Category: patents

Microsoft gets more dystopian with new Meeting Score patent

We reported recently on Microsoft’s Productivity Score feature, which would assign each employee a number based on how effectively they are working with technology. Now a new patent suggests Microsoft plans to add another metric to overstressed workers, in Microsoft’s effort to turn employees from people into productivity units. The patent describes a “Meeting Insight […]
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Sony is working on a Peloton competitor

Peloton has had great success with their networked, big-screened exercise bike, but it appears the company should be bracing for some competition if a recently unearthed patent application from Sony is anything to go by. The design patent, which was filed in March 2018, is for a “combined media player and fitness machine” does not […]
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Samsung find a way to combine waterfall screens and physical buttons

Waterfall screens are super-attractive, but for many smartphone users, they will never be an option as they demand physical buttons on the side of their phones, which do not work very well when that area is occupied with your screen. The solutions developed by companies that do sell phones with waterfall screens include pressure-sensitive haptic […]
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Patent suggests Microsoft could offer “game pad” Surface Neo keyboard attachment

With recent developer events, Microsoft’s Surface Duo and Surface Neo dual-screen devices have become somewhat more real, which has also raised interest in the potential of the platform for various use cases. PatentlyMobile has taken the opportunity to examine a recent Surface Neo patent published by Microsoft talking about the wireless keyboard component. The wireless […]
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Microsoft envisions a new emulation technology for dual screen devices in latest patent

Microsoft’s upcoming foldable devices running Windows 10X will rely heavily on emulation technology to run apps. And to make sure apps work smoothly on Windows 10X-powered dual-screen devices, Microsoft will have to have a robust emulation technology in place. And it appears that the company has been working towards making it for quite some time […]
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Samsung aquires a trademark for its casting service

In the last couple of months, Samsung has doubled down to enhance the exclusive experience for users who stick to the full Samsung ecosystem. With the latest trademark filing, Samsung plans to extend it to media casting to TVs or monitor. The trademark titled “Samsung Mobile View” was filed with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual […]
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