Monday, 5 March 2012

Smart window della Samsung

Strolling  around the net, looking for fresh news on "smart windows" for energy saving, i found this post with a video, and i found it curious:
""Trust Samsung to come up with an innovation that completely shocks the world, and yet manages to stay green. Unveiled at CES 2012, the Samsung Smart Window could be the next to-die-for addition to your home. Essentially a large transparent touch screen that doubles up as a full-fledged window, this is the type you wouldn’t want people throwing rocks at to grab your attention when your parents are asleep and your phone line’s dead. Enabling you to check you social network accounts, watch movies, book flight tickets, keep up with   presentations and a lot more, this fabulously intelligent window uses solar energy to charge up, keeping your energy footprint minimal. A brilliant innovation that the world is bound to welcome home.""

Here is called smart a touchscreen working as a windows. I found this invention interesting but i hope they wont use this concept as "smart windows". Luckily i found a polemic article that criticize this definition:
""[..] The device is really a transparent touch screen LCD that can be fitted to any window, so long as it’s no longer than some 46 inches. Resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels, reportedly. During the day, illumination is provided from outside. At night, built-in lights kick in. [..] Samsung has indicated an intention to put the thing out by the end of the year. No word on price yet. Aren’t there privacy concerns, as windows become devices for browsing, tweeting, and watching TV? Samsung assures that your neighbors won’t be able to see what you’re doing; the glass works like a one-way mirror when viewed from the outside. Here’s the main problem with Samsung’s “smart window” concept, though: touch screens, as Steve Jobs said, “don’t want to be vertical”—holding your arm out to fiddle with them just plain doesn’t feel nice, as I addressed in a post earlier in the week. Does that mean the only suitable market for a Samsung smart window is a glass-bottom boat? ""

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