Linked by David Adams on Fri 25th Mar 2011 15:06 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Samsung has developed a completely transparent solar-powered monitor that's designed to be used with ambient light. Though they're marketing it as a television, it's almost certainly going to be used initially as displays in commercial areas, and it apparently is also a touch-screen, opening it up for the coolest kind of kiosk you've ever used. See a video after the jump.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 25th Mar 2011 15:35 UTC
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This.


The future. Displays need to be ever thinner. People don't want ugly big things. They want things that don't bother them when not in use. Thin sheets of glass that act as displays will be everywhere. Cars. TVs. Phones. Storefronts. Add in some augmented reality, and the possibilities are endless.

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by Soulbender on Fri 25th Mar 2011 17:16 in reply to "This."
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2005-08-18

Yeah, and computers will bring forth the paperless office.

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by pandronic on Fri 25th Mar 2011 18:39 in reply to "RE: This."
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Well, they bloody should! Why anyone still uses paper is beyond my comprehension

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by phoenix on Sat 26th Mar 2011 19:47 in reply to "This."
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The future. Displays need to be ever thinner. People don't want ugly big things. They want things that don't bother them when not in use. Thin sheets of glass that act as displays will be everywhere. Cars. TVs. Phones. Storefronts. Add in some augmented reality, and the possibilities are endless.


Sounds like someone just watched this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38

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by Neolander on Mon 28th Mar 2011 10:25 in reply to "RE: This."
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It's amazing how much engineers manage to do with glass these days, especially considering how much of a mess this material is on the inside...

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