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Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Facial Detection And Recognition

12/03/2013, With the iPhone 5s, Apple has introduced Touch ID which basically provides its users a layer of security that identifies the user through their fingerprints. While Touch ID is reported to be pretty decent and responsive, it does not mean that it is the...

Samsung Patent Reveals Idea For Better One Handed Smartphone Use

12/02/2013, While large screen phones are great for surfing the web, watching videos, and playing games, there are times when it might actually be a hindrance. For example one handed use might not be possible for those with small hands, which is why Samsung’s...

DSS Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

11/28/2013, Apple has more often than not been the party that brings someone else to court, but this time around, they are on the receiving end of a lawsuit after being sued by patent company DSS Technology Management. The reason for this lawsuit? DSS claims that...

Nokia Patent Wants To Use Your Face And Your Mood As Emoticons

11/28/2013, Emoticons do a great job of conveying how we feel when we send instant messages. A smiley face could indicate happiness, while a frown could indicate displeasure. But what if there is no emoticon for whatever you’re feeling at the moment, and what if...

Apple Patent Reveals Lytro-like Camera Plans

11/27/2013, We’re sure you guys have heard of the Lytro camera which for those unfamiliar, is a rather unique camera in the sense that you could shoot your photos first and focus on specific portions of the photo later. This allowed photographers to capture images...

Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Liquidmetal

11/21/2013, Back in 2012 we had heard the rumors that Apple was planning on making an iPhone out of the liquidmetal alloy, which was backed up by the inventor of liquidmetal who claims that such a feat could happen in a few years’ time. While it remains to be seen...

Microsoft Files For Quiet Time Patent Application

11/17/2013, We have seen an earlier patent application by Microsoft that had something to do with a skin sensing bezel on a potential tablet down the road, and here we are with yet another patent application by the software giant, where it could be used to help...

Microsoft Patent Shows Off Skin Sensing Bezel

11/17/2013, Could the tablet and Ultrabook scene change in a few short years’ time? Perhaps, assuming this particular new patent that was filed by Microsoft becomes a standard issue feature in upcoming devices of the two niches mentioned earlier on. Apparently,...

Pressure-sensitive Touchscreen Displays Revealed In Apple Patent

11/12/2013, According to a rumor we had heard recently, Apple was supposedly working on a couple of new iPhones that would launch next year. Not only will these two devices sport noticeably larger displays, but were rumored to have a pressure-sensitive touchscreen as...

Nokia Patents Foldable Batteries

11/08/2013, One of the things about flexible phones is not only does the display itself need to be flexible, but the rest of the components as well. After all if a screen is flexible but its innards, such as its circuits and battery is not, there’s only so much one...

Apple Patents Method For Gifting iBooks

10/24/2013, In real-life, one is able to gift friends and family just about anything, such as albums, clothing, toys, gadgets, books, and etc., but online is a different story, at least as far as digital content is concerned. As it stands in the iTunes Store, users...