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Bixby smart speaker details surface

For as much talk as there’s been about Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker, the device is still shrouded in mystery.

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Jury rules Samsung owes Apple $539 million in iPhone patent trial

In a patent case that has been running since 2011, today a jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $539 million in total.

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Round Apple Watch could be coming soon based on new patent

The Apple Watch might be a great health-centric wearable but, depending on who you ask, it isn’t a great fashion item. It’s rounded square design might match its other smart products but, as far as watches go, circles almost always win the day

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Samsung folding, transparent smartphone patents reveal major details

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Samsung a patent for a folding smartphone, as well as a transparent display for phones. Illustrations show the phone folding horizontally across the display, resulting in a landscape arrangement for certain usage scenarios

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Nintendo’s next big multi-screen idea is infinitely flexible

Nintendo may be riding high on Switch success right now, but if its new multi-screen game system patent is anything to go by, it could have even more outlandish designs in the pipeline. The console-maker has always been eager to push the limits of device design, after all: witness not only the Switch, with its docking station for both handheld … Continue reading

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Samsung hit with patent lawsuit over Galaxy S biometrics tech

Encryption technology research firm PACid Technologies has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing upon its biometric patents.

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Microsoft vows to let partner companies keep their patents

Microsoft has launched a new policy that means its tech customers will keep hold of any patent rights that come out of its partnerships.

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Apple patent taps VR to ease motion sickness in self-driving cars

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application that details a pretty neat VR system. Spotted by Patently Apple, it's meant to be used in vehicles -- including self-driving vehicles -- and Apple pitches it as a way to mit...

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Intel mulling Bitcoin miner tech as gaming brands back off

A Bitcoin mining hardware accelerator was revealed in a patent this week, showing Intel’s hand ahead of any product unveil. Over the past year, several major gaming-focused hardware manufacturers went both in and out of love with the fact that their gear was flying off shelves.

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Future Apple Pencil might work without an iPad Pro

It’s a bit amusing to see Apple embracing something it scorned in the past. Although it hasn’t completely adopted the stylus the Microsoft has with Windows Ink, Apple does seem to be playing around with the idea of expanding the Apple Pencil beyond the confines of iPad Pros.

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