It's happening, Samboys! Galaxy Note 9 trademark application filed up… in Columbia

Samsung has applied for a “Galaxy Note 9” trademark… in Columbia, together with trademarks of all of its recent smartphones there. The date stamp on the filing says March 12, and, while we are still a few months away from the actual announcement, this is the first tangible proof that a Note 9 is coming, straight from the horse’s mouth.

From Columbia to the USPTO it’s only a stone throw away, but when Samsung files on US soil, we will know that the unveiling is imminent, and will inform you accordingly. As a reminder, the Note 9 is expected to sport the 6.3″ display of the Note …

Steve Jobs' 1973 job application surfaces at online auction; current bid is $50K

The amazing thing about history is that you can see what subsequently happened. Take an auction that is currently being held online by a company called RR Auction. Bidding ends on March 15th and one of the items up for grabs is a 1973 job application from Steve Jobs. The current high bid is $50,000. The document is written out in hand and the 18-year old Jobs lists Reed College as his address. His major is English Lit., according to the document. Ironically, in light of future events, he doesn’t have a phone.

Jobs goes on to state on the application that he has a driver’s license, but access …

Microsoft patent application could lead to a smaller notch for future iOS and Android handsets

Microsoft has applied for a patent application that could result in a smaller notch on future versions of the Apple iPhone X. The technology that the patent application covers would combine the front-facing camera and infra-red camera into one sensor. There are other advantages to doing this besides saving space. The technology in the patent would allow infra-red sensors to be placed in a camera alongside visible light sensors. This would allow the phone to collect infra-red data and visible light data at the same time, without parallax issues disrupting depth calculations.

The patent, named …

Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X

Just the other day, we passed along some more information about the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. One report stated that the device will look like a phone at rest, and when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with a 7.3-inch screen. Yesterday, the President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, said that issues with the UX have forced Sammy to delay the launch of the Galaxy X to 2019.

Today, sketches of the Samsung Galaxy X have been released by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). They are from a filing made by Samsung back on June 14 of last year. The product has one …

Microsoft patent application explains why the company wants to produce a folding phone

Over the last week or so, we’ve passed along some of the latest information regarding a folding device that could be released as soon as next year by Microsoft’s Surface division. With telephonic capabilities, and the phone-like size that the product transforms into, there is no telling exactly what Microsoft will call it. However, we might get some sense of what the thinking is in Redmond by reading part of a recent patent application that was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The patent application includes plenty of drawings showing a free-stop 360 degree …

This list of cool vape cloud GIFs is a minefield of college application links, so your son has to click at least one


We understand you want your rebellious teen to go to college, so we’ve laced this list of cool vape cloud GIFs with college application links so your son has to accidentally click at least one. Don’t worry, we won’t tell.

Hell yeah, it’s time for some lit big vape cloud GIFs.  

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This one is wearing a horse mask, fuck yeah

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This one has a smaller circle going through a bigger circle and it looks cool as hell

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Oppo patent application reveals phone with a foldable top

Amid talk that Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X could arrive in 2018, and reports that Huawei already has a working foldable model ready for next year, Oppo might be another firm gearing up to enter this arena soon. A patent application filed by the company reveals a smartphone with a bendable display that covers the top 25% to 35% of the screen. Looking at some of the images that Oppo included with the application, it appears that part of the screen would be able to flip over backward.

With the selfie camera on the top half of the device, it would be possible for one camera to be both the rear-facing …

OnePlus announces Individual Application Update program for speedier OxygenOS updates

Over the past couple of months, OnePlus released some of the apps that come pre-installed on its smartphones in the Google Play Store. Apps like Weather and Gallery, as well as the company’s Android launcher have been launched on Google Play and made available to everyone owning a OnePlus smartphone.

The only reason that OnePlus did that is to be able to provide its customers with frequent updates on these apps. More recently, the Chinese company announced that in order to speed up OxygenOS updates, the customized OS that runs on OnePlus smartphones, and to gather …

Patent application shows Facebook working on its own pair of AR smartglasses

A patent application filed by the Oculus division of Facebook reveals that the latter is working on AR powered smartglasses. The patent application is titled “waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner” and puts “computer generated elements” over a real world background. The display could be inside a frame used for eye-wear in a way that “presents media to a user’s eyes.” Sounds like the definition of AR-powered smartglasses to us.

The patented display uses waveguide technology, allowing a wave of light to be guided through the lens. The display will be able to show video and images …

Microsoft patent application shows metallic Surface Phone body doubling as the antenna

Since the beginning of the year, we have seen a few Microsoft patent applications that were said to feature the mythical Surface Phone. The latest such patent application was published on Thursday, even though it had been filed with the USPTO back in February 2016. The patent, entitled “Cover of Device Acting as Antenna of the Device” shows a metallic built handset. As the title of the patent suggests, the metallic cover doubles as the antenna.

Because the handset would apparently swing around a hinge positioned in the center of the device, users would not cause interference or the “detuning” …