View Full Version : Sony's New Technology!

19th July 2005, 01:25 PM
I dont need to say anything. Watch this video if you are curious.



edit: higher quality mpeg version <a href=\'http://www.csl.sony.co.jp/person/rekimoto/movies/tile2.mpg\' target=\'_blank\'>http://www.csl.sony.co.jp/person/rekimoto/movies/tile2.mpg</a>

19th July 2005, 02:38 PM
What the heck is that???

19th July 2005, 03:44 PM
More info http://www.csl.sony.co.jp/person/rekimoto/datatile/ :D


19th July 2005, 07:52 PM
pretty cool r&d

while i&#39;m not sure about the tiles concept, i definitely believe in touchscreens as an excellent way of computer system control... not to replace a mouse but to compliment it - some tasks are done better "written" while others are better "moused". graphics tablets are good, but it&#39;s definitely not the same as where-you-touch-is-where-you-get..

*heart* Newton :D

19th July 2005, 09:35 PM
i don&#39;t know what it is, but I want one...

19th July 2005, 09:38 PM
Kinda reminds me of Apple&#39;s Knowledge Navigator concept....anyone remember that? Either way, its cool, and i want one...as long as it doesn&#39;t have Sony written on it. :P

19th July 2005, 10:50 PM
Was the knowledge navigator that one with the really bad actor who had the oversized newton that would research topics, take calls etc..

19th July 2005, 10:56 PM
http://www.billzarchy.com/clips/clips_appl...v_navigator.htm (http://www.billzarchy.com/clips/clips_apple_nav_navigator.htm)

You mean that one? Because thats the one i&#39;m talking about.

19th July 2005, 11:08 PM
You know what the amazing thing about this technology is? It was presented in 2001 (http://www.csl.sony.co.jp/person/rekimoto/datatile/)

It&#39;s amazing how much cool looking stuff doesn&#39;t get onto the market. And makes you wonder, if that&#39;s 4 years old, what have they got sitting in their labs now?

Edit: Yes LCGuy, thats the one. There is a longer video that is on the web somewhere that is pretty corny, but a cool vision nonetheless.

19th July 2005, 11:38 PM
Yeah...there&#39;s another one where the thing teaches the guy how to read...is that the video you&#39;re thinking of?

20th July 2005, 10:34 AM
No its that video, expect it goes for much longer. He gets onto his pda and start having a chat with a colleague, and the little man on the screen starts doing some research for him and all this other stuff.

When I get home from work I&#39;ll try and post a link (unless someone is kind enough to do it before me)

20th July 2005, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by LCGuy@Jul 19 2005, 09:38 PM
.as long as it doesn&#39;t have Sony written on it. :P
oh boo&#33; :P


20th July 2005, 10:42 PM
Ask most people here on this forum what they think of Sony. ;)

21st July 2005, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by LCGuy@Jul 20 2005, 10:42 PM
Ask most people here on this forum what they think of Sony. ;)
here&#39;s the longer version.

I think most people think highly of sony on this forum by the way. It might just be you and a minority that thinks lowly of them.

21st July 2005, 05:58 PM
I personally hate Sony.

Much rather Panasonic as a brand.

21st July 2005, 06:40 PM
I agree, Panasonic makes great stuff. :)