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Boffins in Japan have managed to eliminate one of the few remaining downtime havens in our always-on 21st century lives, by inventing a touch-screen display for the bath. Developed by researchers at the University of Electro-Communications’ Koike Lab, the AquaTop uses a Kinect to detect movement and user interaction with an …

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Childcatcher

great idea

Let's all install web cams in our bathrooms!

Sounds like a cool idea, but I wonder how well the projection deals with the distortions to the surface

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What about bath foam?

And ordinary soap bubbles ..... Just wondering.

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Re: What about bath foam?

And the other sort of bubbles which appear in the bath if you've been eating starchy food...

...erm allegedly...

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Re: What about bath foam? @Graham Marsden

In the unforgettable words of Bill & Ben, "flubba lubble flub flub flubble"

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Coat

Still waiting for the shamaic interface.

Mine will be the one with a copy of "Freedom (TM)" in the pocket.

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"Poking up a finger from underneath the water’s surface"

Yeah, a finger indeed.

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Quite. They clearly did all their testing in the lab, wearing trunks. Didn't they check what floats?

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Anonymous Coward

"Yeah, a finger indeed."

Break out the Matey!

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"allowing the user to move and object about wherever their finger goes"

I, too, dream of moving and objecting just about wherever my finger goes. It is a surreal way of expressing my freedom of speech and movement in a world where liberty appears increasingly constrained by legislation and wiretapping...

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Anonymous Coward

BSOD

I don't know what happened. One minute I was in the bath doing the helicopter and it just crashed

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This will bring marvellous extra realism

next time I re-enact the battle of Jutland

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Anonymous Coward

the freedom to complain

"allowing the user to move and object about wherever their finger goes." That is supposing the user has inadequate control over their finger in the first place, otherwise, no reason to object at all.

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