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Facebook patents tech to determine social class

We've got great news this week for nation-state employees tasked with using social media to spark a class war in previously stable democracies! Facebook is patenting technology to decide if its users are upper, middle or working class — without even…
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The next Apple Watch? Latest patents describe a limb-detecting circular device

New Apple patents describe a smartwatch with a unique circular design capable of limb detection, or the ability to identify appendages. Apple has been reluctant to adopt a circular design so far, citing usability concerns

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U.S. Supreme Court questions Apple, Samsung on importance of design patents

Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for the better part of six years. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides, and will offer a ruling some time next year.

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China smartphone makers snap up patents in fight for market dominance

Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country’s own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money.

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Swatch is secretly stockpiling smartwatch patents, could a device be on the way?

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is reportedly stockpiling smartwatch patents, despite the company’s CEO trashing the current smartwatches on the market. With 173 patents filed, Swatch has the ability to launch its own smartwatch without any partnerships.

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