Samsung offering cash prizes for flexible display device ideas

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Samsung has spent a considerable amount of time researching and building flexible displays but now they need your help to figure out exactly what to do with them. Starting August 29, the company will be accepting business plans from innovative...

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MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
Lol, this is really pretty funny... to have a cool new technology but no practical use for it. Kinda reminds me of Glass... I mean Silly Putty. Silly putty was invented in the late 40s but scientists from around the world couldn't find a use for it, so it became a toy. Maybe they'll make flexible displays into toys. You could make a screen very fun and interactive if you could bend it around and have characters on the screen react to it.

Seriously though, I would think there would be plenty of use for sales people. it'd be great to have a display you could unroll into a 24 inch screen or so for presentations. You could run it off a smart phone even.
 

hahahanoobs

TS Evangelist
It's simple Samsung. Make a curved version of that TV from future Marty McFly's house in Back to the Future II.

Let me know when I should expect payment. ;)
 
G

Guest

Easy question - flexible, temporary colour tattoos.

C'mon guy, didn't you know if you don't have tatts then you are weak or some other thing that bullies and human canvases say.
 

tipstir

TS Ambassador
Flex means you flex it. But these look like they're static flexed one way only.
Why can't we have it rolled up and then we can un-roll it and use it. Or pull it into one ruler then pull it out. But I guess that tech is not ready yet.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

TS Evangelist
Lol, this is really pretty funny... to have a cool new technology but no practical use for it. Kinda reminds me of Glass... I mean Silly Putty. Silly putty was invented in the late 40s but scientists from around the world couldn't find a use for it, so it became a toy. Maybe they'll make flexible displays into toys. You could make a screen very fun and interactive if you could bend it around and have characters on the screen react to it.

Seriously though, I would think there would be plenty of use for sales people. it'd be great to have a display you could unroll into a 24 inch screen or so for presentations. You could run it off a smart phone even.
Silly putty. Yeah, that and the hoola hoop. I think silly putty was accidentally discovered by someone at the Dupont company during the war. I used to love playing with silly putty as a kid.
 

NegaNinja

TS Rookie
A QB Play Band would be a good idea, it could be used to send play changes to the QB without having to take the extra time to speak with the coach to figure out what he wants.

A foldable GPS would be pretty nostalgic as well...