08/15/2013, There have been rumors in the past that NFC could be one of the features that would make its way into Apple’s iPhone, and while Apple’s Phil Schiller explained why NFC is missing from the iPhone, it has not stopped the rumor mill from suggesting otherwise. Well a recent patent by Apple has been spotted that seems to suggest that Apple has toyed with the idea of NFC in their […]
08/15/2013, One of the banes of headphones attached to your phone or media player is that when you put them in your pocket, the connectors tend to bend a little, and as careful as you try to be, over time the connectors will bend to the point where the wires inside either break or lose their connectivity, thus rendering your headphones useless until it is repaired. Apple’s own series of earphones […]
08/14/2013, Samsung has recently sent out invites to an event on the 4th of September which will be held prior to IFA 2013 in Berlin. While the agenda has yet to be revealed, the phrase “note the date” hints strongly at the possibility of the Galaxy Note 3 being announced and while we have seen several prototypes (alleged) of the Galaxy Note 3 hit the web, we have no idea what […]
08/13/2013, One of the great things about Google Glass is that it allows the wearer to bring up information directly in front of them, snap photos, record videos, and view maps, just to name a few of its features, but wouldn’t it be even more awesome if it could actually know what you were looking at specifically and could bring up info on that? That’s what a recent patent filed by […]
08/08/2013, While sometimes it is fun to see the guts of our hardware through transparent casings and what not, it is safe to say that the novelty of such designs can wear off pretty fast and transparent chassis hardly exudes the feeling of sleekness and elegance. However it seems that Sony could once again be toying with the idea of launching a possible transparent camera thanks to a recently filed patent. […]
08/08/2013, Earlier this morning, there was an Apple patent filing that was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which informed the world of a method of encoding hyperlinks within an audio stream, where it would then offer content creators the ability to link to other media, alongside the option to control a device’s user interface with either a song or a podcast, now how about that? Calling this particular […]
08/06/2013, Having an Android device that doesn’t have a security lock means you’re able to use app shortcuts from your lock screen, making it easy for you to access often-used applications. Unfortunately, it also means your device is completely available to be used by anyone who picks it up, which makes locking your device a necessity at the cost of being unable to launch an application straight from the lock screen. […]
08/02/2013, Patents are the new kind of “ammunition” for companies these days, and in a particular patent that Microsoft filed in 2012 (which has obviously been made public), it depicted an idea to churn out augmented reality glasses for gamers, especially for those involved in multiplayer gaming. The patent request was for “the system and related methods for inviting a potential player to participate in a multiplayer game via a user-mounted […]
08/02/2013, Patent wars are pretty common these days in the tech world, where companies are suing each other over infringement of certain pieces of hardware technology, while others are suing over software features. Granted some of these cases do get out of hand and drag on for too long, but given that some companies spend years developing their technology only to have it “stolen”, we can see why they are so […]
07/31/2013, Most, if not all, smartphones are shaped like rectangles, although we guess the devil is in the details, but what about Samsung? So far we’ve seen Samsung’s devices designed using the company’s “nature inspired” language, but what does the future hold for them? Well thanks to a patent spotted by Patent Bolt, perhaps what we might be looking at is the future of Samsung’s smartphones. As you can see in […]
07/17/2013, Earlier this year it was reported that Google Glass would come in a prescription version, allowing those of us who wear glasses to enjoy the technology as well. However it wasn’t clear as to how this would work; would it be a pair of Google Glasses that could attach to any pair of regular spectacles, or would it be a pair of prescription glasses that would come with the Google […]
07/14/2013, Samsung is suspected to be working on a new PadFone-like device.
07/04/2013, Yet another of Apple's patent filings revealed to show self-adjusting earbud headphones that have noise cancelling technology.
07/03/2013, Boston University sues Apple for an alleged 1997 patent infringement.