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Apple and Google team up to buy Kodak’s patents

12/10/2012, While Apple and Google are competitors in terms of smartphone platforms, they aren’t exactly suing each other, and interestingly it seems that both companies have even gone as far as teaming up together to buy Kodak’s patents for a whopping $500...

‘Steve Jobs Patent’ Tentatively Invalidated By USPTO

12/07/2012, Back in the glory days, multitouch was the key feature that separated the iPhone from the rest. Nowadays, however, the tables are beginning to turn, and Apple is somewhat forced to unleash the troll within, in a bid to preserve thy “precious”...

Dyson Hybrid Sink Hand Dryer Patent

12/07/2012, When you mention the name “Dyson”, I guess it is easy to say that for most of us folks out there, we would think of the Dyson hand dryer that more or less changed the hand dryer landscape. Apart from that, there are also many Dyson products...

Patent troll Arendi sues Apple over alleged patent infringement

12/03/2012, Patent trolls are nothing new and they often make the headlines by going after high profile companies over a vague patent that said company may or may not have infringed upon. Now it looks like Apple is being targeted by one of them, Arendi S.A.R.L., a...

Apple patent reveals a new method of wireless charging

11/30/2012, While wireless charging does away with wires and does not require our phones to be connected, one of the drawbacks is that it still requires the charger itself to be plugged into the wall to draw energy which to a certain extent kind of limits its...

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 targeted by Apple lawsuit

11/25/2012, In a move that won’t surprise many observers, Apple has updated its ongoing infringement lawsuits with Samsung to add six products: the Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1+), Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Rugby Pro and Galaxy S3 mini....

Sony Patents Haptic Feedback Stylus

11/22/2012, There is nothing quite like a stylus to go along with your touchscreen device, especially if you want to get really, really productive without leaving smudges all over your display. I mean, playing the Nintendo DS when it first game out without the stylus...

Microsoft Project Glass Rival In The Pipeline?

11/22/2012, Google’s Project Glass certainly wowed the crowds when it was first unveiled officially to everyone at Google I/O earlier this year, but even the developer kit itself cost the better part of one grand and above, making it not exactly accessible to the...

Samsung Probes Apple-HTC Settlement

11/16/2012, Samsung has been eavesdropping after all. Last week, Apple and HTC shocked the entire tech industry when both signed a 10-year licensing agreement for “current and future patents.” Although the details of the deal were not disclosed, a...

Apple patent describes search for a pinch-to-zoom alternative

11/15/2012, The pinch-to-zoom feature was a pretty amazing feature when first introduced. Now when interacting with touch-based devices, it has almost become second nature to pinch-to-zoom when trying to enlarge or zoom out of a webpage or image. That being said, is...

Apple granted patent for page curling animation used in iBooks

11/14/2012, Whether you love or hate the skeumorphic design employed in the iBooks app on Apple’s iOS devices, you have to admit that the somewhat realistic effect of the turning pages is quite a pretty one. Well it seems that if you were hoping to see what effect...

Google wins patent for directions using cell coverage

11/13/2012, The smartphone has more or less become the indispensable tool for most folks these days, especially when you consider the fact that our smartphone more or less does everything we need – from handling calls and text messages to keeping us entertained...