Is This Samsung’s All-Aluminum Galaxy S5?

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A new Samsung patent may give us hints as to what Samsung is envisioning for its flagship smartphone range as it moves away from the plastic body construction to more premium materials to stay competitive with rivals HTC and Apple. Whereas LG and Sony have both been using glass on their current flagship Optimus G […]

How Apple’s New iPhone Camera Patent Stacks Up Against Other Camera Phones

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Though Apple had largely helped to popularize mobile phone photography thanks to the iPhone, many would argue that Apple’s camera chops are lagging behind competitors today. Though the iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel shooter does a remarkable job, it lags the marketing push behind HTC’s Ultrapixel camera on the HTC One, Nokia’s impressive PureView technologies, and Sony’s […]

Apple’s Latest Notebook Patent Continues to Make PCs Look Obese

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Despite moving into the thin, light, and powerful computing segment with Intel into the Ultrabook space, PC vendors are reportedly concerned about Apple’s latest patent filing. Apple, which has led the industry with its minimalist design and more recently with thinness thanks to the MacBook Air, has filed for a patent that would see the […]

Will Facial Gesture Unlocking Give You the Right to Act Weird in Public?

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Google had debuted a key security feature called Face Unlock on the Android 4.0 software release, but users eventually found out that holding a picture of the owner’s phone up to the device’s front-facing camera would unlock the device, supplanting the security benefits. At its core, however, Face Unlock does offer a lot of potential, […]

Tactile Touch Displays May Be Coming to the Next iPhone

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Rumors of flexible displays coming out from LG and Samsung are beginning to shape what may be the future of mobile, and Apple is hoping to also capitalize on flexible display technology on its iPhone product in the future. A recently uncovered patent filing shows that Apple is considering the use of flexible displays, at […]

Hints of a Google Nexus Smartwatch Revealed Through Motorola Patent

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Motorola had filed for three patents for a smartwatch that may give hints to the rumored Nexus smartwatch that Google is working on, in addition to Google Glass. As adoption for smartphones and tablets peak, Google and other technology companies are exploring wearable computing gadgets like Glass and watches. The patent applications were initially filed […]

Samsung Design Makes It Easier to Bring More Tablets to More Bars

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Remember AT&T Mobility’s old “More Bars In More Places” ads? A Samsung slate design innovation may make it easier for consumers to take more tablets to more bars, or essentially make it easier for consumers to take large 10-inch tablets to more places. As it stands, the domicile of 10-inch tablets is usually the home […]

Apple Improving iPhone Flash Photography By Combining Multiple iPhones

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A new patent application from Apple seeks to improve the camera flash on an iPhone by combining multiple iPhone smartphones to give better lighting to a scene. This would be akin to using slave flashes in photography where multiple flashes or lighting sources can be triggered when the shutter button is activated. In the case […]

Apple’s Contextually Aware Digital Wallet Combines Passbook Features

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A recently uncovered Apple patent application for a contextually aware digital wallet may give hints to a more secure iPhone as a form of payment at physical retail stores. The Apple digital wallet would essentially compete against other NFC solutions, such as Google Wallet on Android and the ISIS wallet that’s prepped by a coalition […]

Apple Working on iPhone with Invisible Buttons

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It looks like Apple may be working on an iPhone model with invisible buttons that may launch in the future. It’s unclear what plans for this smartphone model would be from the historically secretive company, but a recently discovered patent application suggests that Apple could potentially move away from its visible iconic home button on […]

New Apple Battery Patents Could Pave Way for iWatch, Slimmer iPhone

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Newly uncovered patents related to battery technology being developed by Apple could open the doors to devices with new form factors, including the much anticipated iWatch smartwatch, as well as slimmer iPhone, iPad, and MacBook notebooks. Unlike traditional flat or cylindrical batteries, Apple is working on new battery designs that have different shapes, including curved […]

Android Could Become an $8.8 Billion Business for Microsoft Annually

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Though Microsoft builds its own Windows Phone platform to compete in the mobile OS space, rival Google’s free-to-use Android operating system could become a very lucrative business for Microsoft. If Google’s Android OS market share continues to grow, Microsoft could profit up to $8.8 billion a year by 2017 from Google’s hardware manufacturer through licensing […]

Google Got Scroogled in Motorola Acquisition

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In a new report published by¬†Bloomberg, Google is said to have gain “more heartbreak than help” in its acquisition of smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility. At the time, Google paid $12.5 billion to acquire the smartphone company and later sold off Motorola’s cable box division. The acquisition was defended by Google as it looked to strengthen its […]

Gaming Apple TV Controller, iCar Patents Fuel Rumors for New Apple Products

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Newly discovered Apple patent filings further ignite rumors of Apple entering new product categories, spurring speculations that the company will enter the home console gaming market through its set-top Apple TV streaming box as well as further integration of its iPhone and iPad into cars serving as remotes. These patent filings were unearthed just a […]

Stunning iPhone 6 Concept Brings Apple Patent to Life (Video)

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The latest iPhone 6 concept features a wrap around display and several amazing features, but it’s not based on science fiction — it’s based off of an Apple patent. That’s right, the iPhone 6 concept shown in the video below is brought to life from drawings and details that came straight from Apple labs. Apple […]