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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...

Apple Patents Method to Share iOS Apps, Mac Apps

12/14/2010, With the iOS App Store in full swing and its Mac App Store scheduled to open soon, Apple is hoping to extend its leadership in the app market and drive further sales in its digital storefront with a new way for users to share and discover meaningful apps....

Sony Ericsson hopes to patent projection display phone

12/09/2010, Sony Ericsson has recently gone about filing a new patent for its projection phone – albeit this one comes with a twist. Why do we say so? Well, for starters, it will not only be able to project your preferred content to the outside world, it will...

Apple Granted Patent For Glasses-free 3D Projection Method

12/01/2010, 3D technology is moving at a rather fast pace and even Apple is looking to get into the game. The fruity company has been granted a patent for a method of projecting a 3D image that can be perceived without the need for those pesky 3D glasses. With this...

Sony Patents Back Touchpad Support, Possibly For The PSP2?

11/28/2010, Many folks out there are snooping around for hints of the PSP2 and while this isn’t confirmation of what the device will feature, a patent has been discovered, suggesting that Sony is looking into the possibility of integrating a touchpad at the...

Patent Office Agrees To Facebook’s ‘Face’ Trademark

11/23/2010, We’ve heard many reports of sites getting into trouble for sounding like Facebook in the past, and things might get interesting in the future as reports are in that Facebook has been granted a Notice of Allowance to trademark the word...

New Amazon Patent Offers You The Perfect Gift

11/11/2010, Amazon has come up with a rather cool patent registration for a gift conversion system. With this in place, you’ll most likely end up with the gift that you want, instead of getting those ugly brown socks from your aunt. The patent describes a...

Augmented Reality Laser Tag Gaming Patent for the iPhone

11/05/2010, There’s a game of laser tag for that. To parody Apple’s trademarked “there’s an app for that” slogan, the company has applied for a patent that will bring augmented reality laser tag-like gaming to the iPhone that would take...