Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    evo
    evo is offline
    waka Ionsurge
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    895
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts

    New era multi-touch technology

    Let's hope this innovator becomes a worthy billionaire.

    http://www.perceptivepixel.com/

    More info at www.surface.com

    Anti MS Spoof - as expected: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CZrr7AZ9nCY

    I just keep thinking I want that screen though...
    Last edited by evo; 07-08-2007 at 11:21 AM.

  • #2
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    0
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    That is the coolest screen I've ever seen in my life.
    Could you imagine if that became what replaced blackboards and smartboards one day!

  • #3
    The fat guy next door VIPStephan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Halle (Saale), Germany
    Posts
    8,915
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1,040 Times in 1,013 Posts
    I think it will become the replacement. Just the vision of this being happening and the serious research and development they seem to be doing pretty certainly makes it reality not too far from now.
    How exciting. (and it’s actually coming from Microsoft)

  • #4
    Senior Coder NancyJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bradford, UK
    Posts
    3,174
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 66 Times in 65 Posts

  • #5
    Senior Coder NancyJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bradford, UK
    Posts
    3,174
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 66 Times in 65 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by evo View Post
    I just keep thinking I want that screen though...
    ...I keep thinking I've got enough trouble keeping people's grubby, greasy, dirty little finger marks off my monitor without it being touch screen. Sure it looks shiny now, but you'll be forever cleaning it!

  • #6
    Senior Coder TheShaner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    1,126
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 40 Times in 40 Posts
    Put him on the MS team. Maybe he can lower the costs of what Surface will price at when its released! haha

    Quote Originally Posted by NancyJ View Post
    ...I keep thinking I've got enough trouble keeping people's grubby, greasy, dirty little finger marks off my monitor without it being touch screen. Sure it looks shiny now, but you'll be forever cleaning it!
    I think the next product to be created will be a rain-repellent knockoff for human oils, haha. That or each screen will be shipped with nice little fingertip gloves. Soon, just as we see people walking around with earpieces forever glued to their head, we'll have everyone fashion-saavy with fingertip gloves. Since that will detract from our fingertips' ability to feel, they'll come out with electronic fingertip gloves that work with your nerve endings of your fingers to regain that loss of feeling due to these glovelets. Keeping with the trend, we won't need to create robots that look and act like humans when we're quickly attempting to look and act like robots ourselves! Wow, I am truly clairvoyant, lol

    -Shane

  • #7
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NancyJ View Post
    ...I keep thinking I've got enough trouble keeping people's grubby, greasy, dirty little finger marks off my monitor without it being touch screen. Sure it looks shiny now, but you'll be forever cleaning it!
    I've worked with lots of touch screens and the good ones at least, don't get as dirty as you think. Granted when the display is off and you look at it at an angle you can see fingerprints and such but when it is on, you don't see them at all.

    Though for a standard workstation at a desk, having a touch screen isn't that useful. It actually feels very unnatural, when you already have you hands on the keyboard and/or mouse having to reach up to the screen.
    OracleGuy

  • #8
    The fat guy next door VIPStephan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Halle (Saale), Germany
    Posts
    8,915
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 1,040 Times in 1,013 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    Though for a standard workstation at a desk, having a touch screen isn't that useful. It actually feels very unnatural, when you already have you hands on the keyboard and/or mouse having to reach up to the screen.
    Who said that it's limited to a desktop screen as we know it? You could have such a screen actually acting as keyboard and mouse together while staring at and interacting with your regular screen, and/or as addition to your regular screen to drop some stuff (i.e. to temporarily make room on your screen).

  • #9
    Senior Coder NancyJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Bradford, UK
    Posts
    3,174
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 66 Times in 65 Posts
    Just because you cant see them doesnt mean they're not there... dirty... dirty...dirty

    I hate finger marks on my shiny things, people just cant help but touch them

  • #10
    Rockstar Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9,074
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 328 Times in 324 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    Who said that it's limited to a desktop screen as we know it? You could have such a screen actually acting as keyboard and mouse together while staring at and interacting with your regular screen, and/or as addition to your regular screen to drop some stuff (i.e. to temporarily make room on your screen).
    I wasn't implying that, I've actually used workstations where there was a 15" touch LCD to the left or right down at a lower level (in addition to one or more monitors on the desk) so you could just reach over and use them. And that is a very functional setup. Setups like you describe do have potential, I'm not disputing that or against it. I was referring to just picking up the monitor on your desk and plopping down a touch one.
    OracleGuy

  • #11
    Regular Coder croatiankid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    665
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    I actually don't like touch screens, mainly because of what NancyJ already said: they get dirty very quickly.

  • #12
    Senior Coder TheShaner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    1,126
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 40 Times in 40 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by croatiankid View Post
    I actually don't like touch screens, mainly because of what NancyJ already said: they get dirty very quickly.
    So does my car but I sure as hell use it! haha

  • #13
    evo
    evo is offline
    waka Ionsurge
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    895
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NancyJ View Post
    Just because you cant see them doesnt mean they're not there... dirty... dirty...dirty

    I hate finger marks on my shiny things, people just cant help but touch them
    The most annoying part of it is when you've kids around and they decide to touch it with chocolate fingers, encrusted with bits of crisps and salt...

    *shudder*

  • #14
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    the touch screen developed by perceptive pixel inc., its very nice and great.. the disadvantage with these touch screens would be that, the light rays from the screen will affect the eyes..


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •