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Intel, Nokia Create Lab to Work on 3D Holograms

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Just like in Star Wars?

Intel has teamed up with Nokia and the University of Oulu to open their first joint laboratory, which it aptly calls the Intel and Nokia Joint Innovation Center. It will employ about two dozen R&D professionals and become the latest member of Intel’s European Research Network, Intel Labs Europe.

Rather than work on the CPUs and chipsets for desktop and laptop machines, this special lab will focus on making new user interfaces for mobile devices. Intel said that the research will draw from modern games and movies use of 3D graphics.

One area of research could look into technologies that allow displaying a 3D hologram of the person you are talking to on the phone, a capability only found in science fiction movies today (as well as decades ago).

The new lab will extend the MeeGo open source platform recently launched by Intel and Nokia.

 “3-D technology could change the way we use our mobile devices and make our experiences with them much more immersive,” said Rich Green, Senior vice president and chief technical officer, Nokia. “Our new joint laboratory with Intel draws on the Oulu research community’s 3-D interface expertise, and over time will lay down some important foundations for future mobile experiences.”

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    Trashit , August 25, 2010 3:48 PM
    If you want this to work out let the porn industry have a stab at it, they're a surprisingly crafty lot lol.
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    ares1214 , August 25, 2010 3:46 PM
    chainspell"Seriously? We can't even get video chat to work. Come to think of it, mobile voice isn't even close to being rock solid yet. This is a joke."lets just stop innovating thendumbass..


    Your both wrong in a way. No we should not stop innovating, its important to keep moving forward, but its still important to get things we have now right and get our heads out of the clouds.
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    hausman , August 25, 2010 5:08 PM
    They can't... George Lucas holds the trademark on 3D Holograms. ;-)
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    ricin , August 25, 2010 3:10 PM
    Quote:
    One area of research could look into technologies that allow displaying a 3D hologram of the person you are talking to on the phone,


    Seriously? We can't even get video chat to work. Come to think of it, mobile voice isn't even close to being rock solid yet. This is a joke.
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    azcoyote , August 25, 2010 3:11 PM
    As opposed to 2D holograms???? /sarcasm
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    Fetal , August 25, 2010 3:17 PM
    Intel and nokia, two monsters.
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    Anonymous , August 25, 2010 3:22 PM
    "Seriously? We can't even get video chat to work. Come to think of it, mobile voice isn't even close to being rock solid yet. This is a joke."

    lets just stop innovating then

    dumbass..
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    ares1214 , August 25, 2010 3:46 PM
    chainspell"Seriously? We can't even get video chat to work. Come to think of it, mobile voice isn't even close to being rock solid yet. This is a joke."lets just stop innovating thendumbass..


    Your both wrong in a way. No we should not stop innovating, its important to keep moving forward, but its still important to get things we have now right and get our heads out of the clouds.
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    Trashit , August 25, 2010 3:48 PM
    If you want this to work out let the porn industry have a stab at it, they're a surprisingly crafty lot lol.
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    Anonymous , August 25, 2010 4:00 PM
    im all for innovation....

    but why the bloody hell do i need to see a 3D hologram of the person im talking to? it's a bloody cellphone not a telepresence system (how the bloody hell are you suppose to perform a 3D digitization of yourself using a cellphone anyways), really if i needed to see a person that much i go see them in person....

    now if this was something like an interactive version of sony's raymodeller for UI then im all for that
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    bv90andy , August 25, 2010 4:05 PM
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    One area of research could look into technologies that allow displaying a 3D hologram of the person you are talking to on the phone

    I guess somebody has to start researching this if we want it available in the next century.
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    jimmysmitty , August 25, 2010 4:19 PM
    ricinSeriously? We can't even get video chat to work. Come to think of it, mobile voice isn't even close to being rock solid yet. This is a joke.


    And so were cell phones in the 80's (giant brick phones) as was the idea of PCs in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Yet look at us now. A PC for every person and cell phones too.

    FetalIntel and nokia, two monsters.


    Yet without them we would still be in a much worse world tech wise.
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    bergieberg , August 25, 2010 4:33 PM
    wtf is the University of Oulu?
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    mikem_90 , August 25, 2010 4:35 PM
    RayModelerim all for innovation....but why the bloody hell do i need to see a 3D hologram of the person im talking to? it's a bloody cellphone not a telepresence system (how the bloody hell are you suppose to perform a 3D digitization of yourself using a cellphone anyways), really if i needed to see a person that much i go see them in person....now if this was something like an interactive version of sony's raymodeller for UI then im all for that


    Well, the lab is going to experiment. That's how you get new technology. Hell, who knows? maybe they won't find too much that really advances 3D, but what if they experiment and come up with something that can be used somewhere else?

    Dupont just recently figured out they could use the Gorilla glass tech they developed half a century ago nearly... New development tech is always good.

    What if this research tells techs of the future "they already tried all this... but what if we use the optometric lumonescent inducer fabric they didn't have back then??"

    Science and development are based on building on work done before. At least they're trying. If they don't come up with anything, its THEIR money they're using. Unless you're a large enough shareholder with some clout, complaining about a company doing R&D is silly.

    And as far as 3D holograms, its entirely possible they find new ways to use these if they are eventually developed. We might not have flying cars in the future, but someone might find a nifty use for them.
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    the_politician , August 25, 2010 4:55 PM
    bergiebergwtf is the University of Oulu?

    Well, with Nokia being a Finnish company, I am going to wager that it is a Finnish university.

    Yep... google and three seconds of my time answered that gem.
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    ecnovaec , August 25, 2010 5:04 PM
    help us intel and nokia, you're our only hope!
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    hausman , August 25, 2010 5:08 PM
    They can't... George Lucas holds the trademark on 3D Holograms. ;-)
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    harth13 , August 25, 2010 5:45 PM
    holograms are the future
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    rrobstur , August 25, 2010 5:59 PM
    TrashitIf you want this to work out let the porn industry have a stab at it, they're a surprisingly crafty lot lol.

    lmfao
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    revbaron , August 25, 2010 6:26 PM
    A Sega Time Traveler sequel can't be far off! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveler_%28video_game%29)
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    dark_lord69 , August 25, 2010 6:57 PM
    Ummm...
    Can't holograms already be done?
    I know for sure I played a game called "Time Traveler".
    It was pretty cool and the first time I had ever seen a hologram right there in front of me. Perhaps they are going to try to make the holograms more mobile? I guess it did say 3D holograms. Right now the holograms are indeed 2D. (So when you look around it, it's like a sprite) For those that don't know it's like playing doom 2 and trying to see behind a monster... it's not 3D it's a sprite so that means no matter where you are looking at it you always see the front.
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    rambo117 , August 25, 2010 7:41 PM
    harth13holograms are the future

    The future to what..?
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    grcunning , August 25, 2010 10:20 PM
    holographic pron? The last thing I want to see is a 3 dimensional penis coming for me...
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