Patent filing

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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10.16.12
Apple granted new patent for original iPad design
10.16.12

Apple granted new patent for original iPad design

We already know what some of you are thinking, but that doesn't change the reality on the ground:...

By J. Fingas,   10.16.12
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10.16.12
Google nabs design patent for left-eyed Google Glass, frees southpaws from tyranny
10.16.12

Google nabs design patent for left-eyed Google Glass, frees southpaws from tyranny

No more shall lefties wanting Google Glass toil under the oppression of right-handed overlords. No...

By J. Fingas,   10.16.12
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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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10.09.12
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...

By J. Fingas,   10.09.12
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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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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...

By J. Fingas,   09.25.12
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09.20.12
Apple trying for patent on electromotive charging, could use that confident stride to charge iPhones
09.20.12

Apple trying for patent on electromotive charging, could use that confident stride to charge iPhones

We've seen the concept of electromotive (movement-based) charging before, but it usually comes at...

By J. Fingas,   09.20.12
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09.20.12
Apple patent application has iPhones text when calls don't reach spotty coverage areas
09.20.12

Apple patent application has iPhones text when calls don't reach spotty coverage areas

If you're already using Android 4.0 or iOS 6, you're likely familiar with the option to send a pre...

By J. Fingas,   09.20.12
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