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Apple and Google spent more on patents than R&D in 2011

10/08/2012, The New York Times’ excellent iEconomy series wrapped up this morning with a look into the current patent wars going on between Apple and other technology companies. A close read reveals several disconcerting facts: over $20 billion was spent on...

Apple patent reveals plans for hybrid wireless earphones

10/04/2012, There are plenty of headphones or in-ear earphones that have been designed for activities such as exercising. These headphones tend to be more durable and come with features such as water/sweat resistance. That being said, it seems like Apple might be...

Motorola (read: Google) drops patent claim against Apple

10/02/2012, This morning Bloomberg tweeted that Motorola’s claim against Apple in front of the US Federal Trade Commission has been dropped. Although Motorola reserves the right to refile a claim, Apple is still pursing a separate settlement based on...

Smart watch with flip-up display patented by Google

10/02/2012, Mobile devices are the rage of our digital age. And given the pace at which technology is advancing, its no wonder that we get to see a new product, or an idea, every other day. Google pushed the bar higher for everyone by unveiling its Google Glasses, a...

Sony patent reveals curved image sensor

10/01/2012, The folks at Egami have stumbled across a Sony patent revealing what looks like a curved image sensor. Why is this a big deal? Well apparently a curved sensor not only leads to an increase in the lens’ performance, but at the same time could reduce the...

Apple seeks patent for inductive charging mat

09/27/2012, Inductive charging is nothing new and even in the wide-scale consumer arena, Nokia has already made the notion popular by introducing wireless charging pads for its latest Lumia releases. Interestingly, a new patent application by Apple has come to light...

Future iPad may have display with built-in speakers

09/27/2012, Apple is always pushing the limits of innovation, having pioneered a number of new technologies in the tech arena. The company’s patents are usually an indicator as to what its plans are for its future products. While that may or may not be true,...

Patent for Apple’s universal removable battery system approved

09/19/2012, I would suppose that there are segments of Apple product users who are not too happy with the fact that their devices lack a removable battery, which means once the device’s battery runs into issues, there is no straightforward DIY replacement, but...