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post #21 of 95
I wonder if apple is going to try to sue every lcd company most the larger tv's have a icon that changes colors when the tv is on and off. And some ram modulars change colors by the amount of ram used if apple gets this patent they will be sueing a ton of people.
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post #22 of 95
Didn't corsair design something using this idea for temp control in your case a few years ago? Various LEDs that change color, all of it hooked up to a software controller and various case/HS fans and some other bits and pieces. I do think they're going a bit overboard, but people its not the cold cathode sitting in the side of your case they're after (unless that's giving you information about your rig's condition in some way).
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-.- Apple -.-
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We're all rebels now. Thanks Apple.
 
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Ridiculous how these company are trying to use patents to become a monopoly. I do hope lawmakers outlaw this stuff asap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hog View Post
Ridiculous how these company are trying to use patents to become a monopoly. I do hope lawmakers outlaw this stuff asap.
Supposedly congressed passed some patent reform thing a couple of weeks ago. Too lazy to google it though...US Patent Reform
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post #27 of 95
How was this patent granted? I don't think the patent people know much about computers.
    
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post #28 of 95
Well grats..

now make some products!
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post #29 of 95
Quote:
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you people didn't read the article.
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Except for the fact that having lights and lighted symbols to denote certain events in computers has been around since, oh I don't know, a least the 1960's when the had HDD lights. Unless you want to get more specific for each and every instance of this.

As for having them shaped and show different colors? Please, that has been around forever as well. Might as well sue GM every time my low fuel light comes on.
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post #30 of 95
reading the discussion for this article is really eye opening to the idiocy here in these forums. didnt read the article? dont comment. didnt even read the comments before yours that already pointed out that what you are about to post is complete crap? delete OCN account.

Quote:
"the light source [is] configured to illuminate the reduced thickness portion in order to form an indicator image at an outer surface of the inner bezel"
apple is going to basically carve images into the inside of the case which will be illuminated.

why are you people talking about LED fans?
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