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Apple multi-touch trademark application rejected

Apple multi-touch trademark application rejected

Apple has been denied the "multi-touch" trademark, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) deciding that it had already become generic in its usage. Although Apple attempted to trademark the term on the same day that the original iPhone was launched, January 9, 2007, the initial registration was rejected; Apple's appeal has similarly been denied, with the USPTO saying that "the examining attorney was not persuaded by applicant's showing of acquired distinctiveness."

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AOC launches new 1080p Touch Monitor for desktops and notebooks

AOC launches new 1080p Touch Monitor for desktops and notebooks

The touchscreen has really changed the way we interact with our mobile phones and notebook computers. There are some desktop computers that are touch sensitive, but they are generally AIO computers. AOC has unveiled a new display for desktops that will work with your computer and a notebook with touch support. The monitor is called the AOC Touch Monitor e2239FwT. The screen is shipping right now across the country.

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Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

Apple granted iPhone multitouch patent: Lawyers prepare for action

Apple has been granted a vital capacitive multitouch touchscreen patent, which could trigger a new round of IP legal battles against rival smartphone manufacturers. The patent, titled "Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for translating displayed content," details the touch and control systems Apple used in the first-gen iPhone and in all models since, and which experts believe could leave Samsung, HTC and others in hot water.

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Ideum Unveils New MT55 HD Multitouch Table [Video]

Ideum Unveils New MT55 HD Multitouch Table [Video]

If you're in the market for a new desk or table, before you head to your local furniture store take a moment to fantasize how awesome it would be to replace that old wooden thing with Ideum's new MT55 HD Multitouch Table. We mentioned their older MT50 model about a year ago, but they just announced today a new MT55 HD model that's a 55" beauty sporting full 1920x1080 HD resolution.

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Ultimate Tablet, m • pad Concept Design

Ultimate Tablet, m • pad Concept Design

German designer Volker Hübner developed this tablet he calls the m • pad to cater specifically to the needs of designers and developers. It combines the functionality of a 15.6" OLED display. It also includes full multi-touch functionality married with a pressure sensitive stylus. Looking at the pictures from Yanko also suggest that this tablet should have a wide range of USB, Ethernet, firewire and whatever else available for connection external keyboards or mice for a more traditional computing experience.

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Toshiba Resistive Multi-touch from Embedded World

Toshiba Resistive Multi-touch from Embedded World

By now we're all used to multi touch capacitive displays where the slightest brush of our fingers can zoom and pan the application. At Embedded World in Nuremburg, Toshiba showed off their prototype of a Resistive Multi-touch display using an ARM Cortex-M3 micro-controller. Most people don't have any problems with just using a capacitive screen, but in industrial and medical applications it's often necessary for the users to wear gloves, negating the benefit of capacitive screens. Resistive screens are also much less expensive than their same-sized capacitive counterparts, and are often more durable. Toshiba will have the ability to market this technology to touchscreen markets from ATM's to Point of Sale registers and beyond.

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Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony VAIO L Series all-in-one wraps touch-bezel around multitouch screen

Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.

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