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10.17.13
Yup, Nokia's designing a watch too (update: video)
10.17.13

Yup, Nokia's designing a watch too (update: video)

Plenty of companies have been noodling around with the idea of wearable tech, but Nokia's always o...

By D. Cooper,   10.17.13
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08.22.13
Google applies for location-based security patent, locks down your phone on the go
08.22.13

Google applies for location-based security patent, locks down your phone on the go

Google's knack with location services helps us to get around, but hopefully, that same tech will s...

By D. Cooper,   08.22.13
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08.08.13
Apple applies for patent on 'audio hyperlinking' system for enhanced podcasts
08.08.13

Apple applies for patent on 'audio hyperlinking' system for enhanced podcasts

Patently Apple provided some insight into an Apple patent application published today by the US Pa...

By S. Sande,   08.08.13
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04.09.13
Nintendo lands 'remotely controlled mobile device control' patent
04.09.13

Nintendo lands 'remotely controlled mobile device control' patent

You know those goofy tennis racket peripherals that allow for Wiimote insertion? Or, perhaps more...

By D. Murph,   04.09.13
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01.24.13
Apple applies for patent on 'smart shoe' sensor
01.24.13

Apple applies for patent on 'smart shoe' sensor

If an Apple patent application is any indication, athletic shoes may start telling us when they...

By S. Sande,   01.24.13
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11.01.12
Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement
11.01.12

Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement

What kind of movement does a theft entail? Apple's in the process of figuring that out, today fili...

By B. Gilbert,   11.01.12
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10.23.12
Nikon patent would perfect the art of camera tossing, protect us from our folly
10.23.12

Nikon patent would perfect the art of camera tossing, protect us from our folly

If you're one of the more daring (or foolhardy) photographers out there, you've tried camera tossi...

By J. Fingas,   10.23.12
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10.12.12
Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque
10.12.12

Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque

While Apple has flirted with biometric-based patents before, we've yet to see them implemented in...

By N. Lee,   10.12.12
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10.04.12
Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming
10.04.12

Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming

If the minutiae of people's lives crowd your feeds and drive you to frustration, you really won't...

By J. Rigg,   10.04.12
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