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Google Makes Chromebook Smarter With ‘Moving Screen’

Google is developing a new ‘facial detection’ system which will automatically move a Chromebook’s screen to the optimal viewing angle, relative to a user’s position.

A patent application filed with the World Intelligent Property Organization (WIPO) was noticed by LetsGoDigital, and describes a notebook with ‘automatic display positioning’ and a ‘motorised hinge’.

As reflected in the patent application, the new Chromebook device will incorporate a variety of sensors – one gauging a user’s position relative to the screen, and another ascertaining when someone makes direct contact.

Through these sensors, the device is able to automatically position its display at an optimal viewing angle.

[WIPO/LetsGoDigital]

The news follows Google’s recent announcement, indicating the forthcoming release of a new premium Chromebook, the Google ‘Pixelbook’.

The new Pixelbook is set to be a 2-in-1 one device, with an accompanying stylus.

Consumers may have to hold their breath for some time before they see the automatic screen positioning in market ready Chromebooks.

[Google Pixelbook]

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