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11.21.13
Sony's SmartWig patent is a real head-scratcher
11.21.13

Sony's SmartWig patent is a real head-scratcher

Most large tech companies are either making wearable devices, or at least showing an interest in t...

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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...

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09.19.13
Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine
09.19.13

Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine

The phrase "virtual book club" may not conjure romantic visions of low-lit rooms and vintage wines...

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08.29.13
Motorola files patent application for a gaze-detecting wristworn device
08.29.13

Motorola files patent application for a gaze-detecting wristworn device

These days, wearable tech is a beast that cannot be stopped, even if we wanted to (we don't). We r...

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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...

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08.08.13
Microsoft wants to give callers email-like 'important' flag
08.08.13

Microsoft wants to give callers email-like 'important' flag

If you get a lot of work-related email, there's a good chance that you've seen the misuse of prior...

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08.08.13
Microsoft patent application details Illumiroom-like projection system
08.08.13

Microsoft patent application details Illumiroom-like projection system

Normally, patent applications have us guesstimating at future implementations, but not so with thi...

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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...

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07.19.13
Sony files a patent for tagging photos and files with your vital signs
07.19.13

Sony files a patent for tagging photos and files with your vital signs

In today's sci-fi-inches-closer-to-reality news, Sony has filed a patent application with the Unit...

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