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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?),...

Apple patent hints at even slimmer iOS devices

03/11/2011, Apple has recently filed for some patents for audio-plug sockets that smaller in diameter than the thickness of the device in which it would be used. These patents essentially describe sockets that are thinner in diameter than the 3.5mm or 2.5mm headset...

PS3 Ban Lifted in Europe

03/10/2011, The European battle between LG and Sony over the PlayStation 3 has taken a new turn. Sony has reportedly won, and the earlier seizure of PS3s in Holland has been stopped. To give you some context: LG and Sony are in a dispute concerning Blu-Ray patents...

Apple files multiple patents for use of OLED technology

02/09/2011, Could Apple be planning to use OLED display technology in some of its upcoming devices? While the fruity company prefers to use IPS panels for its devices, that doesn’t mean that Apple is totally deaf to the benefits of OLED displays. The reason we say...

Apple solar-powered portable device patent granted

01/11/2011, The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a bunch of ten newly granted patents that are in favor of Steve Job’s Apple Inc., where the most notable one would be Apple’s first solar powered portable device patent. Don’t get all...

Mac App Store to provide incentive to product reviewers?

12/31/2010, While many of us may not like buying into marketing magic, we do now that referrals are a powerful way of marketing. Apple might be looking to capitalize on that, as the fruity company has filed a patent that would reward customers who review products. Of...

Apple patents social networking shopping for retail stores

12/30/2010, Apple has already dipped its toes into the social networking game via its Ping music-sharing service and now the fruity company has filed for a patent that describes a social networking tool for brick-and-mortar shopping, allowing iPhone owners to share...

Apple patent hints at a holographic display

12/27/2010, Could Apple be planning to come up with something new that will blow away the current 3D TVs that are available in the market? The fruity company was recently granted a patent that produces 3D images and even holographic images without the need for...

Amazon patents method to stop bad gifts en route

12/27/2010, When it comes to receiving gifts, we sometimes get stuff that we absolutely loathe, perhaps it is due to the insensitivity or plain thick skull of the giver. Amazon might just change that, as they are on the verge of revolutionizing online gift-giving...

Sony patent hints at NEX-sized camera with translucent mirror

12/27/2010, A recent patent filing suggests that Sony might be looking to bring the translucent mirror technology from its Alpha A33 and A55 to a more compact camera body. The patent shows a smaller camera with the technology that allows for faster focusing in a...

Disney Interactive Cake Utilizes Pico Projectors

12/20/2010, Disney has filed for a patent for cakes that would utilize pico projectors to create a highly individualized and personalized treat. The projectors would be used in a way to project an image to create a story or interactive experience on the surface of...