Clever Software Lets You Reuse Old Devices As One Giant Display

Clever Software Lets You Reuse Old Devices As One Giant Display


If you’re constantly upgrading to the latest and greatest devices, you’ve probably got a small collection of unused smartphones and tablets. But don’t sell them just yet. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Technology have developed a brilliant piece of software called Pinch that can turn a hodge-podge collection of different devices into a single unified display.

It’s called Pinch because that’s how two adjacent devices are synced. It doesn’t matter how they’re aligned or if they differ in size, a user simply needs to pinch across the adjacent displays to link them up. And once connected, graphics or animations will treat multiple devices as a single display. So several handsets could be strung together to create one long virtual piano, and with enough devices you could finally assemble that big screen TV you’ve always wanted. [DigInfo TV]