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News Apple patent details signet system

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 26 Feb 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Touch is getting old... when will we see floating screens?
     
  3. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    and doesnt using fiducials do the same thing, is their patent legal?
     
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  4. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Pointless. I'm not going to hold a key up to my screen to get access to the computer - why not just have a smartcard or (heaven forbid) typing a password? Holding up a physical key is clumsy, and how secure will it be? I can't believe it has the sensor resolution to distinguish a great deal of detail, so wouldn't any similar shaped key be recognised as the same?

    Also, scratched screens, anyone?
     
  5. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Exactly what I thought.
     
  6. scawp

    scawp New Member

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    So in future to "hack" into someones account all I need is a piece of cardboard and a pair of scissors?
     
  7. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    Ok.. This comment is not related to it.…
    but when are u guys planning topost something about Nvidia's set release date.
    Published on Monday on their facebook page, the GTX 4xx will be released 26th March
     
  8. theskirrid

    theskirrid New Member

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    I'd guess they're fairly busy testing all the DX11 capable hardware already available.. They've only had 6 months to test and review the whole 5xxx series of cards, probably a bit behind.
     
  9. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    I actually meant that bit tech haven't posted anything regarding the release date announcement
     
  10. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Is it just me, or does anyone else cringe whenever 'apple' and 'patent' is mentioned in the same sentence? :worried:

    My initial thought was: "what ideas/technologies are they trying to lock down this time?"

    I think i'm getting a little paranoid :lol:
     
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  11. TWeaK

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    +1 and it's not just you...
     
  12. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I thought the Microsoft table-thing already did that?

    And other than that I agree with cyrilthefish and mclean007
     
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    oh no , i just stabbed my screen with my key!
     
  14. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    what if they gave you a glove with different shapes on the fingertips.. then you could be like micheal jackson.. apple users will bend over backwards for this
     
  15. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    anyone interested in touchscreen tech ( possibly building your own) look here , its has a good community following, and helpful peeps, and some open source software to help you bring it to life.
     
  16. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

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    Will it recognize my middle finger ( or two fingers for my british brethren ) when I flip it off as it crashes?
     
  17. TSR2

    TSR2 New Member

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    22" touchscreen iMac?
    £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££
     
  18. Jenny_Y8S

    Jenny_Y8S Guest

    I saw that illustration years ago, there is nothing new here!
     
  19. kylew

    kylew New Member

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    "Crack" don't you mean?
     
  20. dec

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    reminds me of fingerprint readers. good on paper and good in practice....when they work.

    But you cant use cardboard and scissors to make a fingerprint so -1 to the idiot who thought of this.
     
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