Recently we learned that Amazon’s rumored smartphone might eventually ship with a 3D object matching service. Now a new Amazon patent has surfaced further detailing this feature.
Google is now intent on actually knowing what you’re looking for — or at. A new patent filed by the Mountain View company wishes to track your eyeball, a bit like Samsung’s new devices do. The difference is that Google wants to know what you’re looking at in the real world, not on your device.
The crux of the patent filing is the ability to distinguish between a two finger pinch action and one finger scrolling on a touchscreen device. Of the 21 claims in this patent filing, claim eight is the most important to their Samsung issues. That claim was crucial to their $1.05 billion initial judgement, but with a settlement review, it could unravel a bit for Apple.
Sources “directly involved with the matter” told Korean media that Apple requested substantial royalties from Samsung to settle their patent dispute.
The mobile industry is infamous for its patent lawsuits, with Apple and Samsung being some of the worst culprits. But the Obama administration is looking a new legislation which could help to fix the issue.
In an attempt to stave off further lawsuits, Samsung has invested $25 million in Intellectual Keystone Technology, a new U.S.-based company dedicated to purchasing and trading patents.
A recently granted design patent suggests that Samsung may be working on a tablet with flexible display. Read on to find out more details.
Patents filed by Samsung reveal new insights into potential future products; including a flexible display, a new camera attachment, and a curved smartphone.
Even if the estimates are accurate, and Microsoft actually makes $4-8 per device, they clearly feel they can do better with their own OS. Windows 8 is meant to be the first true cross-platform operating system for Microsoft.
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Filed in March 2009, Google has been granted a new patent. Titled “Panoramic images within driving directions”, the patent involves overlaying objects that users are familiar with in today’s navigation systems.