Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Team of researchers give your smartphone some projecting power

We’ve always wanted a sleek, stylish smartphone that has the potential to double up as an effective projector. Asking why? Simple reason, a bigger screen, a handsfree viewing experience – and more than everything else, the wow factor. We’ve seen projector phones, phone projectors, projectors for phones and all that mumbo jumbo. The biggest problem we encountered in the dozens of projector phones we reviewed, like the Maxx MTP9, was that the projector made the phone look fat and ugly. Also, more often than not it would make viewing the big screen a completely miserable experience with a poor resolution, and if they were coupled with a bad battery, it would render the phone almost unusable.

A team of researchers have created a new solution to give your smartphone some projecting powers. As reported by Engadget, what these researchers have done is that they’ve utilized a central server to make any smartphone project onto an external display. The server continuously captures what’s being shown on the smartphone’s screen. After that, it equates it with the pictures off the phone’s camera to get hold of the phone’s location. Following that, it copies and duplicates that image. Also, this technique allows users to get images from different menus and windows, which can then be placed next to each other and compared and observed. Also, it allows a lot of users to virtually project their pictures and videos onscreen, so users can get not just one screen, but a full range of scenes to view from.

Still confused about how it works? Have a look at the video below.

Okay, that wasn’t exactly what we wished for, but till we actually get a brilliant phone projector, which is ultra slim, has all features of a smartphone – basically one that has everything from this tech wishlist, this interim solution does look pretty interesting. Now, guys, what about holographic displays, virtual keyboards, super battery life? Our phone of the future is slowly, but surely coming to life in the foreseeable future. Till then, what do you think about this technology? Let us know in the comments section below.

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