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Sony patent reveals plans for touchless gestures on smartphones

03/23/2012, Remember a little over a week ago, we reported on Sony’s floating touch technology which basically allowed users to interact with the device without actually having to touch it, although a minimum distance of 20mm was required. This technology is...

Google patent uses background noise to generate targeted ads

03/22/2012, If you’ve surfed the web long enough, you’re probably aware of Google’s ability to create ads based on the content you were looking at and your location. Now it looks like Google has a patent that aims to take things to the next level by analyzing...

Nokia patents magnetic tattoo for ‘itchy’ ringtones

03/20/2012, There is just one main reason why our phones have ringtones – to inform us that there is someone calling, while other alerts let us know that there is an incoming message or email which we might want to attend to. If you do not want to let the world...

Microsoft head mounted display patent application

03/19/2012, Does anyone remember the nightmare that is known as the Virtual Boy from Nintendo? That was a primary example of a video game hardware flop, simply because the technology of the time failed to live up to the vision of the game company from Japan. I am...

Samsung, RIM, sued over emoticons

03/19/2012, While patents are said to be the newest form of corporate ammunition between companies, what you are about to read might just take things a little bit too far. It seems that RIM and Samsung’s decision to throw in a quick-access key that allows you...

Nokia applies for haptic material patent

03/16/2012, Nokia were recently granted  a slide-to-unlock patent that they can call their own, which might just be the tonic to prevent legal eagles from other companies to come knocking on their doors in the future. Well, the Finnish smartphone manufacturing...

German court rules in favor of Motorola in case against Apple

03/16/2012, Apple’s stock might have passed the $600 mark for the first time in the company’s corporate history, making them the third most valuable company to date, and we do know that their new iPad (which has already been jailbroken) is also going to...

Nokia granted slide-to-unlock patent of their own

03/15/2012, Back in October of 2011, we reported that Apple had been granted the slide-to-unlock patent, a pretty important patent as far as smartphones are concerned, and recently it looks like Nokia has been granted a slide-to-unlock patent of their own, although...

Samsung patents pointer phone

03/14/2012, Patents are the new ammunition for companies, and racking up as many relevant patents as possible right now is a surefire investment that is worth making, as you can never quite tell just when you might be able to call upon those patents in the future as...

Samsung patents mood swing phone skins

03/13/2012, It looks like Samsung is pulling a leaf out of Apple’s playbook by patenting generic ideas. According to reports online, Samsung has been reported to have a patent application for “a printed film layer stuck onto a smartphone case stuck onto a...

Apple patent reveals a self-timer with a twist

03/09/2012, Most of us should be pretty familiar with the basic mechanics of the self-timer feature on cameras. At the most basic level, it allows the photographer to set a timer before the photo is taken. Professional photographers when taking photos with long...

Apple might release mobile payment service

03/07/2012, While the world waits for the dust to settle from this morning’s new iPad and Apple TV announcements, here is more news from the fruity company – the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a patent application that might see Apple...

Amazon patents intelligent stylus

03/06/2012, With so many touchscreen devices being churned out these days, it goes without saying that our fingers are one of the main methods of interacting with such devices. However, when winter time comes and the mercury drops to freezing levels, taking out our...