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Apple's First Vehicle-Related Patent Is For A Bendy Bus With Tank Treads

Apple was granted its first patent for vehicle hardware today, but it’s not for a car. The invention is related to “articulated vehicles”, or ones with a pivoting joint in the middle of its construction like a large bus. So will there be an Apple bus in the near future? Who knows.

It Looks Like Apple Is Seriously Building An All-Glass iPhone

For months, rumours have swirled about Apple’s top secret all-glass iPhone. We’ve tracked the developments closely, saying that early concepts looked ridiculous and would break too easily. But as a new patent shows, Apple is serious about this all-glass iPhone idea.

New Apple Patent Could Stop You From Taking Photos And Videos At Concerts

If you’re the kind of person who takes lots of photos and videos at concerts, your days might be numbered. Apple has been granted a patent that would let the company to disable photo and video capturing in places where it’s frowned upon.

New All-Glass iPhone Patent Looks Ridiculous

We’ve all been there: It’s late at night, you’ve had a few drinks, and you’re messing around with your iPhone. It slips out of your grip, smashes into the ground and the screen shatters. Now, imagine doing the same thing with a phone made entirely of glass.

Magic Leap Patent May Reveal Its Upcoming AR Headset

Magic Leap — valued at more than $US4.5 billion ($6 billion) — is one of the most secretive (and exciting) technology companies in the world. Despite its fruitful fundraising campaigns, the company has never released a commercial product and very few people have ever tried its state-of-the-art augmented reality headset.

Typing On A MacBook Could Soon Be As Awful As Typing On An iPad

Have you tried to write an email, or worse, an essay on an iPad touchscreen? Well, soon that may be exactly how you type on a Macbook laptop.

Websites Are Being Sued For Infringing An HTTPS Encryption Patent

A number of companies, including AT&T, Netflix and Yahoo, are being sued because their websites are said to use a version of HTTPS that infringes a patent relating to encryption.

Google Is Struggling To Trademark The Word 'Glass'

It won’t surprise you to hear that Google is desperately trying to trademark the word “Glass”, but it may raise a wry smile on your face when you find out that the US government is taking exception to the idea. The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Patent and Trademark Office has objected to granting Google a trademark for Glass.

Not Even Podcasts Are Safe From Patent Trolls

Patent trolls are awful. They want money for themselves and misery for the rest of us. Trolls have targeted tech giants like Apple and Samsung, music giants and now, they’re targeting podcasters in a move that might wipe some of our favourite shows off the map. You bastards.

Sony Patent Could Stop You From Playing Used Games

A patent application published today resurrects the rumour that Sony’s next gaming console will suppress the playing of used games and outlines how such a scheme would be accomplished without the use of an always-on internet connection for verification. In short, an RFID ID stamped onto the new discs would track their usage history and restrict them to one console.

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