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Sony registers patent for new game cartridge

A new patent registered by Sony Interactive Entertainment was found in the INPI (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial), a government institution from Brazil where the first patent for the PS5 was found. Back on the 26th of June, Sony filed a patent for a new game cartridge for an unknown game system. …

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BT is taking Valve to court over patent infringement

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British Telecom (BT) has announced that it’s taking Valve to court, over what it claims are patent infringements by the longtime game developer and publisher. While there does seem to be some merit to the suit, all of the patents are rather generic, so there will likely be some wiggle …

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Future Apple trackpad to simulate different surfaces and textures

Last year, Apple revealed its new Force Touch technology, which in its current form allows the company to build completely flat, stiff trackpads that don’t actually press in for a click. Instead, a little engine under the trackpad uses vibrations to simulate the feeling of clicking a trackpad. However, this …

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Apple loses video streaming patent suit in Germany

Apple is in and out of the court room with lawsuits constantly and while most of the time the company can work its way out of tough situations, this week Apple lost in a video streaming patent case in Germany to OpenTV. Back in 2014, OpenTV filed a lawsuit against …

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Microsoft patents modular PC design with stackable components

Microsoft appears to be experimenting with how we build and upgrade computers as the company has patented a new modular PC design, which would be upgraded by ‘stackable’ components. Microsoft is describing this as a “modular computing device” and the patent actually dates quite far back, with it being applied …

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Nvidia fights off Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit

Back in 2014, Samsung and Nvidia began battling it out in court over patent infringement. Initially, Nvidia launched a suit against Samsung and Qualcomm over GPU patent infringement, which led to Samsung filing a counter-suit over memory chip technology, which the company has now lost. Originally, Samsung said that the …

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Apple patents design for super thin iPhone speakers

We have been hearing a lot about the iPhone 7 these last few weeks along with Apple’s future plans for audio on its flagship smartphone. Following on from reports that Apple is set to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack to save space, a patent has been uncovered showing off …

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Dropbox patents peer to peer file-sharing system

File locker website Dropbox has patented a new type of sharing technology that would allow its users to use peer to peer networking to share their Dropbox files and folders with one another without sending them through the company’s servers. Although ostensibly for backup purposes, this system could also make …

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