Tech Tuesday: curved touchscreens and a 3D display that’s watchable without glasses

On Air sign at the News 1130 studios

This week on News 1130 radio in Vancouver, I discussed these topics:

  • Plastic skin lights up on contact, may lead to touchscreens everywhere: Engadget is reporting that researchers at UC Berkley have found a way to make very thin pressure sensitive displays that can used as a touchscreen. By laminating pressure sensors with an organic LED (OLED) display, a plastic film is created that can be applied to just about any type of surface. Curved or bendy touchscreens are coming!
  • 3D display that’s watchable without glasses: Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) have developed a “3D+2D TV” that allows people with 3D glasses to see a 3D image while, at the same time, people without glasses can see a normal 2D image without ghosting. The prototype display has many potential advantages including options when you have friends over but not enough 3d glasses, wider viewing angles since 3d tends to work best with a narrow view and to help with casual viewing of content while using a laptop or tablet.

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