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06.29.12
Google+ patent app details myFaves-like carrier contacts integration with social network circles
06.29.12

Google+ patent app details myFaves-like carrier contacts integration with social network circles

With more carriers pushing unlimited calling plans, we can't say there's necessarily a need for th...

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06.22.12
Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass
06.22.12

Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass

Google might not realize it, but Project Glass isn't alone in the patent race these days. Sony has...

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06.22.12
Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor
06.22.12

Samsung files patents for robot that mimics human walking and breathing, ratchets up the creepy factor

As much as Samsung is big on robots, it hasn't gone all-out on the idea until a just-published qua...

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06.21.12
Google files for a patent on peer-to-peer location finding, says cell tower triangulation is for chumps
06.21.12

Google files for a patent on peer-to-peer location finding, says cell tower triangulation is for chumps

Crowdsourcing map data itself isn't a surprise; it's been the cornerstone of OpenStreetMap and is...

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06.15.12
Microsoft applies to patent gesture-based MIDI interface, turn us all into Jean Michel Jarre
06.15.12

Microsoft applies to patent gesture-based MIDI interface, turn us all into Jean Michel Jarre

Microsoft has applied to patent a free-space gesture controller for a MIDI interface that could se...

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06.15.12
'Free form' lens over mobile display could improve audio and haptics, says Motorola patent filing
06.15.12

'Free form' lens over mobile display could improve audio and haptics, says Motorola patent filing

It's hard to tell exactly what Motorola is thinking of here, but it probably isn't a billowing she...

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06.15.12
Microsoft applies to patent gaze-tracking camera, wants to stare into your eyes
06.15.12

Microsoft applies to patent gaze-tracking camera, wants to stare into your eyes

See that complication of a line-drawing above? Well that's Microsoft describing how it would like...

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06.15.12
Nokia patent filing uses steering wheel touch for media controls, turns your radio on with that lovin' feeling
06.15.12

Nokia patent filing uses steering wheel touch for media controls, turns your radio on with that lovin' feeling

Nokia has only ever had a fleeting involvement with cars, but if it brings a just-published patent...

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06.14.12
Apple files for a patent on an iPhone with swappable lenses, picky mobile photographers rejoice
06.14.12

Apple files for a patent on an iPhone with swappable lenses, picky mobile photographers rejoice

Taking phone photography seriously is certainly possible. Short of tacking on a slightly ludicrous...

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