Hot Future Tech Coming to Your Mac, iPhone and iPad

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Scion of Tytehran

There is also another potential device we could see for a future input device. Think about a wrist rest (or a pair of them) with a technology built in that can 'see' beneath the skin to read fine muscle movements.

Software could interpret those movements to divine what your hand or fingers are doing allowing mouse-like control without the physical mouse. This would give you numerous buttons (using 'chording') and multi-touch gestures as well as pointer control.

This tech could also be refined enough to allow for the replacement of the keyboard allowing you to simply rest your wrists on the pad(s) and type on your desk or other hard surface much like those projected keyboards we've seen before. I'm sure that would take some getting used to but we could have a "one device to rule them all" type situation.

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Scion of Tytehran

The idea of putting solar cells behind the displays on such things as iDevices is a good one. I've been looking for a solar charger for my iPad and having that built right in would be a boon!

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Scion of Tytehran

Let's not forget makers of media center furniture including transduction surfaces so that even the power cords can also be cut. The future it would seem has fewer and fewer wires in it.

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SpaceTrucker

The next Mac Mini…. Multi-Mac… ;)

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chauncey007

I never noticed until now. The iPhone shown in the patents/applications show the apps as "right justified". The last app on the bottom row (not the dock) is on the right.

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