Dubbed "Quattro", the new sensor is slated to appear in the new trio of dp models.
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Two patent applications describe environmental and temperature sensors that could be outfitted into "wrist-watch devices" as well as other wearable gadgets.
The technology would allow users to place sensors around the home to provide a more well-rounded Siri experience.
In a patent application, the iPhone maker explains a system for wireless pairing and device communication using biometrics like fingerprint scanners, retina scans, and voice signatures.
Berkeley researchers have created flexible sensors that mimic a cat's whiskers from elastic fibers, nanotubes, and nanoparticles. Science: making robots cuter as well as more useful.
A freshly-published patent application describes a trackpad that jettisons the usual click buttons in favor of sensors and tactile feedback.
A move to an image sensor made with CMOS chip manufacturing technology will mean more adaptable cameras, the medium-format camera maker promises.
Taking a page from Samsung's Galaxy S4, the next iPhone may be able to feel the temperature and humidity, claims a Chinese analyst.
Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
Smart watches? Smart glasses? Nope. If this patent is any indication, the future lies in hairpieces that could notify wearers of a text message, phone call, or e-mail.