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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...

Apple patent reveals plans for “Schematic Maps”

08/11/2011, Given the fierce competition between iOS and Android, it’s not surprising that Apple may eventually plan to move away from Google Maps and instead come up with something on their own. Actually this isn’t exactly a secret as it seems that Apple already...

Microsoft Answers Google’s Patent Attack Accusations

08/04/2011, Earlier today, Google has posted a message on its corporate blog explaining how Microsoft, Apple and other high-profile companies ganged up to buy Novell patents with the goal of attacking Android or handset makers using Android. Such legal activities...

Microsoft patent reveals finger and stylus gestures

08/02/2011, A while back Microsoft announced that there would be no tablets running on their mobile Windows Phone 7 platform, and to be honest it wasn’t all that surprising considering that they had recently unveiled Windows 8 which seemed to be rather...

Sony patents interactive doll for PS3 and PSP

07/27/2011, While patents aren’t a sign of things to come (most of the time, companies file for patent applications just to protect ideas that may or may not be used in the future); a recently discovered Sony patent shows a new direction it might be taking with...

IBM patents new technology to improve virtual keyboards

07/24/2011,   While we all know that virtual keyboards will never replace physical keyboards anytime soon when it comes to speed and accuracy – engineers are constantly trying to make things better. The folks over at IBM recently filed a patent application for...

Apple’s multilayer 3D patent published

07/22/2011, While it seems that in the past, Apple has not really displayed any indication that they might be making the move to 3D displays, following in the footsteps of other devices such as the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D, it appears that a recent patent...