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Friday: July 8, 2011

Twelve cool Apple iPhone concepts for you to gawk at.Twelve cool Apple iPhone concepts for you to gawk at.

Toxel has put together a list of iPhone concepts from all over the Interwebs ranging from cool to never-gonna-happen-this-lifetime. Some of these mockups may or may not already be in violation of several pending Apple patents. Seriously, has anyone taken a look at Apple's patent portfolio these days? It's quite extensive, they hold over 16,000 of them worldwide. Just reading this post probably puts you in patent violation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:59 PM | Tags (7) | apple | concepts | iphone | mockup | patents | toxel | transparent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.

Yes, someone actually holds a patent for a device that allows the user of said to device to swiftly kick themselves in the buttocks. This would undoubtedly make for a lovely addition to any home or office (most likely the latter).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 11:20 AM | Tags (8) | buttocks | devices | forbes | inventions | kick | kooky | patents | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.

The assertion made in Nokia's latest amended complaint is that Apple based the design of the iPhone around Nokia concepts, implying that Apple may have actively reverse-engineered Nokia's phones to do so -- rather than stumbling upon the same concepts accidentally in its own research.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | patents | nokia | phone | lawsuit | infrigement | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.

There are actually some pretty funny patent application entries listed here from some notable companies. I'm curious if IBM will ever make good on their 'check for awkward silence on conference call' patent which would make for potential comedy gold during the most inappropriate of times. Awooga!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:38 AM | Tags (8) | 2009 | awooga | best | collection | list | patents | register | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.

Patent covers a range of emotions other than laughter. Sony want to know when video games make you cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | sony | ps3 | patents | laugh | detection | emotion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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