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Google patent application reveals broadband dreams

The Net giant tries to patent a technique for using a flat, flexible housing to lower the cost of bringing a super-fast Internet to homes. Just how big will Google Fiber be?

By March 2, 2012


Google acquires Cuil's remaining patent applications

The last seven pending patent applications of the defunct Google challenger focus mostly on search interfaces.

By February 20, 2012


Adjust OS X sound volume level per application with Sound Bunny

ProSoft Engineering's new Sound Bunny utility offers Mac users fine-tuned control over volume levels.

By February 15, 2012


iPhone 5 rumor roundup

The iPhone 5 rumors culminated today, 12 September, with Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5 with bigger screen and 4G LTE. Read CNET's iPhone 5 coverage.

By September 11, 2012


Stop applications from updating automatically in Windows

Take control of applications that won't let you adjust or disable their background update schedules.

By February 10, 2012


Apple patent application details redesigned, thinner batteries

Apple has long been at the forefront of battery technology, especially for mobile consumer electronics. ne of Apple's most recent patent applications details a new line of thinking for battery design that could lead to thinner, more efficient power on the go.

By January 20, 2012


Siri's future ambitions detailed in new patent application

A new patent application provides a peek at features that could be on their way to Apple's popular voice assistant, Siri.

By January 19, 2012


Apple explores 3D GUI in new patent application

Last year Apple managed to get 676 patents awarded to it by the U.S. Patent Office, and 2012 is showing no signs of Apple slowing down. In its latest application, Apple is proposing technology that would control a 3D interface using touch-free motion-based gestures on your iOS device.

By January 12, 2012


Three application launcher alternatives for Windows

A little change to your computer's interface can make it seem like a completely different machine. If you're getting tired of the standard Windows experience, why not try installing an application launcher?

By January 6, 2012


Apple patent application details password-protecting power adapters

In a recent patent application, Apple has detailed a system for allowing your power adapter to become a security key for your password recovery process.

By January 5, 2012