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12.26.13
Apple may let you tag iPhone photos using your voice
12.26.13

Apple may let you tag iPhone photos using your voice

Tagging greatly simplifies photo searches, but it can be a cumbersome process -- just ask anyone w...

By J. Fingas,   12.26.13
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12.19.13
Motorola shows how it could make smartwatches with flexible displays
12.19.13

Motorola shows how it could make smartwatches with flexible displays

Motorola has already filed for patents on both wrist-worn gadgets and flexible displays. Today, we...

By J. Fingas,   12.19.13
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12.10.13
Sony patents Move-like touchscreen joystick
12.10.13

Sony patents Move-like touchscreen joystick

A new Sony patent was published earlier this week detailing a controller that looks like a cross be...

By E. Cavalli,   12.10.13
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12.08.13
Huawei files trademark for PhoPad, but shouldn't be worried about anyone taking the name
12.08.13

Huawei files trademark for PhoPad, but shouldn't be worried about anyone taking the name

Huawei filed a trademark for a "PhoPad" with the USPTO this week. There's no guarantee that the ma...

By B. Molen,   12.08.13
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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...

By J. Rigg,   11.21.13
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11.07.13
Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat
11.07.13

Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat

Okay, where to start on this one? Simply put, Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone wi...

By S. Dent,   11.07.13
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10.21.13
Samsung's Protection Plus trademark hints at new take on extended warranties
10.21.13

Samsung's Protection Plus trademark hints at new take on extended warranties

Samsung already has extended warranties, but you'd be forgiven if you didn't notice them -- they'r...

By J. Fingas,   10.21.13
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10.17.13
Apple retains multitouch patent thanks to Patent Office ruling, forces competition to seek alternatives
10.17.13

Apple retains multitouch patent thanks to Patent Office ruling, forces competition to seek alternatives

Sorry, anonymous Apple multitouch patent challenger -- your victory isn't only temporary, it's als...

By M. Moon,   10.17.13
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10.15.13
Google gesture patent would let Glass wearers 'heart' real-world objects
10.15.13

Google gesture patent would let Glass wearers 'heart' real-world objects

As it stands, Google Glass doesn't have a simple way of cataloging real-world items -- you have to...

By J. Fingas,   10.15.13
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