Matte finish, glossy displays, Mirasol, Pixel Qi, and laptops in the sun

By Chris Meadows
August 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

The quest for a daylight-readable laptop continues apace. At least, that’s what Wired says in an article about the state of laptop displays and why nobody makes a matte-finish screen anymore. Apparently it costs a lot and is prone to damage. The best you can do these days is to get a sheet of [...]

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 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. Because tablet and ereader manufacturers are now pushing their technologies to new levels and ever [...]

Invasion of the giant Android displays

By libertyc
November 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

Those who like their ereading clients monster size and easy on the eyes for distance viewing are in for a treat. Some mighty mighty-size Android machines are about to debut, as the Android form factors get ever wilder and more woolly, taking mobile into territories where even few desktop OSs tread. [...]

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

Plastic Logic closes US office, exits e-reader business to make displays for others

By libertyc
May 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Financial Times reports (note: free registration or visiting via a Google News link required) that Plastic Logic is shutting down its US offices in Mountain View, California, and laying off a number of other workers in Germany, the UK, and Russia as exits the e-reader-making business to [...]

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