Tag: patent

  • Smart Contact Lenses – Who’s Got Their Eyes on the Prize?

    Smart Contact Lenses – Who’s Got Their Eyes on the Prize?

    Before you ask, the above image is no downed UFO or the architectural blueprint for a new city designed by Jacques Fresco. What it is, is debatable. If you ask Samsung, they will tell you it is a smart contact lens, if you ask Google they will tell you it is a smart contact lens. […]

  • Fusion keyboard design allows Apple to combine trackpad into the keyboard

    Fusion keyboard design allows Apple to combine trackpad into the keyboard

    A recently uncovered patent filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office reveals that Apple is working on a keyboard with integrated gesture control. An idea that isn’t too far off from the keyboard on the BlackBerry Passport. Apple’s patent covers a full-sized “Fusion keyboard” described as coming with mechanical keys, and a touch sensitive […]

  • Will An Apple VR Device Come Too Late?

    Will An Apple VR Device Come Too Late?

    With virtual reality and augmented reality soon set to be the top new sector in wearable tech, it’s a surprise that Apple haven’t yet entered the race. Across the globe their major competitors all seem to have a device on the way- various models of headset are at various stages of development and testing, some […]

  • Google Patents Anti-Spoiler System

    Google Patents Anti-Spoiler System

    No matter how much you try, you’ll never be able to escape other people ruining big TV show surprises on your favorite social networks. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit – it’s all a big struggle to avoid the spoilers when you’re a daily viewer of the social sphere. Google has decided to step in with a […]

  • Google Granted Patent for Spoiler Blocker

    Google Granted Patent for Spoiler Blocker

    One of the greatest annoyances of the social networking age is the dreaded Spoiler. Time after time a casual browse on Facebook or Instagram has ruined top telly like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, blowing the cover of secrecy surrounding a massive plot twist or character demise when some smug b*****d in the […]

  • Raise Shields! Boeing Patents Force Field Technology Straight out of Star Trek

    Raise Shields! Boeing Patents Force Field Technology Straight out of Star Trek

    For those who don’t know, Boeing doesn’t just make planes. It’s also a major provider of defence, space and security in the United States and one of its latest patents which has just made its way public employs sci-fi style force fields similar to the ones from Star Trek. Force fields and ‘shields’ have been […]

  • 12.9in ‘iPad Pro’ May Come With Stylus

    12.9in ‘iPad Pro’ May Come With Stylus

    Apple have reportedly put a patent out for what seems to look like some kind of stylus, or pen, which may be shipped alongside, or as an optional extra, with the popularly rumored “iPad Pro”. This possible iPad model, which has been leaked on a small scale in the last few months, is said to […]

  • iPhone Drop Protection Patent Discovered

    iPhone Drop Protection Patent Discovered

    The iPhone range is notorious for its susceptibility to a cracked screen following an accidental bout with gravity – dropped devices often shatter on contact with the ground from even the smallest of altitudes, and Apple is no doubt aware of this. A new patent may be light at the end of the tunnel for […]

  • Google Glass Redesigned, Looks Great

    Google Glass Redesigned, Looks Great

    The current edition of Google Glass isn’t that great to look at, considering how it blights the face of this perfectly normal looking man below… although with all that junk on those glasses it’s hard to see if he even looks normal or not. SEE ALSO: Sony Executive ‘VR is Gaming’s Future’ A survey has […]

  • Apple Patents Curved Touchscreen

    Apple Patents Curved Touchscreen

    The Motorola Moto 360 should be the first round smartwatch wearable, but it may be that Apple is attempting to get ahead of Motorola with an apparent patent of a curved touchscreen that may make it onto the upcoming iWatch. The curved touch surface appears to be made up of layers, like an onion if […]

  • Is An Advanced Siri Coming to Mac?

    Is An Advanced Siri Coming to Mac?

    Apple has a new patent out, this time detailing an augmented version of Siri, the digital assistant, for the Mac. Apple fans have long expected Siri to make her appearance on the Mac, but sadly thus far only the voice recognition software, which is used for dictating your words to a word processor, has made […]

  • New Apple Patent Mirrors Android L ‘Personal Unlock’

    New Apple Patent Mirrors Android L ‘Personal Unlock’

    There might be a patent war brewing again between Apple and Google, as a new patent has been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office which details a ‘smart lock’ system designed for the iPhone, which is a lot like one which Google detailed at Google I/O. Both systems are designed to change the […]