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Apple Touch ID working with trackpad and display in patents

Apple Touch ID working with trackpad and display in patents

If you felt like the Apple Touch ID sensor in the iPhone 5s wasn't enough, that you'd like so much security in your Apple products that it's easier to get locked out than get in, you're in luck. There's a set of patent applications out there this week that show how Apple's Touch ID system could work with touchpad and display abilities in the near future. With these systems in place, Apple would be looking to incorporate multiple pieces of hardware and/or multiple use-cases of the hardware already in place into the secure system they've started with the phone.

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Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 arrives with built-in trackpad

Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 arrives with built-in trackpad

Logitech has announced a new wireless keyboard that comes with a built-in trackpad. The TK820 is a new teardrop-shaped keyboard that includes a chiclet style keyboard layout and a huge trackpad built in on the right side. It's not quite as large as Apple's Magic Trackpad or the company's own Wireless Touchpad, but it's larger than any laptop trackpad we've seen, at least.

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Fan TV aims for set-top future with all-touch interface

Fan TV aims for set-top future with all-touch interface

The company that's bringing Fan TV to the market is not a new one. It's not necessarily an old one, either: still considered a "startup" as they released their "Fanhattan" app back in 2011, they've since moved this streaming video environment to the web and now - surprise - to the television as well. While the machine itself does not yet have a price point or a release date as such, co-founder of Fanhattan Gilles BianRosa spoke up this afternoon: they mean to take over.

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HP SpectreONE all-in-one PC brings trackpad-centric experience to Windows 8

HP SpectreONE all-in-one PC brings trackpad-centric experience to Windows 8

If there were one PC we've seen thus far from the HP collection bringing on Windows 8 with touchscreen capabilities that we'd call the king, it'd be the HP SpectreONE. This machine is the most expensive of the all-in-one designs HP is offering up here at the start of the Windows 8 generation of PCs, and with its 23-inch flush glass display and 3rd generation Intel Core processor options, not to mention it's lovely and sleek looking body, there's no stopping it. This device will not, on the other hand, be launching with the rest of the October wave of devices - it's coming in November.

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Synaptics ForcePad aims to improve laptop trackpads

Synaptics ForcePad aims to improve laptop trackpads

Multitouch gestures on trackpads have become common place on laptops over the past few years, but they’re going to get a serious boost with the release of Windows 8. Synaptics is trying to make sure that the user experience will be up to snuff, today demoing its new ForcePad technology. The tech will not only bring improved sensitivity and multitouch gestures to touchpads, but also add support for force detection.

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Researchers create disposable paper touch pads

Researchers create disposable paper touch pads

The touchpad is common today on devices like notebooks and other tech gadgets. Typically, the touchpad uses plastic and other components that are costly. A group of researchers has developed a new touchpad based on paper that is disposable and could usher in a new era of touch sensitive book covers and food labels. With new rules concerning nutritional facts, I could see a touchpad being a nice addition to a menu in a restaurant for instance.

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HP releases Android on TouchPad code to happy hackers

HP releases Android on TouchPad code to happy hackers

If you follow the tablet market closely, you'll be familiar with HP TouchPad that launched packing webOS and met a quick demise when sales were not good, and the tablet received some poor review scores. Some will also recall that during the TouchPad blowout sale, a few of the tablets allegedly shipped and were running Android out-of-the-box. The version of Android that those tablets were running has now been gifted from HP to the open-source geeks of the world.

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Refurb 32GB HP TouchPad hits Woot for $219.99

Refurb 32GB HP TouchPad hits Woot for $219.99

If you have wanted a new tablet and had your eye on the TouchPad in hopes it would come back around at a good price, the tablet is on Woot again. You can pick up the tablet for $219.99 with $5 for shipping. The catch is that this time out the tablets are refurb units. It might not sit too well with some of you that HP has directly offered the 32GB model for $149.99 in the past.

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HP TouchPad Go reviewed in full despite dead production status

HP TouchPad Go reviewed in full despite dead production status

It's an odd situation we're in here with HP's webOS mobile operating system now being open sourced and its TouchPad tablet having had such a summer that we'll never forget - and it's all come to a new strange point as the folks at webOSNation have gotten their hands on a tester unit of the smaller version of the tablet for a full review: HP TouchPad Go for the win! What's found, in short, is that this is essentially the same tablet as its larger relative, it's just presented here in a smaller package and at much cuter ratios. They're running webOS 3.0.5, Beats Audio is fully incorporated, and this device's dual-core 1.5GHz processor is in full swing.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2011

Welcome to the SlashGear Week in Review for week 50, which means we only have two weeks left in 2011! As usual, a lot has happened this week. HP had a fire sale for more TouchPads on eBay and sold out in minutes. The TouchPads sold for $99 for the 16GB versions and $149 for the 32GB with stock selling out in minutes. We learned early in the week that a pair of drunken RIM executives were placed in cuffs during a commercial flight after they got drunk and caused trouble. The pair of execs later escaped from those cuffs by chewing through them.

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