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Looking For E-Ink Applications Beyond Ebook Readers 161

Posted by timothy
from the not-satisfied-until-it's-the-whole-table dept.
An anonymous reader writes "When MIT's Media Lab originally came up with E-Ink back in 1997, we doubt they expected the technology to be this widely popular. Today, we see E-Ink's applications take a step further than just E-book readers. From streaming videos onto your wardrobe to camouflaging tanks, various companies have been experimenting with the technology to discover its next big adoption."
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Looking For E-Ink Applications Beyond Ebook Readers

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  • by amliebsch (724858) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @02:10PM (#37704284) Journal

    What I really want is a large e-ink display with a foot switch, so I can stop dicking around with sheet music and frantic page turns.

  • Re:Widely popular? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 13, 2011 @02:49PM (#37704830)

    Game boards is actually a very good idea. You could have a complete board made out of e-Ink that changes the game display based on which game you want to display. Couple that with a touch interface and you instantly have an electronic customizable board for playing Risk, Monopoly, Scabble, etc. You could either play games electronically or just use it display the board and have physical playing pieces. Not only that, but when a new game came out you would just have to buy the pieces and download the board layout.

    Of course, peer-to-peer tablet games will be the next big gaming environment. Imagine having 4 or 5 friends with tablets connected together in a large game of Risk or Battleship.... OMG, U SNK MY BShip.... (grin)

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