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Facebook Patent Hints At Ride Sharing Plans

01/29/2016, Facebook wants to be a lot of things. It wants to be a platform for businesses to sell products, sell ads, be a promotional platform for musicians and bands, virtual reality, live video streaming, and at one point in time, they also wanted to be...

Apple Patent Hints At Smaller Camera For Future iPhones

01/26/2016, If there is one design element that many iPhone users really dislike about Apple’s new iPhones, is that the camera lens is jutting out a bit too much. Unless you have a case, placing your iPhone on the table could potentially scratch the lens, or at...

Microsoft Patent Points To Possible Surface Pen Recharger System

01/19/2016, It goes without saying that any new iteration of hardware would most definitely come with its fair share of improvements, and that is what has happened with the Microsoft Surface series, with the Surface Pro 4 being a surefire improvement compared to the...

Samsung Patents Smartphone Case With S Pen Built-In

01/15/2016, At the moment the only Samsung devices to come with an S Pen built into them would be the company’s series of Galaxy Note handsets and tablets. However what if one day Samsung were to make the S Pen more freely available to non-Note handsets as well?...

Apple Patents Apple Watch Band That Can Double As A Protective Case

01/14/2016, Apple has created several different bands for the Apple Watch. All of them are designed for aesthetic purposes, so depending on whether you want to exude a sporty image, smart casual, or luxurious, there’s a band for it. However according to a recent...

Canon Patent Lets You Switch From DSLR To Mirrorless

01/08/2016, If you’re tired of using your phone to snap photos and want to take things to the next level, you might be considering investing in a mirrorless or a DSLR camera. The former is obviously a more compact option and seems to herald a new wave of cameras....

Apple Accused Of Stealing Heart Rate Sensor Technology

01/05/2016, With wearables, the common method of gathering heart rate information is through a laser system that continuously scans your wrist for your heart rate, versus more traditional methods that involves strapping a sensor to your chest. However it seems that...

Apple Patent Lets You Send Money Through iMessage

01/04/2016, Right now Apple has Apple Pay. Through Apple Pay, users are able to pay for purchases made in real-life, as well as make purchases online. However if there is one feature that Apple Pay does not have is that it can’t send money directly to other users....

Ford Patent Turns Your Car’s Rear Wheel Into A Unicycle

12/29/2015, One of the bad things about driving a car versus a motorbike is that when you’re stuck in traffic, you really have no choice but to wait. On a motorbike, however, you can squeeze your way in between vehicles if there is enough room. However, Ford wants...

ITC Judge Rules That NVIDIA Infringed Upon Samsung’s Patents

12/23/2015, While the whole Apple vs Samsung patent battle has somewhat died down, there is another legal battle that has been going on and this time it involves NVIDIA and Samsung. The lawsuit was launched last year in which NVIDIA sued Samsung. However Samsung then...

Apple & Ericsson Finally Agree On A Patent Deal

12/21/2015, If you guys can recall, earlier this year there was a bit of legal drama between Apple and Ericsson. Basically Ericsson claimed that Apple had infringed upon their patent, and Apple said that they didn’t. This has been going on for a while now but it...

Samsung Patent Describes Interchangeable Lens For Smartphones

12/11/2015, One of the advantages to modular smartphones is that you can swap out components as needed. For example if you don’t like the camera on your phone, you can swap it out for another with more megapixels, different aperture, different zoom, and etc. But...

Nintendo Patent Hints At Possible Nintendo NX Controller

12/10/2015, As many gamers have already heard, Nintendo has a new console in the works called the Nintendo NX. Unfortunately apart from the name, next to nothing is known about the device save for the fact that Nintendo has promised that the console will surprise...

Apple Patent Suggests Method Of Waterproofing The iPhone

12/10/2015, There have been rumors that the next iPhone could be waterproof. It is an odd rumor especially when you consider that Apple usually pays more attention to the design of its products, as opposed to thinking about ways to protect it and make it more durable...