Report: Google Lab Working On New Display Tech
October 3, 2014 by Dave Haynes
A pile of tech blogs are quoting and drafting off a Wall Street Journal piece that suggests its R&D lab is developing seamless modular display blocks that – in the absence of real details – sound most like those already in the market from Christie, Prysm and Eyevis.
The Journal story – behind a pay wall – suggests “Google’s secretive advanced-projects lab is developing a display composed of smaller screens that plug together like Legos to create a seamless image, according to three people familiar with the project.”
The story says the Google X project is being led by someone with a background in display tech start-ups, and that the connectable display blocks could fill up a living room wall.
If true, it would seem on the surface an odd thing to get into – given that the existing display tiles out there are mostly finding their way into one-off jobs and not rollouts, and margins on display tech tend to be anything but lip-smacking.
But … there’s not a lot of Dumb and Dumber types walking the hallways at Google HQ.
Hat tip to @RiseVision for flagging this story.
— Rise Vision (@RiseVision) October 3, 2014