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Cool Touch Screens Patented by Apple

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Domo, 17 Feb 2006.

  1. Domo

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  2. semi-pro waster

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    Ok it looks kind of funky but at the moment I'm not sure it does anything more than acts as an interactive screensaver. Ok now I've watched the rest of it, it looks like it has a bit of potential but must be stupidly pricey and still a bit of a gimmick.
     
  3. Raymond Lin

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    First step towards minority report i think.
     
  4. benjo plz.

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    Yeh, this video about multitouch was in a thread the other day. Interesting stuff, possibly to be in the new iPod.
     
  5. Ricochet J

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    Brilliant technology there. As said would be priced stupidly. But people will buy them. I can see the potential when game already.
     
  6. riddler

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    what about people with 1 hand?
     
  7. Messiah Khan

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    They are also available in a version compatible with prosthetics ;)
     
  8. HEADRAT

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  9. ultim

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    looks really impressive, but im not sure if the consumer have any use for it at the moment.
     
  10. Lakeland

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    it could be used well for dj'ing virtually (scratching, pitch bending..)
     
  11. trojan698

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    Nice technology, could redefine how we use computers. I really wanted to avoid using the word cool but heck, its damn cool.
     
  12. Hesky82

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    give it time :)
     
  13. Ricochet J

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    Difference between that and the Apple one is I don't see how the Sony one can be used for consumer uses on a large scale. I.e. a screen. Wouldn't you need atleast 10 pieces of those glass coaster things?
     
  14. Energize

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    Touch screens have been out for ages on things like pdas and tablet pcs. Whats different about this?
     
  15. Hamish

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    It can track more than one thing on the screen
     
  16. Explicit

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    I don't see the point, but that's just me...
     
  17. Raikiri

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    Nintendo had this but made a whole (well, small) floor out of it to demonstrate some new ideas for games.
     
  18. Hesky82

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    Is it only me that can see the massive potential this multi-touchscreen technology has to offer :confused:
     
  19. Sirrel Squirrel

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    I think it looks brilliant, imagine having computers like in minority report, how cool would it be for drawing things and doing image work plus multitasking, editing, the list goes on
     
  20. Zephyrus

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    Very nice indeed. Brings to mind The Lawnmower Man film.