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Google working on a way to help you not forget your valuables

Life can be tough.  One common occurrence is that we leave our home in a rush and the vulnerability to leaving something important behind gets the best of us.  Fortunately, Google is

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Google patent shows double keyboard for language translation

Google has applied for a patent that could help with language translation on mobile devices by displaying two keyboards. The two keyboards are positioned at each end of the device

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Moto X and G get banned in Germany

A ruling made at the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany on July 8th found Motorola to infringe on a patent held by LPKF – a German engineering firm – in

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Google improving on Samsung and PA’s Pie-style menu?

Looks like Google is working on multi-touch pie-style menus as they’ve just filed a patent on touch-screen radial menus. Now, we’ve seen a lot of lead up to this in

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Lenovo buying Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

Numerous sources reported today about a potential acquisition of Motorola Mobility that comes not even three years after Google bought it for $12.5 billion, and Lenovo just made the news

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Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

Samsung and Google have entered into a 10 year patent license agreement in order to “prevent litigation and focus on innovation”.  With this agreement, Samsung and Google gain access to

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Samsung files for “Comfort Zone” patent

Samsung, being the king of phablets with it’s Galaxy Note line of smartphones, has applied for a patent that will allow users to create a “comfort zone” based upon the

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Motorola thinks you want a smart tattoo on your throat, files patent

So get this, Motorola has filed a patent for a smart tattoo that would act as a microphone for your smartphone. As just stated, the microphone would connect to your

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Apple sets sights on Samsung Galaxy S4 in patent infringement lawsuit

Apple currently has a pretty massive “anti-Android” lawsuit going, and they’re looking to add yet another device to their list of culprits. Apple says that: Samsung recently released its newest

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Google files a patent for backside controls on future devices

The US Patent & Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Google that shows their intentions to bring backside controls to future Android devices. These controls could possibly turn

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New Google patent may hint at Nexus or Motorola phone with multiple LED flashes

In a new patent, Google has released their idea for a device (or devices) with multiple camera LED flashes.This leads us to the possible conclusion that, perhaps, a new Nexus

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Calling off the dogs: Apple and HTC settle all patent litigation in 10-year license agreement

After being at each other’s throats for years around patent rights, Apple and HTC have decided to let bygones be bygones. The two companies have entered into an agreement to

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Google says Galaxy Nexus shipping should continue next week after Samsung-Apple suit caused sales ban

Yesterday, we told you about The Galaxy Nexus and how Google / Samsung were working together to circumvent the ban that was won in a court case with Apple. Now, Google

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HTC beats Apple in patent dispute for swipe to unlock in London court

A High court in the U.K. has made it official: HTC’s “swipe to unlock” feature does not, in fact, impede on any Apple patents. To add to the mix, the

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Samsung and Google working together on software fix to circumvent sales ban on Galaxy Nexus after ban lift denied

Anyone else around here sick and tired of hearing about these patent wars? Apple has really taken their reports of patent infringement to the next level, and Samsung has been

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