16 May '13, 5pm

Taiwan funds smartphone innovations

TAIPEI--Taiwan's innovators have taken to heart what Steve Jobs said during the introduction of the iPad 2 in 2011: "It is technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices." National Taiwan University (NTU) has implemented that mantra in recent innovations for tablets and smartphones designed to win the hearts of mass-market users. Earlier this month, NTU won the best paper award at the ACM's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in Paris. The first-prize award—among hundreds of entries—was for NTU's NailDisplay, an LCD in the shape of the thumbnail. Once attached—like an artificial fingernail—the display shows a photo of a real thumbnail so it becomes almost invisible to the naked eye. However, as soon as your smartphone rings ...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4414581/Taiwanese...

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