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Microsoft Sees A Future Where Augmented Reality Can Find Lost Keys

12/30/2016, We’re sure we’ve all been in that situation where you search high and low for something, like your watch, keys, wallet, or glasses, only to realize after an exhaustive and frustrating search that they were right in front of you, and in your haste...

Apple Patent Sees The Digital Crown Brought Onto iOS Devices

12/30/2016, A feature of the Apple Watch is the digital crown on the side of the device. Traditional watches have a similar crown that allows them to adjust the date and time, but in the Apple Watch’s case, the digital crown allows users to navigate the watch, act...

Amazon Patents A Blimp As A Flying Warehouse

12/29/2016, We know that Amazon is looking to use drones for their deliveries in the future. The company has experimented with all sorts of ways to make their deliveries, whether it be through drones or even purchasing their own fleet of planes so as to cut out the...

Apple Watch 3 Could Be Thinner As Haptic Motor Moves To Wristband

12/22/2016, The Apple Watch is by no means a chunky device. In fact there are plenty of traditional timepieces out there that are considerably bigger and thicker. However Apple’s obsession with slimming down their products is pretty well-known so it isn’t...

Nokia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Apple

12/21/2016, Just when we thought the whole back and forth in legal battles of alleged patent infringements between tech companies had died down somewhat, Nokia is looking to get into the action themselves by filing a lawsuit against Apple in the US and Europe over...

Nintendo Patent Hints At Virtual Reality Plans (Again)

12/15/2016, Earlier this year it was rumored that the Nintendo Switch’s launch was pushed to 2017 because Nintendo wanted to integrate VR into it. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but it seems that Nintendo does have some interest in virtual reality,...

US Supreme Court Rules In Samsung’s Favor In Apple Patent Battle

12/06/2016, If you thought that the Apple VS Samsung patent war was over, you could be forgiven for thinking so. After all it has been quite a few years and things have been a bit quiet on that front. Not to mention we have also heard that both companies are still...

Patent Shows Siri Integration With iMessages

11/18/2016, One of the unique features of Google’s Allo app is that it integrates Google Assistant into the chat. This means that when chatting with friends, you can actually chat with Google Assistant to check up on certain things, make restaurant bookings, and so...

Canon Patents Viewfinder That Can Switch From Optical To Electronic

11/09/2016, One of the joys of using an electronic viewfinder (EVF) is that what you see is basically what you get. Adjustments you make to ISO and exposure are more or less reflected instantly in the EVF, so there are pretty much almost no surprises once the shutter...

Samsung Patent Gives Us A Glimpse At Their Foldable Phone

11/09/2016, If the rumors are to be believed, 2017 will be an interesting year for smartphones because apparently Samsung has plans to launch a phone that is foldable. No, we’re not talking about flip phones, but rather we’re talking about smartphones whose...

‘Find My iPhone’ Could Soon Work Even If Your Phone Is Dead

11/04/2016, Apple’s “Find my iPhone” feature is pretty handy and has probably helped many iPhone users locate their lost devices. In some instances in the past, we have heard how the feature has actually been used to help police to find stolen items, rescue...

Nintendo Patents Hint At More Potential Unannounced Switch Features

10/24/2016, Right now not much is known about the Nintendo Switch save for what it looks like. It has been speculated that console could have touchscreen functionality and a remote that will function similarly to the Wii Remote. We also know that Nintendo wants to...