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[CNN]Apple patent uses 3-D gestures to control an iPad

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Forget relying solely on touch to control your Apple device. On future iPads, you may be able to control your tablet from across the room using 3-D gestures, such as a swirl or swipe of the hand.
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This doesn't surprise me at all LOL.
    
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So basically Apple patented Kinect?
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YES APPLE! PATENT THE ABSOLUTELY OBVIOUS IDEAS THAT EVEN MONKEYS COULD THINK OF! OH GOD THE INNOVATION! I don't think I can handle your awesome-ness 3D iDevices of the future.

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YES APPLE! PATENT THE ABSOLUTELY OBVIOUS IDEAS THAT EVEN MONKEYS COULD THINK OF! OH GOD THE INNOVATION! I don't think I can handle your awesome-ness 3D iDevices of the future.

They aren't patenting them because they think they are awesome inventions, they patent them to minimise the chances of legal issues when releasing products. That and obviously generate extra revenue through licensing deals.
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This is basically Kinect for the iPad and what I'm thinking is, How lazy do you have to be to NOT want to have your iPad in front of you and control it?
    
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Next apple is going to patent the "padless pad", you will be watching and controlling nothing, which is what they sold you, a box of air.
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The first person to touch me because they are flailing their limbs around to control a device will lose said limbs.
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Took about 30 seconds for this thread to completely derail...
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So when they'll announce touching your screen is patented by apple and talking to phone with mouth, adding contacts, displaying text and turning it ON. They sure need some mods in patent bureau... i mean every forum would ban troll like that ages ago...
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So basically Apple patented Kinect?

Why yes, I believe they did:

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The patent was originally filed in mid-2010.


I don't think Microsoft is going to allow this for very long.
    
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