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Comment Using the new PengPod in a restaurant or bar (Score 3, Informative) 93

The normal minimum price for a ViewTouch point of sale system is about $3,000 plus $1,000 a year for unlimited support, training and other services. The offer of ViewTouch on the new PengPod cuts $2,500 from that price and $600 a year for support, training and other services.

Comment I'm involved in this - providing prior art (Score 4, Informative) 171

A lawyer with a law firm defending one of these companies contacted me and visited me last week to review prior art which I have, with the hope that I can assist them and their client in invalidating one or more of these patents. Tomorrow I will be delivering running a copy of my software to the firm to allow them to closely examine it. Most of the companies which have been threatened with patent infringement lawsuits have caved in and agreed to pay the patent holders (Priceline founder Jay Walker and others) rather than attempt to defend themselves in court, however. We'll see how it plays out.

Comment Aye (Score 1) 114

I have this. If anyone is interested, visit my web site (where you won't see any mention of this specific project yet but where anyone can see who I am and what I do) and find my contact information there. I have provided my POS help and source code to a few people over the years so that they can establish POS businesses in their locations. I would submit many of the details of new things going on to Slashdot but there's no guarantee it would be published so instead I'll make a whitepaper available to anyone who wants it and contacts me. I'm busy with creating a next generation POS which won't require any POS computer(s) in any retail location itself. What I currently have is not really simply a POS solution but actually more of a touchscreen development framework for displays of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest, which allows people to work collaboratively across the LAN & Internet. I've been at this for several decades now and have always believed that the future will be all about touch screens everywhere. I'm not a programmer myself so if there are any programmers who want to work with me then I invite them to get in touch. There are many people I am working with already but we always need people who want to also be involved in things touchscreen related.

--Gene Mosher

Submission + - Linaro, for a world that just cannot get enough... 1

/.Rooster writes: With ever increasing interest in the driving power of Linux to reach the parts other OS's cannot reach a new era is heralded as Linaro ( commits to supporting Linux in ever pervasive ways. Promising to address the Android revolution it's broad portfolio of key companies such as ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments in the embedded market means I, for one, am incredibly excited. Aren't you!?

Submission + - Got a Hitachi VisionPlate?

viewtouch writes: Got a Hitachi VisionPlate that you'd like to use as a Wireless Touchscreen X Terminal except that you don't know how to set it up? Well, if you email me gene at ViewTouch then I'll email you a 125 Mb Compact Flash image that you can write to the built-in CF card and it will work famously for you as a wireless Touchscreen X terminal.

Submission + - Bill Gates funds anti-net neutrality Congressman

amigoro writes: "It has emerged that Bill Gates funded an anti-neutrality Congressman at the last election. He gave $2,000, the maximum possible, to Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), who voted against Markey's "Net Neutrality Act of 2006". He also meant to be working closely with another anti-net neutrality Congressman, Cliff Stearns.

This is hardly surprising, considering the fact that Microsoft stands to lose, not gain, from net neutrality."

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