Galaxy Round http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/galaxy-round/all en-GB Get ready for the iBall - Disney breakthrough could lead to round phones and realistic robot eyes http://www.stuff.tv/iphone/get-ready-iball-disney-breakthrough-could-lead-round-phones-and-realistic-robot-eyes/news-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney has found a way to 3D print tiny spherical screens - and gadgets may never be the same shape again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2500" height="1600" title="Disney&#039;s robots" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CoverImage.png?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forget flexible screens, Disney's research lab has invented a new 3D printing process that can make tiny, round screens that could lead to a new generation of spherical gadgets.&nbsp;</p> <p>The firm has even worked out how to make the text readable on a round screen, meaning even apps could be usable - and raising the prospect of round phones, and screens far more curved that the flexible screens currently being shown off by Samsung and LG.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The eye&#039;s have it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Called Papillon, Disney showed off the technique at the SIGGRAPH conference with three small toys, Beep, Boop and their dog-like pet Igg.</p> <p dir="ltr">The characters had wildly expressive eyes, and responded to the gestures of human visitors.</p> <p dir="ltr">‘Papillon is a technology that is scalable and flexible,’ said Ivan Poupyrev, a senior research scientist who leads the interaction team at Disney Research Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">The team say it could first be used in toys. </p> <p dir="ltr">‘We envision it being used for building interactive toys, supplemental characters for videogames, robots or perhaps eventually even human prosthetic eyes.’</p> <p dir="ltr">‘One of our goals was to create minimal displays, to figure out how much resolution do you really need to express emotion,” said Eric Brockmeyer, a Disney Research Pittsburgh research associate who worked on the project. ‘It turns out you really don’t need that much to convey a compelling interactive experience.’ </p> <p dir="ltr">'The advent of 3D printing, however, has made it possible to create customized optical elements, or “printed optics,' Disney said. </p> <p dir="ltr">'These elements include such structures as light pipes, which can direct and bend light much like a fiber optical element. </p> <p dir="ltr">'Papillon can thus enable video projection in even small characters and at a fraction of the cost of bundled fiber optic.</p> <p dir="ltr">To make sure images on the round screen aren't distorted, the team developed an algorithm based on Fibonacci spirals that minimizes distortions - meaning your emails, text messages and apps could be shown on the round screen and remain usable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JEAoCM7l7Zg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1410" height="863" title="Hypno-toad" alt="Hypno-toad: Disney&#039;s latest screens in a toy toad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Frog.jpg?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3000" height="1267" title="The tiny round screens can show a range of emotions" alt="The tiny round screens can show a range of emotions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/emotions.jpg?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="2400" height="1590" title="Iggy the dog" alt="Iggy the dog: The technology could soon be seen in other gadgets" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Iggy3000.jpg?1381398327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone/get-ready-iball-disney-breakthrough-could-lead-round-phones-and-realistic-robot-eyes/news-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/iphone/get-ready-iball-disney-breakthrough-could-lead-round-phones-and-realistic-robot-eyes/news-0#comments Galaxy Round iPhone Smartphones Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:05:57 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427713 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a Note 3 with a curved screen http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Could Sammy&#039;s curvy smartphone be the first step to a truly flexible tech future? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="565" height="424" title="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" alt="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-round-main.jpg?1398223299" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung has officially revealed a curved screen smartphone called the Galaxy Round, and it's essentially a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Note 3 </a>in a curvy suit.</p> <p>With a 5.7in 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 13MP camera, it's certainly no slouch in the specs department. But it's the screen that's grabbing all the headlines.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Round Interaction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Round Interaction is yet another feature notch in TouchWiz's belt. It's being touted as a quick way to check the date, time, notifications and battery life, simply by tilting the Round up towards you when it's on a table.</p> <p>Samsung has also worked on new tilt and tap-based interactions for music and photo apps, but beyond that the Round appears to be a curvy Note 3, minus the S Pen tricks.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Round will be released in South Korea in 'luxury brown' tomorrow, for around US$1,013, and while it's hardly the foldable miracle smartphone we've all been waiting for, it could be an important first step towards a truly flexible smartphone future. Your move, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex/curved-lg-g-flex-phone-coming-november/news" target="_blank">LG G Flex</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=28865" target="_blank">Samsung Tomorrow</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/4818572/samsung-galaxy-round-curved-oled-smartphone-official" target="_blank">The Verge</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UIEExKSjWi4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="665" height="424" title="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" alt="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-round-back.jpg?1398223299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="623" height="424" title="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" alt="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-round-hand.jpg?1398223299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="665" height="424" title="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" alt="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-round-screen.jpg?1398223299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="691" height="440" title="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" alt="Meet the Samsung Galaxy Round – a note 3 with a curved screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-round-side.jpg?1398223299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Round is ahead of the curve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung takes the wraps off its curved smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-round.jpg?1398223299" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news#comments Galaxy Round Samsung Smartphones Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:03:13 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427684 at http://www.stuff.tv