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12-17-2013, 08:07 PM #1
New Apple Patent Details Wireless "Desk Free" Computer System with Projection Display
Apple has recently been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office detailing a wireless “desk-free” computer system that consists of only a computer housing with a built-in unique smart projector including advanced capabilities. The patent, which was originally filed in 2008, details a computer system housing a unique projector with advanced technology that would hold the same power as a desktop or laptop. The smart projector would allow the “computer” to be set up anywhere, allowing any suitable user surface to be used for a display screen. The following was mentioned in the patent regarding the system:
The computer systems and methods described herein may achieve a synergy that is not possible with conventional computers and projectors, which may be realized in terms of the operating system, system interaction, and/or performance. This may stem, for example, from the computer system's knowledge of the computer system's projection output and the surface on which it is projecting. The operating system may be designed to include larger icons and/or text and/or a different style based on the knowledge that the user is likely further away from the displayed image than conventional computer experiences.
As of right now, it isn’t known whether Apple plans to create such a product or not, but the company has researched unique projector technology before. We’ll have to wait and see if Apple releases something like this in the future.
Source: USPTO via AppleInsider
12-18-2013, 03:15 AM #2
So they're patenting wireless technology and projectors now?!
US Patent office is a joke.
12-18-2013, 07:37 AM #3
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12-18-2013, 07:42 AM #4
Wow. What makes it so diff from current projection tech? That means you always need a wall. I'd rather have an iMac..you can plug that thing in outside and use it if you wanted to. I can understand the above for tutorials and classes but not so practical for most users.
12-18-2013, 08:28 AM #5
How can this be patented? I had the same setup years ago! This is nothing new....
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