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Sparky_Watt
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re: Buttons could morph up on mobile screens
Sparky_Watt   12/12/2012 11:10:02 PM
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Not bad. If they can get the change time down to a half second, and the reliability up to 10,000 transitions I would say they have a game changer.

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WKetel   12/9/2012 2:51:28 AM
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This is an interesting development indeed. I can see a mechanical pump extending the buttons when a cover is opened, which would not consume any power at all. That might be the best way to make it work. But it seems that the whole system life would be much shorter, meaning the phones may not last the complete six months to their intended obsolescence, which would mean that the makers would need to shorten the warranty time a bit. And anybody who is such an impatient jerk that they can't wait a few seconds for the buttons to extend should be sent back to using a rotary dial phone.

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prabhakar_deosthali   12/6/2012 6:22:20 AM
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Bringing up the buttons by pressurizing the liquid will require some finite amount of time and today's impatient and fast young generation won't like such delays when they want to do texting.

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SylvieBarak   12/6/2012 12:47:13 AM
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Apparently less than 1% of daily charge. And once the buttons are up, zero power draw.

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David Ashton   12/5/2012 11:08:57 PM
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Pumps? In a mobile device? What's that going to do for the battery life??

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SylvieBarak   12/5/2012 6:12:03 AM
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Tomorrow is only a day away.... ;)

mcgrathdylan
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mcgrathdylan   12/5/2012 5:46:43 AM
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That sounds like fascinating technology. It's hard to believe that this could actually be in products by next year.



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