March 9, 2019

At GDC 2019 later this month, Google is expected to announce its game streaming service codenamed Yeti. We reported back in February that this effort features hardware, in addition to the cloud backend powering it as demoed by Project Stream. A patent — unrelated to Yeti — has emerged that envisions Google’s take on a new game controller at the center of a multi-screen playing experience.

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November 23, 2018

During its heyday, Weather Timeline was a phenomenal, highly customizable weather client for Android. It closely followed the first iteration of Material Design, but earlier this year was pulled by the developer for new customers. The app now has a new owner that’s laid out future plans for Weather Timeline this week.

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October 3, 2018

Prior Art Archive to aid patent applications is now searchable in Google Patents

Historically, Google is not a litigious company when it comes to patents. The company is now supporting the Prior Art Archive to help patent examiners make better informed decisions on whether to grant an application by making it searchable through Google Patents.

January 11, 2018

Sometime last year, Google quietly acquired a U.K. startup doing rather interesting work with sound, including a new type of speaker and haptic feedback. This technology has interesting ramifications and possible uses in Google’s consumer lineup.

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October 23, 2017

A patent application published on Friday shows that Samsung is working on a new wireless charging mat that would allow it to charge multiple devices at once. An illustration shows it simultaneously charging both a phone and a smartwatch.

It appears similar to the AirPower wireless charging mat announced by Apple at the recent launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X

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July 18, 2017

Google Glass Enterprise Edition in use at Boeing
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Google may have long since abandoned its ambitions to sell Glass as a consumer product, but a focus on enterprise applications has apparently been more successful as the Enterprise Edition finally gets its official launch today…

That day has been a long time coming. We exclusively revealed the plan to reboot Glass as an enterprise device in a series of posts back in early 2015. Since then, we’ve seen FCC images and a patent, and even an eBay listing before we confirmed the name more than a year ago …

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