Talking via a telepresence robot can be a great way to participate in activities when you can't be physically present, but these systems are expensive, can be tricky to use and aren't really designed for spontaneity. And despite what modern meeting-tacular schedules suggest, some of the most productive discussions in an office take place randomly, via subtle personal communications.
To celebrate Holy Week — the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday — a group of interfaith leaders wants you to get unplugged. Stepping away from your iPad, smartphone or laptop will allow you to connect with nature, art and the world around you, they say.
Is your latest photo just too great to show on a small touchscreen? Gather up all your mobile devices and old computers and stitch them together. If they can connect to the Internet, the Junkyard Jumbotron has you covered.
Never look down at your GPS again; instead, glance at a dashboard inside your goggles. Recon Instruments’s second-gen micro computer snaps into goggles and shows vitals—directions, text messages, nearby friends—on an internal display.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have created the world’s thinnest pico projector – less than quarter of an inch thick. To ensure that the image from the 6x6 millimeter device was still visible, they used a new micro-lens system that allows it to project a bright 800 by 480 pixel display.
All batteries need love and the BC-900 is a great way to show that you care. I'm constantly charging for my five digital door locks, flashlights, GPS and cordless mice. This charger has been one of my favorite devices not only for keeping my gadgets going, but for prolonging the life of my rechargeable AAs as well. It sports a display and charge-control modes for each battery. Find out more about what this device can teach you about your batteries after the jump.
Samsung has come up with the flashiest anti-counterfeiting tech we've seen yet: forget boring old RFID chips--the AMOLED e-passport concept looks has a 2-inch, paper-thin, QVGA-resolution flexible display embedded in the photo slot, which shows a rotating 360° view of your head when held up to an RFID reader.
Transparent OLEDs could turn your living-room window into a high-def TV
By Elizabeth SvobodaPosted 03.13.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Sleek, wall-mounted plasma screens might seem like viewing nirvana now, but what if a picture window could double as a flat-screen TV? Or what if your car´s GPS system could be displayed on your windshield? Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have invented a transparent OLED (organic light-emitting diode) that will allow just that, transforming any clear surface into a see-through display.