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German high court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

German high court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

At the beginning of its patent lawsuits against the likes Samsung, with Android as collateral damage, Apple seemed to have the force of the law behind it. The publicity might have backfired, putting its patents under greater scrutiny, which has led some of them to be narrowed down or even thrown out outright. That latter might just be the case in Germany, where the country's highest (or next highest) court, the Federal Court of Justice, upheld that Apple's slide to unlock patent isn't patentable, at least not in Germany.

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Touchscreen research is sheer dragging genius

Touchscreen research is sheer dragging genius

Touchscreen devices that respond not only to regular taps and swipes in two-dimensions, but sheering forces across the display, could open up a new paradigm of tablet and phone control, research has suggested. Rather than conjuring up pop-up toolbars and other screen-dominating UI elements, a press-and-pull gesture could be used to cycle through options, select different colored pens or drawing tools, or perform speedy copy & paste.

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First Batman, then smartphones, then Iron Man

First Batman, then smartphones, then Iron Man

As the personal technology landscape advances at a rate that's undeniably fantastic, we move beyond our obsession with the slightly lower-tech character Batman and advance to the top of the line equivalent Iron Man, as evidenced by the massive success of the most recent film series. Throughout the 1990s we saw a selection of high-cost Batman films and a fantastic Batman cartoon series well received by the public at the time because of their ability to connect with us on a non-super level, there's also almost always been some sort of representation of Batman on the small screen as well, no matter what year it is. Batman has always been a fantastic character for the average person to relate with because he's always using tools and technology to help him - he doesn't actually have super powers, so to speak. There's another character out there by the name of Iron Man that's also been around for several decades and represented in a series of cartoons, certainly, but up until now we've not had the technology in film production to represent him accurately: this is Iron Man.

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Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!

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MWC 2012 Tablet Pre-Show Rundown

MWC 2012 Tablet Pre-Show Rundown

As we march closer and closer to the biggest all-mobile show of the year all the way over Barcelona, Spain, we've started to see the wave of tips, leaks, and previews roll in - and while our MWC 2012 Smartphone pre-show rundown may have more devices than we know what to do with already, tablets certainly wont be left out in the cold. What we've got for you here is a full rundown of everything we've heard that's worth mentioning on the tablet front - worth mentioning, of course, since there's nothing like a cheapo tablet to ruin your otherwise awesome trip to Spain!

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey eReader, coming soon

The fine folks at Bookeen have revealed that they'll be releasing an ebook reader with a 6-inch Pearl E-ink display and a lovely 800MHz Cortex A8 CPU for the masses. This device will be Bookeen's fourth ereader device, and it's expected that the display will be the same as what's proven to be ultra-successful on the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Kobo, that being the Neonode zForce touchscreen. Welcome back to the pack, Bookeen!

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