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Apple Patent Suggest Future MacBook Convertible Design

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A new patent describes a convertible MacBook design with a touch-sensitive screen, with the guts of the PC still residing in the 'base' of the laptop.

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Google Will Not Assert Its Open-Source Patents Unless Provoked

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Yes, some designs and tech may have been "borrowed" from competitors, but all this legal action is getting way out of hand. And so, Google is taking a stand against all this suing and counter-suing by taking what it calls the Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge.

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Samsung Building an Arsenal of Patents

Samsung has been busy stocking up on patents all last year and now has more than any other mobile tech company.

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Microsoft Patent Application Kills Germs on Your Mobile Device’s Display Surface

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It looks like Microsoft wants to protect us from an army of germs in their latest patent, using UV light to get the job done.

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New Apple Patent Allows Internal Components to “Disappear”

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The idea of hiding certain software components on a mobile device isn't exactly new. Many modern Android devices utilize buttons that are completely within the software. When they are needed, they show up. When they aren't-- they vanish temporarily. Apple apparently wants to take the concept further though, and has filed their own patent. In traditional Apple fashion, it takes an idea we've already seen and puts a twist on it.

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Google patent points to their own augmented-reality smartwatch

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Google wants to surround your entire body with tons of computing devices, it seems. First we have the smartphone, which Google already controls through Android. Next we have the Project Glass computerized glasses. It's not enough to have a computer in your pocket (your phone, duh) and a computer in your glasses, now they want your wrist, too.

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Apple Patent will Destroy Annoying TV Commercials with your own content

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For nearly a decade now i've been telling my friends and family while we're watching TV, "I don't care who does it, I just want a small box I can connect to the TV that will replace these annoying loud commercials." And who, none other than Apple has answered my prayers; at least they have begun to anyway.

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New Apple Patent hopes to make shopping easier for iDevice users

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It seems that Apple is no longer content with third-party app systems that assist shoppers, as Patently Apple recently uncovered an Apple patent for their own alternative to these barcode scanning programs.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Macbooks Could Become A Reality

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As much as many users love their Macbooks, wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to recharge batteries so often? Apple seems to think so, and has recently raised a pair of Apple patent applications for fuel-cell powered Macbooks and other Apple devices.

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Patent Trolling Costs $500 Billion

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Lodsys is a company which purchases potentially great and super broad patents, and it employs these patents to threaten to litigate those who “might be infringing” on them. They do this by searching for a patent, finding out how many people are working on it and then they buy that patent.

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned from the EU

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German courts have ruled in Apple’s favour in the California company’s latest lawsuit against Samsung. The ruling states that no Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets will be sold in the European Union (Netherlands excluded) due to alleged infringement of both patents and style. Any store who infringes on the ban and continues to sell the device will face either $350,000 fines or imprisonment of management.

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Sony patents interactive wireless talking PlayStation Doll, children rejoice everywhere

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Patent applications often help us get a clue of what tech giants are up to, even if their ideas may or may not be applied to use and end up being thrown out in the wild to shake competitors. Anyhow, if a recent Sony patent is to be made in to reality, it could reveal what the company is cooking up in its R&D lab; a Play Station controlled interactive doll. Strange for us, sure, but I bet it would be welcomed by many young boys and girls who already don't have enough talking computer controlled toys. It may be the excuse you are looking for to convince your significant other to get that PS3.

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Apple Pico Projector Patent uses Lasers: LaserBooks Coming Soon?

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We've seen plenty of pico projector technologies surfacing as of late, and with the introduction of pico lasers, they may now be up to Apple's standards. This new patent recently surfaced over at Picopros, it shows the Apple patent entitled, "Display System Having Coherent and Incoherent Light Sources." That's not as sexy as the sounds of MacBook or PowerMac, but i'm sure Apple is working on the name if and when this gets released.

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Intel and NVIDIA resolve all outstanding patent disputes

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Intel and NVIDIA have reached a $1.5 billion long-term cross-license agreement on a series of patent infringements, according to a joint statement released today.

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Year old patent reveals rotating BlackBerry smartphone

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The patent application drawings seem to indicate that the phone witll have a strange rotating form factor where you have a separate numeric keypad and QWERTY keyboard. The drawings confuse me, because I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around exactly how this will work.

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