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"Another day, another patent, this one from Apple for a very curious sort of keyboard that might be easier to type on because it'll know in advance which keys your fingertips want to hit. No, not a device built by Emmett 'Doc' Brown (as far as we know, anyway), or pulled back through time in a TARDIS—just a very special type of board with tiny inbuilt tactile sensors capable of detecting what your spider-formation fingers are about to tap before they actually do."
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/11/0...hat-Youll-Type
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In before "porn" joke.
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YES NOW I CAN GET PORN FASTER

Woooo
 
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So it is motion sensors that make the keys type. I don't really know how much different this is from a regular keyboard. Sensor sending signal through keyboard wire or circut closing from key press sending the signal...both will work the say way, but I suppose Apple has big marketing plans for their psychic keyboard or something.
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Not this again. I'm sick of apple patenting everything they create just so that they can sue someone that makes a similar design. They aren't that smart though. Suing Samsung was one of the worst things that could have happened and if I was samsung would stop producing apple CPU's and say :"I'll see you in court Steve."
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YES NOW I CAN GET PORN FASTER

Woooo
No, it just auto completes to "master and commander" for some odd reason
    
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The patents need to really stop... :-/... maybe this one is justified. But I cringe whenever I hear the word "patent" nowadays.

I would think very advanced typists such as myself might be disadvantaged with this keyboard, as opposed to advantaged. I could only see this being useful to someone who types rather slowly.
    
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YES NOW I CAN GET PORN FASTER

Woooo
Come on this is Apple... Didn't they want to censor sexual words out of your own private text messages once? They'd find a way as prude as they are.
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Come on this is Apple... Didn't they want to censor sexual words out of your own private text messages once? They'd find a way as prude as they are.
Hah. Maybe they'll patent a way to send you a fine if you use their computers in a way they deem "inappropriate", through the ToS of course. [/kidding but hope they don't read this and get any ideas]
    
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[/.] Apple Patents Keyboard That Knows What You'll Type (and secretly records it for a year)


That was the first thing into my mind.
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