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Concept Computer Based on a Tea Cup Design 166

webarnold writes "A new concept computer is being designed to look like a tea cup. Using holographic projectors, view your data inside the cup, 'spilled' onto the table, or transfer it to other Cup PC users by pouring data into their cup." Acceptance of something like this seems a bit far-fetched given current tech, but no nomad-space comparisons are being made.
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Concept Computer Based on a Tea Cup Design

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 04, 2008 @04:18PM (#22967404)
    All they have is poorly conceived "artist renderings" of how such a thing MIGHT work. I thought part of being high tech meant that it was real in some way. DNF must be uber-high-tech, then!

    Besides, I fail to see how such thing could be remotely useful on a day-to-day basis. Fact is, most of the things that people use computers to do are best implemented in 2D space - and things that 3D holographic rendering would be useful for - protein analysis, genetic mapping, etc, need something a little more substantial.

    maybe someday we'll have tactile holograms a la the doctor for Voyager - until then, I'm not even holding my breath for "Minority Report" style interface coming to a PC near me anytime soon.
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    by EdIII ( 1114411 ) * on Friday April 04, 2008 @04:19PM (#22967422)
    Shouldn't this article have been posted 3 days ago?
  • by CogDissident ( 951207 ) on Friday April 04, 2008 @04:20PM (#22967454)
    Oh it gets better. The Sci-fi channel owns the site. Its not even news, its a Sci-fi article.

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