07/11/2011, Dual-screened devices can sometimes prove to be a good thing, or a bad thing. In terms of gaming, the Nintendo DS proved to be very successful with the dual-screen design. The smartphone, Kyocera Echo, which was a rather unique offering during its time, sort of fell flat, although Sony’s yet-to-be-released S2 tablet has us wanting more, probably due to all the hype that they have managed to create. As it […]
07/08/2011, In yet another patent filed by Apple, this one reveals the company’s plans to introduce a new form of content sharing between iOS devices. What so new about content sharing, you ask? Well, how about if you could share content between iOS devices by “pouring” or flicking files between each device? If that caught your attention, that’s pretty much what Apple has in mind with this patent.
07/08/2011, A new patent filing by Apple has revealed that the Cupertino-based company has plans to introduce an augmented reality system to their iPads. The patent suggests that the screen could be split into two parts – with the top half showing a live video of whatever the iPad’s camera is pointing at, and with the bottom half showing the computer generated version, which can be used to point out things […]
07/07/2011, Apple is certainly a company that is forward looking, and with patent filings that include heated, wireless stylus concepts for their hugely popular iPad tablet and iPhone, you can’t blame them for ranking up so high in the desirable list when it comes to gizmos. Apple hadn’t included styluses in their devices to date, but that does not mean the company had not toyed with the idea before. Imagine a […]
07/04/2011, Round one seems to be over as Samsung is reported to have dropped one of its patent-infringement lawsuits against Apple, but there will be other rounds to go since Samsung has taken this time to regroup and focus on its defense – at least this is what Bloomberg claims. Samsung spokesman Nam Ki Yung did speak to Bloomberg, where the South Korean consumer electronics giant dropped the suit at the […]
06/22/2011, Apple vs Android vs Windows Phone 7, well it doesn’t really matter who comes out on top any more because if the patent that was recently awarded to Apple means what it does, regardless which platform you choose, Apple will be getting a cut for that device’s multitouch capacitive interface (assuming of course it uses capacitive and not resistive). It was filed 3 years ago but it has finally been […]
06/18/2011, Back in May we reported that a team of girl scouts, The Flying Monkeys, won the FLL Global Innovation award for their prosthetic device, the BOB-1, that lets children with no fingers write again. The girls won $20,000 from the event and used the money to file a patent for their invention. Now, a over month later, it looks like they’ve been granted the patent. Here’s what one of the […]
06/17/2011, It looks like things aren’t going too well for RIM. The company’s latest product, the BlackBerry PlayBook hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves, and now the company has just come under fire with a lawsuit from Dolby. Dolby Laboratories has filed a lawsuit against RIM for using Dolby’s audio compression technologies in its BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook without acquiring any proper licenses from the company.
06/16/2011, Find My iPhone is an app developed by Apple that basically allows you to locate your iPhone in the event that you might have lost it or had it stolen. The current version of the app uses GPS to indicate its location, and should the thief be smart enough to turn off the device, the minute the device is turned back on an e-mail will be sent alerting you about […]
06/16/2011, Social networking is really huge these days, and we hardly know anyone who has yet to jumped aboard the Facebook or Twitter bandwagon. After all, you do care what the world thinks about the number of friends you have, right? Building lasting relationships and friendships are not easy tasks, but making friends? Apple might did try to make a splash with their Ping network but this is one of the […]
06/14/2011, Hewlett Packard (better known as HP) has recently applied for trademark protection on half a dozen brandings, where they all do point towards the very high possibility of new TouchPad tablets from the world’s top computer manufacturer. To put it mildly, it means that the webOS range of TouchPad tablets will most probably see new additions, where the brandings applied for include the TouchPadFlex, TouchPadPro, TouchPadTwin, TouchPadGeo, TouchPad7 and the […]
06/14/2011, If you’ve been following the patent war between Nokia and Apple that has been going on for quite some time now, the dust has cleared and the two companies have decided to settle the patent litigations between them. Both Nokia and Apple have withdrawn all their respective complaints they made to the US International Trade Commission. It looks like Nokia have emerged as the victors in this battle, getting a […]
06/03/2011, One of the more interesting patents from Apple discovered at the US Patent Office this week has got to be this infrared sensor for the iPhone camera. Apple has filed a patent that covers infrared technology on its upcoming iPhones. But no, it’s not what you’re thinking – these won’t be infrared sensors that will let your iPhone shoot images in the dark. Instead, they act like versatile triggers to […]
05/26/2011, One of the major selling points that E-Ink readers have against Apple’s iPad is that they can be read outdoors in the bright daylight. Well it looks like Apple has plans to minimize the problem with future generations of its iOS devices. In a patent filing, recently discovered by AppleInsider, titled “Display that Emits Circularly-Polarized Light”, Apple proposes an invention that describes a liquid crystal display that reduces perceived distortion […]