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Sony patent reveals Wii U-like controller

02/06/2012, Sony and Nintendo have long been rivals, what with both companies challenging each other on the console gaming front with the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii, and let’s not forget Sony’s PlayStation Vita versus Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console....

Apple looks into social fitness technology

02/02/2012, Apple’s iPod shuffle and iPod nano has certainly changed the way we worked out at the gym, simply because carrying music while we sweat it out had never looked cooler, never mind that old school Sony Walkmans heralded such an age. Apple intends to...

Apple fails in bid to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus phone

02/01/2012, Apple did not manage to obtain a preliminary ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus smartphone from a court in Germany, which means that both devices from the South Korean giant will still be able to sit pretty on store shelves,...

German court upholds Samsung tablet ban

01/31/2012, It seems that things are not going too well for Samsung – in Germany, at least, where the European Union just announced whether it would look further into Samsung’s tablet devices, and investigate as to whether the South Korean conglomerate...

Apple patent reveals plans for MagSafe data and headphone cables

01/27/2012, A while back we reported on a patent by Apple that seemed to suggest that the Cupertino company had an idea of using MagSafe chargers for iOS devices. While it is a good idea, it should be noted that the current 30-pin dock connector is not only used for...

Apple loses appeal for Dutch ban

01/24/2012, The two 800 lbs gorillas, Apple and Samsung, are slugging it out in the courtroom where intellectual property is concerned – with both companies “trading blows” so to speak where lawsuits are concerned. Cupertino as seen an Australian...

Apple patent points to redesigned battery

01/20/2012, The folks over at Patently Apple recently revealed a bevy of redesigned battery shapes from Apple which might signal a future of Apple devices that have a far thinner chassis than what you see today on the market. Hmmm, thinner is better, or is it? After...

Apple looks at 3D GUI for iOS devices

01/15/2012, Apple has always been known for their clean cut user interface in their operating systems, being seemingly intuitive right from the get go. Well, Cupertino is known for not resting on their laurels, and it seems that the US Patent & Trademark Office...

Apple is considering fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

12/22/2011, While Apple’s current battery life on their MacBook series of laptops might seem reasonable (5-7 hours of wireless web surfing), how would you feel about a laptop that could operate for days, possibly even weeks without recharging? Well it appears that...

Google’s driverless car receives patent

12/16/2011, Remember the driverless car from Google? Well, that might sound like a dream for some, and for control freaks, a nightmare, but either way, the driverless car is definitely something worth talking about and introducing a dividing factor even among close...

Apple patent reveals Kinect-like input for controlling computers

12/08/2011, It seems like gesture-based control is the in thing now thanks to a recent patent filed by Apple. The recently published patent revealed that Apple had plans to implement a system that would allow users to interact with their Mac computers via gestures, a...