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01.17.14
Disney abandons 'Star Wars 1313' trademark
01.17.14

Disney abandons 'Star Wars 1313' trademark

Family-friendly megacorporation Disney has allowed its trademark on Star Wars 1313 to lapse, likely...

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01.17.14
Sony patent filing would let you reshape your PlayStation Move controller
01.17.14

Sony patent filing would let you reshape your PlayStation Move controller

Typically, motion controllers aren't very good at adapting to different gameplay situations -- not...

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12.31.13
Google wants to make your mundane conversations into quirky online comics
12.31.13

Google wants to make your mundane conversations into quirky online comics

Deep down, we'd all like to believe our text-based interactions are worthy of Calvin & Hobbes-...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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