How much does Android operating system earn Google? Not much according to The Guardian. In fact, between 2008 and 2011 Android generated only $543 million in revenue - somewhat insignificant when compared to Google's $38 billion total revenue in 2011.
Google has been awarded a US patent which would allow them to bring self-driving cars to the road. It originally filed for the patent in May. The patent allows for the switching between a human driven mode and one in which a vehicle would drive itself.
A rather clever Microsoft patent made public last week proposes using devices like Microsoft's Kinect to judge a persons age. Based on the system's age predictions appropriate content can be served accordingly - a automated parental control system if you will.
According to a recently granted Apple patent, the computer electronics and software giant are working on a screen technology that produces a special type of ‘pseudo-holographic’ or 3D image. The technology could eventually be used to produce 3D TVs and devices that don’t require viewers to wear special glasses.