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Electronic Gadget News: Display/Screen

Picture of the Day: LG's flexible, rollup OLED display

We’re raiding the News Index for today’s Picture of the Day. Rollup screens is one of those technologies we seem to have been waiting years for. Well, LG is getting close to the goal, judging by the pics…. The displays, with a resolution of 1,200×810 resolution…

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Build your own Google cardboard virtual reality headset

My first reaction was ‘Is this for real?’ but it seems so. “Cardboard Virtual Reality” is not a late April fool… Coming out of the recent Google I/O event (which heralded a major new version of Android, of course), there’s a low-fi approach to building an Android…

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Giphoscope, the glorious handmade analog GIF player

Steam Punk seems to have run its course these days, but it still has enough head of steam to make me smile on a Monday morning. Check out the Giphoscope, which seems at first glance to be a wondrous would-be Victorian invention of moving images… Actually, it’s an…

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The first fabric screen-printed watch display?

One for our new Student Gadget Meisters section. Is this the world’s-first smart fabric screen-printed electroluminescent watch display? The gadget master in question is Marc de Vos, a third-year student in Electronics and Computer Science, who has developed the fabric device for his Part III Individual…

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Video: Water surface becomes interactive touchscreen, via Kinect

Thanks to for highlighting this one – water-based touch screens. They are dubbed an “immersive” experience, geddit? Apparently, the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo has prototyped an interactive touchscreen on the surface of water in a bath. Dorothy Tan writes: Designed to provide digital entertainment during bath…

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How to build your own 23in Android MegaPad

By chance I found myself back on the blog of one Martin Drashkov, the Gadget Master behind the custom built 23in touchscreen Android tablet, which we featured a couple of years ago – see Megapad modding brings Android to the kitchen table The thing is, I saw that he had since…

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Touchscreen fingerprint recognition secures access

If I remember correctly it was IBM that lead the way with fingerprint access to PCs back in the 90s… But now the technology is coming to touchscreens, it seems. When you think about it, to recognise touching anywhere on the screen is an order of magnitude more difficult. Paul…

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When you can't find the camera you want

Going well beyond the call of duty, freelance photographer CF Salicath has built himself a camera out of Lego. The twin-lens reflex design is called the Legoflex. Not only is it not a simple pin-hole design – it has proper lenses, but it also has a winder mechanism for…

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