Apple Patent Hints At 5G Plans And A Metal Oxide Gas Sensor For The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch currently supports LTE, but given that 5G is expected to be the future of mobile connectivity, we imagine that in the future, Apple will most likely release an Apple Watch that will support 5G, and thanks to a recently discovered patent by Patently Apple, it seems that Apple has actually patented such a device.


Apple Granted Patent For Face ID On Mac Computers

Face ID was introduced a couple of years ago to the iPhone X. It was later brought over to the iPad Pro, so the question is, when will it be brought over to the Mac? It does seem like quite a natural transition after all, and the good news is that Apple looks like they are exploring the idea as well.


Apple Patents A Way To Make The iPhone Even More Waterproof

In recent years, Apple has introduced water-resistance to its iPhones. However, it should be noted that Apple has never advertised its phones to be completely waterproof, just water-resistant up to a certain point. However, the company is looking at ways to improve on that, thanks to a recently-discovered patent.


Samsung’s Next Foldable Trick Could Be A Pair Of Augmented Reality Glasses

Samsung has been working on foldable displays for a while now, and last we checked, the company is expected to launch its first commercially available foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The handset has since been delayed from its launch, but it seems that in the meantime, the company is coming up with new ideas on how to use its foldable tech, although not in the way you might think.


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Apple Exploring The Idea Of Wirelessly Charging Electric Cars

At the moment, the way electric cars are charged is by plugging it into a charger, much like our phones, tablets, and so on. This isn’t really an issue, but the problem is that we imagine that over time as more electric cars populate the market, it means that these charging stations could get quite busy.


Google Patents A Crazy Foldable Phone Design With Four Displays

At the moment when it comes to foldable phones, the most obvious design is a phone that opens and closes like a book. This is the design that both Samsung and Huawei have adopted for their upcoming foldable handsets. However, it seems that Google might have taken that idea and run with it.


Future Alexa Devices Might Work Without Requiring A Wake Word

Smart speaker devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod are always listening for their wake word. This prevents them from being used all the time and it also affords customers some semblance of privacy, where it is presumed that these devices are not listening to them until their wake words are spoken.


Patent Reveals Apple’s Radical Plan For In-Display Fingerprint Scanners

When Apple launched the iPhone X and its successors, it felt like Touch ID for the iPhone was pretty much dead, and that facial recognition is the future that Apple will be embracing. However, interestingly enough, not everyone thinks that. In fact, various patent filings in the past show that Apple is still very much exploring new approaches and applications for fingerprint scanners.


Microsoft Patents An Xbox Controller With Braille Readout

We know that as far as making its consoles more accessible to gamers with disabilities, Microsoft has been making some pretty decent progress on that front. Just last year the company unveiled a new controller for the Xbox One that can be customized to make it more accessible for certain gamers.


Yes, It Looks Like Apple Is Still Exploring In-Display Fingerprint Tech

There’s something to be said about using fingerprints as a security measure instead of your face. While we don’t deny that Apple’s Face ID tech works really well and might be more secure than a fingerprint, but the fact that you can’t unlock your phone unless you look directly at it can be annoying at times.


Apple Is Researching MagSafe-Like Charging Cables

Many were undoubtedly disappointed when Apple opted to replace the MagSafe charging adapter in favor of USB-C. This is because the MagSafe adapter used magnets to connect the cable to laptops like the MacBook Pro, making it easy to detach when tripped on. At the same time, it is understandable that Apple would want to make the move to USB-C.


Your Future Apple Watch And iPhone Will Tell You If You Stink

Our smart devices these days are becoming increasingly capable, where they have the ability to measure things like our heart rate. However, it seems that in the future, the Apple Watch and iPhone could become more capable at reading certain aspects of our health, such as maybe even our body odor.


Future Mac Computers Could Power Its Wireless Accessories

Right now the majority of our wireless accessories for our computers are largely powered by batteries, such as our keyboards and mice. What this means is that in the event the battery runs out, we’d be left with a dead accessory and will need to recharge it to use again. For the most part, there are usually warnings provided well in advance to let us know when battery levels are […]


Your Next iMac Could Track And Monitor Your Health

At the moment the Apple Watch is the only device from Apple that can read your health, such as your heart rate. There are rumors that Apple could also be bringing similar features to future iterations of the AirPods, but now it seems that Apple is interested in bringing health tracking features to future Mac computers as well.