Smart Gloves to Be Minority Report Companion to Google’s Project Glass

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Google’s Project Glass with its head-mounted display that was mounted at eye level caught the attention of the public and geeks when the initiative formally launched to developers at the company’s I/O conference late May this year. However, seeing is just one thing, and patent filings reveal that Google is looking to create a companion […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design Testimony in Court Calls Up Questions

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In its testimony as part of Samsung’s legal trial against Apple in which Apple claims that Samsung had infringed on key design patents, Samsung principal designer Jin Soo Kim for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 told the court and jury that the South Korean company had already begun work on the tablet prior to the launch […]

Microsoft, Apple Had Inked Licensing Deal for Surface Tablet

As part of Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung accusing the Galaxy-maker of patent infringement and copying the designs of the iPhone and iPad, it was revealed that Apple and Microsoft had inked a deal that would prevent either companies from blatantly copying each other. Reuters revealed that Apple and Microsoft had an anti-cloning agreement and that both […]

Steve Jobs Attempted Peace With Samsung in 2010

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Prior to declaring thermonuclear war with Samsung, which had led to numerous ongoing lawsuits and patent disputes throughout several regions of the globe, late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs had at one point extended an olive branch to Samsung. In recently unveiled court documents, Apple, which claims that Samsung had infringed on a number […]

SHIELD Act Hopes to Curb Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

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A new bill being proposed by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) hopes to help reduce the number of frivolous patent lawsuits initiated by patent trolls. Titled the Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Dispites, or SHIELD, Act, the proposed legislation is aimed at the computer hardware and software business. The way […]

Apple Patent Shows Smarter iPad Smart Cover With Flexible Displays

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A newly revealed Apple patent shows the company at one point considered putting flexible displays in the Smart Cover on the iPad to make the cover even smarter. According to Engadget, the patent shows an iPad Smart Cover that can display information such as apps or notifications. The device would connect to a special connector […]

This is How Apple Knows You Dropped Your iPhone in Water

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If you have to take your iPhone into the Apple store for service you might be surprised to watch the Apple Genius pull apart your iPhone and take a look at a small dot on the inside. This small sensor tells the Apple tech if your phone has been in contact with water, and it’s […]

Court Orders Apple to Admit Samsung Did Not Copy the iPad

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Apple was dealt a blow in the UK as a judge ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not copy the iPad, though in a backhanded judgment the judge also noted that the Galaxy Tab isn’t as cool as the iPad’s design either. Cool or not, it looks like Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung claiming […]

Select Motorola Smartphones, Tablets Banned in U.S. Today

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Motorola Android smartphones and tablets are being banned from being imported into the U.S. effective today following an order from the U.S. International Trade Commission, or ITC. This time the ban is being sought after by Microsoft, and not by Apple, who claims that Motorola’s 18 products violate key patents surrounding Microsoft’s Exchange Active Sync […]

Galaxy Nexus Available in Play Store Again With Shipping Delays

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It looks like with Samsung’s victory on gaining a temporary stay on the Galaxy Nexus injunction pending Apple’s response in that lawsuit, the Google-branded Android smartphone is once again available in the U.S. in Google’s Play Store. This would be the unlocked GSM/HSPA+ model that would work on carriers T-Mobile USA and AT&T in the […]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Sales to Resume Next Week

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Google has confirmed that it removed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play Store but that Galaxy Nexus sales will resume next week. The company, in comments made to ABC News, confirmed that it had pulled the Galaxy Nexus due to Judge Lucy Koh’s injunction against Samsung. As it stands, the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ […]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now No Longer Available in the U.S.

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Following Apple’s recent legal victory in securing a ban against Google’s Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, that device is no longer available for purchase at this time in the U.S. The Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ edition is listed as ‘coming soon,’ and Google is now only taking email addresses should you wish to be notified when […]

Samsung, Google Working Together to Fight Apple in Legal War

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As Apple is continuing Steve Jobs’ legacy of thermonuclear war on Android handset-makers with varying patent wars, Samsung and Google are now teaming up to try to put an end to Apple’s bullish tactics. The latest blow to Samsung and Google came last week when Apple had won several injunctions against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 […]

Nokia Patent Uses Steering Wheel to Control Car Audio

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As Apple is announcing Siri Eyes-Free for cars, rival Nokia is also turning to the automotive space with a patent of its own to offer users an easier way to control their vehicle’s features, such as media play back. Instead of relying on voice control through a dedicated button on a car’s steering wheel, Nokia’s […]

Apple Claims 29 HTC Devices Still Infringe Patents

Apple Claims 29 HTC Devices Still Infringe Patents

Despite Customs clearing the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE for sale in the U.S. Apple claims the devices and 27 other HTC devices still infringe on its patent. According to SlashGear, Apple is asking the International Trade Commission to step in and ban 29 HTC devices that Apple claims violate its patent. The […]

Google Fingers Blame at Microsoft, Nokia for Rising Phone Prices

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Google had filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing smartphone rivals Nokia and its partner Microsoft of colluding over patents and intellectual property, which in effect is creating rising smartphone costs for consumers. The complaint was filed by the Android operating system maker on Thursday. Google says that Windows Phone OS-creator Microsoft through its […]

Apple Patents New Haptic and Optical Stylus Tech for iPad

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New Apple patents suggest Apple hasn’t completely written off using a stylus with the iPad and iPhone. Despite  Steve Jobs’ famous quote saying, if your device needs a stylus “they blew it!” these patents show that Apple’s considering the possibility. Before those of us who love inking on our iPads get too excited we have […]