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Apple Granted Patents for Hover Technology, Heart Rate Monitor

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents to Apple related to smartphone technologies. The first is a method for touch-and-hover interaction with a device screen while the second is for an embedded heart rate monitor. Although the hover technology is not new, the patent is designed to increase its accuracy. Meanwhile, the heart rate sensor allows a device to read a user’s heart rate, but could provide the capability on much smaller devices than are currently on the market, according to Apple observers. (Venture Beat)(Tech Crunch)(Apple Insider)

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