The Display Industry News Source 10.18.11
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Now You Can Turn Any Surface Into a Touchscreen (VIDEO ABOVE)- A joint venture by Microsoft and the folks at Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute called OmniTouch uses a picoprojector and a 3D scanner to allow users to display on any surface with multi-touch capabilities. via TechCrunch

How Global Screen Culture will Affect Us - "If you're wary of the idea that new types of screens can change our behavior, think again. Have you noticed your children pressing shapes on static posters, thinking they can move them as they do on a tablet computer? Have you ever tried to swipe your finger across a TV or another, non-touch-screen gadget's display not long after using a smart phone's tactile commands? The answer is likely yes. These are two good examples of how quickly our perception of what things can do shifts. As touch-screens have become more popular, they have retrained how we interact with images we see on many surfaces." via The Atlantic 

Visa Introduces Credit Cards Integrated with Key Pads and LCD Screens - "Visa has improved credit cards with a built-in keypad and LCD screen for two-factor authentication. Adding electronics into the new CodeSure cards, without significantly increasing the thickness of the card, offers a convenient, cheaper alternative. A small LCD window allows the user to switch the device between several modes and also displays the passcodes generated." via eWeek Europe 

Integrating Display Technology with Wind Turbines - Well known Segway inventor Dean Kamen has applied for a patent for an inflatable wind turbine that will have "embedded LED's running on wind power that could light up to display text or an image. The inflatable turbines, Kamen said, “might be a neat opportunity to put a little visibility on wind turbines, supply a little bit of power” and provide energy-efficient, outdoor advertising opportunities." via The Union Leader

The Newest Trend is a Narrow Bezel - "LG Display, today announced that it has developed a 55-inch panel for public displays equipped with the world’s narrowest bezel. The new public display panel comes with the narrowest bezel that creates a 5.3 mm gap (left/right: 3.4 mm, top/bottom: 1.9 mm) between individual panels when displayed alongside each other. This makes it possible to create a large 165-inch multi-screen public display capable of producing seamless, life-like images. In addition, the narrow bezel enables a more visible surface area, improving the viewing effect and visual cohesion most critical to a multi-screen display." via OLED-Display.Net


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