New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos
A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr. This month, the United ...
Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention
Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.
Most innovations are rephrasings of past techs
Most new patents are combinations of existing ideas and pretty much always have been, even as the stream of fundamentally new core technologies has slowed, according to a new paper in the Journal of the Ro ...
Can you talk? Apple patent calls on iPhone status check system
Silicon Valley patent office shelved
Silicon Valley's high tech firms are fighting what they consider a deeply personal federal cut this summer that shelves a planned patent office in this innovation-fueled region.
Google has designs on flip-up wristwatch
US Patent Office denies 'iPad Mini' trademark
The US Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for a trademark to safeguard its widely popular iPad mini tablet, saying the case to own the phrase was too weak.
Mastering microbunching for linac-based light sources
(Phys.org) —Designing accelerators requires years of research and development. Throughout the Lab's history, scientists and engineers at Brookhaven have helped lead the way in designing accelerator technologies ...
USPTO to stage two forums for software community
In a single step, engineers create a rainbow-colored polymer
(PhysOrg.com) -- University at Buffalo engineers have developed a one-step, low-cost method to fabricate a polymer with extraordinary properties: When viewed from a single perspective, the polymer is rainbow-colored, ...
Apple has solar designs, wins patents
Apple wins multi-touch and glass process patents
Samsung seeks smart watch trademarks in US, SKorea
Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future ...
NYTimes leads group defense in mobile patent suit
The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided. The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free: ...