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Apple New Patent Applications: Pico Projectors And 'Schematic Maps'
Posted By maxim On August 11, 2011 @ 11:14 pm In All,Other | No Comments
A couple of new patent  application  from Apple published today is gaining some attention. The first
Also it explains what the company calls a “shared projected workspace”. Seemingly this is the ability for sharing content among users over two or more projected displays. In other  words content can be transferred between displays within shared workspace. For example, if one user projects an image from one iOS device, and another user projects an image from second device, then it would be possible to share images between both displays.
Also the system would automatically interpret and recognize shadows and gestures, which would make presentations more dynamic and interactive. Working in separate-display mode, a user could make a gesture to "push" content from one display onto another. Unified-display mode would automatically line up projected images to create a unified workspace allowing to cover much larger space than only one display can cover.
A second patent application,
The application describes how a map app would automatically assign "usefulness" indexes to different map details and would either distort existing maps to highlight the most useful details or show only the most relevant features.
One of the examples is a map route that shows only the exact route searched by the user, with a subset of the most useful information such as landmarks and cross streets. Other example is schematic map highlighting nearby location of friends and contacts  or emphasizing the small alleyway that could lead you to nearby location.
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