Apple Granted a Smart Clothing Patent Today

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple was granted 40 patents today, which cover stretchable displays, smart clothing, gaze controls, and a whole lot more.

What a Digital Avatar Patent Might Mean for Apple Customers

· Andrew Orr · Analysis

The latest patent filing (via RedmondPie) that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office granted Apple is centered around digital avatars. It mentions how an editing environment could let people create a “representation of their alter ego.” It sounds like Apple has bigger ideas though. Andrew Orr dives in and gives us his speculations.