Security

Patent application looks at smart doorbell sniffing, ACLU reacts

Facial recognition tech added to video-laden doorbells to track "suspicious" people? Sounds like a thorny concept, as people are still reeling over privacy and the lack thereof in very recent times. "Face" it, facial recognition ...

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Tabs on Roger headed for coffee shop could spill ad-worthy beans

Location, location. Retailers see gold at the end of the location-tracking rainbow. They seek the advantage of targeting potential footsteps with relevant ads and offers. Questions: Where are you headed? When will you go ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Laptop to smartphone: I feel like an empty shell without you

(Tech Xplore)—In patent news, what are all these Apple-centric headers about this week? Something about turning an iPhone and iPad into a laptop? A phone-powered modular MacBook? A superdock?

Engineering

Patent patter: Tanks not on Apple's to-do list

Did an error serve a military vehicle patent to the stylish company that brings you phones and featherweight PCs to cry for if not die for? Lawyers said a vehicle patent assigned to Apple was in error, reported Patently Apple ...

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Google patent filing proposes device in eye to address poor vision

(Tech Xplore)—What are Google's visionaries up to these days? You may be sorry you asked. Discovery reported that an electronic device injected into an eyeball is the focus of a patent filed by Google. The application ...

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