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Apple Patents Tip Siri Multi-User Support for Personalised Responses, In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Apple’s voice assistant Siri may soon become smarter by offering personalised responses to different users speaking to it. As of now, Siri does not have multi-user support, but if a newly granted patent for ‘user profiling for voice input processing’ is any clue, Apple may be introducing the feature. The company had already launched a ‘Personalised Hey Siri’ feature earlier this year, but the… Read More »

LG patents a smart pen with flexible display

In the latest episode of “Bizarre Inventions,” LG is patenting a smart stylus pen that can potentially replace your phone. Yes, we know what you think, but upon closer inspection the Korean company might be up to something here. The key feature of the stylus are its two displays. It incorporates a small one for app shortcuts, notifications… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline will not file patents in poorer countries

UK drugs manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has said it will not file patents for its products in the world’s poorest nations. The step may make some important new medicines more affordable in the developing world, by leaving the way clear for generic companies to make cheap copies of GSK’s drugs. GSK said it would adopt a graduated approach linked to… Read More »