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A contact lens with embedded circuitry designed to monitor glucose levels of diabetes patients. (Google)

Google Applies For Patent On Smart Contact Lenses With Embedded Camera

Just as Google Glass is being offered Tuesday for sale to the general public after a test period, the company has plans for eyewear technology that could make the Glass device obsolete

04/15/2014

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Larry Magid: Apple Could Make Texting While Walking Safer

Apple wants to make it safer for people who like to text while walking. The question is: is this a good thing?

03/31/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Apple, Samsung Renew Patent Dispute With Latest Court Battle

The world’s two leading smartphone makers were back in federal court on Monday, accusing each other of stealing ideas and features.

03/31/2014

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple, Samsung Fail To Settle Patent Dispute Before March Trial

Apple and Samsung have failed to settle their patent dispute despite a daylong meeting between top Samsung executives and Apple CEO Tim Cook hosted by a mediator earlier this month.

02/22/2014

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Jury Set To Decide How Much Samsung Owes Apple

A Silicon Valley jury is set Tuesday to begin deciding behind closed doors how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.

11/19/2013

A Samsung phone (R) and an iPhone 4. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Demands $380M From Samsung In Patent Trial

Apple demanded that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.

11/13/2013

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

2nd Apple-Samsung Trial In US Gets Underway In San Jose

A federal judge and lawyers for the world’s two biggest smartphone makers have begun picking a jury to determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and IPad features.

11/12/2013

Tech:Crunch Disrupt SF 2012. (James Martin/CNET)

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.

09/01/2013

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Cupertino-Based Apple Seeks Patent For iPhone Wraparound Display

Apple is seeking a patent for an iPhone that has a display that wraps around the edges of the device, expanding the viewable area and eliminating all physical buttons.

03/29/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brazilian Company Selling Phone With ‘iPhone’ Name, Google Software

A Brazilian company has begun selling smartphones in Brazil with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name in Latin America’s biggest country.

12/20/2012

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