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Multi touch screen

Post by Rasheed » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:26 am

We have seen this before from Japan, but this is such a cool demonstration of a multi touch interactive screen, that I think you should watch it.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/73276/mul ... ve_screen/

Some people think this will be incorporated some day in Mac OS X. Can't wait until that happens :D
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Post by jahnocli » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:37 am

Wow. "Minority Report" on a screen near you...!
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Re: Multi touch screen

Post by rylleman » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:40 am

Rasheed wrote:Some people think this will be incorporated some day in Mac OS X. Can't wait until that happens :D
When that happens I'll switch to Mac...
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Re: Multi touch screen

Post by Rasheed » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:25 am

rylleman wrote:When that happens I'll switch to Mac...
There are other reasons for switching to Mac earlier than that. The next edition of Mac OS X is—according to the rumor sites—supposed to have virtualization embedded, which means you can run both Mac OS X, Windows XP/Vista and some Linux distro simultaneously and let the virtualization manager select which app should use which operating system. That way you can run Windows, Mac OS X and Linux apps simulaneously and seamlessly on the same LCD screen.

And for applications that require dedicated system resources (i.e. games) you simply reboot, using the built-in Boot Camp (now in public beta).

Of course, this is still speculation (the virtualization, not Boot Camp—that is already a reality), but the signs are good.

And, let's not forget, Apple has patented a multi touch technology, presumably for their iPod AV (wide screen portable video player, rumored with an onscreen click wheel and controls), but they could just as easily use it for an all-new user interface, as demonstrated in the video clip.

As usual, Apple doesn't prerelease any information until the actual devices or software solutions can be showed to the public.
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Post by Ramón López » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:33 am

:shock: ...Ey! THANK YOU guys for all that interesting info! Definitely Mac world calls my attemption more and more with the time, I still love some pieces of Mac software and uf... now I can wait to can see some of all this marvelous initiatives! :D
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Post by Rasheed » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:53 pm

Of course, in time, Microsoft will incorporate these features as well. Microsoft is more interested in creating stable operating systems than innovative operating systems. This is because their hardware base is so much broader than Apple's. Apple has only a few system configs to care about, while MS has thousands.

If I'm informed correctly, Novell is also doing some interesting stuff with their Suse Linux desktop. We should keep a close eye on that too. And on Google, who seems to be developing an OS that will be introduced in 2010 or so. Interestings times ahead and a lot of competition for MS. That's a good thing, because it drives technological innovation. I can't wait when MS's market share drops below 50 percent and MS is forced to innovate instead of trying to out-PR the competition.
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Post by Touched » Wed May 30, 2007 11:58 pm

Just saw this news story -- Microsoft is using this Multi-touch system in a line of coffee table computers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1O917o4jI
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Post by heyvern » Thu May 31, 2007 12:43 am

One of the criticisms of the new Apple cell phone was the touch screen and everyone thinks that touch screens are notorious for slow response when "clicked" and would make the "iPhone" frustrating to use.

It would seem they have fixed that problem. If the system is as fast in response on the iPhone as displayed here, it shouldn't be a problem at all.

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Post by Touched » Thu May 31, 2007 12:47 am

I thought it looked great on the iPhone. I want one. :D And I don't even own a cell phone.
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Sharp puts touch-screen into the LCD pixels!

Post by human » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:35 am

Sharp unveils ultra-sensitive touch-screen LCD

... An optical sensor is built into each pixel of the LCD panel...

http://www.physorg.com/news107765990.html
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Post by jahnocli » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:59 pm

I want one!
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Post by cribble » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:16 pm

oh yeah... well i want one more than anyone here!!! :lol:
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Post by human » Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:30 pm

Gallery of pictures:

http://www.news.com/2300-1041_3-6217864 ... ne.gall.pg

"Microsoft had hoped to put its tabletop computer on the market this month but now is hoping to have a final version ready by spring."
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Post by human » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:52 am

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Dell CEO demos the company's new convertible Latitude XT, which he claims is thinner and brighter than competing systems. It also has multitouch technology that senses the five fingers of a hand.

http://www.news.com/New-device-is-both- ... &subj=news
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