A Screen That Watches You

Arik Hesseldahl

Apple has developed a display screen that can watch you while you watch it. The idea, as reported in New Scientist, involves embedded thousands of tiny image sensors among the liquid crystal display cells in a screen. This would be a helpful feature for video conferencing like on iChat AV as you'd always appear to be looking at the camera, versus the vaguely disconnected sense you get when alternating between looking at the screen and a separate camera. The full patent is here.

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