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2009 Sony patent reveals Nintendo Wii U similarities?

09/06/2011, Given how fast and how far we’ve come in terms of technology, it’s really no surprise that companies will eventually start stepping on each other’s toes in terms of patent infringement, although lately it does appear to be rather excessive. A...

Apple patents colorful carbon fiber technology

09/01/2011, What’s a week without news about a new Apple patent right? Well, here’s one for you this week. The folks at Apple Insider have discovered a patent application from Apple, titled “Composite Laminate having an Improved Cosmetic Surface and Method of...

Apple patent suggests privacy glasses

08/26/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re sending an email or text message on your phone, or just surfing the web, and the person sitting next to you can’t help but keep peering over your shoulder? Some of you guys out there may not care, but for others...

Microsoft applies for multi-screen, multi-touch gestures patent

08/26/2011, What you are about to read are patents from Microsoft that have just gone public, although they have yet to be granted by the relevant authorities. It seems that in February last year, Microsoft sent in a bunch of patents related to touchscreen gestures...

Apple patent suggests MagSafe adapter for iOS devices

08/18/2011, Let’s face it, there probably have been more than one occasion when you’ve tripped over your phone’s cable while it was charging, only to see it fall smack onto the floor. It’s an especially heartbreaking moment, even more so when the device is...

Microsoft patent suggests cloud based OS

08/17/2011, Cloud computing seems to be the way that we are headed these days, and with that it’s not surprising to see Microsoft patent what they are calling “Fast Machine Booting Through Streaming Storage”, which essentially means booting the OS from the...

Apple patent suggest antenna hidden under the keys

08/17/2011, A couple of days ago we reported that a prototype MacBook Pro that sported a 3G antenna was seen on eBay, and just a few days after that, an Apple patent was released that suggested something similar, albeit improved upon.

Apple patents driverless printing technique

08/15/2011, Let’s face it, when we get a new computer and we want to hook it up to our printers, it’s usually quite a hassle to look for the drivers, download it, install it. All of that just because we were hoping to print one or two documents. After all,...

Apple patent does away with fingerprint smudges

08/15/2011, You know when Apple’s iPhone popularized the touchscreen medium of interacting with your smartphone, there was just one big problem – that of fingerprint smudges being left behind, even more pronounced when you have been indulging in some...

Nintendo patents “Massively Single-Player Online Game”

08/12/2011, We’ve got a new patent to discuss today, and this time it’s not some a filing for another fancy cellphone airbag. Surprisingly the folks over at Nintendo managed to win the patent for a “Massively Single-Player Online Game”. If...

iOS multitouch gestures to be improved upon in Apple patent

08/12/2011, Apple’s multitouch gestures are well known, so much so that they have incorporated it into most of their products, i.e. iPhone, iPad, trackpads on their laptops and even creating the Magic Mouse which allowed for multitouch gestures. Well if these...

Apple patents pico projector accessory for the iPhone and Mac

08/12/2011, While the concept of installing projectors into your smartphones isn’t exactly new, it seems that Apple has a patent filed for what appears to be a pico projector. The patent is called “Projected display shared workspaces” and while pico projectors...

Airbags for cellphones patented

08/12/2011, Just when you thought patents couldn’t get any crazier, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos; and Amazon’s VP, Greg Hart; have been recently awarded a new patent that is likely to be in the running for gold in this year’s most ridiculous patent...