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Well, now we know what Apple's doing with FingerWorks tech.

Postby -jeffB » 09 Jan 2007, 18:57

The good news: now we can get a multitouch input device.

The better news: it combines multitouch with a touch screen.

The bad news: it's a 3.5-inch screen.

The worse news: it comes bundled with an iPod and cell phone.

Sigh...
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Postby The Juggler » 09 Jan 2007, 21:25

Wow. Looks very cool.

And with the iPhone bringing multi-touch to the masses... the possibilities are endless. I can't think of a better way to get people using what is after all a radical deviation from the norm... and once they're using it, they'll want it on their computer...

We can hope :-)
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Postby David.P » 10 Jan 2007, 10:43

This is VERY good news.

And if Steve Jobs says that Apple Inc. (sic!) is 5 years ahead of the competition regarding cellphones, then we FingerWorks users must be like ten years ahead of the competition regarding computer input (including 5 years ahead of Apple ;)

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Postby ivanw » 10 Jan 2007, 12:52

Yes! and I just figured out one way to explain why FingerWorks guys terminated their activity: It would be a much brighter future for the technology with Apple than without. Maybe Apple made a commitment to resuscitate the ToutchStream against their saved asses :P

It would make it easier to understand why they could accept in the first place and also the amazing silence since then. After all, secrecy is Apple's way of life :wink:

David.P wrote:Windows XP installed in RAM

What is that?
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Postby David.P » 10 Jan 2007, 13:16

ivanw wrote:
David.P wrote:Windows XP installed in RAM

What is that?

That is this.

A SATA RAM drive onto which I have installed WindowsXP ;)

Boot time is exactly nine seconds (after P.O.S.T.), making a backup image of the system drive takes exactly 15 seconds (because my data hard drive is so slow ;) and the rest of the OS behaves, well, just like if everything always were kept in RAM (what it is ;).

Could never go back to a mechanical drive -- nor to a "mechanical mouse" of course.

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Postby ivanw » 10 Jan 2007, 14:52

Another witness: iPhone and Fingerworks
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Postby David.P » 10 Jan 2007, 15:50

ivanw wrote:Another witness[/url]

Whooa! Has there been a first witness at all -- or is THIS the first?

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tablet macs

Postby olbrich » 10 Jan 2007, 17:04

Hmmm... now consider what you would get if you combined the iPhone multi-touch input technique with a tablet-style computer.
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Postby nomaded » 11 Jan 2007, 06:19

Not only is FingerWorks' multi-touch technology being used in the iPhone, look at the SMS or Mail demo on the site. They show an evolution of the English spelling correction - what the tech would be like if it was tightly coupled with the OS.

I have to say that I'm really glad and really happy to see FingerWorks technology being advanced. I hope to see a larger, tablet-sized Mac portable in about 2 years time. I can't wait to see what else will come out from Apple.
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Postby optimist1125 » 11 Jan 2007, 18:58

That's lovely for MAC users, but what about the rest of us who use Windows or Linux-based machines?
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Postby ccompbell107 » 17 Jan 2007, 17:23

Now that we all know - I suggest we all go on Apple Forums and log into the iPhone forum. Ask Apple to put the multitouch products back into production. I did it this morning. More responses would carry more weight. Thanks for considering this proposal.
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Postby TorbenGB » 17 Jan 2007, 17:31

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Postby David.P » 17 Jan 2007, 18:03

Been there, done that :D
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Postby ccompbell107 » 17 Jan 2007, 18:40

Thanks for getting on board with this - let's make it a grassroots efforts from all of us FingerFans!!! Spread the word to let Apple know!!
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Postby ivanw » 17 Jan 2007, 19:00

David.P wrote:Been there, done that :D

+1
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Postby nomaded » 17 Jan 2007, 21:39

ivanw wrote:
David.P wrote:Been there, done that :D

+1


I put in my 2 cents.
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Postby ken gray » 17 Jan 2007, 22:15

done.
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Agreed.

Postby staygood » 20 Jan 2007, 09:10

me too
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Postby optimist1125 » 20 Jan 2007, 20:11

Just added my request under userID Fingerworks Touchstream User.
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Postby RAFH » 26 Jan 2007, 22:02

I put in my $1.25.
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