Reflections from a Curved Screen
The concave screen shape on the Galaxy Round cuts down on reflections from the surrounding ambient light two ways: first, by reducing the screen’s 180 degree opening angle, which eliminates reflections from some ambient light coming from the sides. Second, from specular mirror reflections off the concave screen, because the curvature directs reflected ambient light coming from behind away from the viewer’s line of sight. This is very important because you want to minimize the amount of ambient light that is seen reflected off the screen.
Curved Screen Magnification
But the most interesting and important result of the slightly curved Galaxy Round screen is that it magnifies the sizes of all of the objects that it reflects, just like a concave mirror that I mentioned above. As it turns out, that substantially cuts down on the interference of light reflections from ambient light in three ways:
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Not only that, but it lacks the features to exploit. Which is actually an important point in security, to only have the features you need and nothing else. Less surface area to attack.
Pretty much any software that is sufficiently complicated will have security bugs.
The fact is that smartphones and tablets have replaced PC notebooks for some tasks like email, calendar/scheduling, and instant messaging. If a certain percentage of the population used a PC primarily for those things then they might delay upgrading their PC and instead get a smartphone.
I appreciate the suggestion but I very much remain dubious they will get it "right". While I don't have anything against those features they are superfluous. Someone needs to get drawing and note taking right. It should work very much like writing on a paper note pad and be very easy to use. Every pen implementation I've seen so far gets carried away with handwriting recognition and other theoretically nifty features (which rarely work very well) but don't make just writing/drawing easy which is the bit that actually matters. It's more important that *I* be able to write and recognize what I wrote than the computer. I remain hopeful but so far every attempt I've seen has fallen badly short.
In fact, the note series does let you just scribble or doodle or whatever. The handwriting and formulae recognition is a feature you need to tap to activate.
The age of planes used as missiles lasted exactly one day.
How long did the kamikaze phase of ww2 last?
The use cases would be: 1. People who like fitness bands, will likely appreciate the tighter integration that would come from using a smart watch and smart phone from the same manufacture. 2. People who get a lot of notifications, (texts, calls they might not answer, calendar events, etc.) will be able to determine if the notification requires immediate attention without the disruption of pulling out their phone. 3. Combined with a headset allows you to operate your phone and music without needing voice control or to take out your phone. 4. makes checking the time slightly quicker.
All of those things have already been implemented by the current crop of smartwatches, although I don't think there is one that implements all 4 points at the same time. Motoactv does (1) and (3), Sony Smartwatch does (2) and (3), and Metawatch does (2), (3), and (4).
I hope there's good privacy controls on the data as I'm sure your insurance company would like to have that data too. "We're sorry sir, but we we're canceling your policy because you are pre-diabetic and you drink too much"
Obamacare makes it illegal to refuse coverage for pre exisiting conditions as of 2014.