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Apple iWatch May Have Curved, Continuous Touchscreen

Apple iWatch May Have Curved, Continuous Touchscreen

Rumors about the potential for an Apple iWatch continue to build, and adding fuel to the fire is a patent filing from Apple discovered by Apple Insider which shows off a curved, touchscreen display which could…

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iRobot and Raytheon’s All-in-One Robot Fabricator: Hide Your Kids, The Robocalypse Is Nigh

iRobot and Raytheon’s All-in-One Robot Fabricator: Hide Your Kids, The Robocalypse Is Nigh

OK, so basically, self-replicating robots are a no-no when it comes to robotics, because you don’t want them to start taking over the planet and exterminating humans. I for one, don’t welcome our robotic overlords.  iRobot…

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Apple Patent Application Shows How It Wants to Bend Glass

Apple Patent Application Shows How It Wants to Bend Glass

A new patent application from Apple has turned up online that shows an interesting process for making curved glass – and potentially hints at new gadgets with such screens. The process starts with a flat piece…

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Microsoft Patent Hints at Google Project Glass Competition

Microsoft Patent Hints at Google Project Glass Competition

In the past, we’ve talked about the interesting and odd project from Google called Project Glass. The technology is basically a small wearable augmented reality system with a display embedded into a pair of glasses. A…

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Disney Awarded Patent for Interactive Cakes

Disney Awarded Patent for Interactive Cakes

Over the years, we’ve featured some pretty incredible cakes (and cupcakes) here on Technabob, but to date, we’ve never seen one that had projected, interactive images on it. Well, Disney, being Disney, has been working on…

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Microsoft Wants You to Play Whack-a-Phone

Microsoft Wants You to Play Whack-a-Phone

Would you whack your phone voluntarily to shut it up? I know I wouldn’t. Just think of all the bumps and scratches whacking might cause to the phone’s exterior. This is just one more reason why…

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Apple Patent Application Hints at iPhone with Interchangeable Lens

Apple Patent Application Hints at iPhone with Interchangeable Lens

A new patent application has surfaced from Apple that shows a version of the iPhone with a swappable camera lens. I think that would be a fantastic option on the iPhone and any other smartphones. I…

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BMW Patent Shows Manual Transmission That Won’t Let You Pick the Wrong Gear

BMW Patent Shows Manual Transmission That Won’t Let You Pick the Wrong Gear

The manual transmission has been slowly falling out of favor with many drivers. In days past, two groups of people opted for manual transmission, the enthusiast and people looking for overall fuel economy. With automatic transmissions…

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Apple Patent App Hints at 3D Interface Future

Apple Patent App Hints at 3D Interface Future

If you like the idea of having a 3D smartphone to check out videos and games, but the thought of being without your iPhone makes you scared your day is coming – maybe. A new patent…

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Apple Patent App Shows Fancy Speaker Clip for iPod nano and shuffle

Apple Patent App Shows Fancy Speaker Clip for iPod nano and shuffle

The iPod nano and shuffle both got smaller and received a clip the last time they were redesigned. That little clip allows the user to pin the PMP to their clothing for use on the go.…

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Nintendo Patent App Reveals Wii Remote Touchpad

Nintendo Patent App Reveals Wii Remote Touchpad

A Nintendo patent app has surfaced that shows a simple and ingenious way to turn the Wii remote into a touchpad like a notebook computer has. The device appears to be a two-part thing with one…

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13-Year-Old Boy Wonder Figures Out How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency by 50%?

13-Year-Old Boy Wonder Figures Out How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency by 50%?

Let’s see. When I was thirteen, I cared about getting good grades, obsessed over whether I should grow my hair out or get a boy cut, and surfed the web with prepaid Internet cards (yes, I used to do that, and it feels like ages ago. Which it sort of really is.)

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CRT Amusement Device from 1947 was World’s First Video Game

CRT Amusement Device from 1947 was World’s First Video Game

I generally think of the first video game being Pong. That isn’t accurate though, Pong was one of the first home video games and one of the first commercial coin op games too, but there were…

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Remote Control, Anyone?

Remote Control, Anyone?

It’s amazing how far technology has come in the last 30 years or so. Just look at this patent filing from back in 1976 for a TV remote control.…

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Apple Filed Patent App for New More Dense Battery with Longer Life

Apple Filed Patent App for New More Dense Battery with Longer Life

Of all the research conducted around the world, the research that has some of the most life-altering potential for all sorts of products is the common battery. Batteries today are in computers, smartphones, cars, and lots…

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Circboard Console Typing Software: Amazing, But Not Original?

Circboard Console Typing Software: Amazing, But Not Original?

Redditor Torontoitguy shared a console typing software that he invented. He’s calling it the Circboard, and it’s easy to see why. Letters and symbols are mapped to each of the four face buttons on a controller,…

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