The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month approved for publication a trademark application from Apple for the term „iPod touch“ that would extend protection to cover „Hand-held units for playing electronic games; Handheld game consoles“ under International Class 28 (games, toys, and sporting goods).
Apple has held a trademark for the iPod touch name since 2008 under International Class 9 (audiovisual and information technology equipment) with the following description:
Portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio and video files; computer [...]
Ahead of next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has announced three new monitors that it will be showing off at the event.
Samsung is debuting the CRG9, which the company says is the first high-resolution super ultra-wide gaming monitor equipped with a 32:9 aspect ratio.
The display is equivalent to two 27-inch 16:9 monitors with a dual QHD resolution of 5120 x 1440 and support for HDR10 with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. At the back, it has an HDMI port and two DisplayPorts, along with USB ports and a headphone jack.
As a gaming monitor, it features a 120Hz refresh rate with a 4ms response time, with the display designed to minimize lag [...]
Last week, Minecraft: Apple TV Edition was removed from the tvOS App Store and developer Mojang announced that anyone who was still playing the game on Apple TV would no longer see any updates or further support. In a statement, the company said that it needed to reallocate resources „to the platforms that our players use the most.“
In a new article shared over the weekend, Ars Technica spoke with a few game developers in the wake of Minecraft’s removal from the tvOS App Store, attempting to gain a consensus on what they think Apple needs to do to make the Apple TV a true gaming device. Strange Flavour CEO Aaron Fothergill said that Apple could do this by [...]