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Apple's Pinch-Zoom Patent Thrown Out

Patent was at heart of Samsung cases

(Newser) - It turns out one of the key patents Apple was using in its case against Samsung might not be valid. In a preliminary ruling yesterday, the US Patent and Trademark Office rejected all 20 claims in Apple's "pinch-to-zoom" patent, saying that other patents already covered the same innovations,... More »

New Mac Notebooks Weigh Less, Do More, Cost Same

iPhone style trackpad and better graphics cards spurred by consumer input

(Newser) - Steve Jobs rolled out redesigns of Apple’s MacBook line today, adding many desired features such as iPhone-type trackpads and better video cards, Ars Technica reports. A new entry into the line of flat-panel monitors was also unveiled. Though prices remain the same for each laptop (except the entry-level MacBook),... More »

Meet the Next Big Interface: Multitouch

The iPhone was just the beginning. Mossberg sees it everywhere

(Newser) - The iPhone was just the coming-out party: The gesture-based touch commands the phone uses, writes Walter Mossberg in today’s Wall Street Journal, have since been ported everywhere from the Macbook Air laptop to a Microsoft coffee-table-sized computer to iPhone wannabes exhibited all over the recent Consumer Electronics Show. Multitouch... More »

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