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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...

Amazon Smartphone Confirmed To Feature 3D Object Recognition

10/21/2013, It does seem as though the upcoming smartphone from Amazon has been confirmed to feature a real world 3D object recognition/matching service confirmed, and this particular bit of confirmation has arrived via a patent app. Additional information is leaking...

Nikon Patent Hints At Camera With Interchangeable Sensors

09/29/2013, Megapixels are one of the things that camera manufacturers love to tout and use as a tool to market their products, although many photographers will tell you that the megapixels don’t really matter that much unless you’re planning to print huge...

Apple Patent Wants To Bring Autographs To Ebooks

09/26/2013, With the creation of eBooks and its readers and apps, the need to go out to a bookstore and purchase a physical copy of a book is no longer necessary. Personally I prefer holding a physical book over a tablet any day, but that’s just personal...

Samsung Patent Reveals Folding Keyboard For Tablets

09/26/2013, One of the cool things about the Microsoft Surface tablet would be its keyboard accessory, which when not in use can be folded up and used as a cover for the tablet at the same time. Perhaps Samsung is thinking about something similar for their future...

Apple Patent Reveals Swype-like Keyboard For iOS Devices

09/24/2013, Android users are probably familiar with the Swype keyboard which basically allows users to type on their phones just by swiping (or “swyping”) between characters versus pecking at individual letters one at a time. In fact one iOS developer has event...

Tesla Patents Battery Pack That Could Hit 400 Miles

09/22/2013, If there is one major drawback about electric powered cars, it would be this – their range is not exactly what you call worth checking out if you plan to travel long distance without having to make too many stops along the way. Having said that,...

European Apple Patent Corroborates Plans For A Fingerprint Scanner

09/08/2013, According to the rumors, it is widely believed that the iPhone 5S could debut a new hardware feature in the form of a fingerprint scanner that would be embedded in the home button of the phone. This rumor has been corroborated by leaked packaging photos...

Microsoft Patent Filing Shows Off Surface 2 Kickstand Features

09/05/2013, We do know that Microsoft has already started to work on a next generation Surface tablet, calling it the Surface 2, but here we are with a new patent application from Microsoft that redefines the new hinge. This particular patent will allow the surface...