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Motorola smart tattoos hit throat: lie detector mics abound

Motorola smart tattoos hit throat: lie detector mics abound

A patent application has been made public this week which shows Motorola to be thinking about creating "tattoo stickers" that would be applied to a users throat. These aren't the same sort of temporary tattoos you'd have gotten in 12-packs of Barqs rootbeer in the 90's, but a sort of sticker that'd be just a bit more long-lasting. What Motorola proposes here is that the user would keep this sticker/tattoo on their throat and use it as a microphone for their smartphone - one that could do just a bit more than listen to what you're saying.

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Google patent utilizes real-life “heart” hand gesture with Glass

Google patent utilizes real-life “heart” hand gesture with Glass

If you think you're going to make the world your oyster with Google Glass without raising your hands up to circle your favorite objects, you're in for a real change of heart. What we're seeing today is a patent application made by Google to keep the idea of "hearting" things to themselves. What you'd do is curve your index fingers and make your thumbs into the heart's point, and poof, you've added your support for that object in the real world.

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iPhone 5S event tipped for June 20 while Apple patent suggests ceramics

iPhone 5S event tipped for June 20 while Apple patent suggests ceramics

Take today's latest iPhone news with a grain of salt, folks, but it looks like Apple's next iPhone could be announced on June 20, and be released a couple weeks later sometime in early July. This isn't an odd time frame for Apple, however, as they've made announcements in June in the past. This would then point to a fall launch of a possible lower-cost iPhone that, according to a new patent, could come with a ceramic body.

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Nintendo patent app reveals DS tracking system

Nintendo patent app reveals DS tracking system

A new Nintendo patent application uncovered from the USPTO reveals that the company plans to further extend the use of its gaming consoles in tour guiding. Nintendo had previously outfitted the Louvre so that its 3DS could guide tourists through the museum and now this new patent application shows plans to use the DS with an overhead tracking system to provide more extensive guiding functions.

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Microsoft shows off dual sided smartphone display system

Microsoft shows off dual sided smartphone display system

Microsoft has filed a patent application that has a very cool idea that would make for an interesting smartphone. The patent outlines a new dual sided display system for smartphones. In some of the graphics with the patent application, it shows the ability to have a clock on the outside and what appears to be the ability to show messaging indicators along the front edge as well.

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Apple wants to create unibody earbuds using ultrasonic bonding

Apple wants to create unibody earbuds using ultrasonic bonding

The earbuds Apple ships with the iPhone and iPods aren't that great looking. Most people upgrade those earbuds to something that offers better sound and a better appearance. I've always thought it was interesting that as much effort and time that Apple puts into designing phones and other gadgets that look good, its earbuds always looked mundane to me.

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Google patent app reveals Fiber installation plans

Google patent app reveals Fiber installation plans

A Google patent application surfaced today, revealing the company's plans for lowering the cost and speeding up the deployment of its Google Fiber broadband network. The patent filing illustrates the use of a flat and flexible housing to carry the fiber-optic lines to houses. The idea also aims to reduce the environmental impact of installing the network.

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Google invents original continuous search gestures

Google invents original continuous search gestures

A Google patent filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office has been discovered by PatentlyApple, revealing that the company has invented some new gesture controls for search-related functions on future Android devices. Google extensively explained the concept, which essentially allows users to draw a continuous gesture around some content onscreen to automatically initiate a search for that content in Google.

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