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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So....
by Morgan on Fri 25th Mar 2011 18:24 UTC
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

How long until Microsoft sends cease-and-desist letters for using a window to display Windows?

On a serious note, I do like the way this is going. I have a large picture window in my living room that is begging for such an upgrade. Granted, I'd never actually be able to afford such a thing, but it's a nice fantasy.

Also speaking of cost, I hope they include an insurance incentive in the purchase price, because the inevitable rock/golf ball/blind bird will happen, and you'll be out a window as well as a TV/computer screen.

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RE: So....
by Moredhas on Fri 25th Mar 2011 21:40 in reply to "So...."
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

The clear direction from here is to introduce a few more layers of screen and give us parallax 3D! Who wants to look at a 2D overlay on their very 3D view?

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RE: So....
by bitwelder on Mon 28th Mar 2011 06:44 in reply to "So...."
bitwelder Member since:
2010-04-27

Heh, I bet Samsung will be in trouble if they allow their screen to have a familiar blue background :-)

On the serious side, I wonder how long the window (in its LCD elements) would last, if it's exposed to intense and continuous sunlight.

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