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Originally Posted by SMK View Post
I'm going to patent the act of relieving ones self on a toilet. The licensing and royalties would be huge.
Heh, I had exactly the same idea

Back on topic, did Apple somehow buy the patent office or something?
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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.

Don't hate the player(s), hate the game. Apple isn't doing anything that any other major (and even minor) company doesn't do.
    
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post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by Chachi123 View Post
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.
hahahah

you know what... you may actually be right
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When did that happen?
Um... i think about 3-4 mos ago? Made big news for a day or two... President Obama signed it into law... (not getting political, just quoting the news). It was a measure intended to stimulate job creation by speeding up the patent process, in turn letting people get ideas to market quicker.
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First person to hit me with their limbs im gonna snatch that Apple device and throw it on the ground.
You don't need to throw it on the ground. All you need to do is drop it
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...brb patenting the name Chris.

...brb patenting the act of hitting a button to turn devices on.
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Fun thing is, the Kinect wasn't even the first product to do something like this. The EyeToy for the PS2, released years before it, did the same thing.
Not quite the same. It used a webcam as a sensor and used low-fps video to show you moving around in a game. Sometimes that would mean controlling your character poorly throughout snowboarding type games. It was cool, but not anything like Kinect.

Kinect uses hundreds (thousands?) of infrared sensors to detect even the smallest facial movement, so even your smallest movement can control something within the game. It's also been used in a lot of other ways since MS released the SDK for it.
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Eh. People have a lot of things to complain about regarding apple patents; IMO this isn't one of them. It's too specific for it to interfere with different products utilizing similar technology (eg the Kinect); if they put out the product first (IF) they deserve the patent.

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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.

u mad brah?
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So basically Apple patented Kinect?


I was going to say that.
    
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