Tag Archives: patents

Apple’s Anti-Sexting Patent Says No To Naughty

Apple is taking a stand. No longer will they sit back and let hot, extremely sexy teens send nude photos of each other through their device. Uh-uh, not on El Jobso’s watch. A patent filed in 2008, which only recently fell through the patent office’s crack of approval, describes a system of Text-based communication control for personal communication device. In ...

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Nike Patents Back to the Future II Style Sneaker

A few weeks back we posted about a homemade pair of Back to the Future II style sneakers which were controlled through an Arduino microcontroller. The premise was good and so was the effort, but the motor on the back of the shoes was just too much of an eyesore to be practical. But we might be seeing a much ...

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Worlds.com CEO Wants to Sue Everyone

If you’re unfamiliar with Worlds.com, you’ll have to read up on the company’s asinine history sometime. The company created some shitty 3-D environment back in the dot-com boom days and because of this, it feels it owns all the patents pertaining to 3-D gaming. Now CEO Thom Kidrin is pulling a real douche move and is looking to sue the ...

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Can’t Touch This: Apple and Google Canoodled

Remember the T-Mobile G1? It was a pretty big deal ’cause it was the first Android-based cellphone. Though feature-rich, a lot of buyers complained about the phone’s lack of multi-touch capability. As it turns out, Apple actually asked Google not to use multi-touch on the G1. Apple owns a lot of patents related to the multi-touch, so it’s a move ...

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Anti-Terrorism Ideas Gone Wrong

Neatorama has compiled a ‘Top 10 Strangest Anti-Terrorism Patents’. Ideas that will someday become realized. Check out this hippy trying to blow himself up during a protest demanding a “Jerry Garcia Day” be held in the month of August. There are tons of wacky ideas to scoff at, like the doggie earphones, airplane trap door and the explosion containment net. ...

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3D Holographic Video coming to a TV near you

A technology that scientists didn’t expect to pop-up for a decade or so is showing its face early. SeeReal Technologies is working on developing a 3D holographic display technique which wouldn’t require any funny-looking glasses to watch. The holographic system would follow the watchers eyes and produce the holographic effect accordingly. Holographic display reconstructs a “scaled-down” natural scene. So it ...

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The Mario-phone that never was

You thought Mac was the only media handling company to think about delving into the mobile business? Think again. The above design shows a phone subitted by Nintendo in 2001 to the U.S. patent office. The patent title was “Electronic apparatus having game and telephone functions”. The patent was not approved until June of 2006. The name on the patent ...

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A Segway-like skateboard by Sony? Patent filed.

No real specifics, unless you want to wade through the murky waters that are patents. What is known is that  a patent (see link below) was filed by Sony and describes something that could be awesome, and it also has the possibility to fall flat on its face (or it could be you falling flat on your face if this ...

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