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Facebook Patents New Social CAPTCHA System

09/10/2010, Facebook has filed for an interesting patent on a new technology that it hopes will help ward of the scammers and hackers on Facebook. The patent describes a new CAPTCHA system that will make use of the user’s social graph, dubbed the social...

RIM Patents Traffic-sensing Billboards

09/07/2010, Perhaps RIM intends to get its feet wet in the advertising scene too, as patent filings for some billboard systems have been filed by RIM, called the “Adaptive roadside billboard system and related methods” and the “Adaptive pedestrian...

Facebook Search Patent Returns Results Based On Your Social Network

08/31/2010, If there was any doubt that Facebook and Google were on collision course, the recent patent that Facebook was awarded regarding certain types of search algorithms should dispel that. The social networking giant has managed to patent the “ranking of...

BlackBerry patent for physically rotatable keyboard filed

08/26/2010, Research In Motion (RIM) has filed a patent for a physically rotatable keyboard that sports a numeric QWERTY layout – now this is definitely something worth checking out. After all, the display itself will not rotate, but rather the keyboard will do...

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...