▼

Apple Could Ditch Plastic Antenna Breaks In Future iPhones

06/21/2015, The iPhone 6 is a beautifully designed phone but if there is one feature that many seem to dislike, it would be the use of the plastic breaks around the phone which helps the phone send/receive signals, no thanks to the use of aluminum that can sometimes...

Apple Patent Describes Touch Panels That Can Sense Hover Gestures

06/18/2015, At the moment Apple’s latest touchscreen technology comes in the form of Force Touch. This involves the user pressing down on the touchscreen a bit more forcefully in order to call up certain menus or functions that are not normally displayed. It’s an...

Amazon Wants To Unlock Your Phone Based On The Shape Of Your Ear

06/15/2015, There are many different ways that one could unlock their phone. You could unlock it using a passcode, fingerprint scanning, iris scanning, pattern unlock, facial scanning, or you could opt for no password at all. However Amazon could be thinking of a new...

Apple Patent Will Help Enhance Your Selfies And Those Of Others

06/11/2015, Because we all look different and have different complexions and also different preferences when it comes to camera settings, sometimes there really is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to taking photos. Someone more prefer their photos...

Samsung Patents Stylus That Can Be Ejected Via Your Voice

06/04/2015, The S Pen feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note series is an amazing idea. It lets users create handwritten notes, draw, and interact with the device in more ways than one. However at the same time we can’t blame you if you’re a little worried that one...

Boeing’s Patent Will Charge Drones In Mid-Air

06/04/2015, Kind of like smartphones, drones at the moment are still relatively new which also means that battery life on these devices aren’t particularly great either. We’re sure that over time, drone makers will figure out a way to create and embed better and...

Apple Has Plans To Do Away With Spoofing And Phishing Attacks

06/04/2015, For those who might be a bit careless or not particularly tech savvy, you could leave yourself open to phishing attacks. More often than not, there are emails being sent to unsuspecting users asking them to reset their bank password, but these emails...

Apple Encourages Earphone Sharing With Individual Audio Profiles

06/02/2015, Sharing earphones can be a bit gross if the other person has not bothered to clean their ear properly, but working on the presumption that everyone does practice basic hygiene, Apple has a patent that seems to encourage the sharing of earphones, so much...

Samsung Patent Transforms Android Phone Into Windows Laptop

05/26/2015, Having a hybrid device in theory sounds like a good idea. After all it does seem to be very convenient to have a laptop with a detachable screen that doubles up as a tablet, that way users have more freedom in their movements and they won’t have to buy...

Microsoft Patent Will Stop People From Looking Over Your Shoulder

05/24/2015, Don’t you hate it that when you’re out in public using your phone or laptop that you have strangers looking over to see what you’re doing? There are some screen protectors out there that helps prevent people from looking over your shoulder but those...

Google Patent Targets Childrens’ Toys

05/22/2015, Google has filed a patent recently that leads to the speculation that some time down the road, there will be mechanical toys. These unique toys will feature built-in microphones that will be working all the time, trying to listen for spoken cues. Google...

Samsung Patents Wearable Robot Suit

05/20/2015, Could it be that one day in the future, wearing robotic suits in the military or just going about our everyday lives could become commonplace? Perhaps, and it looks like Samsung wants to help build that future. According to a patent discovered by Patently...

Samsung Need Not Pay $930 Fine In Apple Patent Case

05/18/2015, It looks like the folks over at Samsung have received some sort of reprieve, especially after word has gotten out that Samsung is no longer liable to fork out all $930 million in damages which Apple was awarded three years ago (from a $3 billion ask), at...

Apple Wants Your iPhone’s Home Button To Do So Much More

05/14/2015, There are many who are probably still questioning Apple’s decision to keep using a physical home button, especially since there are plenty of smartphones out there that now use soft keys in its place. Unfortunately it seems that if you were hoping Apple...