display technology

RIP Pixel Qi?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 14, 2015 // 1 Comment

A report on Good eReader seems to have twigged the web to the demise of Pixel Qi, the once-feted low-power display producer. I’m puzzled as to exactly why this is seen as news, since [...]

E Ink makes colorful leap forward at CES 2015

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

E Ink made quite an eye-catching appearance at this year’s CES – literally. The pioneering electronic paper display company debuted some of its most striking color epaper technology to [...]

Oxford pixel density breakthrough points to ultra-hi-res ereader displays?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A technological breakthrough by Oxford University scientists, just announced in Science Daily, apparently “will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could [...]

Scientifically proven – almost: Ebooks damage sleep, destroy brain cells, make dogs sleep with cats

By libertyc
November 27, 2013 // 4 Comments

Among other studies to prove that ebook reading harms our health – by,  for instance,- discouraging us from using our hands to lift heavy paperback blockbusters and our lower limbs to step [...]

Painfully sharp displays take onscreen reading to a whole new level

By libertyc
November 8, 2013 // 5 Comments

It’s brain-dead obvious that display quality and clarity is key to the reader experience of anyone reading ebooks. And in that respect, ereading enthusiasts are becoming very lucky people. [...]

Fonts and E-Books: Author Madeline Miller is fan of Baskerville

By libertyc
August 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Family friends in Edinburgh introduced me to Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles,” and while browsing through the book (on paper, for a change), I came across her concluding text on the [...]

Liquavista positions Amazon to trounce tablet market?

By libertyc
August 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

An article by Christopher Mims on Quartz, “Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match,” is claiming that … well … Amazon is working on displays that [...]

New low-refresh screen may remove eyestrain from LCD

By libertyc
November 7, 2012 // 4 Comments

The LCD vs e-ink eyestrain debates have been going on for some time, but one factor in the difference is the refresh rate. E-ink sits still like paper once it’s set. It doesn’t refresh until you [...]

LG mass-begins mass-producing flexible e-ink displays

By libertyc
April 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

We’ve carried a few stories in the past about Korean electronic manufacturer LG developing flexible e-ink displays. It first announced it had created such a display all the way back in 2006 and [...]

3M invests in Pixel Qi display manufacturer

By libertyc
September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

3M is investing in Mary Lou Jepson’s Pixel Qi company, which produces dual-mode transreflective displays that can operate in LCD color or low-energy monochrome e-ink-like modes. Engadget has the [...]

Is Amazon planning a two-faced Android tablet?

By libertyc
July 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’m not sure if I buy this, but Dave Zatz of “Zatz Not Funny” is reporting a rumor that suggests Amazon’s upcoming Android tablet could have a very interesting, idiosyncratic screen display [...]

Videos, interview show more details about Notion Ink Adam

By libertyc
December 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Android Police blog features a couple of five-minute demonstration videos of the Adam device from Notion Ink, showing it being put through its paces. The videos mostly cover the same territory, [...]

New electrowetting advances could lead to real paper screens and disposable readers

By libertyc
November 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Electrowetting is not just what a robo-baby does in his cyber-diaper. It’s a method of e-ink-like display technology under development, and a recent discovery by a University of Cincinatti [...]

Another e-paper technology looks promising

By libertyc
October 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

Ars Technica has a report on a new form of e-paper that could offer the same low power consumption rate as the e-ink used in current e-readers, but at a much higher refresh rate and better screen [...]

Mirasol displays delayed until 2011

By libertyc
October 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

Om Malik reports on GigaOm that Mirasol’s low-power, sunlight-readable displays, previously scheduled for launch in 2010, are now expected to come to market in early 2011. Gizmodo notes that this [...]

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