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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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10.03.13
Google applies for patent on gesture-based car controls
10.03.13

Google applies for patent on gesture-based car controls

So far, in-car gestures aren't useful for much more than raging at the driver that just cut you of...

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09.19.13
Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine
09.19.13

Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine

The phrase "virtual book club" may not conjure romantic visions of low-lit rooms and vintage wines...

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08.29.13
Motorola files patent application for a gaze-detecting wristworn device
08.29.13

Motorola files patent application for a gaze-detecting wristworn device

These days, wearable tech is a beast that cannot be stopped, even if we wanted to (we don't). We r...

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08.27.13
Apple patent shares your music's tempo to start private dance parties
08.27.13

Apple patent shares your music's tempo to start private dance parties

Headphone parties, or silent discos, seldom translate well to mobile devices -- the likelihood tha...

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08.13.13
Google patents drag-and-drop content sharing with nearby groups
08.13.13

Google patents drag-and-drop content sharing with nearby groups

Proximity-based content sharing systems for mobile tend to focus on one-at-a-time transfers -- see...

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