New inventions are everyday occurrences in the computer world. As a matter of fact, a month ago, Stealth Ideas Inc., introduced the StealthSurfer II ID Protect. It is a miniature flash drive that lets you surf the Internet anonymously from your computer using an encrypted mode. It comes with memory of 256 megabytes to two-gigabytes and prices start at $99. For those who dabble in the arts, the DigiMemo-692 Digital Notepad enables you to record sketches with ink and paper and then syncronize your notes into your PC using any handwriting reorganization software.
Handheld devices such as PDA or Pocket PC is best for note sketching and it can be synchronized into your PC as a digital copy. The problem of the handheld is its screen input limitations and the screen protector needs to be replaced frequently. DigiMemo 692 Digital Notepad is a breakthrough to all these limitations which is able to 'record' your sketches with ink and ordinary paper. You can easily synchronize your notes into your PC and it is compatible with most of the handwriting reorganization software. This handy device will record your notes, ideas and sketches without the need to scan, and it comes with ink cartridge, a digital pen and software. It also comes with a USB cable that is compatible with WIN 2000 and XP.
The Microsoft Xbox 360 is one of the latest inventions of video games. Video game lovers everywhere are rejoicing the arrival of the new system. The newest Xbox is still a gamer's dream, but it is also being marketed as a media center. Not only can the system be used for playing video games, but it can also be used to play DVDs, CDs and MP3s. Digital cameras can be hooked up to it, as well as mp3 players and even personal computers.
Patenting computer and related inventions come under the intellectual property rights of different countries, where the ownership and copy rights are reserved to the person or organization who invented the product. But in the United States, computer hardware or software invention are deemed patentable only if the invention is vital to a particular task or process. In short, patents are not given to software or even hardware, that are extensions to existing computer technology or if it's just a method of doing business.
One of the new computer inventions is patented by IBM and this is a tiny hard drive the size of a fifty cent piece. This small chip like thing can store up to 340 MB of data and will be very useful in mobile devices, digital cameras, music players, etc.
There are a lot of companies like the IBM and Microsoft that have full fledged research teams working full time on computer inventions.