Patent,application

08.08.13
Apple seeks patent to control devices with audio 'hyperlinks'
08.08.13

Apple seeks patent to control devices with audio 'hyperlinks'

Remember when Lady Gaga pinged smartphones and presumably alarmed dogs by transmitting inaudible,...

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02.14.13
Sony patent application reveals multi-sensor control surface called EyePad, of all things
02.14.13

Sony patent application reveals multi-sensor control surface called EyePad, of all things

Patents, we love 'em. When else do we get to peek directly into the idea-pantry of big companies l...

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08.30.12
Amazon applies for dual-display device patent, where e-ink and LCD play nice together
08.30.12

Amazon applies for dual-display device patent, where e-ink and LCD play nice together

Been holding out on that Kindle Fire purchase because you just can't wean yourself off the eye-fri...

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08.23.12
RIM tries to patent system-generated blog entries, we quietly update our resumés
08.23.12

RIM tries to patent system-generated blog entries, we quietly update our resumés

Research in Motion has applied to patent a system for automatically drafting a blog entry on your...

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08.23.12
Microsoft wants to patent 'life streaming,' turn your whole life into Jersey Shore
08.23.12

Microsoft wants to patent 'life streaming,' turn your whole life into Jersey Shore

Imagine a reality TV show that's starring you, recorded by you and directed by Microsoft? That's t...

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08.09.12
Samsung files for patent on safe taxi service, we hope we never fully test it
08.09.12

Samsung files for patent on safe taxi service, we hope we never fully test it

Anyone who often relies on taxi service to get around, as good as it can be, has likely had a driv...

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08.02.12
Microsoft patent applications take Kinect into mobile cameras, movie-making
08.02.12

Microsoft patent applications take Kinect into mobile cameras, movie-making

Microsoft has never been shy about its ambitions for Kinect's depth sensing abilities. A pair of p...

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08.02.12
Apple seeks patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display
08.02.12

Apple seeks patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display

According to a patent application made public by the USPTO this morning (and originally filed a ye...

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07.06.12
Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)
07.06.12

Apple still trying for water damage indicator patent, drop-prone device owners twitch (update: granted)

Apple has already sought to patent some elaborate water damage detection methods, but it's also a...

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