Google said to be making giant displays that work like Legos

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Edgar Alvarez
October 3, 2014 1:27 PM
Google said to be making giant displays that work like Legos

Many interesting projects have been born inside Google's famous X labs, including smart glasses, balloons capable of distributing internet connectivity and, most recently, a self-driving car. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, the next big thing that could come out of Google X are giant, modular displays which can connect to create one very large image. Per the report, the project is being developed by Mary Lou Jepsen, co-founder of the One Laptop Per Child initiative and previously a professor at MIT.

In general, details about Google X's unnamed project are still rather scarce, but sources told the WSJ that the large screens "could be made into different sized and shapes," similar to how Legos work. An NPD DisplaySearch research director believes these might be used to do many things familiar to every one of us, like reading email, surfing the web as well as watching TV and movies -- perhaps, all at the same time. Think of it as Project Ara, but on a much, much greater scale and with different type of components.
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