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Nokia looking to patent a modular, wearable smartwatch with multiple displays [Updated, Video]

Nokia looking to patent a modular, wearable smartwatch with multiple displays [Updated, Video]

Smartwatches (or rather, wearable gadgets) have become the new thing to own. From Fitbit to Google Glass, to Samsung's Galaxy Gear, companies are also looking at ways to improve the watch. Numerous smartwatch concepts have popped up across the web, but now Nokia is looking to get in with all the action. An application from Nokia to the Patent and Trademark Office has been spotted, with...

Rich Edmonds 81
A search on Nokia's website seemingly confirms '2520' for their upcoming tablet

A search on Nokia's website seemingly confirms '2520' for their upcoming tablet

File this one under mildly interesting, but if you head to Nokia’s website and type in ‘2520’ the results reveal a new FAQ section entitled ‘What is a tablet?’. Clicking the link though doesn’t reveal much except a generic placeholder quote stating “The tablet lets you access internet, see movies and listen to music.” Of course, Nokia has had a tablet-like device in the past, namely the...

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Microsoft patents transparent laptop display with the ability to project holograms

Microsoft patents transparent laptop display with the ability to project holograms

Microsoft seems to be on the roll with futuristic patents lately. In addition to the augmented reality gaming glasses that were filed by the company, another patent has come to light for a laptop with a transparent display. According to the patent, a small projector attached to the base of the unit would be able to display floating 3D images in midair. These images would appear as...

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Microsoft wants consumers to control the camera by voice, according to filed patent

Microsoft wants consumers to control the camera by voice, according to filed patent

It has been revealed that Microsoft has delved into voice-controlled camera technology. The US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application filed by the company, which would introduce speech commands for camera operation on a smartphone. Just when you thought the handsfree approach couldn't go any more... well... handsfree. Microsoft has been attempting to head down...

Rich Edmonds 68