Apple patents new MacBook Touch Bar with Force Touch technology


San Francisco, Nov 28 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to add Force Touch sensors to the OLED Touch Bar on a future MacBook Pro.

A new patent published by the US Patent And Trademark Office, suggests Force Touch could have an expanded role in the future on the Mac, with the development of a new pressure-sensitive Touch Bar, reports MacRumors.

The patent offers visual examples of how force-sensing technology would be implemented in a MacBook Touch Bar, with Force Touch circuitry surrounding the touch-sensitive OLED strip.

“The secondary display and force-sensing circuitry may be encapsulated between two glass layers that are bonded to one another by a frit. In some embodiments, the force-sensing circuitry is formed from or constitutes part of, the frit,” reads the abstract of the patent application

Force Touch sensors were introduced for the first time with the first-generation Apple Watch and they allow

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Apple Could Add Force Touch Sensors to Future MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Apple could add Force Touch sensors to the OLED Touch Bar on a future MacBook Pro if a new patent application by the company ever comes to fruition.

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The original Apple Watch was the first device to feature Force Touch, which sensed extra pressure when users pressed firmly on the display, allowing them to access additional content and controls depending on the context.

In 2015, Apple added the haptic feedback technology to the iPhone 6s in the form of 3D Touch, which featured Peek and Pop gestures, and brought Force Touch sensing technology to the MacBook Pro trackpad the same year.

Perhaps as a result of its lack of discoverability, Apple dropped support for Force Touch on Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 7, and ‌‌3D Touch‌‌ went the same way on ‌iPhone‌ when it was replaced by Haptic Touch (aka long press) in the iPhone XR and subsequent

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Apple Patents a MacBook Touch Bar With Force Touch Capabilities

Illustration for article titled Apple Patents MacBook Technology It Completely Abandoned on Its Smartphones and Smartwatches

Photo: Alex Cranz | Gizmodo

Apple has reportedly filed a patent application to bring Force Touch to the MacBook’s Touch Bar after ditching the pressure-sensing technology on its smartphones and smartwatches. And honestly, given the string of increasingly niche reboots in recent years, I say why the hell not.

On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application that shows off an updated version of the MacBook’s Touch Bar, as spotted by 9to5 Mac and Patently Apple. The new version looks practically identical to the current one with the exception of additional circuitry that adds Force Touch capabilities, indicating that we may see more of the feature in next year’s redesigned MacBooks (outside of the trackpad, that is).

Force Touch is Apple’s haptic feedback tech that can detect subtle variations in pressure and respond differently depending on how forcefully you tap your device. The company

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Mother’s touch lingers in her child’s genes — ScienceDaily

Mothers leave their mark on their children in many ways — and Australian researchers have discovered a protein called SMCHD1 is involved in this ‘imprinting’ process.

SMCHD1 switches certain genes off, altering how a cell behaves. The new research has revealed that when an egg cell (or oocyte) is fertilised by a sperm, the egg cell’s SMCHD1 lingers within the developing embryo, switching off at least 10 different genes and impacting the embryo’s development — which could potentially have a lifelong impact on the offspring.

The research was published in eLife by a WEHI team led by Ms Iromi Wanigasuriya, Dr Quentin Gouil and Professor Marnie Blewitt, in collaboration with WEHI’s Dr Matthew Ritchie, Dr Heather Lee from the University of Newcastle and Associate Professor Karla Hutt from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

At a glance

  • Some genes have different expression, depending on whether they have been inherited from the mother
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At 25.9% CAGR, K12 Education Technology Market Size Poised to Touch USD 22830 million by 2025

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K12 Education Technology Market outlook: Apart from exploring into the various segments,

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An imperceptible thin-film sensor to record movement and the sense of touch — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed an ultrathin pressure sensor that can be attached directly to the skin. It can measure how fingers interact with objects to produce useful data for medical and technological applications. The sensor has minimal effect on the users’ sensitivity and ability to grip objects, and it is resistant to disruption from rubbing. The team also hopes their sensor can be used for the novel task of digitally archiving the skills of craft workers.

There are many reasons why researchers wish to record motion and other physical details associated with hands and fingers. Our hands are our primary tools for directly interacting with, and manipulating, materials and our immediate environments. By recording the way in which hands perform various tasks, it could help researchers in fields such as sports and medical science, as well as neuroengineering and more. But capturing this data is not easy.

“Our fingertips are extremely

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NexDock Touch review: The best lapdock you can get

Earlier this year, I reviewed the NexDock 2, the then-latest lapdock from Nex Computers. While that was a terrific machine, it wasn’t without its flaws. Thankfully, the 2020 NexDock Touch solves quite a few of those issues. In this NexDock Touch review, I’m going to go over everything you need to know about it!

If this is your first time hearing of a lapdock, don’t worry: I’m going to explain what they are and how they work. Let’s dive in.

This is Android Authority‘s NextDock Touch review.

About this NexDock Touch review: I used the NexDock Touch connected to a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Nex Computers provided Android Authority with a retail version of the device for the purposes of this review.

What is a lapdock?

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Credit: C. Scott Brown / Android Authority

With a normal laptop, you get an all-in-one personal computer experience. That includes a CPU, GPU,

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Budget-friendly deals: $299 iPad, cheap $149 iPod touch, 20% off MagSafe charging stand

Shopppers looking for the best Apple bargains can pick up a 2020 iPad for $299 or an iPod touch for as low as $149.99 today only. Time is also running out to lock in a 20% discount on Grovemade’s premium MagSafe charging stand for the new iPhone 12.

Early Black Friday iPad deals

Stockouts continue to plague iPads at leading Apple resellers, so now is the time to secure your place in line to save $30 to $35 on Apple’s latest 8th Generation iPad at Amazon for delivery in mid-November (at press time).

Both the 32GB and 128GB Wi-Fi models are on sale, with the lowest 10.2-inch iPad prices on cellular models and additional finishes at your fingertips in our Price Guide.

Apple iPad 8th Gen on sale from $299

Today only: iPod touch for $149.99

Amazon-owned Woot is also getting in on the deal frenzy leading up to Black Friday by delivering the cheapest iPod

Read More Is Using The Human Touch To Make Private Jet Flights Affordable

Most new private jet booking platforms boast about technology and algorithms designed to streamline the archaic private jet charter booking process. The idea is to cut down on the numerous phone calls and emails. That’s not the case with, a new website founded by an industry veteran.

Carl Marbach has owned seven airplanes, including one he built. In 1996, he co-founded, one of the Internet’s first aviation magazines wholly online. Now, he’s back and is hoping to conquer a space that, so far, several of the industry’s largest players have struggled with.

On paper, the concept makes all the sense in the world. Make private aviation more accessible by bringing together two parties who want to go from one place to the same place at roughly the same time. Assuming they don’t need all the

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NexDock Touch review: Extend your full smartphone experience, enhanced with DeX


At the beginning of 2020, I bought the NexDock 2 and found it to be a useful extension for my Samsung phones. One function I missed on the device, despite the touchpad, was a touchscreen since all of my other computers have this and I am used to quickly touching the screen to select things. The new NexDock Touch adds a touchscreen panel and is a perfect accessory for your Android smartphone.

While the touchscreen display is the most obvious new addition to the NexDock, there are a few other improvements that are much appreciated. The NexDock Touch is the only model currently available for pre-order with plans to deliver in January 2021. The NexDock Touch is priced at $269, just $10 more than the NexDock 2.

Also: NexDock 2 hands-on: Work anywhere with your Samsung smartphone

I absolutely love my Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Mystic Black with

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