Looking Glass Adds Chatbot-Driven Animated Avatars To Its Specialty Displays

May 24, 2023 by Dave Haynes

Many things remind me that I am getting old – particularly pop culture and the affection at least some people have for gadget-driven tech …

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Proto Gets Canadian Patent For Its Hologram-Ish Video Display Device And Method

March 24, 2023 by Dave Haynes

The company that first came up with the concept of using large transparent LCDs to create hologram-ish visual experiences has added Canada to its …

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Hologram-ish Transparent LCD Used To Virtually Greet, Guide Visitors At Amsterdam Office Complex

March 10, 2023 by Dave Haynes

Here’s an interesting real world application of those shower stall-like, hologram-ish transparent LCD units – making a life-sized and live host available to visitors …

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Proto Gets Investment Backing From Ventures Wing Of Auction Giant Christie’s

December 22, 2022 by Dave Haynes

The LA company that somewhat mainstreamed the use of transparent LCDs as kinda sorta but not really holographic displays has got itself an interesting …

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Proto Secures U.S. Patent For Its Method Of Doing Hologram-ish Displays

September 13, 2022 by Dave Haynes

The LA start-up Proto now has a U.S. patent for its method of capturing people and subjects on a white screen and relaying that …

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Proto’s Mini Hologram-ish Display Gets Its First Public Tryout In AT&T Pop-Up Lounge

August 25, 2022 by Dave Haynes

When I saw the reduced size version of Proto’s hologram-ish transparent LCD display at InfoComm back in June, I was struggling to come up …

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2nd Gen Looking Glass Light Field Displays Add Larger Sizes, Richer 3D Viewing Experiences

April 21, 2022 by Dave Haynes

A post yesterday went into how an impressive grand-scale projection for a TV series promotion was billed as a hologram, but wasn’t really. So …

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PORTL Rebrands As Proto; Adds Mini Version Of Hologram-ish Transparent LCD Display

March 16, 2022 by Dave Haynes

The LA start-up that made a name for itself for using big transparent LCDs and clever lighting to create hologram-ish virtual presence experiences has …

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Japanese 7-Elevens Testing Floating Virtual Screens For Touchless Transactions

January 31, 2022 by Dave Haynes

On the heels of word that a fast casual restaurant chain in Quebec is testing touchless self-service ordering kiosks comes news of 7-Eleven deploying …

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Toronto Mega-Mall Uses PORTL’s Hologram-ish Displays To Run Virtual Fashion Shows Through Holiday Season

December 3, 2021 by Dave Haynes

(Image: Dustin Fuhs) An “activation” that’s somewhere between interesting and gimmick-y used one of PORTL’s transparent LCD set-ups to do a virtualized fashion show …

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PORTL Closes $12M Fundraising Round To Grow Demand For Its Virtual Presence Products

November 19, 2021 by Dave Haynes

The company that has really pushed the possibilities for transparent LCD and marketed a quasi-hologram-ish virtual presence product called PORTL has just announced a …

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2020 NBA Title Ring Virtualized And Sold As Crypto Token, Based On PORTL’s Transparent LCD

May 24, 2021 by Dave Haynes

I’m putting out there, immediately, that I understand maybe half of the following, as it has something or other to do with crypto-currencies and …

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