Samsung claims that it has invented a docking station for future Galaxy phones that will be capable of showing information — like message notifications, music playing or weather information— floating in the air. Not only that, but it wants you to be able to interact with these holographic images. The patent unearthed by Lets Go Digital in the USPTO files is titled ”Three dimensional imaging device and electronic device including the same.” This is how it works: put the phone inside the dock and boom, the built-in 3D projector will be able to project information in the air. The company — which is imagining this being used at home for things like smart speakers and even on cars’ dashboards — says that it can project any image, from information like notifications to photos. Samsung believes that this will be extremely useful for consumers, especially because of two reasons.  First, there’s no need for specialized 3D content or third-party applications to take advantage of the technology: it just shows 2D info in the air while your phone lies down. Second, users will be able to interact with this holographic projection using their fingers, doing things like clicking phantom buttons ...