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Apple iPad Review

Apple iPad Review

The Apple iPad is here, and if ever there was a contentious gadget, this is it. We met with Apple this past week to pick up one of a few iPads let out into the wild early, and have been playing with it ever since. Already the subject of countless discussions, arguments and parodies - not least because of what it doesn't do rather than what it's actually capable of - there's also a grudging expectation that, if anyone can make tablets wildly popular, it's probably Apple. So, does the iPad live up to its promise, or is this really just an oversized iPod touch too big (and too expensive) for your pocket? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

There's nothing like bathing in the cool green glow of your KDDI Sharp IS01 to cheer you up, just as this happy model has found.  If you can't get enough of the 5-inch multitouch-capable Android clamshell MID then Gigazine's hands-on report should be your next port of call; they've got lashings of video showing the IS01 in action, some of which you can see after the cut.

Video demos after the cut

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Apple sued over multitouch IP: iPad & iPhone imports under threat?

Apple sued over multitouch IP: iPad & iPhone imports under threat?

Apple's iPad might be shipping out to preorder customers, but there's at least one company who'd like to put a stop to it.  Taiwanese company Elan Microelectronics have filed a suit against Apple with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) today, on the premise that the Cupertino company's multitouch implementation impinges on one of their own patents.  If upheld, the ITC could block Apple from bringing iPads - along with iPhones, iPod touch PMPs and the Magic Mouse - into the US.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will never have multitouch

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will never have multitouch

I mentioned earlier this morning that the Sony Ericsson X10 is up for pre-order on the Vodafone network in the UK. We have also posted our own review of the X10 here at SlashGear. Sony Ericsson is running a consumer research program centered on the handset, and one of the first questions they've had to field is exactly what happened to multitouch support.  The answer doesn't bode well, either; apparently the X10 lacks support both at the software and hardware level.

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HTC Desire Unboxing [Video]

HTC Desire Unboxing [Video]

While the HTC Legend was a shiny, unibody wonder, the undoubtable star of Mobile World Congress last month was the HTC Desire. Instantly dubbed "the Nexus One with Sense", the Android 2.1 smartphone has just arrived on the SlashGear doorstep demanding its unboxing video privileges. Who are we to turn down a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 5-megapixel camera? Check out the unboxing, plus a first-look comparison with the Nexus One, after the cut.

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Poker Surface mixes multitouch with smartphone controllers [Video]

Poker Surface mixes multitouch with smartphone controllers [Video]

What would you do with a Microsoft Surface multitouch table, a love of gaming and a handful of spare phones?  If your answer is "I'd make a multitouch poker game, using the phones to secretly view my cards" then tough luck, it's already been done.  Poker Surface is the handiwork of a group of students at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany; gameplay mainly happens on the Surface itself, but you view your cards on a wirelessly-connected smartphone, tilting the handset toward yourself to catch a glimpse of what you've been dealt.

Video demo after the cut

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22MP Display Wall for gigapixel images created [Video]

22MP Display Wall for gigapixel images created [Video]

As the number of gigapixel images available increases - offering incredible detail from indecently high-resolution cameras - it seems all the more perverse to view them, as if peering through a keyhole, in your browser.  Over at the University of Tromsø in Norway they've come up with a better solution, though you'll need a pretty big kit box if you want to replicate it.  They've created a 22-megapixel display wall, made up of 28 projectors driven by 30 computers, which can display huge gigapixel images and respond to multi-point gesture control.

Video demo after the cut

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