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Your iPhone's camera could one day scan a room to pick out faces

Your iPhone's camera could one day scan a room to pick out faces The patent, which was first spotted by AppleInsider, reportedly came to Apple as part of its 2013 acquisition of the company behind the Xbox Kinect, PrimeSense.The filing describes a system that could use computer vision to review digital images in real time in order to detect human faces and other targeted objects.

Apple might be working on its own VR headset to connect with future iPhones

Apple might be working on its own VR headset to connect with future iPhones But that doesn't mean Apple isn't contemplating how it might someday dominate the space when the time is right.The company today was granted a new patent for a remote controlled head-mounted display system to house an iPhone.

Sony patent could let you wirelessly charge your phone from another device

Sony patent could let you wirelessly charge your phone from another device If Sony gets its way, however, keeping all charged up could be a little bit easier.The company has applied for a patent that will allow you to wirelessly charge your phone straight from someone else’s phone.

Sony patented a way for you to steal battery power from your friend's phone

Sony patented a way for you to steal battery power from your friend's phone A new patent filed by Sony could let you charge a smartphone by sucking precious energy from a friend's device.The patent describes a way to wirelessly transfer power between devices using near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Trends with Benefits: Samsung’s Bixby is next level AI, Apple looks to merge iPhone and Macbook

Trends with Benefits: Samsung’s Bixby is next level AI, Apple looks to merge iPhone and Macbook He’ll let us know his opinion and whether it could beat out Siri, Cortana and Google!Apple patent revelation: A publication from the US Patent and Trademark Office indicates that Apple may be planning a to bridge the gap between phones and desktop computers.

Apple patents a way to transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook

Apple patents a way to transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook Forget the iPhone 8 (or "X" or "Edition" or whatever it'll be called) that's coming later this year.A new patent made public on Thursday (via AppleInsider) suggests Apple is exploring the idea of turning your iPhone into a "brain" that powers a MacBook-liked device.

Apple patent hints at iPhone protective case with smart communications

Apple patent hints at iPhone protective case with smart communications The iPhone 7, for example, is the first iPhone to be water-resistant — which is a big deal.Now, however, a new Apple patent hints at a new case that could make your device much more durable.

The MacBook Pro's beloved MagSafe could return as ... a dongle

The MacBook Pro's beloved MagSafe could return as ... a dongle The new MacBook Pros dropped a weight class and gained a Touch Bar, but they also killed the beloved MagSafe charger.A newly publicized patent, however, suggests Apple could have a fix in the works.

Google forms group of major players to reduce patent disputes

Google forms group of major players to reduce patent disputes When it comes to patent infighting, Google’s laying down the law.In a blog post yesterday, the search giant announced PAX , a patent licensing group founded to “[promote] innovation and healthy competition.

Apple could bring the Touch Bar to even more keyboards because duh

Apple could bring the Touch Bar to even more keyboards because duh One of Apple's latest innovations could be making its way to even more keyboards.A newly granted trio of patents shows Apple might be working to bring its Touch Bar tech to more devices than just the MacBook Pro line.

Apple patent describes a woven fabric display for your laptop or your wrist

Apple patent describes a woven fabric display for your laptop or your wrist The patent in question describes a “woven display” made out of individual light transmissive fibers woven together to create a display on a fabric-like surface.The fibers receive light from the electronic devices and just “pipe” it to the woven display area.

Your AirPod case could become a waterproof, wireless charging station for all the devices in your pocket

Your AirPod case could become a waterproof, wireless charging station for all the devices in your pocket The working designs for this concept come from a massive cache of 250 Apple patents published in just one day.The watch already uses a magnet-based wireless charging system, and some form of wireless charging is rumored to be coming with the next iPhones — so creating a gadget with built-in mobile wireless charging capabilities could be useful sooner rather than later.

Disney Patent Tips Real-Life Baymax

Disney Patent Tips Real-Life Baymax I, for one, welcome Disney’s new cuddly robot overlords.The conglomerate last week earned a patent for a “soft body robot for physical interaction with humans.

Apple’s new AR tech can insert and remove objects from a space in real-time

Apple’s new AR tech can insert and remove objects from a space in real-time The United States Patent and Trademark Office has offered up a sneak peek of Apple’s plans for augmented reality.The application was submitted to grant an extension of an earlier patent on the technology, which was granted to German AR company Metaio in 2010.

Amazon may start producing clothing on-demand with patented factory

Amazon may start producing clothing on-demand with patented factory ” the best answer may be “Amazon,” even if it’s a one-of-a-kind article of clothing.The online shopping giant was recently granted a patent for on-demand apparel manufacturing, according to Recode.

Forget cords. Apple might be planning to charge your future iPhone using Wi-Fi.

Forget cords. Apple might be planning to charge your future iPhone using Wi-Fi. In the future, charging your iPhone could be as seamless as getting in range of a Wi-Fi signal.Apple was recently granted a patent for a system equipped to harness the wireless signals emitted by routers to charge electronic devices.

Microsoft files patent application for pen-based authentication technology

Microsoft files patent application for pen-based authentication technology A new patent application, No.2010/0155153, indicates Microsoft is looking into using the stylus as a new Windows Hello mechanism.

Qualcomm may be considering nuclear option in battle with Apple

Qualcomm may be considering nuclear option in battle with Apple At the root of the dispute between Apple and Qualcomm are cellular communication technology patents that Apple and others license from Qualcomm for a hefty fee.The subject came up a couple of days ago during Apple's Q2 earnings call.

Apple’s latest patent will blast water out of your iPhone with an audio pulse

Apple’s latest patent will blast water out of your iPhone with an audio pulse Thankfully, we now live in an age where the two most popular flagship smartphones in the world are water resistant.While that may be incredibly comforting to know next time your iPhone 7 or Galaxy S8 takes an unexpected swim, that doesn’t quite mean they’re impervious.