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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...

Apple Looks Like It Wants To Redefine What Is A Wireless Computer

04/06/2010, It looks like Apple isn’t content with wireless desktops as they are today, as the fruity company has just been granted a patent that might make its future desktop computers isolated. The patent shows a design where the computer itself connects to...

HTC Patents Anti-shake Method For Video Viewing

04/04/2010, Do you get motion sickness when you try and watch videos on your media player while on the bus/car? Well, HTC might have a solution for that, and perhaps it’ll even show up on upcoming devices. The Taiwanese company has filed a patent application...

HTC Files For New Clamshell Hinge Design

04/01/2010, HTC certainly comes up with some pretty cool cell phone designs, and now the Taiwanese company has filed for another patent, this time regarding the hinge on the cell phone. According to the patent, the clamshell design would hide the hinge on the inner...

Apple Patents A Solar Backlight

03/25/2010, Don’t you just hate it when you’re squinting to see your laptop’s display in the sun? Well, why waste all that energy? According to a patent filing from Apple, the fruity company has an idea to use all that wasted sunlight to illuminate...

Apple Gets Patent For Various Projection Systems And Methods

03/16/2010, While it seems that the previous “built-in projector for the iPad” rumor didn’t become reality, it’s still worth noting that Apple has been granted a patent for a projector related application. In the patent filing, it’s...

Nokia Gets Patent For Self Charging Phone

03/06/2010, Self charging devices have been dreamt about for a long time now, and there have been many attempts to come up with a good implementation of such a concept. Now Nokia has managed to lay claims to a patent that could result in a self charging mobile phone...

Sony Patents Degradable Video Game Demos

03/06/2010, Sony has patented a new kind of video game demo, though it’s probably not the kind of video game demo that we’d want to get. The patent describes a demo that will have its features eroded over time, which just means that it will become less...

Could HTC Be Forced To Remotely Cripple Smartphones?

03/03/2010, By now you’ve probably read about the latest patent tiff between Apple and HTC, but what about the implications of such a suit? According to an intellectual property expert, one of the potential outcomes of this case is that the courts could rule...

Apple sues HTC over 20 patents

03/02/2010, Apple has announced that it is filing a lawsuit against HTC over the alleged infringement of about 20 patents that cover critical aspect of touch phones, like hardware, software and touch-display control. Some see the lawsuit as being directed at Google,...

Shape recognition to come on iMac screen?

02/25/2010, This Apple patent application involves something radically different, where it shows off an old-school iMac with a touchscreen display. Dubbed “Shape Detecting Input Device”, it was originally submitted a good half dozen years ago, with a...

Ducati working on frameless superbikes

02/23/2010, Mention Ducati and you know that you’re about to embark on an adrenaline-pumping trip, as the company is working on frameless superbikes. The first of these would be an aluminium version of its GP10’s revolutionary carbon design. This new...

Apple filing points toward forward-facing camera

02/19/2010, One of Apple’s more recent patent filings do show a development that ought to get people excited – we’re talking about making provisions for impoved picture and video recording performance on portable devices, alongside a handheld device...