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Monday: July 13, 2009

Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?

...describes a process of using fleets of vessels to mix warm water from the surface of the ocean with colder water from greater depths in an effort to cool the surface of the water.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:20 PM | Tags (6) | billgates | hurricanes | microsoft | patent | prevention | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Face and object recognition may be coming to iPhones according to latest Apple patent filling.Face and object recognition may be coming to iPhones according to latest Apple patent filling.

...a user might take a photo of a piece of art and wish to have it automatically identified and additional information on it provided, or engage in an audio tour or podcast and wish to access additional content beyond that provided in the audio files.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | apple | face | iphone | object | patent | recognition |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

New Amazon patent hints at an ad-supported Kindle.New Amazon patent hints at an ad-supported Kindle.

You'll have to learn how to tune out ads in your favorite e-books, just like the Internet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertisements | amazon | gadgets | kindle | patent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Sony files patent for turning any object into a video game controller.Sony files patent for turning any object into a video game controller.

Take that, Project Natal?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:10 PM | Tags (7) | sony | ps3 | natal | patent | gaming | controller | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson was also an important patent holder.Michael Jackson was also an important patent holder.

So that's how he did it in Smooth Criminal. Mystery solved.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:40 PM | Tags (4) | illusion | magician | michaeljackson | patent |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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