Apple Now Owns the Unlock Slide Gesture

Whether you're sliding a bar or pulling a puzzle piece across your smartphone screen, you're performing an action patented by Apple. Seriously, any "predefined gesture" used to unlock a phone is now covered under patent 8,046,721, issued today. Check out the full—albeit indecipherable—patent description at The Register » 10/26/11 1:00am 10/26/11 1:00am