Last November, LG surprised South Korean television viewers with an ad for a digitally-rendered “Drone Phone” that was shown to fly around and take photos from the air. Commentators interpreted the video as little more than a clever marketing stunt, but based on one of the company’s latest patent filings, its interest in the drone…
In 2011, Samsung captured consumers’ imagination with an experimental screen that could be bent at will without hurting the display quality. Six years and hundreds of patent applications later, the South Korean mobile giant has reportedly reached a point where it’s all but ready to bring the technology to market. The question that now occupies…
One of the best measures of a trend’s progress in the consumer electronics world is the reaction of the component suppliers. If the suppliers start taking concrete steps towards addressing it, then they anticipate demand from their manufacturing clients, who in turn must be anticipating demand from consumers. That’s why it’s such an encouraging sign that…
The race is now officially on in South Korea to create the world’s first holographic smartphone.
IBM wants to use your phone’s accelerometer to match the the specialized encryption hardware used by the world’s largest organization.
A light-activated titanium dioxide sanitization layer destroys any organic material on the screen.
A new patent filling reveals that the Galaxy S7’s iris scanner will have not one but two separate biometric cameras to maximize accuracy
The mobile giant’s engineers have created new alloy that can substitute the rapidly dwindling metal in the specialized electrodes that power touchscreens.
A new set of specifications that surfaced on the US Patent and Trademark Office’s online database last week reveals that Samsung is taking another shot at applying eye-tracking technology to TVs after its failed attempt to develop a gaze-aware remote, and on a much grander scale. If its efforts bear fruit this time, watching video could get a lot…
Consumers may not have to endure through the game of whack-a-mole that the mobile industry has been playing with security exploits on Android for much longer if this latest project from Northwestern University bears fruit.
The Apple rival is exploring novel ways of using its flexible display technology to increase the available screen real-estate on phones without compromising on formfactor. Or at least not too much.
The South Korean research institution that invented 4G LTE has come up with a smart slap bracelet that can curve around your wrist or turn into a phone. Oh, and it’s a stylus, too.
If not being able to use the touchscreen while talking over the phone seems like an inconvenience, this hybrid between a smartphone and smart glasses that Sony is trying to patent may just the model for you.
LG is moving to patent a detachable mobile camera that will be able to transmit – and display – video over Bluetooth from up to 32 feet. Goodbye GoPros, nanny cams and (dare we hope?) selfie sticks.