“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent for a completely wireless portable computer that uses a projection system, rather than a conventional LCD display, as its primary mode of visual output,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,610,726 for “Computer systems and methods with projected display” imagines a portable computing system devoid of built-in display, keyboard and nearly all peripheral wires,” Campbell reports. “Instead of the normal laptop trimmings, the box would be featureless, save for the LED or laser light projection system and speakers. The invention even calls for inductive charging to do away with unsightly power cords.”
“Basically, Apple’s patent describes a computer housing with advanced smart projection technology. The device is not merely a projector, however, as the document clearly points out functionality would be equal to or greater than existing laptops and desktops,” Campbell reports. “Further, with the integrated projection system, the device may be carried and mounted in a variety of spaces, while freeing users from fixed screen sizes.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Arline M.” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]