New Technology Brings On-Demand, Tactile Buttons To Touchscreen Devices

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wallaces

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Jox

So what happens when it leaks? My guess: warranty void.

-Jox

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Zoandar

Why is it that some people just can't seem to speak at a constantly discernible volume? This guy in the video keeps "trailing off" quieter and quieter each time he starts a sentence until one has to turn up the volume on their device to the max just to hear him. Then they are blasted away by the overly loud music at the end of the video.

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winmaster

I could see this being useful for typing on a touch screen the right way--asdfjkl;.

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Lord of Hyrule

R U freakin kidding me!
buttons on a touch screen, defeats the whole purpose.
You wanna press something get a regular phone or as one person suggested the sliding keyboard type.

The next innovation is a method to remove the cell phone altogether...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ODIxSq9mbs
this clip sums it up.

...but it makes me wonder, how does this new technology handle boobie sites :)...ok, maybe i'd get one

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Neufeldt2002

I think they are going in the right direction, but I would shift focus to the blind. I think this could give the blind a real alternative to whats out there now.

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Happy

Typo91, you forgot the caveat: "Assuming Moore's Law holds up."

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Typo91

Moore's Law can NEVER FAIL!!!! we'll just move into sub-atomic CPUs, or CPUs have something other then transistors thats performance is measured as if it did... like a new an improved transistor that somehow works like as if it was 10,000.

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Tyger

Sorry, still prefer a slider, and there are a lot of folks like me. Don't really understand why they don't make more of 'em. Every time a decent one comes out, it sells out and is hard for the carriers to keep in stock....does that tell the manufacturers nothing?

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kamikaji

"...but given its design, the buttons will be limited to whichever keys OEMs choose to include, such as the numeric dialer and QWERTY keypad found in phones"

This completely kills the technology. If what this article says is true, manufacturers of the devices will be the ONLY people who decide the configurations of the buttons. In other words, homebrew and app developers won't be able to use this display technology for anything that is customized to their liking; only what the device OEM has already configured.

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Zoandar

But that is precisely where devices are headed. In the Android platform, for example, where the whole idea was founded on the freedom of choice for users, Google is now backpeddling. Its recent decision to abandon USB Mass Storage in Android 4.0 (ICS) according to what I have read is based on the underlying desire to eliminate ANY type of externally user changeable memory, such as SD cards, as well as doing away with a USB connection. They want all future Android devices to be designed with only a single contiguous block of internal memory, just as the first smartphones had. That way, THEY can choose what software and functionality the device will have, and screw the customer out of any sort of customizations to the platform.

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bling581

Dang, well that lowers my desire a bit to look at Android phones the next time I'm ready to upgrade. I still will, but one of the reasons why I like Android is that a lot of phones have micro SD cards. I can't stand Apple charging an extra $100 just to double the memory.

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Typo91

Even StarTrek 25th Century Tech isn't as good as this!

I remember the 90s made StarTech TOS look antiquated.

Now here we are in 2012, insert a Few more decades and Data himself will seem like a children's toy.

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David522

Data was already a "sex" toy in "The Naked Now" episode =)

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