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Cool! Samsung uses your hand as a second display

Cool! Samsung uses your hand as a second display
PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMSUNG

Do you have a smartwatch? If so, you know they're great for alerting you when you get a text message or to adjust the sound on the music you're playing on your smartphone.

Plus, a lot of them are fitness trackers that keep track of the calories you burn as you walk. But, there's a downside to smartwatches, right?

Of course, the tiny size of its screen means it's really difficult to interact with it. The buttons are tiny and the messages you do get can be in such small fonts that you can't read what it says.

Samsung, which makes the Gear smartwatch above, has a nifty new technology that'll change the way you use smartphones. Soon, you may be able to type and write onto your hand, instead of onto your smartwatch's screen. (See photos below.)

Samsung has filed a patent in the United States for technology that will project your smartwatch's image onto your hand. It'll use a camera to capture your movements.

As Samsung writes in its patent: "The wearable device includes an image projector configured to project a virtual user interface (UI) screen, a camera configured to capture an image, and a processor configured to detect a target area from the image captured by the camera."

No word yet on when Samsung's new smartwatch technology will be available. Keep reading Happening Now and we'll let you know.

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