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Determining 3D model information from stored images
Methods and systems are provided for determining and transmitting applicable lighting information, applicable viewing perspective, and a 3D model for an object...
Rendering terrain patches
Systems, methods, and computer storage mediums are provided for blending custom terrain patches onto a terrain of a virtual three-dimensional environment. A...
Using pressure differences with a touch-sensitive display screen
Disclosed is a user interface that responds to differences in pressure detected by a touch-sensitive screen. The user selects one type of user-interface action...
Keypad with integrated touch sensitive apparatus
A touch sensitive keypad device (101) for an electronic device (100) includes one or more keys (106,107,108,109,110) situated in a keypad carrier (206). One or...
Wearable device with input and output structures
An electronic device includes a band configured to be worn on the head of a user. The band has a central portion and first and second temple portions extending...
Automated detection of vehicle parking and location
In one example, a method includes determining, based on first motion data, that a change in an angle of a mobile computing device relative to gravity satisfies...
Evaporative induction cooling
A data center cooling system includes an evaporative cooling system. The evaporative cooling system includes fans configured to circulate outside air at ambient...
An ER fluid valve includes a housing and a plurality of parallel flow passages through the housing each defined by spaced electrodes at least one of which is...
Wearable display device
Wearable display device
Method and system for providing limited usage of an electronic device
An electronic device (100) includes a control circuit (208) and one or more modules (210) operable with the control circuit. An application usage module (211)...
Method and system for identifying business records
False or spam business listings may be identified by searching reviews associated therewith. The associated business reviews may be searched for one or more...
Distributed recording of content
A method is disclosed for distributed recording of content in a client system having a home network connecting a content broker and a plurality of set-top boxes...
Processing an input event within an application
Processing an input event within an application includes detecting an input event within an application executing on a first thread, the input event being...
Bounded installation time optimization of applications
A disclosed method may include, in a computing device including at least one processor, a memory, and an operating system with a plurality of modes of...
Systems and methods for generating reference results using
parallel-processing computer system
A method for debugging an application includes obtaining first and second fusible operation requests; if there is a break point between the first and the second...
Methods and apparatus for window displaying
An apparatus may include one or more memories and one or more processors. The one or more memories may include instructions. The one or more processors may be...
Relevance bar for content listings
A client computer receives a set of search results ordered based on scheduled time of broadcast associated with respective listings of content. The listings of...
Supporting user interactions with rendered graphical objects
A graphical object is rendered to a pixel buffer, such that a software application executing on a computing device displays the contents of the pixel buffer via...
Systems and methods for conducting experiments on applications
Systems and methods for conducting a set of experiments on an application having a plurality of users are provided. Each experiment is identified by a...
Controlling a current access mode of a computing device based on a state
of an attachment mechanism
A computing device can receive an indication of a change in the proximity state of a first structure of an attachment mechanism and a second structure of the...
Power management of memory circuits by virtual memory simulation
An apparatus and method are provided for communicating with a plurality of physical memory circuits. In use, at least one virtual memory circuit is simulated...
Management of pre-fetched mapping data incorporating user-specified
Map tile data for displaying graphic elements of a web-based mapping system in a mobile computing device may be pre-fetched to the device based on selection of...
Selecting an interactive content item based on device age
Method and apparatus for selecting an interactive content item based on an age of a network accessible device. In accordance with some embodiments, a signal is...
Providing a client interface for a server-based web application
Disclosed methods, systems, and articles of manufacture, including processor-readable mediums, relate to providing a client interface for a server-based web...
Cloud storage of game state
Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing game state for one or more games accessed by devices of a user. One method includes an...
Nonstandard locality-based text entry
A computer-implemented method of providing text entry assistance data includes receiving at a system location information associated with a user, receiving at...
Machine translation using information retrieval
Systems, methods, and apparatuses, including computer program products, are provided for machine translation using information retrieval techniques. In general,...
Selection of sponsored content using multiple sets of query terms
Multiple sets of words and phrases can be used as query terms for accessing sponsored content. Sponsored content is associated with item terms. The query terms...
Enabling search for conversations with two messages each having a query
A conversation server system having one or more processors and memory stores a plurality of index components in an index. The server associates a first message...
Methods and systems for organizing content
A computer-implemented method executes instructions stored on a computer-readable medium. The method includes accessing a hierarchy of clusters, wherein each...
Ranking users and posts in social networking services
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving, from computer-readable memory, a particular...
Integrating online search results and social networks
A method includes receiving a search query from a client system associated with a first user, and obtaining one or more candidate identifiers associated with...
Generating a related set of documents for an initial set of documents
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying one or more second documents related to one or...
User interaction based related digital content items
Methods and systems to locate related digital content items in a content access log. In one embodiment, the method comprises extracting user events from a...
Recent interest based relevance scoring
A computer-implemented method for processing query information includes receiving prior queries followed by a current query, the prior and current queries being...
Demotion of already observed search query completions
Methods, systems, and apparatus are described that include receiving a sequence of one or more characters representing a first partial query entered into a...
Adapting content repositories for crawling and serving
A system for searching files stored in a closed file source that is not accessible via a web crawler obtains file identifiers for files stored in the file...
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing search results
having contacts from a user's social...
Provided are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for providing search results having contacts from a user's social graph are provided herein. A search...
Method and system for detecting anomalies in web analytics data
A server system stores web analytics data for a web page in a device. The web analytics data comprises a plurality of prior time-value pairs, each pair...
Method and apparatus for machine learning
A computationally efficient method and apparatus is disclosed for machine learning an unknown, n-dimensional .gamma.-margin halfspace to accuracy 1-.epsilon. in...
Merchant category codes in a proxy card transaction
Transmitting category codes to payment instruments in proxy card transactions comprises receiving a first payment request to authorize a proxy card transaction,...
Indexing and search of content in recorded group communications
In one embodiment, indexing content in streamed data includes receiving streams of audio data encoding a recording of a live ongoing group communication, where...
Systems and methods for generating transit trips
Systems and methods for generating transit trips between an origin and a destination are provided. Searches can be undertaken to identify optimal departure...
Varying the degree of precision in navigation data analysis
For a segment of a route, a navigation data gathering system and method may progressively increment the precision of data analysis in proportion to the number...
Constructing a transit transfer network from transit data
A computer-implemented method of constructing a transit transfer network from transit data comprises processing transit data to define a plurality of transfer...
Collective vehicle traffic routing
Systems and methods provide a route and turn-by-turn directions based on estimates of current and future traffic along the route. A client device may request...
Distribution of call-home events over time to ameliorate high
communications and computation peaks in...
The current application is directed to an intelligent control system that includes intelligent thermostats and remote servers that spread call-home events over...
Methods and systems for selecting a velocity profile for controlling a
Methods and systems for selecting a velocity profile for controlling a robotic device are provided. An example method includes receiving via an interface a...