LG’s new patented gaming PC case is designed to take a beating
by Lewis White
LG has patented a design for a new PC case that will allow it to take a bit of a beating. The patent depicts a 3D trapezoid design surrounded by a thick plastic-metal combination. It manages to keep a sleek look, especially with t...
LG files a patent for a smartphone with 16 camera lenses
It looks like the fight for the best camera smartphone is about to take a turn as LG has filed a patent for a smartphone with 16 camera lenses. The patent was filed by LG with the USPTO and was granted on November 20. The patent ...
Microsoft comes to the rescue of partner DJI in drone battle with Autel Robotics
Microsoft has partnered a number of times with leading China-based drone company DJI, announcing most recently that they will release a new SDK that will bring full flight control and real-time data transfer capabilities to hundre...
Microsoft patents apparent Elite controller successor with fully customisable buttons
by Lewis White
Microsoft’s customizable Xbox Elite Controller is one of the best controllers ever made – fact. Fans of the device have been clamoring for a successor – preferably one that adds even more customization for gamers...
Multiple recently published patents show at one time Microsoft was serious about a dual-screened smartphone
Microsoft has been playing around with the idea of a dual-screened smart mobile device for at least 10 years now, but rumour was that 2018 was the year the device would become a reality. We later heard, however, via the same grape...
Light switch company sues Microsoft’s HoloLens for patent infringement
Microsoft is being sued by a light switch company who claims to have invented the touch-less virtual interactions Microsoft uses with the HoloLens Mixed Reality headset. Connecticut-based HoloTouch makes a holographic light switch...
Microsoft extends its patent protection program for cloud customers in China
Early this year, Microsoft announced the Azure IP Advantage program, a program through which Microsoft will use its patent portfolio to help protect their cloud customers from patent suits. If sued, eligible Azure customers can ac...
Microsoft patent aims to predict your About-to-Eat moments, tell you to skip that cookie
When Microsoft announced the Microsoft Band they promised the wearable would do a lot more than fitness tracking but would know your life inside and out and provide advice in even non-exercise related roles such as stress and slee...
Microsoft signs patents licensing agreement with Japanese watchmaker Casio
Microsoft today announced a patent licensing agreement with popular Japanese watchmaker Casio. This new agreement covers smartwatch technologies as well. Casio’s latest smartwatches like WSD-F10 and WSD-F20 Smart Outdoor Watch, ...
Microsoft announces connected car patent licensing program
Microsoft yesterday announced a new program for automakers to license its intellectual property (IP) for connected cars. Microsoft also announced that Japanese automaker Toyota has reached an agreement with them to license their...
Microsoft now offers patent suit protections for its Azure cloud customers
Microsoft today announced the new Azure IP Advantage program, a new program in which they use their patent portfolio to help protect their cloud customers from patent suits. If sued, eligible Azure customers can acquire one of 10,...