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Apple picks up patents for Wild 3D Gesturing

07/31/2012, The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must be pretty chummy with the folks over at Apple – even if just for a day, after the former had officially published a series of twenty-two newly granted patents for the Cupertino-based company. There is...

Apple given patent for predictive text input user interface

07/31/2012, Apple was granted yet another armament in their massive arsenal of U.S. patents, where the graphical user interface that currently sees action in iOS will have its “hit region” which is roughly the size of a virtual keyboard’s buttons,...

Android and Chrome to feature radial-style menus?

07/31/2012, It looks like Apple isn’t the only one looking into using radial menus on its mobile operating system. According to reports online, a recently revealed patent shows that Google is considering implementing radial-style menus to Chrome and Android in the...

HTC withdraws a critical patent in their ITC complaint again Apple

07/31/2012, As some of you guys are aware by now, the Apple and Samsung lawsuit has officially kicked off with jury selection, but there are still other legal battles going on, such as the one with HTC. However it has been reported that HTC has since withdrawn a...

Microsoft sees gold in finger twitches

07/30/2012, We have certainly seen how technology has come a long way in helping change the way we interact with devices. Take the mobile phone for example – what was originally a small display with alphanumeric, physical keys have translated to a full...

iPhone to end up as a game controller?

07/26/2012, It is safe to say that Apple has managed to turn the iPhone into a unique portable gaming machine, and the latest patent would usher the possibility of your humble iPhone to be more than just a portable gaming machine. Rather, this patent would mean your...

Apple has plans for advanced display in video glasses of the future

07/26/2012, While there are many who would claim that Apple is a true pioneer among companies, coming up with products that are said to be revolutionary and evolutionary, we certainly cannot discount the fact that there are also other companies that offer pioneering...

Facebook CEO gets his first patent on privacy

07/24/2012, Patents are the modern weapons of corporate warfare. That is why the social networking giant that is Facebook is beefing up its patent portfolio to seal its place once and for all. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg filed his first patent application six years...

Apple looks at $2.52 billion payout from Samsung

07/24/2012, According to Apple Inc., they are entitled to approximately $2.525 billion of damages in its court battle against South Korean conglomerate, Samsung Electronics Co., concerning numerous patents that see action in the kind of technology that our modern day...

Mojang sued due to user controls

07/23/2012, Minecraft creator Mojang has been taken to court after being sued due to the user controls that see action in the block building and survival game. The recriminations could be huge, considering how popular the title is ever since it was launched. To put...

U.S. appeals court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban

07/20/2012, Samsung has just been dealt a blow by the U.S. appeals court, as the South Korean company’s efforts to overturn a preliminary injunction which was issued last month against sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet amounted to naught – leaving Apple...

RIM files for emotion-detecting patent, sounds intriguing

07/20/2012, Due to text messages merely being text, sometimes our emotions are not conveyed or are misread. Some might take typing all in caps to be shouting and angry, while the person who sent it might have simply been too lazy to disable the caps lock. That being...