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.


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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.


Future Samsung TVs Could Be Completely Wireless

At the moment the majority of our electronics required wired connections to keep them powered on. However Samsung appears to be exploring technology that could potentially one day result in TVs that are completely free of wires. This is based on a recently discovered patent by the folks at LetsGoDigital.


Apple Has An Idea On How To Prevent Flexible Displays From Cracking

Are foldable phones the future? That’s hard to say given that no one has one yet and it has yet to be decided if the concept is pure novelty or if it truly represents the next evolution in terms of smartphone design. While Apple has kept mum about their plans or thoughts on such devices, they have been quietly exploring the idea.


Future Apple Watch Could Automatically Tighten Its Band

The way the Apple Watch is tightened on the wearer’s wrist is by the user manually tightening it themselves. This changes from time to time depending on your weight gain, but it seems that in the future, your Apple Watch could tighten itself based on how loose or tight the device is on your wrist.


Apple Could Be Looking To Introduce Reverse Wireless Charging Across Their Products

One of the features that we’re starting to see catch on these days is the introduction of reverse wireless charging. Huawei introduced this in their handset and if the rumors are true, Samsung could be introducing a similar feature to the upcoming Galaxy S10 handset as well, so it’s not surprising that Apple could be exploring the idea too.


Future Apple Watches Could Feature A Flexible Display

The Apple Watch features a fixed display as most watches do, but it seems that Apple could be exploring the idea that one day the Apple Watch could sport a flexible display that would wrap around the wearer’s wrist. This is according to a recently discovered patent by Foldable News which suggests that Apple is looking into an Apple Watch with a flexible screen.


It Looks Like Apple Is Exploring Foldable Phones As Well

Foldable phones are set to be a pretty hot trend in 2019, and so far we know that companies such as Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are exploring the technology and could possibly launch such devices. However it seems that even Apple could get in on the action, thanks to a recent patent which suggests that Apple could be exploring the idea well.