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Thread: Apple Gets Exclusive License for "Liquidmetal" Alloy

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    iMacdough The metal that you can bend and reshape..
    (Students Get a Free! iPod-dough)

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    I still want my transparent aluminum.

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    What if they made the new MacBooks out of this. Instead of having keys on your keyboard, you have a smooth surface with the invisible buttons (they just patented these not long ago) that change according to what application you have open. Wow, I need to calm myself down... that would be incredible.

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    Apple hyped up the "revolutionary" antenna design, then there SUPER storn scrach resistent iPhone 4 glass and now this? This is all just fancy talk as usual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachLivin88 View Post
    What if they made the new MacBooks out of this. Instead of having keys on your keyboard, you have a smooth surface with the invisible buttons (they just patented these not long ago) that change according to what application you have open. Wow, I need to calm myself down... that would be incredible.
    Sir, if that happened i would jizz my pants.


    This is awesome!%$^$%&
    WHAT IF THEIR MAKING ONE OF THOSE PLAY DOUGH THINGS!!!!!
    the iDough is it a solid? is it a liquid? NO its both. from Apple!

    Their probably gonna make all of their products out of these then if a 800 lbs. boulder is coming our way we can stop it using our iPads, or iPhones or iPods!!$^#^#W OMG

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    Nice, this thing will be sweet hopefully, I don't think they will implement this into iPhone 5 though, cuz didn't they already start making iPhone 5 and are almost done? Maybe iPhone 6, but hey I can be wrong.

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    impressive indeed
    killall Terminal[]

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    So, Skynet will be located at Cupertino, nice...

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    Someone needs to make it illegal for manufacturers to sell exclusive rights to anything. It doesn't help the market, in fact it only holds it back.

    The market should be driven by those willing to invest their money in products and ideas, not those who "invest" money in shutting out any potential competitors and stifling the market.
    If a company is willing to pay the rightsowner an acceptable price for the rights to use something, another client company should NOT be able to step in and buy the "right" to deny them that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyPR View Post
    So, Skynet will be located at Cupertino, nice...
    I don't know all the details of the terminator saga... But isn't Skynet HQ in Cupertino, or at least the silicon valley.

    They need to make a new Terminator movie, adding Droids (or Androids) to the story! iTerminators vs Droids fighting for domination after humanity has been destroyed!

    Is there any mention of how much this stuff costs to produce? Is it cheap enough at the moment for apple to be able to use this in their products, or next gen products?
    Last edited by iLoveWindows&iPhone; 08-09-2010 at 02:34 PM.

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    What about making new antenna just in case any issue. they can melt it down an redising a new one )^o^(

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    Here goes the world ... Literally !!!

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    Wow, just one more thing that isn't' needed that will drive the cost of their already outrageously expensive items.

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    Most of us thought it would be either Microsoft or Google who morphed into SKYNET within the next twenty years, but clearly Apple is the culprit. Look here, they are already designing the T1000. Quick, somebody hide Robert Patrick in a closet!

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    This sounds pretty sweet. Wonder how much that license cost them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    This sounds pretty sweet. Wonder how much that license cost them...
    Over 9000 millions.
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    so that verizon iphone is rumored to have a "metal" back rite? I wonder how much reception liquidmetal blocks lol.

    When I hear Steve say that the iphone or macbook pro is made out of liquidmetal it makes me think its mercury and itll be poisonous. But i guess theres nothing more "magical" than liquid metal. I remember the days when you were actually able to play with mercury before they learned that its poisonous just like how I used to use a non jailbroken iphone until I learnes apples closed world was poisoning the potential of the device. Apple has turned from red delicious to poisonous apple (like in snow white lol)

    i bet this is just gonna turn out like those 4 specific patents about solar panels under the iphone screen. would be the coolest thing ever but since apple filed the patent first and has exclusivity to the ip theyre just gonna never use it or let anyone else use it so they can continue to release products
    once a year that are barely better than the last and get away with it
    Last edited by SnowLeo; 08-09-2010 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Sounds amazing. But so did the glass they built iPhone four out of. Ya know the chemcally hardened helicopter glass. I think a three or four foot drop conquered it right? We will see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypherpunk View Post
    Someone needs to make it illegal for manufacturers to sell exclusive rights to anything. It doesn't help the market, in fact it only holds it back.

    The market should be driven by those willing to invest their money in products and ideas, not those who "invest" money in shutting out any potential competitors and stifling the market.
    If a company is willing to pay the rights owner an acceptable price for the rights to use something, another client company should NOT be able to step in and buy the "right" to deny them that.
    So you're basically saying that Apple should spend R&D $$ developing some new product or a better way/material of making a product and then their competitors should just be able to copy the product or materials and undercut their prices?

    Exclusive rights agreements have their place in competition and can promote innovation, provided they are for a reasonable length of time.

    HW

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