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Apple gets patent for water-damage detection

07/05/2012, Apple, considered by a few critics as the patent troll, has recently been awarded with a patent that can reportedly detect water damage in a device.”Water exposure is among major reasons that may cause significant malfunction of devices, such as...

Dual-mode wireless, wired iPhone headset patent filed by Apple

07/05/2012, It looks like Apple might have some exciting new headsets in the works. According to the folks over at AppleInsider, Apple has filed for a patent on an iPhone Bluetooth headset. What makes it stand out from other Bluetooth headsets is its ability to...

Sony patent aims to keep you entertained while you exercise

07/05/2012, It goes without saying that having the right kind of motivation when you exercise can push you further than you could ever imagine. This is where music plays a very important role whenever you do sweat a whole lot at the gym or around your neighborhood...

HTC smartphones did not infringe Apple patents, U.K. Judge ruled

07/04/2012, The Apple versus HTC war started way back in 2010, with the Cupertino-based tech giant filing its first ITC complaint against the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. It was widely known as the first ever lawsuit filed against an Android device...

Samsung fails to prevent US tablet sales ban

07/03/2012, At the end of last month, Samsung was faced with an injunction from the court that resulted in the possibility of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus receiving a sales ban in the US – one of their major global markets. Not too long after that, Samsung...

Motorola patent win might result in US import ban for Apple

06/26/2012, Hmmm, long and drawn out affairs in the court room is definitely not something that companies would want to go through, but Apple and Motorola have had their fair share of legal spats in the past. One of the latest developments see the U.S. International...

Microsoft co-operative touch pen input mechanism

06/25/2012, Microsoft’s Surface tablet has certainly made quite the (positive) impression upon the masses when it was first announced recently, and all I can say is, the entire industry is looking forward to the Surface making a big splash when it arrives later...

Samsung’s robot patent mimics human walk

06/21/2012, When we talk about Samsung, I would say that it is rather rare to read about robots instead of the next big and slim TV or Android-powered smartphone. However, we have come across news about Samsung’s recently published patent applications –...

Samsung patent reveals stylus that can double as headset

06/18/2012, It is safe to assume that Samsung is a fan of styluses. After all with the launch of the Galaxy Note and with the S Pen being one of its touted features, it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that Samsung thinks of the stylus as being a mere...

Apple’s new patent suggests swappable iPhone camera lenses

06/14/2012, A new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday revealed that Cupertino-based Apple is working on an improved camera system that will reportedly allow users to reconfigure and replace the lens of the iPhone. The patent...

BMW 7-speed manual transmission design patent spotted

06/08/2012, Ah, to own a Beemer – that is the dream car for many an aspiring yuppie, and I believe that it will continue to be so for a long time to come. After all, there is nothing quite like the feeling of shifting your gear stick in a manual transmission....

Apple receives patent for wedge-shaped ultrabook design

06/07/2012, Adding to the series of patent wars here and there, Apple, dubbed by some as the “patent troll”, has received another patent, this time for the MacBook Air’s teardrop wedge-shaped design. Apple’s new U.S. patent, D661,296, was...