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Tag: Display

Diamond-Covered Watch: So Many Diamonds, So Little Time

Diamond-Covered Watch: So Many Diamonds, So Little Time
This diamond-encrusted LED watch is so madly, deeply, insanely blinged over with diamonds that you can barely see what time it is. In fact, the diamonds cover the face of the watch so you have to read the digital display through a diamond screen.

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat
This cool new remote-controlled car puts you right in the heart of the action, thanks to a tiny wireless camera and a pair of POV goggles. The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car uses a VGA resolution digital camera to transmit a real-time image from the driver’s perspective to a head-mounted display device.
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Redpost Signbeta: Linux Pic Frame Gets an Upgrade

Redpost Signbeta: Linux Pic Frame Gets an Upgrade
Almost a year ago a RedPost made news with their hackable Linux picture frame, the RedPost/Kit. Today, the guys at RedPost announced Kit’s better, faster, stronger kid brother, the Signbeta. While it certainly can be used as a digital picture frame, RedPost’s real mission is to replace wasteful paper-covedred bulletin boards with an electronic version.

LED Cube Displays 3d Images in Color

LED Cube Displays 3d Images in Color
A while back, I reported on James Clar’s cool 3D cubes which could display images using a grid of about 1000 LEDs connected to a computerized controller. While Clar’s cubes are simply amazing, they can only display monochrome images.

Reactive Sparks: Interactive LED Art Responds to Traffic

Reactive Sparks: Interactive LED Art Responds to Traffic
This interactive art display takes data it collects on passing traffic and displays moving images which react to vehicles as they drive by. Designed by artist Markus Lerner for lighting company OSRAM, the installation samples traffic patterns and maps them onto seven colorful light towers side of the road, each containing over 110,000 individual LEDs.

Shade Pixel: Text You Can Feel

Shade Pixel: Text You Can Feel
Instead of using a traditional 2-dimensional display surface, Shade Pixel renders information using a deformable skin surface which provides a 3-dimensional texture to its output. Developed by researchers at the Design Media Lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the device uses a dot-matrix array of solenoids attached to a flexible Spandex skin.

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications
While a few of us are are patiently awaiting the release of Apple’s application SDK for the iPhone and iPod Touch, crafty (and impatient) developers have found ways to run plenty of their own applications on the popular media players.

Throw Your Monitor at Game Opponents

Throw Your Monitor at Game Opponents
Ever had such a bad game that you wanted to throw your controller at your TV screen? How about a gaming system where chucking your display itself is an integral part of the action? Philips recently filed a patent application for a video game system which uses a monitor that you can actually toss.

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface
As much as I love my iPhone, I can’t stand getting fingerprints all over the phone’s beautiful glossy screen. So I was jazzed when the guys over at Norway’s Elliptic Labs let me know about their new touchless user interface technology.

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection

The Best Way to Navigate Your Comic Collection
Why dig through stacks and stacks of individual comic books when you can quickly find the exact one you’re looking for using a wall-sized über-cool Minority Report-like user interface? A project developed by Daniel Stødle and a team of PhD students from Norway’s University of Tromsø, this huge display wall can detect gestures to navigate through a catalog of over 3 years worth of comic strips, quickly jumping to any individual strip in seconds.

Apple Cinema Display Dock Patent Surfaces

Apple Cinema Display Dock Patent Surfaces
The guys over at Gizmodo dug up this brand new patent filing from Apple, showing off another true innovation from the design masters at the company. The patent application describes a modified Apple Cinema Display with a docking slot in the side for a portable computer (presumably a new, slimmed down MacBook).

Seiko Epson Creates Hi-Res E-Ink Display

Seiko Epson Creates Hi-Res E-Ink Display
This new electronic paper display from Seiko Epson crams an astounding 1600 x 1200 resolution into a 6.7-inch diagonal screen. That’s nearly 2-million pixels in a device that’s about the size of a letter-sized sheet of paper folded in half.

Toshiba Matsushita Develops Round LCD Screens

Toshiba Matsushita Develops Round LCD Screens
This new display technology from Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. has created a full-color LCD that’s truly unique. It’s round. The panels are designed for use in vehicular instrument panels. The initial module measures in at about 75mm (2.95″) diameter and 11mm (0.43″) thick, including all electronics and backlighting.

I’ve Got My Eye on You

I’ve Got My Eye on You
Interactive artist Marcus Graf created this dramatic video display window which keeps a watchful eye on passersby. The piece, entitled I, ball used a webcam along with special processing software to detect people as they pass the display window.

Weather Forecaster has Proximity-Sensing Display

Weather Forecaster has Proximity-Sensing Display
The latest weather information station from Oregon Scientific uses infrared motion-sensing technology to automatically adjust its display based on your distance from the device. When you’re on the other side of the room, the Weather In Motion displays the current time and day of week in large digits along with a 24-hour forecast icon.

1mm Thick Flexible Plasma Display in the Works

1mm Thick Flexible Plasma Display in the Works
At this week’s CEATEC show in Japan, Shinoda Plasma Corp. showed off a prototype of a new plasma-based screen that’s only 1-millimeter thick. By using an array of plasma “tubes” aligned between film electrodes, they’re not only able to keep the display super slim, but the display can actually be bent.
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