Skreens Could Change The Way You Consume Digital Media

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zahoome

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I wonder how long before they need to change their product names away from Nexus?

I agree, voljin. I can see this being useful for a TV in the living room (where PIP on TVs seems to have fallen out of favour), but I would prefer having multiple monitors for a computer. I suppose if desk real estate was an issue, this could be useful, but then you only get a fraction of the screen size for each window.
 

Nexus (as a name) comes from the movie Blade Runner, where the androids are Nexus 6 models. I'm not sure if Google bought the rights to the name from Ridley Scott.

I agree, voljin. I can see this being useful for a TV in the living room (where PIP on TVs seems to have fallen out of favour), but I would prefer having multiple monitors for a computer. I suppose if desk real estate was an issue, this could be useful, but then you only get a fraction of the screen size for each window.
This is one piece of the puzzle to harmonize all your devices into one virtual operating space. That eliminates annoyances like having to transfer data between devices if you want to, say, play a movie on your tablet which is physically stored on your PC. As well as allows you to do things like work on a document on your PC, then switch to working on it on your tablet while you sit on the toilet.

Unfortunately, it's just a small piece of the puzzle. The biggest impediment right now is Microsoft and Apple jealously guarding their OS fiefdoms. Google is doing this sorta right, in that your data is tied to an app (like the Chrome browser) instead of an OS. And the app is available for all OSes. Where they're blowing it is they're insisting you store the data on Google's cloud servers, instead of giving you the option to store it on your devices at home or a different cloud service.
 

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Unless they open up the source for their smartphone application, I am not interested in the product. The vast majority of smartphone applications have integrated telemetry, and I am absolutely disinterested in pinging some third party every time I change channels or resize my screen.
 

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I have a 4k Asus PB287Q monitor i can watch a 1080p movie on left side and play a game on right side in 1080p without buying anything it has picture by picture built in hardware.
What is funny i can't buy a 4k movie STILL?? the 4k blu-ray format is still not available yet yet they are pushing 4k tv's for 2 years.

 

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Incorrect. Nexus is a Latin root word that means a link or connection, typically talking about a central area where many things come together. Ford and Toyota are limited in how they can sue companies for using "mustang" and "corolla" because they can't charge people for talking about horses and flowers. Conversely, "Camry" and "droid" are specific made up words, thus Motorola and others pay LucasFilm ( now Disney ) royalties.
 

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Am I understanding this right, this device takes four 1080p screens and displays them on one 1080p screen. It seems that they could have been a little more ambitious and displayed the four 1080p screens on a 4K display maybe through HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort.
 

CaedenV

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Am I understanding this right, this device takes four 1080p screens and displays them on one 1080p screen. It seems that they could have been a little more ambitious and displayed the four 1080p screens on a 4K display maybe through HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort.
Well, they need to have a v2 to sell you in a year or two.
 

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You can also chain the devices, as well (standard OR Pro), so you get 3 from the priors in a chain of them, then 4 from the last in the chain. The latency is only 10ms between each skreen!
 

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Solandri is correct, in that "Nexus" as used in Blade Runner MAY be a trademarked name, but of course the Nexus as used for its meaning in Blade Runner does harken back to its original meaning. Google had to get permission from the creator of the novel that Blade Runner was based on ("Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?").

However, "Nexus" is not trademarked TO the film Blade Runner, but instead (along with for "Android", permission Google also needed to recieve from the author of "...Sheep?") to the author of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
 

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"Skreens said that backers will start receiving their devices in March of next year."

This is true, the creator of Skreens said so in an interview on twit.tv/twiet (This Week In Enterprise Tech - reason being, that IT people can spread all kinds of monitoring across one large surface for maintaining networks)
 

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If this works, it will be a gift to Flight Sim pilots, who are always having to switch views to see sideways, rearwards, whatever. Small main window, so far, still maybe workable.

"Nexus" is still alive in modern usage, as noted above: crossing or converging point of multiple something-or-others. It has the deep but vague quality beloved of pundits.
 

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I think a major point of this is that you can display, stream or record the single output as a " composite " image, so that others can view your final output on a single window/display/screen. somewhat like a final output from a broadcast or cable news show..
maybe?
 
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