Portals, a project by a grad student at Art Center College of Design in LA, lets you stick your hand into a display and directly manipulate a virtual world. It's not really virtual reality, and it's not really augmented reality. I'm not sure what reality to call it (a parallel reality, maybe), but the potential here is crazy.
Finally, a company marries a computer monitor with an iPhone dock that's actually useful. AOC's e2343Fi display isn't like any regular monitor; it features a 30-pin dock that outputs audio and video directly the docked iPad to the 23-inch screen. Why didn't Apple think of this?
We (apparently) just can't pass up a good vending machine around here, but this one is admittedly pretty cool, since it scans your face and body when you approach and guesses what you want to buy. Oh, and it has a pretty sweet transparent HD screen instead of simple glass.
Fogscreen tech has been around for, like, ever, but a Russian company has gone and added a slick little super smart camera system to turn a fog screen into a midair multitouch display.
Through the magic of science or optics or something, LCD screens are able to create white light by mixing other colors of light. This works fine, but not being satisfied with "fine," Sony has gone and added an entirely new pixel of pure whiteness, which can double a screen's brightness or make it twice as efficient, but not both at the same time.
Some five months later, the Motorola Xoom is officially a failure. Motorola messed up big time with its first Android 3.0 tablet. How can old Moto steal some thunder from the iPad 2? Perhaps by borrowing a few elements from its competitors and including a 2048x1536 resolution display.
Daily readers will know that we have a love-hate relationship with 3D and the growing availability of glasses-free 3D gadgets. While it's certainly great to not have to don dorky eyewear, 3D on glasses-free devices have a limited field of view. LG's 20-inch 3D display solves that issue with a eye-tracking.
Dave Forbes' LED TV coat is what it sounds like: a gigantic wearable TV, made up of LEDs wrapped around a lab coat.
The same guys who make the display that powers Amazon's Kindle have managed to imprint functional e-ink onto cloth, meaning that clothing with designs that you can update, or even clothing that streams video, is just around the corner.
There's no doubt in my mind bendable displays will be the norm in the not too distant future. Remember Fujitsu's chubby little foldable laptop concept? Niels van Hoof is thinking along the same lines with his "Feno" folding laptop concept.