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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post
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.

kinda how patents work, man
    
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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 true. Kinect tracts you in a 3D space with infrared sensors... The eyetoy operated on a 2D plane with a camera.

Kinect, IMO, is pretty revolutionary when it comes to hands free interface as it's the next step in the evolution of UI.

Industry leaders have predicted this for years now, so Kudos to MSFT for making it commercially viable.


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I agree. Apple are a bunch of crap-slinging monkeys.
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Can you patent stuff you don't have?
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Can you patent stuff you don't have?
Yes, you can patent something without even making it. Some businesses make a killing off of licensing things they own the patent to, even though they do not produce the product themselves.
    
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I think Microsoft isn't going to be happy with this one.
    
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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.
except they are apple, they dont license their patents. apple just want to get rid of competition entirely.

apple's way of doing things is like trying to patent breathing methods and not licensing it to the population so you all suffocate and die
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except they are apple, they dont license their patents. apple just want to get rid of competition entirely.

apple's way of doing things is like trying to patent breathing methods and not licensing it to the population so you all suffocate and die
Play or be played. They aren't the only company out there doing it.
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Patenting, not competing, your way to dominance. Capitalism is dead. The only reason the US has allowed this is because it continues American dominance in the tech sector. The very second that a non-US company starts doing what Apple is doing, you will see some major reforms.
    
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Espresso machine built into a fridge alongside the water, ice, and milk dispenser. Patent that and make big money!
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Makes no sense to me. They patented Kinect somehow despite it being out for years.

What the hell is wrong with the patent system these days?

You think anyone in the early 1900's was able to patent having a seat on an aircraft? No. It's an OBVIOUS conclusion to reach once you're designing a flying machine.

Same deal for this swipe to unlock business. When the only real controls on phones are based on touch screens, OF COURSE you need to touch the screen to unlock the device.

I hate Apple more and more by the day honestly.
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