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Digital whiteboards are a curiously popular project for big companies to dabble with lately. It’s one of those things companies build because they can – because they’ve already figured out all the tech involved with their other projects. Google has the Jamboard. Microsoft has the Surface Hub. And now, Samsung has the Flip.
Details are still light, but the company dropped word of the Flip into its press conference here at CES.
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If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a digital whiteboard, think “TV you can use a stylus to draw on”. They’re meant more for the office meeting room, and less for your living room.
Samsung’s entry packs a sort of neat NFC trick: tap a phone (presumably Samsung only) to the bottom of the display, and it’ll immediately start mirroring the phone wirelessly. Its a two way connection, allowing you to tap the whiteboard screen to control your phone. I’m not sure how getting up and tapping your phone to the screen is...
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