Fueled by new products that support the technology including Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Apple Watch, wireless power receivers and transmitters will generate more than US$1.7 billion in revenue this year.
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The emerging world of luxury devices---enter the Apple Watch Edition---means no lines, VIP phone support and private service. But there's an absurdity to it given the technology won't hold value over time.
Apple has been granted a patent for an external portable fuel cell electricity generation unit designed to power portable computing devices.
A jury has knocked back a claim by a patent licensing firm that was seeking damages from Apple over five Nokia patents.
Uber has bought deCarta for an undisclosed amount in an effort to enhance its mapping technology, and possibly move away from using maps from Google and Apple.
Pebble announced its high end variant of the Pebble Time with elegant looks to compete with the Apple Watch. Smartstrap technology encourages hardware partners to innovate too.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg hopes litigation between his company and Apple can be wrapped up quickly.
No doubt Apple is still smarting over a $533 million court case won by Smartflash this week, but Ericsson is now also suing the company in a patent dispute.
Patent licensing firm Smartflash may still be celebrating a $533 million victory against Apple, but the companies aren't finished in the courtroom.
SK Telecom has won its patent lawsuit against Viber after a South Korean court ruled the latter infringed on four patents held by the mobile operator.
The US Patent Office has granted Apple a patent for a virtual-reality headset designed to accommodate an iPhone for its display, much like Google's Cardboard or Samsung's Gear VR headset.
It's likely this will build on Apple's own AirDrop technology. But this may be one of the first steps in recent years that may combat illegal file sharing.
Google has added Word Lens, a technology acquired last year, to its Google Translate app. The addition brings Google closer to its universal translator ambitions.
Apple and Ericsson are suing each other after failing to agree on royalties the iPhone maker should pay for standard essential patents.
Apple has been granted a patent that could lead the way to a fully flexible iPhone that's actually built to bend in your pocket.
Holiday week news in the world of iOS: Apple dominates holiday sales, iPad sales could slump for the first time, and Apple patents a pen.
A long-simmering patent dispute involving Google and some of its key rivals could finally be over. Today's deal transfers the former Nortel patents to a syndicate of 30 members and comes on the heels of a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit last month.
Apple's appeal to the Australian Federal Court to trademark the term 'App Store' has been dismissed, with Apple ordered to pay costs for both parties.
This week Apple confirmed Beats Music will be wrapped up in iOS, the company was fined for violating patents, and iOS 8.1.1 was released.
Google has agreed to settle with the Apple and Microsoft-backed consortium that outbid it for Nortel's patents in 2011.