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Apple patent reveals possible plans for an illuminated touchpad

08/16/2012, In a recently published patent, it has been revealed that Apple could be (or was) looking into the idea of illuminated touchpads. This patent could be applied to existing MacBooks or the Magic Trackpad peripheral, and it basically illuminates the touchpad...

Google files patent for microphone/speaker orientation

08/15/2012, We’re sure that this has happened to everyone at least once, whereby you have picked up your phone on the wrong end and put the microphone to your ear, and the speaker to your mouth. This can result in a pretty embarrassing situation especially if there...

Apple patent reveals plans for in-cell display-like technology

08/14/2012, Back in April, there were rumors that suggested that Apple could be taking a look at in-cell display technology and use it in their next-gen iPhone’s display. This technology basically integrates touch-sensing circuitry with display circuitry, thus...

Samsung wants to patent safe taxi services

08/09/2012, The level of service one experiences in terms of flagging a taxi or making a booking varies from one country to another, as there are different cultures to consider, not to mention whether being a cabbie allows one to earn enough to feed one’s...

Samsung patent reveals plans for a perfume emitting mobile phone

08/09/2012, The thing we love about patents is that sometimes the ideas that have been patented are a bit out there, and while they may not necessarily be realized, it’s still interesting to see what some of these companies and their engineers have thought up....

Apple now asking court to punish Samsung for serious misconduct

08/02/2012, Following the stream of updates from the Apple versus Samsung dispute in court that recently included Samsung’s bold move to release an evidence to the press that could prove once and for all that the South Korean tech giant didn’t copy...

Microsoft calls for time out with Motorola

07/31/2012, The Samsung and Apple lawsuit is currently ongoing in US courts, and you can be pretty sure that the US is not short of corporate courtroom drama, with patents being the new form of ammunition for huge companies. According to Microsoft, they are looking...

Apple picks up patents for Wild 3D Gesturing

07/31/2012, The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must be pretty chummy with the folks over at Apple – even if just for a day, after the former had officially published a series of twenty-two newly granted patents for the Cupertino-based company. There is...

Apple given patent for predictive text input user interface

07/31/2012, Apple was granted yet another armament in their massive arsenal of U.S. patents, where the graphical user interface that currently sees action in iOS will have its “hit region” which is roughly the size of a virtual keyboard’s buttons,...

Android and Chrome to feature radial-style menus?

07/31/2012, It looks like Apple isn’t the only one looking into using radial menus on its mobile operating system. According to reports online, a recently revealed patent shows that Google is considering implementing radial-style menus to Chrome and Android in the...