Apple's Siri design patent updated, adds smart glasses, ability to make hotel reservations

Apple's Siri design patent updated, adds smart glasses, ability to make hotel reservations

We're all hoping that sometime today we'll hear about a new Siri speaker of some sort, but Patently Apple discovered something even more interesting. The design patent for Siri in the European Union and Hong Kong was updated last Friday to cover "smart glasses" as a category of what devices Siri can be used as a remote control for. 

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Apple patent filing details long-range wireless charging at microwave frequencies

Apple patent filing details long-range wireless charging at microwave frequencies

It's Thursday, usually the day at Apple World Today where Dennis Sellers outlines some of the best Apple patent filings or grants that have been made over the previous few days. Dennis is enjoying himself in the American Southwest this week, but we still have a fascinating Apple patent application for you -- "Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas". 

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Apple invention would facilitate an AR navigation system, virtual interior design planning, more

Apple invention would facilitate an AR navigation system, virtual interior design planning, more

Apple has applied for a patent (number 20170109929) for a “method and device for illustrating a virtual object in a real environment” that would allow the representation of a digital object in a real environment. The tech giant says this would be useful for augmented reality (AR) applications such as in vehicles, in interior design planning, factory planning, prototype construction or test construction in product development. 

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