Does Google think that you stink?

We often report on patent applications by the big players like Apple and Facebook, as they can hint at what the companies are working on, but this latest patent from Google is just plain bizarre. It seems to be building some sort of smart deodorant. Pic from here. Here's how the…

Apple patents an iPhone thumbstick

Could the iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 be built for gaming? That isn't such an insane possibility if Apple's latest patent is anything to go by. Patently Apple has unearthed a patent for a replacement to the iPhone's home button, which will pop out of the frame if the phone when pressed in - creating…

Apple patents car-unlocking idea – has it been reading TechDigest?

Could we soon be unlocking our cars with our phones? A new patent that Apple has sent to the US Patent Office suggests that it is working on tech that will let users simply walk up to their car and have it unlock as if by magic. The patent was spotted by BGR, which also…

iWatch shows up on the US Patent Office website

As if further proof was needed that Apple is planning a smartwatch, diagrams showing what the iWatch could look like have turned up at the US Patent Office. The designs show plans for a watch that tethers to another mobile device, and that will be packed with sensors - possibly including some in the strap.…

Philips calling on the law to ban the Wii U in the US

Courtroom intrigue today as Phillips announced it's taking Nintendo to court over patent infringement. If it wins, the Wii U could be banned from sale in the States. The company claims that Nintendo's Wii and Wii U consoles infringe a…

iShoes: Apple patent smart sneakers

We've known for a while now that Apple are looking into the possibilities of wearable tech. So far it's seemed most likely that the company will produce a smart watch device that could pair with an iOS gadget to share…

Bad Apple: Court order rewrite of half-hearted Samsung apology

Apple have been asked to rewrite and republish their court-ordered apology to Samsung after their first half-hearted attempt was deemed unacceptable and "non-compliant" by a UK court. Having lost an infringement case relating to Apple's accusation that the Samsung Galaxy…