In the 1993 thriller When a Stranger Calls Back, a killer hides from Carol Kane in plain sight by painting himself to look like the brick wall he’s standing in front of. Now, that method of camouflage has been co-opted not for murder but for televisions that turn practically invisible when they’re not being watched: The Samsung QLED TV.
The Samsung QLED TV’s chameleon effect is achieved by first taking a photograph of the wall you hang it on. Then, while in ambient mode, the TV uses the photo to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding wall, as you can see in the photo up at the top. It can also display the current time, weather, and news headlines fresh from organizations like The New York Times.