Ultra high resolution screens, which offer four times the pixels you'll find on a 4K panel, or 16 times 1080p, tend to be pretty sizable affairs, even the world's first commercially available 8K TV from Sharp measures 85 inches diagonally. That's about to change with the development of a brand new monitor from Japan Display that packs a full 8K resolution into just 17.3 inches.
Samsung has introduced a new computer monitor that makes use of the Qi wireless charging standard for mobile devices. The 23-inch and 27-inch offerings for the Samsung SE370 have a circular charging station at the base of the monitor that allow compatible phones such as a Galaxy S6 or Nexus 6 to be casually tossed down to power up.
We've seen a number of attempts to give mobile workers extra screen real estate over the years, from laptops with double displays to tablet-like external panels. But such examples can add significant bulk and weight to a laptop bag. A Belgian startup is seeking funding through Kickstarter for Sliden'Joy, a device that can add one or two 13, 15 or 17-in full HD, thin and lightweight screens to your laptop even when you're on the go.
Sleep and activity monitors have a lot of advantages, but aesthetics often isn't one of them. Many look like exactly what they are and even ones that are incorporated discretely in watches aren't very popular with people who don't want to wear watches in bed. Billed as the "world’s first wellness ring," the Ōura ring takes a sleep and activity monitor and hides it inside a piece of finger jewelry that makes the technology unobtrusive and unself-conscious.
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.