Scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a display technology that may soon spell the end of awkward-looking smartglasses. The resulting displays are thin, lightweight, and much more discrete than those of current-generation hi-tech spectacles.
German agency Dittel | Architekten has created a clever new structure for temporary retail spaces. The Pop Up Box is a large cube that can be placed in any empty public space. Its constituent sections can then be wheeled apart to animate the location with with a unenclosed shop.
Electronic waste is a huge environmental problem, causing harm to the planet and human health because of the toxic materials used. While this situation is unlikely to change in the near future, there has been research on using materials that biodegrade. More recently, scientists have demonstrated a new route to creating biodegradable electronics by using organic components in screen displays.
Remember digital picture frames, those LCD screens that displayed
peoples' snapshots? They're still around, but their low resolution has
relegated many of them to garage sales and closets. Well, Frame is like a
digital picture frame on steroids. It has a 50-inch 4K screen, and its
accompanying app allows users to download works of visual art for ultra
One of the many choices you have when buying a new smartphone is display type. There are two major technologies on the market, AMOLED (or Super AMOLED) and IPS LCD, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here we'll explain exactly what you need to know about them without going too far into the complex technicalities of each approach.
LG's display subsidiary has announced that it will begin mass producing notebook displays using Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) technology. The application of the tech, which does away with the dedicated layer for touch sensors you'll find in conventional panels, should lead to some of the thinnest and lightest notebooks yet.
Transparent and reflective displays might look cool, but in terms of the home, their applications are limited. However, bricks and mortar shops looking for some technological wizardry to get shoppers through the door are a different proposition. So it should come as no surprise that Samsung chose this week's Retail Asia Expo 2015 in Hong Kong to unveil the first commercial use of its Mirror and Transparent OLEDs.
Nvidia has announced that a range of laptops will launch this month that take advantage of its G-Sync technology. Previously only available through a limited number of supported displays, the tech works to eliminate stutter and screen tearing when playing games.
(EL) panels are found in many electronics applications, particularly
as backlighting for LCD displays, keypads, watches, and other areas
requiring uniform, low-power illumination. While relatively flexible,
when EL panels made from
plastic are bent too sharply, fractures and a severely diminished
output usually result. As a result,
EL panels have generally been restricted to flat or slightly curved
surfaces. However, researchers from Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT) and
Franz Binder GmbH & Co have now developed a new manufacturing process to print
EL panels directly onto the surface of almost any convex and concave shape. Even, apparently, onto spheres.
Doing your hair and brushing your teeth are chores that may become a
little more interesting and fun with a new mirror that, besides
reflecting, can also display emails, news threads, tweets, public
transport times and all kinds of online data. That's because a student
team from the College of Science and College of Engineering at Purdue
University has created a mirror that doubles as an information
interface. Keeping up-to-date with bus schedules inspired the team to
come up with the info-mirror.