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Apple Patent Shows Touch ID-like Sensor For MacBooks

10/13/2015, Touch ID is the fingerprint system employed by Apple on their iOS devices. Now if you’re thinking (like the rest of us) that Touch ID would make great sense on Apple’s MacBooks, it seems that the Cupertino company agrees. A recently published patent...

Apple Patent Enables Wireless Charging Without Adding New Hardware

10/08/2015, When it comes to wireless charging, that is one feature that Apple’s iOS devices do not have at the moment. It is possible that because current wireless technology requires the addition of new hardware components that Apple is passing up the feature...

Samsung Patent Hints At Phones With Top/Bottom Curved Displays

10/07/2015, The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ are unique phones. Both devices feature curved displays on both sides of the phone, thus allowing the sides to display additional information separate from the main screen, and also providing menus and...

Future iMacs Could Feature Projected Keyboards

10/06/2015, Projected keyboards aren’t new. We’ve seen them in the past but according to a recently discovered patent (via Cult of Mac), it has been suggested that in the future, we can look forward to iMacs that feature built-in projected keyboards. What this...

Samsung Patents Augmented Reality Tech With Interactive Images

10/06/2015, The first iteration of Google Glass was a good idea. It has found a lot of use in various industries even though plans have been scrapped and a reboot is in order. For example factory workers can use it to display product information, shipping...

Apple Patent Hints At Curved Display Plans

09/30/2015, Phones with curved displays aren’t new, and thanks largely to Samsung, they are starting to gain more steam. In fact earlier this year there were reports that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge actually outsold the regular Galaxy S6. That being said, could...

Apple Patents Slim Headphone Plug For Possibly Thinner iPhone

09/22/2015, While Apple has a fondness of making their products as thin as humanly possible, they did not accomplish this with the new iPhones. In fact if anything, the new iPhones are actually thicker (only marginally) than its predecessor. However if a recent...

Nintendo Patents Handheld Devices With Outward-Facing Sensors

09/20/2015, Nintendo is a company that has never really followed the convention of games or gaming devices. As we’ve seen from consoles like the Nintendo 3DS, it is a marked departure from the more straightforward Game Boy, and the Wii and Wii U were certainly very...

Nintendo Patents Controller With Rotating Shoulder Buttons

09/17/2015, At the moment nothing is known about the Nintendo NX for now. It is expected to be unveiled next year at E3 2016, and while we can’t be 100% sure if it is related to the Nintendo NX, the company has recently patented a new gaming controller. According...

Recent Apple Patent Victory Spells Trouble For Samsung

09/17/2015, The patent war between Apple and Samsung is far from over. Both companies are still pretty much at each other’s throats, although safe to say that the intensity of it isn’t quite the same as it was several years ago when it first began, although a...

Apple Patents Earphones With Pressure Sensors For Better Sound

09/17/2015, One of the reasons why people choose in-ear designs when it comes to earphones is because they tend to have a better fit. The fact that they embed deeper in your ear also ensures that there is no sound leakage, thus delivering a tighter and more immersive...

Samsung Patents Foldable Smartphone With Spring Mechanism

09/16/2015, There have been a lot of rumors recently of Samsung possibly launching a smartphone with a foldable display. The most recent rumor suggested that we could be looking at a possible January 2016 launch, hinting that perhaps this alleged device will most...

Samsung Files Another Patent For A Foldable Smartphone

09/10/2015, When it comes to bendable displays and foldable devices, Samsung seems to have a very keen interest in that area. Just this year alone we saw patents filed by Samsung for foldable devices such as tablets, and now according to another patent filing,...

Apple Patent Wants Your MacBook To Last You Weeks

09/03/2015, Last week we reported that British scientists have outfitted an iPhone with a prototype hydrogen fuel cell battery that allowed the phone to last a week before needing charging. That is very impressive, but could that technology be taken and applied to...