Apple granted yet another 3D-related patent, this one for for ‘optical pattern projection’

Apple granted yet another 3D-related patent, this one for for ‘optical pattern projection’

Apple continues to work on 3D interfaces and has been granted a patent (number 9,235,753) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for “optical pattern projection” that could be used for, among other things, gesture-based gaming.

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Apple buys company whose technology analyzes facial expressions

Apple buys company whose technology analyzes facial expressions

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has acquired Emotient Inc., a startup that uses artificial-intelligence technology to read people’s emotions by analyzing facial expressions. The article doesn’t say how much was paid for the buy-out, but it’s Apple’s first (known) acquisition of 2016.

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