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Behold the largest touchscreen the world has ever seen, probably. Here's a video of it in action. To create the "Reality Touch Theatre", engineers from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands combined 16 infrared lights and six cameras, along with the 3mm thick, 10 x 2.8m curved acrylic screen, which is the key …

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  1. Mike 68

    All very good....

    ...but can I get Angry Birds on it?

    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Oh I see

      So this is the new "but does it play Crysis?"?

    2. Robert Heffernan
      Pint

      Angry Birds...

      Umm... yes, you could.

      I use the PC version with my ASUS touch screen all the time. And that giant screen is compatible with the standard multi-touch interface in Vista & 7

      Now to get them to show a video of Angry Birds in action ;P

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Thumb Down

        Thing is

        They should focus on getting Angry Birds out on Steam and other platforms, and probably a ReplayGem CD, first. Intel's AppUp isn't reaching the very country they manufacture their CPUs in. And I want my PC Angry Birds fix!

        Head, meet wall.

  2. Cameron Colley

    I forsee a problem in the classroom.

    There are no chalks, pens or erasors to throw at innatentive students.

    1. /dev/me
      Headmaster

      In Uni

      The big college classes where students(N=700), it was too large to effectively aim a piece of chalk, and sometimes the inattentive students outnumbered the available pieces of chalk 50:1

      A professor of mine solved said problem by showing (on a roughly 2~3 meter screen) a close-up of an injection needle being injected in a human eye. Maybe it was just imagination, but I saw Real Fear in that eye.

      As sound effect behind it, the screaming brakes of a cargo train making a full emergency stop. You think 'nails on chalkboard' is bad?

      Suffice, it was quite efficient in getting our attention...

      ___

      Really, all you need is a .gif, an mp3 and a few lines of code to tie it together as an app. Call it iScream and you can sell it in the app store for $1,99

  3. Ball boy

    Minority Report

    Hey! Tom: we've finally got your wavy-hand interface working! All we need now is a police state and thought crime. Oh, hold on... ;-)

  4. thecult

    as long as you dont mind ...

    huge adverts along the top

  5. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Happy

    Wow

    Just think of the p()rn you can see on this thing.

  6. gimbal
    WTF?

    Oh really?

    "The screen was developed, the boffins say, to aid research into geographic information systems,"

    ...yeah, because the same old computer displays just aren't working, any more, for GIS development. :cough:

    Pardon me, I am almost jealous, except for how it looks like such extreme overkill. These days, I can only imagine it devolving into a new form of advertising technology.

    I'm skeptical about it, to say the least.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    @Mike 68

    Are you talking about the popular game or some weird porn fetish?

    *ahem* chuck us me coat

  8. Darryl
    Coat

    Somebody has to say...

    Imagine the interactive p0rn possibilities

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Hmm

    Why the 60 odd seconds of silent, blackness at the end? A demonstration of how it feels to be in the void perhaps?

    I do agree on the matter of interactive porn.

    Paris because there's a video of her somewhere, allegedly.

  10. Goat Jam

    Video Editing Fail

    From a bunch of video boffins.

    [ . . . . /]

    IRONY

  11. Joe Cooper
    Grenade

    That's neat

    But the sight of that man with a ponytail really gets me so I can't enjoy it.

  12. The Fuzzy Wotnot
    Happy

    Brilliant!

    I think all this larger and larger TV, willy-waving is all too much, but this actually looks a damn good laugh, especially the paint package they briefly showed.

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