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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...

Google purchases Modu’s patent portfolio for $4.9million

05/19/2011, Modu, the Israel-based company known for the creation of their tiny, modular phones went broke earlier this year, but its patents were put up for auction that companies have been bidding for. Today it’s been reported that Google has managed to...

DeviceFidelity granted Mobile NFC patent

05/11/2011, DeviceFidelity, leaders in plug and play mobile payment and contactless technologies has announced that it’s been granted a patent for Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile device accessories. They announced: The patent describes a framework for...

Nokia communicator 3D filed for patent, we await for the real deal

05/04/2011, Is 3D going to be the buzzword for the year? Perhaps, what with stereoscopic 3D HDTVs making their way into the market, accompanied by equally capable computer monitors to boot. Of course, the smartphone industry has not forgotten either, with handsets...

Microsoft patents custom Kinect profiles

04/22/2011, The Kinect has been used in over 101 different applications and new ways to use the motion controller are being discovered on a weekly basis. It’s been Microsoft’s ingenious idea to release the controller out into the wild and let people go...

New Microsoft patent could be e-bookstore app threat

04/22/2011, Word on the street has it that a spanking new patent which was awarded to Microsoft recently, going by the name Patent No. 7925548, will more or less cover all kinds of app which was specially developed to perform a specific task. To make sure everyone is...

Apple working on hybrid laser projection display

04/15/2011, Apple has had its fair share of patent applications in the past that point towards the use of projectors, although it is safe to say that most, if not all of them, have remained at that stage without actually making it to a real world device to date....

Apple patent points toward new hybrid e-paper display

04/07/2011, There was a US patent which showed up recently from Apple, where the fruity company from Cupertino could be working on a possible breakthrough in display technology that might just see action n future iPads and iPhones. Known as “Systems and Methods...

Apple granted patent for “bumpy” tactile touchscreens

04/06/2011, One of the major pitfalls about touchscreen devices is the lack of tactile feedback you get from the smooth surface. Using the touchscreen without looking at it is pretty much impossible unless you have an awesome memory that lets you remember the...

Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble for patent infringement

03/21/2011, Microsoft has just been reported to be going after Barnes & Noble for using Android on their Nook tablet. Android, which has been alleged to infringe upon certain Microsoft-owned patents is the operating system used in the tablet and it looks like...

Apple might introduce thinner audio jacks down the road

03/14/2011, Apple has pretty much been a pioneer where miniaturization is concerned ever since the iPod made its debut, and in just a decade, we are greeted by both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 which measure 8.8mm and 9.3mm thick (or rather, should we say thin?),...