Inventions to detect and prevent annoying phone calls, documents, or people

Annoying phone calls and documents clog our telephone, email, and other communications networks. Inventors, and the institutions backing them, are trying to fight technology with technology. Here are three of their patent applications: “Detecting and rejecting annoying documents,” international patent application WO 2007070622 A3, Filed Dec 14, 2006 by ‎Anurag Agarwal and Deepak Jindal (Google […]

Checking email while you drive a car

This car commercial, for the 2012 Toyota Camry, may also be an experiment of some sort. It begins with just the driver,then (as if by magic) the components of the car materialize around him, one by one. These components make their appearance, presumably, in the order of their importance and/or desirability. The announcer, voicing the […]