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Visual security mechanism for a device with a front-facing camera
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and computer readable media for locking a computing device. Periodic images are received from a camera on a computing...
Using object appearance changes due to high reflectivity for feature
Methods and apparatus are disclosed related to classifying illuminated objects. A computing device can receive a sequence of images including first and second...
Image search results by seasonal time period
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for retrieving images based on a seasonal time period. In one...
Methods and devices for adaptive ringtone generation
Disclosed are methods and devices for adapting a ringtone in accordance with ambient noise. In one embodiment a method includes processing an ambient noise...
Updating shared keys
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for updating shared keys. In one aspect, a method includes...
Security in wireless communication system and device
A method of implementing security in a wireless communication device (108) comprises receiving (300), at the device (108), a security mode command for...
Power detection of individual carriers of a multiple-carrier wideband
An apparatus and method measures power of channels generated by a multiple-carrier transmitter that upconverts a plurality of baseband signals to a...
Method and apparatus for channel sounding in an orthogonal frequency
division multiplexing communication system
An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing communication system is provided that schedules a transmission of uplink sounding signals or channel quality...
Radio link monitoring in a wireless communication device for a enhanced
A method (400) and user equipment (106) monitor a radio link for a wireless communication terminal for an enhanced control channel. A processor (304) may...
Electronic device housing and assembly method
An electronic device includes a first housing of a single piece of material that has first and second spaced apart major walls that extend in lateral directions...
Notebook computer with improved balance
A portable computer includes a lid assembly defining a lower edge and having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a display visible on the inner surface. The...
Implementations generally relate to continually capturing photos. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos that are captured continually,...
Anchors for displaying image sprites, sub-regions and 3D images
Systems, methods and computer program products for displaying image sprites, sub-regions and three dimensional images includes (but is not limited to) receiving...
System and method for generating a flow based on multiple types of
A system and method for generating a flow based on multiply types of interactions are provided. Data defining one or more sequences of multiple interactive...
Systems and method for navigating between oblique views of a map
System and method for rendering a sequence of images corresponding to a sequence of camera poses of a target area to generate an animation representative of a...
Systems and methods for preparing a model of an environment for display
System and methods for preparing a model of an environment for display are provided. In some aspects, a system includes a transformation module configured to...
Systems and methods for generating a model of an environment
System and methods for generating a model of an environment are provided. In some aspects, a system includes a layer module configured to identify one or more...
Matching views between a two-dimensional geographical image and a
three-dimensional geographical image
An apparatus determines a matching viewpoint for a geographical area displayed in two-dimensional geographical image and a corresponding three-dimensional...
Decoding imprecise gestures for gesture-keyboards
In one example, a method includes outputting, by a computing device and for display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys. The method may also...
User interface device having capacitive trackball assembly
A user interface device (100) includes a capacitive trackball assembly (108) having a conductive trackball (110) and one or more conductive plates (210, 310,...
Cover plate for a hazard detector having improved air flow and other
According to one embodiment, a hazard detector may include a housing having a back plate and a front casing coupled therewith to define an interior space within...
Battery temperature compensation with closed-loop fan control
A dual-loop control configuration employs battery temperature as a feedback metric in order to prevent overheating when recharging batteries. Temperature...
Bi-directional power control
An electrical circuit for bi-directional power control between two devices, including a mobile communication card, an electronic device that connects to the...
Method and device for limiting crossover in fuel cell systems
A method of and fuel cell system for limiting an amount of a fuel crossing over a membrane in a fuel cell, the method including determining an appropriate...
Decoding a transformed machine readable image
A method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for decoding transformed machine readable images is disclosed. A reader device can acquire a machine readable...
Claiming delayed live reference streams
A system and method for identifying unauthorized uploaded content that has been uploaded before a validated live reference stream has been ingested is disclosed...
Activity signatures and activity replay detection
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating activity signatures and detecting activity...
Interface for watching a stream of videos
A computing device provides a display of a plurality of channel previews for a plurality of channels in a channel control area in a user interface, the display...
System and method for using emergency alert system messages
A home gateway (102) includes a receiving component (106), a reformatting (109) component, a transcoding component (107), and a transmitting component (110)....
Automatic application updates
A method for updating an application on a mobile device includes accessing, at the mobile device, application management information. The application management...
Updating an operating system
Systems and methods for updating operating system software are provided. In some aspects, an update for an operating system of a computing device is received,...
Building native computer applications using a browser platform
In one aspect, the subject disclosure can be embodied in a method for building desktop applications using a web browser platform is provided. A content type and...
Gathering and organizing content distributed via social media
The present disclosure relates to a method for gathering and organizing media content in a social media is provided. The method initiates with providing a...
Rating and review interface
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a search query for ratable entities,...
Time-marked hyperlinking to video content
In one example, a method includes: receiving from a first user interface a first input from a first user specifying a first particular instant in a video other...
Methods and devices for rendering interactions between virtual and
physical objects on a substantially...
Disclosed are methods and devices for rendering interactions between virtual and physical objects on a substantially transparent display are disclosed. In one...
Automatic user swap
A computer-implemented method for providing secure access to a computer is disclosed according to one aspect of the subject technology. The method comprises...
Increasing capacity in router forwarding tables
Aspects of the disclosure provide for increasing the capacity of ternary content addressable memories (TCAMs). For example, one aspect provides a method for...
Providing data feeds for video programs
A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing data feeds for video programs is...
Using a router based web meter in a mixed mode configuration
A method for associating a web event with a member of a group of users is implemented at a first computing device, the method including: receiving a data access...
Stream of content for a channel
A system and method for generating a channel includes a channel engine that retrieves candidate content items based on a topic from heterogeneous data sources....
Custom event and attraction suggestions
A computing device may determine a geographic location of the computing device. The computing device may receive information associated with a user. The...
Transferring a state of an application from a first computing device to a
second computing device
The disclosed subject matter relates to computer implemented methods for transferring a state of an application from a first computing device to a second...
Method of exchanging photos with interface content provider website
A photo is received from a mobile device. The photo is stored at an intermediary server. The photo is formatted at the intermediary server for at least one...
Access control list for a multi-user communication session
A system and associated methods for adding one or more invitees from a calendar event to an access control list of a multi-user communication session is...
Dynamic formatting of messages for multiple endpoints
In one general aspect, a tangible computer-readable storage medium can be configured to store instructions that when executed cause a processor to perform a...
Collaborative workflow through messaging conversations
A networked application and email application were described herein that provide for an intuitive system by which users can participate in collaborative...
Automatically providing content associated with captured information, such
as information captured in real-time
A system and method for automatically providing content associated with captured information is described. In some examples, the system receives input by a...
Detecting document text that is hard to read
A computer system is configured to determine portions of text extracted from a corresponding group of documents; process a particular portion of text by a set...
Device and method for updating a certificate
A method updates certificates for potential recipients. The method comprises determining whether the certificates require updating. The method comprises...