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Apple Patent Suggests iPhone Could Double Up As E-Passport

07/31/2017, These days it’s safe to assume that the majority of passports issued by governments around the world are of the e-passport variety, meaning that they come with chips embedded in them that when scanned, will pull up information about the owner of the...

Latest Patent Filing Hints At Apple’s AR Glasses Efforts

07/28/2017, Is Apple working on augmented reality glasses? That’s what the rumors are claiming, but given Apple’s interest in the technology, especially with the launch of ARKit that kind of makes it official, it’s hard to ignore the possibility that an AR...

Amazon Patent Hints At Using Augmented Reality For Shopping

07/26/2017, We’ve seen how successful Niantic was with using augmented reality (AR) for games like Pokemon GO. However apart from gaming, could augmented reality be used for other things? In a recently discovered patent filed by Amazon, it seems that the company...

Apple Patent Lets You Call 911 Using Your Fingerprint

07/19/2017, Calling for emergency services is pretty straightforward and easy as dialing 3 digits (the number varies depending on where you’re from), but sometimes in certain situations, it might not be feasible. This is where a recently discovered patent filed by...

Apple Patent Reveals AirPods With Biometric Tracking Capabilities

07/06/2017, On the surface Apple’s AirPod headphones seem like just a pair of really clever wireless headphones, and a way for iPhone users to deal with the lack of headphone jack. However could Apple have plans to eventually turn the AirPod into more than just a...

Amazon Patents Idea For A Hive Of Drones

06/26/2017, Amazon’s plans to potentially use drones for package deliveries isn’t exactly a secret, although for now it appears that it is currently undergoing testing. The idea is that drones can help to make deliveries to nearby areas and for packages that...

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...