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Microsoft’s Next Surface Pro Could Be Powered By Solar Energy
Solar energy is a great idea as it means that we don’t need to draw from our finite resources. However, apart from it being used to power homes and offices, we haven’t really seen it make its way into consumer electronics, at least not in a very big way, but Microsoft could be looking to change that.

Microsoft Patents A Smart Speaker With A Built-In Pico Projector
In the smart speaker space, it’s safe to say that Google and Amazon are currently dominating. For the most part, they are all similar in functionality, where they let you interact with digital assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa. We are also seeing smart displays, which are essentially smart speakers with a built-in display.

LG Patents A Smartphone Case With A Flexible Display
LG and Samsung maintain a pretty fierce rivalry, which is unsurprising given that both companies are huge in Korea, and that both of them pretty much compete in the same industries. This is why it was a bit surprising that following Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy Fold, LG did not follow suit with something similar of their own.

Doctor Sues Apple Over The Apple Watch’s Afib Detection Feature
One of the newer features in the Apple Watch is the ability for it to check whether or not the user is experiencing Afib. This is thanks to the built-in ECG monitoring tool that according to reports, has saved quite a number of lives ever since it was introduced. However, it seems that not everyone is enamored by the feature.

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Apple Might Not Have Completely Given Up On Its AirPower Wireless Charger Yet
Apple seemed like they were set to disrupt the wireless charging industry with the announcement of the AirPower back in 2017, but unfortunately after reports of various technical issues such as overheating and not being able to meet Apple’s standards and goals of what it should do, the company’s ultimately cancelled the product last year.

Apple Patent Fuels iPhone In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Rumors
With the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple made some design changes to the Touch Bar portion of the laptop, where they added a physical Esc key and also separated Touch ID from the Touch Bar itself. However, one of the changes that wasn’t widely-advertised is how Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro was changed from capacitive to optical.

Apple’s AR Headset Could Use Holographic Imaging
The problem with wearable headsets is that it can be cumbersome, especially for those who already wear glasses. This means that the added weight of the frame and the glasses could make it too heavy to be used for extended periods of time. However, it seems that Apple could have a rather unique and novel solution to that problem: holographic imaging.

Future iPhones Could Be Able To Tell Where On Your Body You’re Holding It
Our smartphones come with a variety of built-in sensors that can tell the orientation of the phone, whether its flat, on its side, and so on. This has been used in a number of applications, but it seems that Apple is interested in taking it to the next level with even more precise location detection.

Your Next Apple Watch Might Be Able To Tell If You’re Indoors Or Outdoors
If you’re trying to track a workout with your Apple Watch, you’ll have to manually select the activity from the watch itself. However, it seems that in the future, you may no longer have to. This is according to a recently discovered patent where it suggests that future Apple Watches might be able to tell if you’re indoors or outdoors.

Future Apple Watch Could Track Parkinson’s Disease
The Apple Watch is capable of many things such as detecting when a user falls, or an irregular heart beat, and it seems that in the future, it could come with sensors where it could also be capable of detecting if a person may be exhibiting symptoms and signs that they could have Parkinson’s disease or some kind of tremor related health issue.

Apple Patent Hints At A ‘Pro’ Version Of The Magic Mouse
Apple’s Magic Mouse has kept its design for many years already, and for the most part it works, but could there be a redesign in its future? That’s what a recently discovered patent seems to be hinting at, where it has been suggested that Apple could be working on a “pro” version of the Magic Mouse.

Apple’s iPhones Could Be The Literal Keys To The Rumored Apple Car
As many of you might have heard by now, there are rumors that Apple is interested in automobiles. Whether or not this will result in Apple actually creating their own Apple Car, or if they’re simply interested in supplying the infrastructure and platform to power future vehicles is unclear, but we might have an idea of how it all ties in together.

Apple Has A Way Of Reducing Motion Sickness In Cars
apple logoCar sickness is something that people suffer from, but it seems that when it comes to self-driving cars, it can be made worse. Companies such as Uber have been working on coming up with ways to try and combat that, and now it looks like Apple could be working on something similar as well.

Apple Could Apply Its TrueTone iPad Tech To A Car’s Interior Lighting
One of the display technologies that Apple employs in its iPads and iPhones is TrueTone. For those who are unfamiliar, TrueTone basically detects the ambient light around you and based on that, it will adjust the device’s display so that it will always render the correct kind of color regardless of the environment it is in, or at least that’s in theory.