In 2013, Gwen Jimmere‘s life completely changed. After leaving her abusive marriage, she became a single mother to her then 2-year-old son and says she was left with nearly nothing in her bank account. Realising that she needed to become financial stable, she decided to risk it all and take […]
A filing spotted by Recode shows Amazon is patenting technology for identifying people by scanning their hands. The technology would identify people’s hands by analysing characteristics like wrinkles, veins, and even bones. Many of the inventors listed on the patent work for Amazon Go, Amazon’s cashierless store endeavour where sensors […]
A patent filing from Apple was posted last month for an iPhone with a wraparound glass screen that “forms a continuous loop” around the device. Apple first filed patents for wraparound screens in 2013, but the new patent claims filed in late October provide more details about what the theoretical […]
Nintendo has drawn up plans for an accessory that turns the Switch into a VR headset, a patent spotted by Let’s Go Digital shows. The design bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo’s cardboard “Labo” VR headset – but there’s one major difference: The material used. Unlike most VR headsets, this […]
Samsung has secured patent approval for a new kind of wraparound phone display, as first spotted by Lets Go Digital. The display would continuously encompass the phone’s front and rear, as well as its top edge. This comes after Samsung’s upcoming folding phone the Galaxy Fold was delayed due to […]
Qualcomm continued to soar Wednesday morning, up 10%, after announcing its settlement with Apple on Tuesday afternoon. The stock booked a 23% gain on Tuesday. The settlement includes Apple paying a fee to licence the chipmaker’s technology for at least the next six years. Watch QualcommTrade Live. The chipmaker Qualcomm […]
Silicon Valley startups backed by celebrities like Bill Gates are experimenting with the gene-editing technology Crispr to make lab-grown chicken, pork, and beef. Lab-grown meat, also called cultured or clean meat, is real meat brewed up using animal cells. So far, only prototypes exist. The idea is to move away […]
Microsoft is joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), a patent community that protects Linux and other open source software programs. The company acknowledged this decision may be viewed as a surprise, as Microsoft had a long history of competing with open-source initiatives and making billions from its patents. Microsoft has […]
Walmart filed a patent application for a shopping cart that would track things such as shoppers’ heart rates and temperatures and how strongly they’re gripping the handle. According to the patent filing, the cart would use this data to figure out whether shoppers are stressed and when they might need […]
A new research paper has highlighted an Amazon patent showing how to transport warehouse workers inside a cage. The patent was granted in 2016 but is making news now given the wider debate around how Amazon treats people who work in its warehouses. Amazon says the system was never implemented […]
Amazon was just awarded a new patent for a cuff-like device that would track users’ wrist movements. If made, it would use ultrasonic frequencies to help guide warehouse workers, potentially improving their efficiency. The idea behind the device is to save workers time. Amazon may be looking to improve its […]
The US government has granted Ford a patent to develop police cars with autonomous capabilities. The police car would be linked via wireless connection to surveillance cameras, traffic law databases, and surrounding cars. Patent documents say it could help chase down offenders and record traffic offences. Scroll down to see […]
In a patent application published Thursday, Samsung showed off what its Galaxy devices might look like if they had edge-to-edge displays. In the proposed design, Samsung would place sensors such as the front camera under small holes in the devices’ displays. The design would allow Samsung to avoid having to […]
A new patent shows three ideas Samsung has for wrapping a display around a smartphone. These designs show future smartphones with screens on both the front and back of the phone. Users would be able to view content from either side of the phone. Samsung uses curved display technology in […]
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