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News Synaptics introduces 10-finger multitouch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 23 Jul 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Matticus

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    I am just thinking of a dual screen netbook/small laptop. Like a netbook/small laptop DS, bottom screen can be an onscreen keyboard and also display what you want.
     
  3. Cptn-Inafinus

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    I won't buy in until it supports at least 11 points! Got too think of those Polydactyly's out there.
     
  4. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    Clever piece of hardware, not sure about it's uses though! Perhaps 8 inches is too small for two player games! Maybe it could spawn a new touch screen handheld gaming console, put 10 points is a bit OTT IMHO.

    Surely you can't coordinate 10 of your fingers to do different things on the screen, the technology is too good for the human brain.
     
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    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    10 finger tracking on smart phones? Nice but how would I hold it then?
     
  6. Aracos

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    Sounds fun and worth a look, too bad you'll get fingerprints all over your screen though >.<
     
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    How would you keep your palm from touching it for x hours usage? Terrible...
     
  8. Isitari

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    Minority Report here we come :D
     
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    you can just wipe it if it gets dirty though :), I wont be surprised if ways are found to lessen this problem in the near future, fingerprints for me is the most least problem i will have in multi touch devices
     
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    How do you see the screen with 10 fingers in the way?


    I would not be a fan. Virtual keyboards on phones these days are enough of a pain. I would have to see how that would translate to typing out an actual document rather than a 140-character text. I need my physical buttons.
     
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    The only personal use I can think is for RTS games. The lack of feedback and tactile variation makes it limited in use. There is place for multitouch sensors but that is on a separate device, not in the screen itself. Think of the touchpad on a laptop only much bigger and far more accurate. I would have it slide out from under the keyboard and be at least 3x larger then a laptop pad. As you move your fingers on the pad you can see overlays on the screen representing fingers. This implementation would be cheaper, simpler, and your hand wouldn't be obscuring the view of the screen while causing fingerprints. Furthmore you wouldn't get karate kid wax on wax off cramps and you wouldn't need to stare downwards at the table like an idiot with bad posture.
     
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    On screen keyboard sounds cool, cos you could drag the little keys around to spell words, and to get the best config for you!
     
  13. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    no-one else think that this sounds like the potential tech behind a future Optimus touch gaming keyboard?
     
  14. Ross1

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    with a finger or thumb on the screen, a large part of it is already blocked. this just seems to be a way to completely obscure any possible view you have of the screen, which will lead to blind fingering. this is often quite messy, and isnt a very pleasant experience.

    obviously if you are using your 10 fingers and 2 thumbs on the screen, the device will be held in your mouth. some people may be able to hold it with their feet, and anyone who has an extra arm will be ecstatic that they finally have a use for a previously unneeded limb.
     
  15. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    How is this news?

    I thought Microsoft Surface was able to handle 50 users at a time.
     
  16. perplekks45

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    TMI, thank you very much. :p

    You REALLY must be special!
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Microsoft Surface is not a capacitive touchscreen. Nor is it possible to integrate Surface into a portable device - it requires cameras and infra-red emitters along with a projector.
     
  18. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    Right. I actually knew that, I guess I just forgot. It was a bit stupid of me...
     
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