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Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated, connected homes

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A new, extensive patent application details how a new iPhone model with a near-field communications chip could serve as the connected centerpiece of an automated digitally connected home....
Apple wants to create iPhone-based automated, connected homes

Microsoft patent application details head-mounted display used to augment live events

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It's no secret that Microsoft has been experimenting plenty with wearable computing and augmented reality -- just take a look at some of Microsoft Research's projects -- but a patent application published today has offered a peek at one possible AR application the company has yet to demonstrate. While...
Microsoft patent application details head-mounted display used to augment live events

Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

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Got too many cloud storage accounts with files seemingly scattered across them all? Perhaps Glide, a mobile app that combines multiple cloud storage accounts can help. The app already supports Windows 8 and Android devices, but added a version for Apple’s iPhone on Thursday. Even though Apple approved the application,...
Glide combines cloud accounts on iPhone but Apple seems upset about the message sent

Sony Patent Application Takes On Used Game Sales, Piracy With Embedded RFID Chips In Game Discs

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As has been covered here before, many game developers and publishers are actively searching for ways to scuttle the used game market. Efforts to date have usually included some sort of online requirement (which doubles as DRM) or withholding additional content from secondhand purchasers through the use of one-time download...
Sony Patent Application Takes On Used Game Sales, Piracy With Embedded RFID Chips In Game Discs

Sony patent application reimagines PlayStation Move with ultrasonic capabilities, IR emitters

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A redesigned PlayStation Move? Sony's taken a stab at it before -- but this time around, it's imagining a controller with ultrasonic location analysis and Wiimote-like IR tracking. A new patent application details a "method for determining location of a controller," which proposes tracking controller depth by measuring the...
Sony patent application reimagines PlayStation Move with ultrasonic capabilities, IR emitters

Shut Up Your Phone By Giving It A Whack - Thanks To Microsoft

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Like a child that blabs family secrets at work functions, or a mom that shows baby pictures when meeting a new girl friend, mobile phones can be so embarassing. Microsoft, of all companies, has a plan to help - it's filed for a patent on a way to instantly silence...
Shut Up Your Phone By Giving It A Whack - Thanks To Microsoft

Apple patent application details magnetic iPad stand for extra-secure mounting

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A recently published Apple patent reveals the design for a "magnetic tablet configured to rigidly hold a portion of the tablet device in place." You can bet that "tablet device" is the iPad, and judging from the many photos associated with the patent, the stand is meant to mount...
Apple patent application details magnetic iPad stand for extra-secure mounting

Apple patent application details method for detecting and displaying hand position on screen

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We've had a glimpse at Apple's conception of a sensor-based keyless layout, and the latest patent application from Cupertino shows the company looking to further refine the input experience -- this time using a camera and other sensors to detect hand position and overlay that hand position on a...
Apple patent application details method for detecting and displaying hand position on screen

Updated Apple Patent Application Details Gaze Detection Tech Similar To That Found In Samsung Galaxy Line

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Apple appears to have renewed interest in investigating gaze detection similar to what Samsung offers as “Smart Stay” tech on the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, which can stop a screen from dimming and going to sleep when a user is actively watching it. A new patent application (via Unwired...
Updated Apple Patent Application Details Gaze Detection Tech Similar To That Found In Samsung Galaxy Line

Google applies for device remote control via Glass patent

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Google has applied for another patent relating to its head-mounted display project, Glass. Titled "Wearable Computer with Superimposed Controls and Instructions for External Device," the application details how the headwear would provide information and virtual controls for other electrical items, such as a refrigerator.......
Google applies for device remote control via Glass patent

Microsoft patent application details branded web browser frame

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Originally filed in the halcyon days of 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has just published a web browser-centric patent application from the fine folks in Redmond. Microsoft's "Branded Browser Frame" app details a "computer-readable storage media" that can be specifically executed (presumably by surfing over to...
Microsoft patent application details branded web browser frame
Apple Patent Application Details Ultra-Flat Keyboard

Microsoft details leap day bug that took down Azure, refunds customers

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Microsoft is giving Windows Azure customers a 33 percent credit on their entire monthly bills because of an outage on Feb. 29 caused by a "leap day bug." Azure executive Bill Laing announced the credit Friday night in a post that also offered further details on how the leap day...
Microsoft details leap day bug that took down Azure, refunds customers
Apple patent could lead to face-based user switching in iOS and beyond

Sony patent application details hybrid DualShock / PlayStation Move controller

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If you think Sony's DualShock and Move controllers are two halves of a well-rounded gaming experience, you might be pleased to know that the firm has dreamt up a hybrid. A patent application filed last year by Kaz and Co. for a "Hybrid Separable Motion Controller" has just surfaced,...
Sony patent application details hybrid DualShock / PlayStation Move controller
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