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Apple files patent for haptic touch laptop keyboard

Apple files patent for haptic touch laptop keyboard A new patent filed by Apple could offer a glimpse into the future of MacBook design, and it would be a much less tactile experience.It describes a haptic-powered touch keyboard for devices like laptops.

Apple scores patent for iPad cover with built-in flexible touchscreen

Apple scores patent for iPad cover with built-in flexible touchscreen They can act as stands, put your iPad to sleep and it lets you peek at things, but this new patent shows that Apple wants to make a cover that’s really smart.com for a few years, you might remember it: the patent application got our attention when it surfaced way back in 2012.

New Apple patent suggests future iPhones could have a Digital Crown

New Apple patent suggests future iPhones could have a Digital Crown For the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple surely has something grand planned.But here's an interesting possibility: a Digital Crown (like the one on the Apple Watch) on an iPhone.

Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices

Qualcomm fined $865 million by South Korean FTC for abusive business practices The South Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has fined Qualcomm $865 million dollars for violations of antitrust law.Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm only licensed its patents to mobile phone manufacturers and didn’t properly negotiate license terms.

Forget telepresence robots on wheels, Google wants telepresence drones

Forget telepresence robots on wheels, Google wants telepresence drones This is one reason why Google thinks telepresence drones are a good idea, according to a U.Existing telepresence robots (many of which are just an iPad on wheels) don't allow for such collaborative two-way communication.

Future iPhones and iPads could have stretchy screens

Future iPhones and iPads could have stretchy screens While the iPhone is inching closer toward becoming just a single pane of glass, the future could look very different.A patent filed last year and made public this week, unearthed by AppleInsider, suggests Apple is potentially interested in making electronic devices with flexible displays that could stretch.

The iPhone 8's screen might be way more than just a pretty glass panel

The iPhone 8's screen might be way more than just a pretty glass panel Brace yourself, because Apple might really kill the iconic home button with built-in Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 8.The patent outlines the use of a new type of display technology that uses embedded micro LEDs and an IR diode to essentially scan and detect the position of a finger on the screen.

BlackBerry sues Nokia, alleging networking patent infringement

BlackBerry sues Nokia, alleging networking patent infringement Two former smartphone kings, Nokia and BlackBerry, have become embroiled in a lawsuit involving patents relating to networking gear.More: Nokia announces the return of the legendary 3310 The Canadian-based company said Nokia provides these devices and services to carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T for their LTE networks, and BlackBerry alleges that “Nokia has persisted in encouraging the use” of these devices without a license.