Part of the surveillance business that we conduct at Myers Services, Inc. is that of watching others while not being seen ourselves. Rarely do the people who we follow discover that they are, in fact, being followed. However, these surveillance efforts usually take place from distance using equipment specifically designed for surveillance purposes. Samsung may have just made this task much easier with their newest laptop computer. Using Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology, the computer manufacturer has constructed a laptop screen that is semi-transparent; the user can not only see what he, or she, is doing on-screen, but can also view people from a distance. While the only reason that we can think of (other than surveillance) for this technology is people watching instead of working, this new laptop is rather exciting for those involved with Private Investigation. If there’s a person who you’re following that tends to enter a coffee shop and conduct phone, or in-person meetings with other people, rather than sitting across the shop, or out in the car looking in, you can sit a couple tables away, watch the subject, and listen in on their conversations.
Although all of the details aren’t known, the 14-inch notebook is equipped with a semi-transparent screen. When the device is off, the panel is up to 40% percent transparent; the screen casing is made out of transparent plastic, which makes the experience even more seamless.
As we learn more about this new innovation, we’ll be sure to post follow-up articles.