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Apple files patent for multitouch mice

Apple files patent for multitouch mice

Apple’s patents are always very interesting to say the least. Every time we see one we are constantly reminded that Apple not only thinks outside the box, but also manages to stay two steps ahead of everyone else in terms of new ideas and technological innovation.

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Apple Hover patent tracks non-touch gestures

Apple Hover patent tracks non-touch gestures

Apple have filed a patent for a system controlled by fingers hovering over a surface, rather than necessarily touching it.  One potential application for the technology could see it integrated into the capacitive touchscreen of the iPhone, allowing the handset to recognize non-contact gestures, shut off different parts of the display, or highlight specific touch-controls.

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Apple Multi-Touch Patent suggests next-gen MacBook Tablet interface

Apple Multi-Touch Patent suggests next-gen MacBook Tablet interface

Updated Apple patents documenting how the company envisages larger-scale multitouch displays reacting to all fingers of both of a user's hands have added further fuel to the suspicion that a MacBook Tablet is in development.  The patent, 52 pages in length, suggests a full-touchscreen Mac Tablet with window-based GUI as in OS X; controls would adapt to finger input, expanding to avoid accidental overlap presses, horizontal, vertical or circular scrolling would be supported, and a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard provided.

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He Said, She Said: Is an Apple UMPC more likely than a MacBook Touch?

He Said, She Said: Is an Apple UMPC more likely than a MacBook Touch?

With all the Apple rumors over the past week or so, Brenda and I were discussing whether we'd rather see a grown-up iPod Touch-style UMPC from the company, or a full-sized MacBook Tablet.  As a Tablet PC user in the past, I'm a sucker for the full-sized option running OS X; Brenda is more keen on something super-portable that will kick Microsoft's UMPC format into the dust.  In the end, we decided to argue it out online and give SlashGear readers the chance to throw in their opinions too; we're calling it "He Said, She Said" and you can read our thoughts (and leave your own) after the cut.

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MacBook touch patent filed in 2010 – just as Steve Jobs slammed the idea

MacBook touch patent filed in 2010 – just as Steve Jobs slammed the idea

Supposing you saw the one single appearance of a MacBook with a touchscreen during the Apple keynote "Back to the Mac" in the year 2010, you may be wondering when this device is going to be released. As it was stated then by Steve Jobs - and as the company has maintained since - the touchscreen laptop doesn't work. Today, though, a new sort of MacBook has appeared in a patent application from Apple - one with a touchscreen on it.

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The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

The Daily Slash: January 20 2011

Take a big serious look at this fabulous Jawbone ERA in a high-res review - it rocks really hard. Next, let me show you the spread of different kinds of content we've got here on SlashGear today - an X-Wing flies through a snow trench, Apple mice with multitouch displays, and an Electronic Eco-Friendly Rickshaw. Wild enough for you? The biggest news today, in my (and I'm sure many more people's) opinion? Google's current CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down from his post as boss. Take an odd ride with Don Reisinger down violence lane in a column asking the following: Is 17 the Right Cut-Off Age for Mature-Rated Games? Over on Android Community we've got a tip on some new robots: Droid X 2, Droid 3, and Droid Incredible 2, a rather controversial tip on Google holding Gingerbread, and a really scary tip about the Android app by the name of Trapster. Behold a whole new world via an extrapolation of the ideas of soon to be former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt by yours truly in a featured post called The Mobile Revolution is Upon Us. Finally discover the kind side of PR as Motorola issues an apology for one of their own speaking rudely to a developer.

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The Daily Slash: December 28 2010

The Daily Slash: December 28 2010

Behold a 200 year old wood / 18K gold / supremely expensive iPad from Gresso - buy one soon! Point and awe as Sprint Palm Pixi gains mysterious front-facing camera, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and LG Optimus Pad point toward CES 2011, and Sony PlayStation Phone points toward the same timeframe. See your Android phone become the brain of a robot, see some super teaser pics of ASUS Eee Pads, and check out the BRAND NEW HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE phone in 12 big leaked pics! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 28 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 28 2010

Behold the best idea any road-safety authority ever thought of - PhoneGuard - blocks texting when a phone is traveling faster than 10mph. Get teased with a preview pic of the ASUS Eee Pads pre-CES. Take another leaky look at the upcoming Android Music App (video). See as AppsFire adds video previews for Android apps, possibly tipping this sort of functionality in the Android Marketplace soon. Take a peek at a tip from a Japanese newspaper calling spring 2011 as the release time for the eve elusive Sony PlayStation Phone. Marvel as your Android phone becomes the brain of a robot. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Nexus S Review

Nexus S Review

Google shook up the Android world with the Nexus One, throwing down the gauntlet to manufacturers to step up their hardware game and pushing the open-source platform to the bleeding edge of smartphone functionality. Now the search giant is back with its second self-branded device, the Nexus S, a Samsung-made handset with a few unique features of its own. Is this the best Android smartphone today, or just another Galaxy S sibling? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2009

Weeks are flying by and it's time for another week in review. Monday we learned that a new hack was available from the iPhone Dev Team that adds MMS to first generation iPhones and tethering to 3.1.2 OS for the later iPhone models. We also found out that Microsoft is set to issue a new update for the Xbox 360 that will break unauthorized storage devices. That means that some gamers will be unable to access the saved game data after applying the new update.

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