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Apexone: Here comes muPad from Shanghai

6/13/2012 04:17 PM EDT
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Patk0317
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Patk0317   6/13/2012 6:18:31 PM
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I really can't wait to see this. It might be a must have for road warriors if you can use it in your hotel room's TV!

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Andre BRAZ   6/13/2012 6:50:20 PM
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This is a market revolution !!! I'll never more carry my laptop to my business trips...

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rick merritt   6/13/2012 9:04:41 PM
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Sounds like a consumer applicaiton of the ad hoc standard Lexar and others pushed a few years ago for running executable code from a USB flash drive so people could carry their computing to any network computer.

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junko.yoshida   6/13/2012 10:59:14 PM
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I agree, Rick. This is something many people talked about in the past, but never materialized. I think the new twists of this whole thing are the progress of Android; proliferation of USB port (in a TV); an optical navigation device Gao talks about; angling to bring in more entertainment content from the Internet, etc. so that this can be played on the consumer mass market front. Gao tells me that his kids don't play with iPad any more, using muPad to play the game on a big screen.

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TJNZ0   6/13/2012 11:06:24 PM
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This does sound very similar to FXITech's "Cotton Candy" USB pc. They are about to start shipping pre-orders. I guess muPad's point of difference may be its optical navigation interface if it is user friendly enough. I suppose we could see a variety of different USB pc options in the near future depending who holds what patent?

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GREAT-Terry   6/13/2012 11:41:39 PM
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Wow, it seems the muPad is a very amazing device. What is more important is this company which has only 40 people is already a $1B company! It is so encouraging to see Chinese startup can have such a great innovation and even own so many patents!

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Bert22306   6/14/2012 12:50:26 AM
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I want one! Two years ago! Way to go, Apexone. Since the TV application was mentioned explicitly, imagine what the supposedly "connected TV" vendors will think of this. A thumb drive to really make their "barely connected" TVs truly "connected." I'm unclear on how the keyboard feature works, especially because it doesn't require a touchscreen, but to me that's details. However it works now, more than likely modifications can be made to fit each use case.

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_hm   6/14/2012 1:41:49 AM
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Why not embed one muPad in each of TV? Perhaps Apple TV will have one inside it.

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bobbytsai   6/14/2012 1:43:50 AM
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they shrunk the raspberry: http://www.raspberrypi.org/ been eyeing one of these: http://liliputing.com/2012/06/pocket-tv-usb-stick-turns-a-tv-into-an-android-powered-pc.html http://liliputing.com/2012/06/74-mk802-android-4-0-mini-pc-first-impressions-video.html

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Sanjib.A   6/14/2012 3:36:29 AM
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It’s quite amazing to see a computer in the size of a thumb drive. As Gao has also envisioned, I think this could be the future when gesture sensing takes the place of a mouse.

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