Samsung, Microsoft hype new 'Youm' flexible OLED display tech

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  • Reply 41 of 52
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member


    Still think Samsung and Microsoft cannot innovate?


     


    The fact is that no company can survive or thrive in the CE space without some ability to innovate. It just happens at different levels at different companies. And different companies achieve different levels of success in delivering their innovation as a packaged products.

  • Reply 42 of 52
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,397member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Robert Mark View Post



    Video games are not allowed in my home and never will be. The glazed look in the eyes of the young people playing the games in the video is just sad. Go climb a tree, read a book, or go for a walk.




    My favorite digital games are Photoshop and Word and the only "level" I want to get to is to create something new and hopefully a little unique and exciting.  The idea of mucking about in someone else's pre-defined scenarios of wham, pow, bang and crash has never appealed for a micro-second.



    I believe it was Steve Jobs who first described personal computers as "power tools for the mind" - but whoever it was, I've never been able to get why so many willingly spend so much time on this form of "digital crack" which, however sophisticated and visually impressive it becomes, instead of empowering, reduces them to zombies with controllers......  ....and I never will.



    On the other hand, not claiming any "superiority" here as I have subjected myself to more than a fair amount of crap on TV......  ...but on the whole I try to aim for creative or educational or physically fit recreation.....

  • Reply 43 of 52
    kr00kr00 Posts: 99member
    peter236 wrote: »
    Apple needs to catch up on display technology rather than just buying off the shelf and repackaging others technology.

    Yes, because Retina displays, gorilla glass, and capacitive touch screens are just old technology, right? None of these things would exist if it were not for Apples input. It's ok to promise the future, it's a different thing making it happen. Just like car shows displaying cars of the future, none of these things rarely make it to production.
  • Reply 44 of 52
    kr00kr00 Posts: 99member
    stelligent wrote: »
    Still think Samsung and Microsoft cannot innovate?

    The fact is that no company can survive or thrive in the CE space without some ability to innovate. It just happens at different levels at different companies. And different companies achieve different levels of success in delivering their innovation as a packaged products.

    I bet you that none of these things will be a reality this decade. It's called spruking. If anything from these shows produced REAL innovative products, Apple would have been left in the dust years ago. Alas, it's all hype. Perhaps that's why Apple don't bother with them. They're working on bringing us new technology, not pretending they can.
  • Reply 45 of 52

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    Originally Posted by stelligent View Post


    Still think Samsung and Microsoft cannot innovate?


     


    The fact is that no company can survive or thrive in the CE space without some ability to innovate. It just happens at different levels at different companies. And different companies achieve different levels of success in delivering their innovation as a packaged products.



     


    The beauty of a strategy of throwing darts in every which direction: sometimes, you accidentally hit a target.

  • Reply 46 of 52
    desuserigndesuserign Posts: 1,316member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by stelligent View Post


    Still think Samsung and Microsoft cannot innovate?



     


     


    Exactly. They are incapable of innovation. Is that clear enough for you?


     


    Do you really think this lame crap is innovation? A display technology from years ago, still with no practical use? An "EXTREME"TM  blue sky design concept video of a product that doesn't exist? Surely you didn't swallow the pitch,


     


    "Microsoft Chief Technical Strategy Officer Eric Rudder also showed off video from a lab test in which a display was projected onto an entire room, allowing a player to become more fully immersed in an Xbox game."


     


    This video is not the product of a "lab." It's the product of some desperate marketing morons who forced their minions to produce some eye candy to give to their moron boss. Nothing will come of it.


     


    Just so you know MS and Samsung have definitely invented some things. But neither company has ever innovated anything in the way of consumer products. Ironically enough, you nearly had the correct notion of innovation when you said, 


     


     


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    Originally Posted by stelligent View Post


    . . . success in delivering their innovation as a packaged products.



     


    In truth, "successfully delivering usable and useful technology as a valuable packaged product" is essentially the definition of innovation.


     


    If it's not successfully delivered, it's not innovative. If it's not a usable and useful product, it isn't innovative. If users don't value it, it isn't innovative. If you aren't leading the way, the differentiating value doesn't exist, and it isn't innovative. That last thing — following innovation, that's what Samsung and Microsoft (and most successful companies) do very well. But actual innovation, that's rare.

  • Reply 47 of 52
    sennensennen Posts: 1,472member

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    Originally Posted by jason98 View Post



    Wow, rounded edge-to-edge screen is a holy grail of smartphone design.


     


    Since when? 

  • Reply 48 of 52
    analogjackanalogjack Posts: 1,073member



     


    Quote:


     The former president joked that when he became president in the early '90s...



    ...America did not have presidents who blew their load over their teenage intern's dresses while doing unspeakable things with a cigar. Yes Bill, you certainly restored the pride that Americans had in the highest office in the land. It's difficult to think of a more appropriate icon to represent a children's charity.

  • Reply 49 of 52
    sensisensi Posts: 346member
    rcoleman1 wrote: »
    Funny how Samsung's prototypes need Microsoft's support. Apple products are supported by Apple software. Enough said.
    Hmm, the smartphone demonstrated used windows phone that is, while the "illumiroom" demo use kinect and is obviously some kind of xbox accessories, hence Microsoft...
  • Reply 50 of 52
    kdarlingkdarling Posts: 1,640member


    You MUST see this flexible-screen concept video Samsung showed at CES.  


    (When the last guy opened his phone, the crowd laughed and cheered.)  


    Personally I'm drooling for the foldable tablet phone idea.   Enjoy:


     


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  • Reply 51 of 52
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,675member
    sflocal wrote: »
    Clinton and Samsung in bed together. Never knew it would get that low.

    Loud, southern voice: "I repeat, I did not have sex with that woman" Mumbles: "We're talking about Hillary, right?"
  • Reply 52 of 52
    kdarlingkdarling Posts: 1,640member


    Bill Clinton was there in support of Samsung's "Hope for Children" initiative, as part of the Clinton Foundation's worldwide public health and educational efforts.



    "Hope for Children" provides technology for children's classrooms, hospitals and charities.



    Best Buy, Lowes, Sears, PC Richards and other major companies are also partners with Samsung on this.


     


    As a longtime supporter of  SmileTrain child facial reconstruction, I'm glad that celebrities and companies like the above contribute towards these worthwhile projects.

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