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Smartphone-Style Touch Sensing On an 82-Inch Screen 31

An anonymous reader writes "Those giant touch screens used by CNN anchors look slick, but have to be several feet thick to make room for the cameras that track the touches. Perceptive Pixel, which makes the screens, has now figured out a way to use capacitive touch (like on an iPhone or tablet screen) at a larger scale, and says giant touch panels with 82-inch screens but just six inches deep will appeal to many businesses."
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Smartphone-Style Touch Sensing On an 82-Inch Screen

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  • by blankinthefill ( 665181 ) <blachancNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @01:25AM (#37040780) Journal
    I'm sure they'll be in huge demand. At least, they'll be in demand till Apple hears about the 'iPhone-Style' touch and sues them out of existence!
  • by TWX ( 665546 ) on Wednesday August 10, 2011 @02:30AM (#37040970)

    More tech that some teachers will think they need in the classroom now that it's mass producable. Mind you, they use the current smartboard as a screen only or just to let the kids amuse themselves after the lesson has concluded, and the document camera serves only as a replacement for the transparency and overhead projector. Let's take an already overpriced, underused setup at ~$300/2000hr bulb and instead install a setup that's probably many times that, so little Skyler can virtual-fingerpaint at the front of the class instead of using chalk on a board or dry-erase markers.

    Some teacher is writing a grant proposal right now, mark my words...

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