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Intel, Nokia Create Lab to Work on 3D Holograms

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.”

  • ricin
    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
    As opposed to 2D holograms???? /sarcasm
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  • Fetal
    Intel and nokia, two monsters.
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  • "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
    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
    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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  • 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
    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
    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
    wtf is the University of Oulu?
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