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Dell has introduced what it claims is the world's first fully electronic screen filter - digital version of the clip-on sheets offered by the likes of 3M to shield screens from prying eyes. Implemented in software and hardware, the electronic filter effectively reduces the viewing angle of the display, ensuring, Dell claimed, …

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Is it April already?

Other than messing with the luminance and contrast how else can they change the behaviour of a display. And if it is all implemented in software why doesn't it work on any screen.

Stinks of fish to me.

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Paris Hilton

Porn on the plane

I guess this solves the problem for the neighbouring seat guy wants to see a little more of Paris.

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Stop

Dell spends more on marketing than R&D

Mmm, yet another triumph of marketing hype over truth.

Difficult to understand how Dell, with their recently announced R&D cuts, down from an already miserable 0.8% (vs HP's 3.5% and Toshiba's 6%) managed such innovation.

The truth is, they didn't. I remember a Tosh Tecra M3 having such a device 3 yrs ago. That notebook has been superseded, I guess, so not sure of current status, but think Dell's claim of being first to market should require a huge suspension of disbelief to make that one palatable!

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