display technology

Microsoft Display Dock: A desktop future for your mobile reading?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

One of the highlights of Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event, just completed in New York, was the reveal of the Microsoft Display Dock. This slightly-less-than-hockey-puck-sized device gives you the ability to connect your Windows 10 phone to a monitor and use it like a desktop PC. If [...]

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 as Michael Kozlowski points out, the key events in the de facto dissolution of the company – the [...]

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 date in the shape of E Ink Prism, a series of “unique and dynamic materials for architecture and [...]

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 pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications [...]

Painfully sharp displays take onscreen reading to a whole new level

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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. Because tablet and ereader manufacturers are now pushing their technologies to new levels and ever [...]

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

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 book’s font, “A note on the type”: “The text of this book is set in Baskerville, and is named [...]

Liquavista positions Amazon to trounce tablet market?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 Apple and Samsung can’t match. His article buffs the credentials of Amazon as a technology [...]

New low-refresh screen may remove eyestrain from LCD

By Chris Meadows
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 turn the page. LCD, on the other hand, refreshes dozens of times per second, whether it’s on a TV, [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 2007, and in 2010 announced plans to begin mass-producing them. Now CNet’s “Crave” blog reports [...]

3M invests in Pixel Qi display manufacturer

By Chris Meadows
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 press release and some commentary. So far, while the Pixel Qi displays have seemed fairly impressive [...]

Is Amazon planning a two-faced Android tablet?

By Chris Meadows
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 format. According to a friend of Zatz’s who was seated on a flight next to someone who claimed to [...]

Videos, interview show more details about Notion Ink Adam

By Chris Meadows
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, but one of them is, fairly impressively, shot in direct daylight, and the Pixel Qi screen is only [...]

Another e-paper technology looks promising

By Chris Meadows
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 reflectiveness. Gamma Dynamics’s e-paper screen uses layers of oil and pigment that can be induced to [...]

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