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Sony OLED Screen Thin Enough to Wind Up Around a Pencil


The technology hinges on a new kind of organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) based on a new semiconducting material that has eight times the current modulation rate of existing OTFTs. This makes the display powerful, but there's at least one more clever trick--instead of relying on driving electronics based on conventional solid chips in their familiar little black plastic packages, Sony's built all the display driver tech out of OTFTs themselves, and integrated them into the actual panel the display itself is made on. This is crafted from a super-thin (20 micron-thick) substrate, making it flexible enough to be repeatedly rolled around a tube of diameter of just 4mm, as well as being stretched.

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I could care less about how thin it is I want bigger and better quality TV's
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I could care less about how thin it is I want bigger and better quality TV's

But when it comes to the portable market, thin is king...and thin that can be abused by being rolled or stretched...think of the potential. Want a bigger screen on your phone...just roll out some more!

Imagine rolling up your laptop to only a fraction of the size.

I am all for bigger and better TVs...this is my main electronics focus, but you have to admit...this is some pretty cool stuff. How about the flexible stuff being used for TVs...you could get the curved surface to wrap around a room at a fraction of the hardware (once the price comes in-line).

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Small is just right for car
My new car has DVD player and a flip-down screen. This flip-down screen is a 10-inch LCD panel and viewing is poor. OLED probably works better from all viewing angles.
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Think of an electronic newspaper you can roll up and put in your back pocket, a dynamic covering for art objects, as instruments fitted around a curved car dashboard. There are so many places this could be used other than as a conventional flat TV display.
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Think of an electronic newspaper you can roll up and put in your back pocket, a dynamic covering for art objects, as instruments fitted around a curved car dashboard. There are so many places this could be used other than as a conventional flat TV display.

I guarantee Apple will use this tech in their next "got to have" gadget. Maybe call it the iWrap, iSheet, or iTablet? I may need to patent that.
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I guarantee Apple will use this tech in their next "got to have" gadget. Maybe call it the iWrap, iSheet, or iTablet? I may need to patent that.

Trademark is the term you are looking for
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The real question is going to be how much is this going to cost? It says relatively cheap but what are they comparing it to?
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They've got to get rid of that vertical banding before I'd buy one.
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I want one! 150 inch with absolute blacks, please!
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The logical next step is e-paper. Just include wireless. My doctor clients would jump at the chance to streamline their physical patient charts.
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The logical next step is e-paper. Just include wireless. My doctor clients would jump at the chance to streamline their physical patient charts.

iPaper?

Lots of really cool applications for this tech. Wonder how long until it's less expensive to produce than LCD tech.
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How about this?:



The Amazing 150″ Panasonic Life Wall TV

I guess it never worked out but maybe with OLED........

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How about this?:



The Amazing 150″ Panasonic Life Wall TV

I guess it never worked out but maybe with OLED........

raise you one of these:
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How about this?:



The Amazing 150″ Panasonic Life Wall TV

I guess it never worked out but maybe with OLED........

Fahrenheit 451?

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Can't...resist...nit....pick....

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I could care less about how thin it is I want bigger and better quality TV's

The phrase is:

I couldn't care less.

Why 90 percent of the people misstate this as "I could care less," which doesn't make any sense (or if anything means the opposite of what they wish to say), is beyond me.

Sorry. Pet peeve.

Resume.
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At least it's not as bad as there their they're!

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At least it's not as bad as there their they're!

Or using "I" when you should be using "me".

Like "That's just like Judy and I." Ick! Or "This is Judy and I in Vegas." Good lord, doesn't anyone speak English anymore??
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Or using "I" when you should be using "me".

Like "That's just like Judy and I." Ick! Or "This is Judy and I in Vegas." Good lord, doesn't anyone speak English anymore??


Yeah, people are so afraid of using "me" inappropriately, and sounding stupid, that they overcompensate and use "I" inappropriately.

While we are riffing on this...another pet peeve is the now ubiquitous use of the word "perfect" in the service industry.

You'd like the broiled sea bass sir?... Perfect.
Would you like your bill now sir?.... Perfect.
Two tickets to the show? ...Perfect.
That will be $26. (Takes money)...Perfect.
You'd like your cable bill consolidated? Perfect.

It is now the default finishing word in every interaction I have with the service industry.

Why?

Why?
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While we are riffing on this...another pet peeve is the now ubiquitous use of the word "perfect" in the service industry.

THAT must be a Canadian thing. We don't have that in N. California. Interesting... OT, but crabbing about grammar is mare fun that OLED's!
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but crabbing about grammar is mare fun that OLED's!

You mentioned "mare fun"?


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Can't...resist...nit....pick....



The phrase is:

I couldn't care less.

Why 90 percent of the people misstate this as "I could care less," which doesn't make any sense (or if anything means the opposite of what they wish to say), is beyond me.

Sorry. Pet peeve.

Resume.

It could work either way actually. I 'could' care 'less'. So, he "could". That's still making a similar point but with a caveat. Saying you "couldn't" care "less" is stating there is no way you could care less, making an absolute statement with no possibility for relent. Someone who wants to speak in ridiculous absolutes and wants to look foolish when proven there "is" something he could care about can certainly continue to use "couldn't" instead of "could".
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Small, high quality screens on small devices are already in existence. This technology offers nothing revolutionary. However, apply this technology to an uber-large wall covering screen with touch sensors and you've got something truly revolutionary.
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Fahrenheit 451?

My first thoughts exactly. Only instead of having a separate screen-wall for 3 sides of the room, this tech could make a rounded wrap cover all three with one screen .

I, for one, can't wait for durable screens like this.

At least once they come without lines of color stuck across the screen.
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Seems to me if they can put the drivers on the film then they can do the same with all the usual PC electronics. Peripherals would connect via a gator-clip type device. I would love a roll-up laptop or better yet a fold-up PC that folds to shirt-pocket size! Powered by film solar cells and waterproof to boot!

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You mentioned "mare fun"?


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It could work either way actually. I 'could' care 'less'. So, he "could". That's still making a similar point but with a caveat. Saying you "couldn't" care "less" is stating there is no way you could care less, making an absolute statement with no possibility for relent. Someone who wants to speak in ridiculous absolutes and wants to look foolish when proven there "is" something he could care about can certainly continue to use "couldn't" instead of "could".

Nope. "I couldn't care less" is deliberate hyperbole, used to indicate that you don't care about the subject at hand. Which is the point people want to make when using such a phrase. In other words "I care so little about this...I couldn't care less."

"I COULD care less" logically means you care to some degree about the subject; exactly the opposite of what the user is trying to express.

But don't take my word for it. Who better than John Cleese....

http://funkwarehouse.com/jcpods/john...podcast-18.mp4

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