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Sony patent reveals curved image sensor

10/01/2012, The folks at Egami have stumbled across a Sony patent revealing what looks like a curved image sensor. Why is this a big deal? Well apparently a curved sensor not only leads to an increase in the lens’ performance, but at the same time could reduce the...

Apple seeks patent for inductive charging mat

09/27/2012, Inductive charging is nothing new and even in the wide-scale consumer arena, Nokia has already made the notion popular by introducing wireless charging pads for its latest Lumia releases. Interestingly, a new patent application by Apple has come to light...

Future iPad may have display with built-in speakers

09/27/2012, Apple is always pushing the limits of innovation, having pioneered a number of new technologies in the tech arena. The company’s patents are usually an indicator as to what its plans are for its future products. While that may or may not be true,...

Patent for Apple’s universal removable battery system approved

09/19/2012, I would suppose that there are segments of Apple product users who are not too happy with the fact that their devices lack a removable battery, which means once the device’s battery runs into issues, there is no straightforward DIY replacement, but...

Microsoft patent requires you to slap your phone to turn it off

09/16/2012, Are there moments in time when you were using your smartphone, and it goes all wonky on you that you have half a mind to just bang it on the table out of sheer frustration? The only thing that stopped you was the fact that replacing the shiny device in...

Microsoft Xbox 3D-projected games detailed

09/12/2012, Video games have certainly come a long way since they were announced to the world a few decades ago. We have definitely made the jump from standard issue controllers (which of today, look nothing like the original that had just a couple of buttons at...

Apple applies for iPad backside controls patent

09/06/2012, We do know that the PS Vita from Sony is a unique portable gaming console, considering how it comes with a control scheme that is slightly different from the rest while still maintaining a traditional gaming set up. Well, Apple might have taken an envious...

Blackberry Tablet with concealable keyboard in the pipeline?

09/05/2012, Is it conceivable that Research In Motion (RIM), the company that is behind the Blackberry brand, is working on a possible Blackberry laptop? Well, stranger things have happened in the past that was once deemed impossible (like Windows running on a Mac),...

Samsung patent suggests camera with detachable media player

09/05/2012, The portable media player can be said to be a “dead” segment, with smartphones these days more or less taking over your portable entertainment needs. I mean, why carry around two devices when a single smartphone is powerful enough to handle your music...