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Microsoft patent suggests a detachable dual-screened smartphone

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,...

Apple patent reveals new way to share content between iOS devices

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...

New Apple patent suggests the use of augmented reality for the iPad

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...

Samsung drops countersuit against Apple

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...

Apple Is Awarded Major Touch Screen Patent

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...

Girl scouts earn patent for BOB-1 prosthetic device

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...

Dolby sues RIM over unlicensed use of its technology

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...

Apple Files Patent For New Security Features For Find My iPhone

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...

Can the iPhone help you make new friends?

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...

Future HP TouchPads to sport different names

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...

Nokia wins patent war against Apple

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...

Apple patents iPhones with infrared sensors

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...