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Transform any object in your home into an iPad like touchscreen

Have you ever wished to transform normal things around you in a way that would allow them to respond to your touch like touchscreen tablets do? Yes, isn’t that amazing? Two PhD students, John Hardy and Carl Ellis of Lancaster University have made this possible by creating a technology that can transform any object into a tablet computer. This new technology is christened ‘Ubi Displays’ and it requires a computer and a projector along with a camera to complete the touch display.

Genuine 3D: Nine screen tilt display is a ‘New Dimension’ of entertainment

Nine screen tilt display

Jason Alexander and Sriram Subramanian from Lancaster University have developed a Tilting Television. The Television comprises of nine different screens which altogether display in 3D while adding a bit of action. According to the developers the TV is not meant for entertainment purposes only but also for other realistic purposes like planning trips or treks across tricky locations. The idea came to Jason while he was going through a hilly area in Bristol and when he looked into the map for directions he wasn’t able to make out whether the path ahead of him is plain area or a hilly route. He decided to make a device that would be able to differentiate the whole terrain.