Patents

BlackBerry working on a new QWERTY slider?

BlackBerry patent

The BlackBerry Torch won’t be the last QWERTY slider made by the Canadian company. If we can take BlackBerry’s recent patent filing for anything, they are working on another such device as we speak. However, unlike the original Torch, this one has a different kind of keyboard, one that looks like Passport’s keyboard. We’re talking…

Upcoming Samsung Gear S to rock a rounded screen?

Samsung Gear S

Samsung just “can’t get enough” of everything. The Korean handset makers has filed a couple of patents which reveal parts of their plans in the wearables space. First we’ve got to learn about Samsung’s trademark for the “Gear S” name, which we think will be used for the company’s premium line of smart watches. The…

Future iPhones will know when they’ve been stolen

Future iPhones will know when they've been stolen

Companies file for patents all the time and more often than not, technologies described in these patents never materialize in the real-world products. Apple is no exception but we still like to see what Cupertino boy and girls are Cook-ing behind the closed doors, at least to get the hints of how their devices will…

Apple looking into ways to change iPhone’s security level and UI settings based on user’s location

Apple looking into ways to change iPhone's security level and UI settings based on user's location

Apple has recently filed for a patent that would enable changing of iPhone’s security level and UI based on user’s location. Titled “Location-sensitive security levels and setting profiles based on detected location,” the patent explains how different use cases would prompt additional security measures on the iPhone. For instance, when you’re at home and connected…

Lenovo working on its own Glass-like device?

Lenovo working on its own Glass-like device?

Lenovo may be working on its own Google Glass-like device, or at least that’s what the company’s patent filing suggests. Titled “Electronic Device And Sound Capturing Method,” the filing with the USPTO shows a device that looks like the one Google is already selling, featuring an audio and video recorder, along with built-in displays. Now…

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