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Apple Looking at Carbon Fiber for the Next iPad

Apple Looking at Carbon Fiber for the Next iPad

Based on a new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week, Apple has been playing around with the idea of using carbon fiber for a little extra strength protection for their mobile devices. And, if the application is any indicator, Apple may be thinking that the iPad could be the first device to feature the new, reinforced housing.

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Nintendo Seeks Patent to Use DS for Shopping Lists in Wireless Shopping Network

Nintendo Seeks Patent to Use DS for Shopping Lists in Wireless Shopping Network

Nintendo's plans for the DS were grand. They didn't just want another mobile video game console, where only gamers were attracted to it. They wanted their device, and all of the subsequent hardware releases since then, to be carried around everywhere, no matter what the person was doing. This new patent that Nintendo is aiming for would help that case, by allowing users to build a shopping list that would connect to a wireless shopping network, and ultimately bring a new and interactive way for shoppers to find their goods.

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Microsoft Aims for Dynamic Keyboard Patent

Microsoft Aims for Dynamic Keyboard Patent

There are plenty of options out there fore keyboards. Especially for people who play PC games, or use their keyboard mainly for business. Interchangeable keys are a good options, even if it is still somewhat expensive for the extra keys. But, that's a lot of switching things around, so what can you do if you just want to use one keyboard, but want it to be a bit more . . . dynamic? Microsoft is seeking a patent for what they're calling a dynamic keyboard that would feature keys that change functions based on what you need, when you need it.

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Microsoft patent app for sweet remote control surfaces

Microsoft patent app for sweet remote control surfaces

There are a bunch of tech inventions that most of us couldn't live without. Things like the mobile phones, the DVR, and the remote control. Back in the days before the remote control, you had to do the unthinkable, get up and walk across the room to change channels. Or do like my dad and make your kids change channels for you.

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