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10.09.12
Amazon patents online haggling system that keeps buyers, sellers on the up and up
10.09.12

Amazon patents online haggling system that keeps buyers, sellers on the up and up

Haggling is so popular that it's virtually mandatory in some parts of the world, and yet it's rare...

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09.25.12
Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve
09.25.12

Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

It's been 30 years since we saw Deckard track down replicants by having a machine "enhance" pictur...

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09.05.12
Google patents buyer-specific price drops for follow-up sales, can tell if you're a cheapskate
09.05.12

Google patents buyer-specific price drops for follow-up sales, can tell if you're a cheapskate

Ever been tempted to rent a movie again, but thought the price was just a little too dear? Google...

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08.28.12
Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged
08.28.12

Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouT...

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08.21.12
Google grabs glove-based input patent, could spell out gesture control
08.21.12

Google grabs glove-based input patent, could spell out gesture control

Google might have already patented some nifty eye-tracking controls, but that doesn't mean it isn'...

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08.14.12
Apple gets patent for in-cell touch display with impeccable timing
08.14.12

Apple gets patent for in-cell touch display with impeccable timing

So Apple could be working on an iPhone with a thinner display, you say. Look what we have here, po...

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08.14.12
Google's smartphone patent doesn't mind which end you talk into
08.14.12

Google's smartphone patent doesn't mind which end you talk into

The rectangular, predominantly symmetrical nature of most smartphones means if you're not looking,...

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08.07.12
Apple lands patent for NFC-ready shopping app, could make impulse spending an iPhone tap away
08.07.12

Apple lands patent for NFC-ready shopping app, could make impulse spending an iPhone tap away

Apple has been filing more than its fair share of NFC-related patents, but it was just granted wha...

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08.07.12
Google gets patent for eye tracking-based unlock system, shifty looks get you access
08.07.12

Google gets patent for eye tracking-based unlock system, shifty looks get you access

Look up. Now down. Back up here again? Imagine having to do that every time you wanted to unlock y...

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