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Transparent Texting Patent Granted To Apple

03/27/2014, The USPTO has smiled on Apple yet again, where this time around, they have granted Apple a patent for transparent texting. What is transparent texting all about? Well, it happens to enable your smartphone to make use of any video input from the camera...

Lenovo Spends $100 Million Acquiring New Patents And Licenses

03/21/2014, Not too long ago, Lenovo announced their plans to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google. Many probably assumed they’d be getting everything, but that really isn’t the case. In fact Google will still be holding onto some of the patents of Motorola...

Apple Patent Describes New Method Of Preserving Battery Life

03/20/2014, These days manufacturers are starting to get a bit smarter when it comes to managing battery life on smartphones. Some, like Samsung, have opted for ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture which basically has less powerful cores managing smaller tasks, while the...

Apple Stylus With Multitouch Nib A Possibility

03/20/2014, Apple does have its fair share of patents underneath their belt, and this has not stopped them from amassing even more patents. Right now, one of their more interesting patents that have been sniffed out would be a stylus that sports an extendable nib...

Siri Might Nag You Into Taking Your Medication Soon

03/18/2014, For those of us who have gotten on in age, you know that some parts of our bodies are not what they used to be when we were much younger. Our eyesight and hearing begins to fail, and we might end up popping more pills than we might be comfortable with....

ZiiLabs Tales Samsung And Apple To Court Over Patent Infringement

03/13/2014, The enemy of my enemy is my friend, or so the saying goes. While Samsung and Apple have been duking it out at courts over the past few years concerning the various patent infringements that one has accused the other of, along comes ZiiLabs. ZiiLabs has...

Apple Patent Describes Phone With Detachable Camera Lens

03/13/2014, One of the ways companies market their smartphones is by boasting its camera’s capabilities. To a certain extent megapixels are still used as ammunition when it comes to marketing a camera, but as we all know, megapixels don’t determine a camera’s...

Apple Patent Reveals A Method For Improving Pedometer Accuracy

03/13/2014, Word on the street has it that Apple might be interested in entering the wearable tech market with a device known as the iWatch, or at least that’s what everyone has dubbed it tentatively for now. Not much is known about the device, at least officially,...

Nokia Patents Swiss Roll-Like Battery

03/12/2014, For a phone to be truly flexible, what it needs is more than just a display than can be bent. We’ve seen LG and Samsung attempt to create phones with slightly more obvious curves, but they are only curved to a certain extent. What companies need next is...

Apple Technology Takes Device Aging Into Consideration

03/11/2014, Earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday has issued Apple a patent that describes how this new technology is able to monitor the aging of a device’s electronics, where it will then make a comparison of the data against a global...

Nokia Patent Hints At Interactive Bezels

03/09/2014, Bezels are a necessary part of screens, although in some cases they actually detract from the overall design as they can be too thick. Over the years we’ve seen bezels shrink to the point where it’s almost invisible, but at the same time what this...

BlackBerry Keyboard Patent Hints At Windermere’s Features

03/07/2014, So earlier last month, we caught wind of a BlackBerry device that was given the codename Windermere. As to how real this device is remains to be seen, but one of the interesting aspects of the phone isn’t so much its odd design, but its unique keyboard...

Emergency iPhone Modes A Future Possibility

03/06/2014, Today is the day that the US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple that is entitled “Mobile Emergency Attack and Failsafe Detection.” If you were to turn back the clock by five years or so, that was when...