- 13 Jun 2013:The big breakthrough was the iPad: a flat, thin, beautiful, nearly buttonless computer, all touch screen. But that was three years ago.
- 11 Jun 2013:Tablet ownership on the rise: One-third of Americans adults has a tablet (June 11) - Washington PostTablet adoption is on the rise - nearly doubling in the past year alone. That's put tablets in the hands of just over one in three Americans, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
- Samsung is reportedly preparing to release its biggest tablet yet. According to ETNews, the company plans to launch a Galaxy Note tablet with a 12.2-inch, 2560 by 1600-pixel display later in 2013.
- 3 Jun 2013:Asus announces new Transformer Pad Infinity with 2560 x 1600 display, coming this fall (June 3) - The VergeAsus has just announced a refresh to last year's Transformer Pad Infinity, with a much-improved display and processor. The new Android tablet has a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS display, a Tegra 4 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
- At its Computex 2013 showcase event, ASUS introduced the new FonePad Note, an Android tablet with stylus support that rocks a slightly smaller form factor than the FonePad announced at MWC.
- 28 May 2013:Mozilla and Foxconn have sent around an press event invitation that declares that the two companies will be debuting a new device that runs on a Firefox operating system, according to Focus Taiwan. The event is to take place on June 3.
- One day, we may be able to check e-mail or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper.
- Product developers worldwide cringe when they must consider adding a touchscreen to their product. But, where demand or frustration lies, so does innovation and opportunity.
- Interactive Fish Tank is an installation that explores new, wet boundaries in touch-based interfaces.
- Mismatches between the point at which the eyes must converge and the distance to which they must focus when viewing stereoscopic images have negative consequences.
- Scientists in Europe have developed prototype devices that could drastically change the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets.
- 22 May 2013:Tianma and Corning will display these panels in their respective booths at the Society for Information Display's Display Week from May 21-23.
- 16 May 2013:MIT tech turns any surface into a user interface, but it's useless without Google Glass (May 2) - ExtremeTechWith Google Glass just around the corner, augmented reality is finally becoming a realistic part of our foreseeable future.
- Diamond Pixels: Galaxy S4's unique subpixel arrangement gets a close up (April 30) - Andorid AuthorityA high-resolution shot of the Galaxy S4's screen reveals the unique subpixel arrangement that Samsung used in order to achieve the 441ppi pixel density on an AMOLED display.
- Miortech introduces color displays that reflect sunlight, just like paper, with environmental benefits such as low power consumption and reduced light pollution overcoming the disadvantages of LED billboards.
- Not every smartphone company has Foxconn building its phones, and one in particular has chosen to do things very differently.
- 14 May 2013:Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had acquired Liquavista NV from Samsung Electronics Co to help the world's largest Internet retailer develop new displays for mobile devices.
- Korea launches touch screen industry forum to help domestic manufacturers grow worldwide (May 8) - The Next WebThe Korean government has established a forum for touch screen manufacturers in the country, aimed at encouraging cooperation and boosting their global businesses. The move is part of the country's wider goal to become the world's second larger touch screen supplier by 2020.
- The latest Amazon smartphone rumour has the yet-to-be-announced phone packing a sophisticated 3D holographic screen. This is a very dumb idea. The last place you want images floating in space is your smartphone.
- A new report from The Korea Times reveals that there will soon be a new kind of smartphone screen from LG, and it may be described simply with one word: unbreakable.
- A Japan-based report indicates that production of at least one key component for the next iPhone will begin next month.
- It's another blow for immersive virtual reality. University of California researchers have shown that even people with perfect eyesight navigate the world by relying on a lot more than what they see. Here's why VR won't really work until we go beyond visual cues and fancy treadmills.
- 7 May 2013:Why curved? The idea is to offer to an IMAX-like experience in the home. A curved display also eliminates the problem of screen-edge visual distortion and loss of detail since the entire surface is equidistant from the viewer's eyes, LG says.
- We know we're a long way from developing Star Trek's transporter or warp drive, but what about hyperimmersive holographic rec rooms? High-resolution, 360-degree screens are becoming a reality, though they may feel more Fahrenheit 451 than Star Trek.
- The government is asking automakers to put stronger limits on drivers' interaction with in-car touch screens in an effort to curb distracted driving.
- 3 May 2013:Dolby says they have now developed a system that encodes a 3D image stream and can decode it in real time to produce 3D without the need for glasses on "any 3D TV, tablet, laptop or smartphone" with sufficient resolution.
- Electromagnetic interference can screw up cell phone and radio reception. But it may also be the key to cheaply transforming regular LCD screens into touch- and gesture-sensing displays, according to recent research.
- There's a recent fitness trend that sees people switching from a traditional desk to working on a treadmill to maximize their physical activity. The problem is that at anything more vigorous than a casual stride, it's difficult to read a static display while on a treadmill. At least until researchers at Purdue University commercialize their new ReadingMate system.
- Blind people will soon be able to read SMSs and emails on their smartphones.
- Samsung's Galaxy S4 relies on materials and patents from New Jersey-based Universal Display Corporation. Without Universal there would be no efficient, thin, beautiful OLED display for the S4. But Universal's relationship with Samsung goes back through the whole Galaxy line. And it stretches far into the future.
- The stretchable touchscreen, dubbed Obake, was created by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley, both of MIT's Media Lab. The touchscreen basically amounts to an interactive display on top of an elastic surface.
- 30 Apr 2013:A former executive with AU Optronics was sentenced Monday to serve two years in prison and pay a US$50,000 fine for participating in a worldwide LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy, the US Department of Justice said.
- 25 Apr 2013:The "smelling screen", invented by Haruka Matsukura at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan and colleagues, makes smells appear to come from the exact spot on any LCD screen that is displaying the image of a cup of coffee, for example.
- The idea behind the iOptik, is that the contact focuses foreground light, like that from a nearby monitor, onto the center of the pupil.
- LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.
- Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products (April 10) - 9to5Mac.comWe know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year.
- So what makes liquid crystals so ideal for the displays in everything from digital watches to tablet computers?
- 23 Apr 2013:LCD panels are typically composed of two sheets of polarized material with a liquid crystal solution between them, so when an electric current passes through the liquid, it causes the crystals to align so that light can (or can't) pass through.
- As you read this, retailers are putting Sony model W009A BRAVIA TV sets on shelves around the USA. We'll be seeing quantum dots in LCD before OLED for sure. It didn't look that way a few years back, so I thought it would be interesting to bring us all up-to-date on the industrial and commercial development of quantum dot (QD) technology for display applications.
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