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Is Near Field Communications Coming To The iPhone?

08/16/2010, Could Apple be looking to bring Near Field Communications (NFC) to its future iPhones? The fruity company has quietly hired Benjamin Vigier, a expert in said field and a person who has worked on mobile payment apps for PayPal, Sprint, Starbucks and other...

Patent for self-burying coffin

08/13/2010, If you’re cheap enough not to hire pallbearers for those who already have a burial plot when you die, how about keeping your fingers crossed that you’ll live long enough for the self-burying coffin to be a reality? A patent for this has...

Apple Patents Exciter Technology For Easy Exchange Of Information

08/11/2010, The folks over at Apple have been pretty busy with the patents recently, and next up the fruity company has filed a patent for a technology dubbed the Exciter. This technology serves to facilitate communication between two devices, and it’s not...

Apple’s iPad Case Design Gets Approval From The Patent Office

08/03/2010, While there are many third-party iPad protective cases out there, let’s not forget that Apple has a pretty functional iPad case of its own, and China’s patent office has accepted Apple’s patent design for the iPad case. The design calls...

Microsoft patent delivers dual mode Xbox 360 controller

07/19/2010, A Microsoft patent revealed that there is an actual dual-mode Xbox 360 controller which can function in both wired and wireless modes, where unlike the current play and charge set up, this controller will be able to deliver true blue wired mode accuracy...

LG aims to patent multiple flexible display designs

05/25/2010, Flexible displays could very well be the future, but until the technology becomes mainstream and affordable enough for the masses, it will remain the stuff of fantasy for most of us. LG wants to prepare for the future though by filing a patent known as...

Apple looks into glasses-free stereoscopic 3D experience

05/13/2010, Is stereoscopic 3D the future? It might seem so with the blockbuster hit Avatar in movie theatres, not to mention the insane amount of Blu-ray discs of the movie sold thereafter, letting James Cameron laugh all the way to the bank and then some. Well, the...

HTC Hits Back At Apple With Patent Complaint

05/12/2010, The legal drama is back in town, and after Apple made some noise over HTC and some of its patents, now it seems that HTC has decided to bite back, accusing Apple of infringing on five of its patents related to mobile technology, calling for the...

Apple iTravel Patent

04/22/2010, Apple always seems to be filing an interesting patent or two, and now the fruity company has filed a patent for iTravel, which turns your iPhone into a device that can handle all your travel needs. The app would allow you to search for and book flights...

Apple iTunes Concert Ticket+ Patent

04/16/2010, Getting promotional items from QR barcodes or SMS messages isn’t a new concept, but Apple is looking to take it one step further with its iTunes Concert Ticket+ patent. In this patent, tickets to the concert you desire can be sold through iTunes,...

Nintendo Patent Hints That 3DS Will Get Force Feedback?

04/12/2010, While you’re currently able to get force feedback on your Nintendo DS via unofficial channels, speculation is going around the Nintendo might integrate a force feedback (rumble) feature into the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. In a patent application, it can...