10 wild new patents: The future of tech?


Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its 8,185,968th patent since 1790. Here's a rundown of some of the grooviest tech patents from the latest crop.


Gina Smith is a NYT best-selling author of iWOZ, the biography of Steve Wozniak. She is a vet tech journalist and chief of the geek tech site,