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News Nokia patents controller fabric

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Jul 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    how cool would you be wearing one of MJ's spangly gloves to control your N97?! ...Thats right! Not Very!
     
  3. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    There's a link to that in the article, but the comparison falls down: rather than detect changes in the skin, the PowerGlove used fibre-optic cables which ran the length of each finger. As a finger was flexed, the amount of light which made it to a photoresistor at the end of the glove reduced - and from that it was possible to figure out when a finger was bent and by how much.

    Okay, they're both gloves - but the PowerGlove was by no means a sensor fabric.
     
  5. Almightyrastus

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    that patent drawing looks like some kind of Victorian 'medical' device.
     
  6. Javerh

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    This doesn't necessarily mean Nokia is planning to use this type of technology. Patents are corporate tools to prevent competitors from using such technology. Thus, Nokia could be working on a completely different idea and is just covering its bases with the patents.
     
  7. Silver51

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    Well that's embarrassing. In my defence I'm reading bit and remoting three other servers, I can blame it on the laagg.
     
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    /mock nokia and their shitty software and now hardware too!
     
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    Feel free to do so, everything but the 8110 and 7110. Nokia made something with legendry status there.
     
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    Ok, I'm feeling the 8110.... had one and loved it, but the 7110? Urrgh, that was fugly
     
  11. Silver51

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    Well, the 8110 was featured in The Matrix, but as I recall they only implemented the sprung loaded cover in the 7110. I wouldn't mind picking up both and modding the cover on the 8110, but the technology inside is getting on a bit.
     
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    well considering the Power Glove was made by Mattel and not Nintendo there would be no reason for Nintendo to sue. Plus this uses a more advance tech like Gareth Halfacree said.
     
  13. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Time to watch The Wizard again.
     
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    I had a Mattel power glove!!

    Wish I hadn't sold it now, bet they'll be worth a bit in years to come.
     
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    fear my POWERGLOVE LOL :)
     
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