Posts Tagged ‘ Screen ’

The Seamless Screen.

The poor bezel, I wonder what it ever did to us to deserve this hatred, but wow… Humans really dislike them. With every smartphone from last year trying hard to kill the bezel, Asus Rog finally designed a hack that does just that, but it isn’t for phones just yet. The Bezel Free Kit fulfills the dreams of gamers, allowing them to put together three monitors and remove the bezels between each WITHOUT using electricity or batteries). How does it do that? Refraction. The kit comes as two independent strips that can be placed between monitors. It uses a lens that ‘bends’ light in a manner that removes the bezel from view, making it look like you have one continuous screen.

The result isn’t perfect, but it’s enough to make a difference. You still notice the fact that there’s something sitting between screens, and it applies a slight blurred effect to the imagery behind it, making it good for games, but not for productivity. The Bezel Free Kit snaps right on to monitors and comes in three sizes, designed for 24″, 25″, and 32″ monitors, but you’ll need to make sure all your monitors are the same make and size, so that the lens strips can easily mount onto the displays. Scroll down to check out a video of the guys at Verge having a look at it. Wouldn’t it be fun though if your smartphone screen protector could refract light to remove your bezels?

“Dras”tic Cell Phone Changes May Be In Our Future.

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The Drasphone tries to combine two undeniably massive trends in cellular phone design. The clamshell trend of the 90s, and the present touchscreen display trend. Pioneering flexible display technology, this conceptual smartphone bends at not one, not two, but at three points. This allows you to make the Drasphone compact in two ways. Do a half fold, and you have a Squarish MiniDras, or a complete fold, and you get a MicroDras.

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If you haven’t noticed, a small section of the display is exposed when in MicroDras mode. This nifty feature allows you to have all your notifications and relevant data visible to you even when your phone is in sleep mode.  Now while I strongly believe that large moving parts in a smartphone can result in major wear and tear (remember how easy it was to snap a clamshell phone?), I’d love to see a working prototype before I can make any promises.

(via YD)

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When’s The Last Time You Saw Photos Like This?

Young Woman Dimly Lit with Closed Eyes Young Woman covered in multicolored lights Young Woman's Face Covered by Flowers Woman Covered by Futuristic Patterns of Light Woman in Abstract Lighting Looking to the SiteThe concept of projecting images onto a screen or a subject may not necessarily be a brand new way to create incredibly imagery, but Gem Fletcher, and Mads Perch have elevated things to a new level.  Their incredible collaboration gallery titled ‘Moving Time’ is visually stunning, and a masterpiece of concept and photography.  Check the method.

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Curved Cell Phone Screen


The US patent, No. 8,603,574, is for a manufacturing process that would enable a screen to remain responsive to touch despite the effects of curving or shaping. Although Samsung has been the only one so far to create a live demonstration, Apple is the one that actually owns the technology. As part of the initial filing made in 2010, Apple specifically provides examples of its use in displays, touch pads and even mice. It also explains that current methods for curving a display result in a less sensitive and responsive screen; the process creates ‘dead’ areas. Apple’s approach uses a film that is applied to a screen or surface before it is shaped, which would ensure that its whole surface remains touch-sensitive once curved. The filing also gives examples of more complex shapes, like waves as well as simple curves, that would be possible thanks to the process that Apple is patenting. Whether or not the patent is a signal of Apple’s future intent remains to be seen but there is little doubt that curved and flexible displays are set to play a huge role in the future of mobile device design. Samsung and LG, two of Apple’s biggest competitors in the smartphone and tablet space, have already launched smartphones with curved, flexible displays as showcases for their own display capabilities.

Smart Media Shower.

The ‘Le Terme’ is a stainless steel structure that features antibacterial cypress wood base and OLED interactive glass panels. The bathroom concept was created by Fei Chung Billy Ho. This luxury room of pleasure integrates smart media device into the shower room featuring display panels that sync with any in-house smart phone or tablet. Essentially it allows you to view and your favorite music and videos and make direct phone calls from the booth. Classically designed water control stem uses a see-through channel and surrounding illuminations to create a relaxed setting. The antibacterial cypress wood base, with surround drainage system, naturally kills bacteria, viruses, viral infections and fungus – helping to maintain the hygiene level, temperature and humidity of the base area.

The Magnificent Map Of Rap Names.

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Names in rap have been the subject of much debate.  All the Lil’s and Young’s, the Wiggas, Jiggas, and N*ggas in the rap game all need a way to make themselves stand out.  And it wasn’t until ‘Pop Chart Lab‘ devised the ingenious chart below, that all the names, from all the greats came into an intelligible format for all to see.  This detailed guide to the semantics of rap names, the widescreen edition print spans over seven square feet and contains 636 rapper names as well as some all-time greats illustrated in the background.  Click the pic above to see the chart in all its glory.

”The Prediction”.

So while spending a day at home, getting over a bad fever, I was looking for some oddities, or something really crazy to put up, and after a few hours of searching, I found a good one.  This little diddy is called “The Prediction”, and it’s a hands on demonstration that is essentially meant to boggle the mind the first time you see it.  The entire demonstration is presented by Richard Wiseman. I’ll let you watch it first, then I’ll give you a bit of insight…

So let me start out by saying that the first time I saw this video, the prediction was incorrect.  I didn’t have my finger on the photo that he picked, but all of the other inclinations he had were correct.  I happen to be an avid puzzle solver, so after I watched it for the first time, my mind went to work… I haven’t figured out the secret just yet, but this is what I came up with.  There has to be a reason why he systematically eliminates certain tiles, and a better reason why he picks different numbers for you to move each turn.  This obviously has something to do with the trick, but whats even more clever… is that if you freeze the video at 1:07, there’s a flash frame of the smiley face that many people miss the first time they watch it.  Now I know at the end, there’s a 50/50 chance for him to get it right, but I’m very intrigued as to weather or not the flash frame has anything to do with peoples decisions on a subliminal level.

Flex Phone.

Phones are being used for so much more than just making calls these days: from texting to playing games to watching movies and listening to music. But for the most part, the mobile phone retains its traditional shape and functionality. Is it time to shake up the world of mobile phone design with a phone so radically different that it’s hardly recognizable as a phone? According to Brazilian designer Dinard da Mata, the next generation of mobile phone should be easily able to flow from one function to the next while remaining utterly gorgeous in the process.

Da Mata calls the design “Fluid” and gave it a (conceptual) Philips branding. The phone’s multi-tasking functionality isn’t all that’s fluid about it: its shape also allows it to morph from bracelet to phone to gaming system easily – and then back again over and over. Wearing the gadget on a wrist allows the user to stop worrying about whether his or her phone made it back into the purse or pocket where it belongs: the weight of the gadget on the wrist is enough to reassure its owner that it hasn’t been misplaced.

The secret to the Philips Fluid’s flexibility – both literal and figurative – lies in its flexible OLED display that spans nearly the entirety of the phone’s length. The display changes based on what you want it to do at the moment. When you want to make a call, a numeric keypad appears. When you want to play a game, gaming controls manifest. And when you need to search for the perfect application, your “home” screen displays all of your icons neatly.