Taiwanese company Polytron has unveiled the world's first transparent mobile phone, suggesting they could be on store shelves by the end of the year. This fascinating prototype is made almost entirely out of glass, with only the circuit board, camera and memory card visible.
The technology behind the display, named "Polyvision Privacy Glass," contains liquid crystal molecules that uses an electrical reaction. When the power is off, these molecules become scattered, making the glass opaque. But when the device is turned on, a current is applied and the molecules align, making the display transparent.
This makes for an amazingly futuristic looking piece of kit, in which you can see the SD card, batteries, speaker, microphone and camera all connected by near-microscopic wiring. It doesn't have an operating system yet; but it sure would be interesting to get Android on this.
Although this is in the early development stages, Polytron hope to get a full prototype model completed and out for limited market production by the end of 2013.
So, New Rising Media’s new profile picture looks a bit jazzy! But, there’s a deeper story behind the design beyond it simply just being cool and colourful.
The UK government’s goal to build the first spaceport in Europe (and my dream to see a rocket launch in person) took one step closer to being a reality.
Suddenly, a team of researchers from the Stanford University is under the focus of imaging the world over. The team, which includes Matthew O'Toole, David B. Lindell, and Gordon Wetzstein, have presented a breakthrough technology to reveal objects hidden around corners. They call it “confocal non-line-of-sight imaging.”
A first for New Rising Media, proud to announce I’ll be heading out to cover Insomnia Gaming Festival - a bustling Mecca of gaming and geek culture.
At the age of 76, Stephen Hawking - cosmology’s brightest start and one of the most important physicists in human history - has died at his home in Cambridge. Here is an obituary by the creator of New Rising Media.
What does the future of wearable tech look like? I will be finding out at this year’s Wearable Technology Show, as New Rising Media returns for the forth year in a row!
The Dark Web is a well-known hacker haven and an online market for compromised personal data. But how much is your online information really worth to online fraudsters?
Is Vero the future of social media, or just a flash in the pan? As a social media marketer with 10+ years experience, I think I’m up to the task of reviewing this…
On this episode of Learn Something - amidst the UK’s worst snowstorm in 50 years and Mobile World Congress - I’m sharing weird & wonderful facts about snow & smartphones that you’ve (probably) never heard before…
My childhood was nothing but PlayStation 2 gaming, the sweet sounds of 00s Emo music and petting every dog I see. And I have the pleasure of going back to this wonderful time on my Twitch channel - Emotion Engineer.
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