Love it or hate it, nobody can deny that Christmas 2015 has been all about the new Star Wars film. With millions packing into cinemas the last two weeks, viewers have been forcefully reminded of lightsabers, Jedi Knights and holographic technology—an iconic communication tool seen throughout the films thanks to the projection capabilities of R2D2 and other droids. However, much has changed in the real world since the original trilogy, and 2015 sees 3D holograms no longer confined to the world of science fiction. With technology firms all looking to develop the most innovative and futuristic products on the market, holographic technology appears to be just around the corner for everyday smartphone use.
The newest entrant to the holography race is Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics, which has just been awarded a key patent for 3D hologram technology, which the company has been working on for around three years. Although little is currently known about its mechanics, the innovative technology will manipulate specific wavelengths of light to create 3D holographic images. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) listed the patent on December 27, 2015.
Diagram from Samsung's 3D hologram technology patent
The patent could accelerate similar projects being undertaken by competitors. Smartphone rival Apple last year secured its own patent for 3D hologram technology, which will use lasers, micro lenses and sensors to project 3D images. The “interactive holographic display” may eventually be incorporated into iPhones and iPads. Naturally, wherever Samsung and Apple go, Microsoft will never be far behind, and the American company has already unveiled its “” hologram computer. The “mixed reality” computer platform, which is worn like a VR headset, runs on Windows 10.how to send my amazon shopping cart to someone else how to get rid of viglink shopping how to enjoy shopping when is the best time to do christmas shopping what time does lakeside shopping centre open what to buy for back to school shopping how to get rid of shopping addiction who is the speaker of the house of commons how do i get to my saved for later items on boots shopping site how to remove ads by shopping deals where can i find a shopping cart how to register for priority shopping which is the best online shopping supermarket how to open shopping list on google home how to break shopping addiction what happens if you kill a wasp in your house how to change domain on instagram shopping why don't primark do online shopping what stores have motorized shopping carts how online shopping carts work how to get from london waterloo to westfield shopping centre what time can you start shopping in sainsburys on a sunday who stole toilet roll from elton john's house what is a shopping haul how to get rid of flies in the house uk when did lakeside shopping centre open where to go antique shopping how do i save my tesco shopping list online what is the tax for online shopping how to remove items from ps5 shopping cart how to do online shopping with credit card how to get rid of shopping assistant when does lewisham shopping centre open how to open google shopping list how to go shopping sims 4 which is the best online shopping for mobiles in india