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Report: Google is Building a Modular ‘Super Screen’ of Many Smaller Screens

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The Wall Street Journal says that a crack team of Google researchers is trying to build a modular super-screen, one that snaps together from a whole bunch of smaller displays to create a seamless image. A screen made of dozens of screens! The report, based on info from three anonymous people familiar with the project, says that the project is helmed by Mary Lou Jepsen, formerly an MIT professor and co-founder of One Laptop Per Child. Jepsen now heads up the display division of Google X, the mad-science lab for Google’s futuristic experiments. The Wall Street Journal report is light on details, saying that both the size of the individual units and the dimensions of the complete display aren’t currently known. Google wouldn’t comment officially on the project, naturally. Still, the concept—a clutch of tiny displays that could voltron together into one monster screen—is super cool, even if the engineering challenges are severe.

Read the full story at Gizmodo. Read the original report at The Wall Street Journal (paywall).

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.