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post #11 of 41
Kiosks? Guess wireless communications weren't envisioned in 1994. Goodness what a silly year that was.

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post #12 of 41
I hope Samsung release the next Tab as "The New Galaxy Tab" biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by calebchosen View Post

And the patent goes to.. Star Trek! biggrin.gif
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I lol'd.

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post #14 of 41
Well Apple invented the Air as well. Wondered why they haven't patented it...
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post #15 of 41
Pff... please.
1968 iPad
2001-stanley-kubrick-ipad-1.jpg



Really though, that video is insanely accurate as to what the iPad and other tablets are now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by calebchosen View Post

And the patent goes to.. Star Trek! biggrin.gif
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For some reason I had always imagined those as just streaming data from the main computer.
Also, when I got my first tablet, I felt a little bit like I was on Star Trek.

Someone really needs to make voice operated cell phones that stick to your shirt now.
post #17 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI View Post

For some reason I had always imagined those as just streaming data from the main computer.
Also, when I got my first tablet, I felt a little bit like I was on Star Trek.
Someone really needs to make voice operated cell phones that stick to your shirt now.

I got some duct tape...
I think we are almost there though. Voice commands are becoming fairly usable on a large scale.
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post #18 of 41
Good, I'm glad to hear this. I think physical appearances in general should be entirely excluded from patent protection. I can understand things like trademarks for a company--those might as well retain protection--but entirely generic values such as aspect ratio and form factor should not be patentable items. Hell, you can't even patent computer algorithms, no matter how ingenious they may be, no matter how much time and intelligence was expended to make it. As such, you shouldn't be able to patent a rectangle.
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post

While I find this whole "patent war" beyond ridiculous at this point... getting a non-partisan article from "AndroidAuthority" is a tough sell wink.gif

In all fairness, it's reporting a judge's decision on the matter of the lawsuit--which was accurate to the facts. The implications aside, you can't deny the clear reporting on the matter. smile.gif The ensuing discussion of their opinions, sure, there's definitely bound to be bias there.

Slightly related to the idea of bias coming from the source, I particularly love statements like this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Source 
I’m not one to judge or cast a stone in any direction, but, in this particular case, I would like to offer a sincere and simple opinion, that probably most of you share...

That's just like saying, "no offense but..." or "not to be rude but..." Classic.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retnu16 View Post

I have always known that Apple did not make that design.


Most of us know that, Apple never invent really but only reinvent or re-innovate.

 
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Prior art, Apple fails.
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