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Google has been granted a patent for a smart, motorised laptop lid that can automatically track a user's face
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Google has been granted a patent for a smart, motorised laptop lid that can automatically track a user's face

This futuristic lid will detect when a user is nearby, open up to the right orientation and unlock the device when required.

Google has patented a gesture for closing apps on your smartphone, PC or projector
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Google has patented a gesture for closing apps on your smartphone, PC or projector

A recently revealed patent application filed by Google defines a gesture that lets you close an app by drawing an X over it.

Google forced to pay $20 million in damages for infringing on three patents when developing Chrome
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Google forced to pay $20 million in damages for infringing on three patents when developing Chrome

Google has been ordered to pay $20 million to two developers for infringing on three patents while designing Google Chrome’s sandboxing modes.

Google patents sticky layer technology to protect pedestrians in crash
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Google patents sticky layer technology to protect pedestrians in crash

Google has still not mentioned if it plans to use the same technology on its self-driving cars too

Google patent hints at needle-free blood drawing device
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Google patent hints at needle-free blood drawing device

Google has filed for a patent that allows blood to be drawn without using any needles.

New Google patents hint at gesture controls for Glass
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New Google patents hint at gesture controls for Glass

It looks like Google wants to move on from just using voice and the swipe bar on Glass to control it...

USITC told to review ruling that Google did not violate Microsoft patent
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USITC told to review ruling that Google did not violate Microsoft patent

An appeals court on Thursday partially reversed a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission, asking it to reconsider a decision that Google Inc ...

Google granted eye tracking patent to measure ad responses
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Google granted eye tracking patent to measure ad responses

Advertisers are going to love this one. Google has just been granted a patent for “pay per gaze” advertising that will involve a sensor which will

Pattern unlock to access applications could be coming soon to Android phones
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Pattern unlock to access applications could be coming soon to Android phones

Privacy is of utmost importance when it comes to our smartphones, but on Android, when you opt to have a pattern lock for that extra bit of security, you have to

Microsoft to settle Vringo lawsuit over search-related patents
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Microsoft to settle Vringo lawsuit over search-related patents

Microsoft Corp has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing it of infringing patents that enable Internet search engines to place advertisements most effectively...

Microsoft did not violate Google patent: ITC judge
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Microsoft did not violate Google patent: ITC judge

Microsoft Corp did not violate a patent owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility when it made its popular Xbox, an administrative law judge...

Google patents gesture-based UI involving projectors
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Google patents gesture-based UI involving projectors

Google has acquired a new patent, and it seems to tie in very well with the company's Project Glass. The patent is basically a way to let you communicate

Google drops key patent claims against Microsoft
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Google drops key patent claims against Microsoft

Google unit Motorola Mobility has asked a trade panel to drop two key patents from an infringement complaint...