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Behold the largest touchscreen the world has ever seen, probably. Here's a video of it in action. To create the "Reality Touch Theatre", engineers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands combined 16 infrared lights and six cameras, along with the 3mm thick, 10 x 2.8m curved acrylic screen, which is the key …

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All very good....

...but can I get Angry Birds on it?

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Oh I see

So this is the new "but does it play Crysis?"?

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Angry Birds...

Umm... yes, you could.

I use the PC version with my ASUS touch screen all the time. And that giant screen is compatible with the standard multi-touch interface in Vista & 7

Now to get them to show a video of Angry Birds in action ;P

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Thing is

They should focus on getting Angry Birds out on Steam and other platforms, and probably a ReplayGem CD, first. Intel's AppUp isn't reaching the very country they manufacture their CPUs in. And I want my PC Angry Birds fix!

Head, meet wall.

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Minority Report

Hey! Tom: we've finally got your wavy-hand interface working! All we need now is a police state and thought crime. Oh, hold on... ;-)

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as long as you dont mind ...

huge adverts along the top

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Happy

Wow

Just think of the p()rn you can see on this thing.

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I forsee a problem in the classroom.

There are no chalks, pens or erasors to throw at innatentive students.

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In Uni

The big college classes where students(N=700), it was too large to effectively aim a piece of chalk, and sometimes the inattentive students outnumbered the available pieces of chalk 50:1

A professor of mine solved said problem by showing (on a roughly 2~3 meter screen) a close-up of an injection needle being injected in a human eye. Maybe it was just imagination, but I saw Real Fear in that eye.

As sound effect behind it, the screaming brakes of a cargo train making a full emergency stop. You think 'nails on chalkboard' is bad?

Suffice, it was quite efficient in getting our attention...

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Really, all you need is a .gif, an mp3 and a few lines of code to tie it together as an app. Call it iScream and you can sell it in the app store for $1,99

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Oh really?

"The screen was developed, the boffins say, to aid research into geographic information systems,"

...yeah, because the same old computer displays just aren't working, any more, for GIS development. :cough:

Pardon me, I am almost jealous, except for how it looks like such extreme overkill. These days, I can only imagine it devolving into a new form of advertising technology.

I'm skeptical about it, to say the least.

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@Mike 68

Are you talking about the popular game or some weird porn fetish?

*ahem* chuck us me coat

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Somebody has to say...

Imagine the interactive p0rn possibilities

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Hmm

Why the 60 odd seconds of silent, blackness at the end? A demonstration of how it feels to be in the void perhaps?

I do agree on the matter of interactive porn.

Paris because there's a video of her somewhere, allegedly.

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Happy

Brilliant!

I think all this larger and larger TV, willy-waving is all too much, but this actually looks a damn good laugh, especially the paint package they briefly showed.

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That's neat

But the sight of that man with a ponytail really gets me so I can't enjoy it.

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Video Editing Fail

From a bunch of video boffins.

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IRONY

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