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Google Patents New Device That Wants You To Smell Good

02/16/2015, Google has certainly gone through many growing pains to be where it is today – and this time around, their latest patent has nothing to do with search or computers, but rather, it will be a piece of wearable technology that intends to do away with...

Samsung Patent Hints At Galaxy K Zoom’s 2015 Successor

02/10/2015, In 2013 Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom which was basically felt like a compact camera with smartphone features. Samsung then followed up with the Galaxy K zoom in 2014, so could 2015 be the year we expect yet another smartphone camera device from...

Apple Patent Suggests Embedding Fingerprint Sensors In The Display

02/06/2015, Apple’s newer iOS devices all come with Touch ID installed in the home button, but could there be a better and more elegant way of introducing fingerprint technology? As it turns out there is, and it is inside the display itself. This is according to a...

Samsung Patent Reveals Phone With Dual Curved Displays

02/01/2015, Last year Samsung took the wraps off the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. For those who might be unfamiliar with the device, it’s basically a smartphone where one side of its display is curved. This act as a secondary display of sorts and can be used to...

Apple Wants To Build A Joystick Into Your iPhone’s Home Button

01/15/2015, There is a good majority of phones these days that have ditched the physical home button, instead relying on capacitive buttons to do the work. This has its benefits as this means less wear and tear, an issue that iPhone owners are probably very familiar...

Ericsson And Apple To Battle It Out In Court

01/14/2015, Ericsson has tangled with Samsung in the courtroom before, and the legal battles between Samsung and Apple are well documented. Having said that, it seems as though we are going to see another courtroom battle fought out – this time with Ericsson...

Samsung Is Runner Up For New USPTO patents Awarded In 2014

01/12/2015, Second place is the first loser – that is what I saw on a “No Fear” tee many years ago, and while it drips with some bit of sarcasm, there is also truth in that. However, context is always important, so it is no mean feat for Samsung to be the...

Samsung Smart Glove Patent Filed

01/07/2015, Hmmm, it looks as though the “smart” prefix is about to apply itself in the world of gloves, going to prove yet again that truth can be stranger than fiction. After all, Samsung did pull a fast one – or at least, attempt to do so in last...

Apple Gets New Patent Granted

12/30/2014, We have learned that Apple has been granted a spanking new patent by the USPTO today, where this particular patent would offer the description of a new kind of stylus in detail, which would allow it to capture handwriting directly from a user, even as the...

Microsoft Patents Eye-Tracking Keyboard

12/26/2014, While some of us still prefer tapping out keys on the keyboard when typing on our smartphones and tablets, there are some who believe that using keyboards like Swype is a faster alternative. For those who are unfamiliar with Swype, it’s basically a...

Nortel Patents Put On Sale For $900 Million

12/25/2014, Rockstar Consortium, an outfit that picked up the patent portfolio of bankrupt telecoms firm Nortel, has decided to sell of most of the technology involved to a company that touts itself to be a dedicated crusader of reducing patent litigation. RPX...

Apple Patent Hints At More Secure Touch ID Unlocking

12/22/2014, Touch ID is a feature Apple introduced in the iPhone 5s that allowed users to unlock their phone and enter their Apple ID password without having to type anything as it uses fingerprint recognition. While it does seem to be pretty secure enough, could it...