Forget Spraying Perfume to Smell Nice, Why Not Use Your Smartphone?

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Smartphones are great, but wouldn’t they be better if they also smelled wonderful and could even make you smell great, too? Okay, so you’ve probably never thought about such an idea right, I mean who would? Samsung, that’s who. Apparently a new patent has been discovered from Samsung which entails a phone having the unique ability to emit perfume.

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Unique Google Patent Allow You to Unlock a Device with Your Eyes

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A new patent granted to Google makes use of eye-tracking information to unlock a screen, which brings up an interesting question, why? Before you think that Google has lost it’s mind, the likely scenario is that this patent is actually going to be applied towards Google’s computerized glasses, not their smartphones and tablets.

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Apple Seeks Smart Cover Display Patent

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A year-old patent filing from Apple has now been made public, in the filing Apple details out a cover that can take power and data from a dedicated connector on the side of a tablet and then can use at least one segment of the Smart Cover to augment the main display with useful information such as notifications, additional icons, multimedia controllers and similar functions.

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Universal Search Removed from Samsung Galaxy S3

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Unfortunately, Apple has filed an injunction against Samsung for the Universal Search function, saying the feature infringes on Apple’s patents. And so, Samsung has taken the safe way out and removed Universal Search from the Galaxy S III.

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Future MacBooks Could Be Even Thinner, Have Surround Sound

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While having a reliable source inside Apple is a good way to learn about the company’s plans for the future, another simpler way is following their patent applications. According to an application published by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Apple appears to have plans to add a surround sound audio system into MacBook-like devices, and this system might help them to make even thinner products.

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New RIM Patent Would Result In An Increase In SAR

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Research In Motion (RIM) filed a patent for a technology back in November 2007 and it was granted to them today after 5 long years. The technology allows for the smartphone to automatically adjust earpiece volume based on the “estimated degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port”. That’s really convenient, but is it really safe?

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Google Plans to Eavesdrop on Phone Calls to Provide “Better Personalized Advertisements”

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I would say, that’s why we are hooked to Google in the first place. And the internet giant is making millions out of it too. Now they are planning to take personalized advertisements and Google’s trademark “search suggestions” to the next level by getting into much more personal realms.

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Apple Considering Ultra-Thin Keyboards to Make World’s Thinnest Notebook

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In the world of technology making a device thinner is always perceived as an improvement. That is why all the manufacturers from around the world try to make their products as slim as possible. Apple is also following a similar path and appears to be planning thinner keyboards for bringing out thinner notebook computers.

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Patent Reveals 3D Eye-Tracking in Future Apple iPhone 5?

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What if you could look at a 3D object on your iPhone and when you moved your head or shifted your eyes, the display would respond accordingly to give you what would be the real world perspective change? Apparently, that could very well be the kind of technology we’ll be finding in the iPhone 5.

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Kodak Preparing To File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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I think we all knew that Kodak had fallen on tough times these last few years, but we always had this hope in the back of our minds that the once iconic brand would be able to bounce back. Apparently not. Things are so bad that Kodak is reportedly getting ready to file for bankruptcy.

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