NC State’s new efficient pico projector raises the bar for Pico Projector Tech

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A team at North Carolina State University has developed a new liquid crystal projector that could spell the end of noisy pico projector fans and smaller, more powerful embedded picos. Conventional tech passes unpolarized light through a filter, but the process is so inefficient that nearly 50 percent of the energy is wasted just keeping things cool. Fortunately, the Wolfpack and ImagineOptix filter claims to be 90 percent efficient — meaning that future projectors could be far sleeker. It’s also a good sign for future smartphone pico projectors, and maybe even the next iPhone but who knows.