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Apple Looking Into Apple Watch Bands With Added Functionality

03/27/2017, At the moment the bands offered for the Apple Watch are pretty much purely for aesthetic reasons, which makes sense given that Apple has positioned the Apple Watch as more of a fashion accessory than your average tech gadget. However what if in the future...

Samsung Patents Smartwatch With Secondary Rim Display

03/26/2017, With smartphones like Samsung’s “Edge” series or the LG V-series, both Samsung and LG have toyed with the idea of a secondary display where either the edges or the top portion of the phone could exist separately from the main display, thus offering...

Apple Looking Into Using Smartphones To Power A Laptop

03/23/2017, Our smartphones these days are so powerful that they make computers from a decade ago feel downright ancient and out of date. However could our smartphones be powerful enough to be on par with laptops? Perhaps, and if that day comes, it seems that Apple...

Apple Patent Hints At AirPods Being Used For Health Tracking

03/16/2017, Headphones and gyms are two things that typically go together simply because a lot of people want to drown out the outside world and focus on getting into their “zone”. Now headphones can be more than just devices to deliver our music, as we have seen...

Apple Patents Another Way To Securely Stow The Apple Pencil

03/03/2017, Apple’s iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil are both expensive purchases, and many have balked at the price of the Apple Pencil which is essentially a glorified stylus. However based on reviews, it seems that many are praising the Apple Pencil’s...

Apple Patents iPhone Whose Display Acts As A Fingerprint Sensor

02/28/2017, One of the rumors is saying that Apple could be ditching the home button with 2017’s iPhone. Instead in terms of security, Apple could be relying on a front-facing 3D laser scanner to scan the user’s face for a facial recognition system. This would be...

Apple Patent Suggests Crowdsourcing Data To Prevent Screen Breakage

02/16/2017, There are many ways in which one can damage their smartphone’s screen. For the most part this involves dropping the phone, but in the future it seems that Apple is interested in creating phones whose screens might be less prone to breaking or cracking,...

Patent Suggests Amazon Will Use Parachutes To Make Drone Deliveries

02/14/2017, Amazon’s plans to eventually use drones to make package deliveries isn’t new. The idea is that the drone will fly to a customer’s house, land in front of their door or driveway, the customer picks up the package and they’re good to go. However as...

Microsoft Patent Describes How You Can Use Cortana During A Call

01/18/2017, Using a voice assistant while you’re on the phone doesn’t make a lot of sense, right? After all you’re talking to someone so how would the voice assistant differentiate what you’re saying to a friend or whether or not you’re issuing a voice...

LG Files A Patent For A Foldable Phone

01/17/2017, Are foldable phones going to be 2017’s trend? It certainly seems that way because according to the rumors, not only is Samsung planning on launching their Galaxy X foldable phones this year, but apparently LG is expected to hop on the bandwagon as well....

Patent Reveals Apple Has Been Working On The AirPods Since 2015

01/12/2017, Apple’s AirPods was announced last year but did you know that Apple might have been working on the headphones since at least 2015? According to a recently discovered patent by AppleInsider, it reveals a patent that you can see in the diagram above that...

Samsung Patents An Interesting Dual-Lens Smartphone

01/03/2017, A rumor late last year indicated that Samsung could be ditching their plans for a dual-lens setup for the Galaxy S8. However despite that, it seems that the company has never stopped looking into the idea, thanks to a recently discovered patent that...

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...