Raspberry Pi E-Paper display blows past Kickstarter goal

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Heroically avoiding any puns about blowing … raspberries, I’m delighted to report that a Kickstarter campaign to create an e-paper display for the Raspberry Pi has succeeded past all expectations, and looks on track to exceed its target by at least 50 percent, with 24 days still to go [...]

Another potential rewritable paper solution announced

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The University of California, Riverside has just announced another contender in the increasingly competitive rewritable paper technology stakes to rival Eink displays and other reprintable/rewritable/changeable solid-state reading solutions currently in production or under development. According [...]

3D color longterm stable liquid crystal displays on way?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

A research team from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has announced a technological development that could deliver “optically rewritable 3D liquid crystal displays” that do “not need any power to hold the image [...]

E Ink sees reduced demand for ereader screens

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 5, 2014 // 5 Comments

According to reports of an investor conference which appeared in the Taipei Times, e-paper specialist producer E Ink Holdings Inc. has announced lower sales and financial losses over the current and ensuing quarters, off the back of falling demand for its screens, found inside the Kindle and other [...]

Self-powered ereaders could be in the offing

By libertyc
October 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

As highlighted by reports on GigaOM and Good E-Reader, two different teams are taking different approaches to the potential for epaper ereaders that never need to be charged at all. Both work on the principle that epaper displays consume practically no power, and the amount of current needed to [...]

Infographic: E-Reader vs. Octopus Tech Battle! Which is Better?

By libertyc
July 5, 2013 // 3 Comments

No, honest, that’s not a linkbait title. Or, well … not too much of one. My husband found this absolutely awesome infographic on Livescience. Source: LiveScience Check out the image of the cephalopod skin vs. an e-reader display. Kind of creepy how close they are? (And why [...]

Morning Links: New E-Paper Technology, New Bookstats Report

By libertyc
May 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Real Costs of Publishing a Book (Media Shift) At every writers conference or self-publishing panel the question that almost always inevitably comes up is: “How much will self-publishing really cost me?” — New Bookstats Report Shows Spectacular Growth of eBook Market Since 2008 (The [...]

E Ink Pebble Watch Ships Today!

By Matthew Marchesano
January 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

If you follow TeleRead regularly, you may know that aside from recently developed something of an obsession for the new smart watch trend, we’re always fascinated by nearly any product that incorporates the technology of the E Ink Corporation into its design. Well … remember [...]

What is the future of E Ink?

By libertyc
November 1, 2012 // 2 Comments

If you happen to have already read our last post, in which we referenced a Reuters article about the unfortunate decline in popularity of the e-reader, you might also be interested in checking out a few recent news items about the financial misfortunes of the Taiwan-based E Ink Holdings [...]

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

LG to mass-produce flexible e-paper screens

By libertyc
August 27, 2010 // 4 Comments

Gizmodo’s Kat Hannaford has a piece indicating that LG is planning begin “mass producing” flexible e-paper screens in both 9.7” color and 19” monochrome sizes. While the prospect of color e-ink continues to be enticing (especially if they can solve the refresh rate problem to let it show [...]

Nemoptics brings e-ink to grocery shelf labels

By libertyc
July 13, 2010 // 2 Comments

We know of e-paper (or e-ink) technology as the driving force behind the Sony, Kindle, Nook, and a number of other e-book readers. But as Technology Review points out, books are just one use of normal paper that e-paper could replace. For example, Nemoptic has created miniature e-paper displays [...]

Quick Notes: Twitter leads, Kindle news, true ‘e-paper’, and more

By libertyc
May 24, 2010 // 1 Comment

MediaBistro’s eBookNewser and GalleyCat have been putting together a directory of good Twitter accounts to follow for e-book news. Gratifyingly, our very own Paul Biba tops their list. Thanks for the mention, MediaBistro! Engadget reports that Amazon and ASUS are teaming up to pre-install the [...]

Fujitsu improves its color epaper technology

By libertyc
May 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

They say that the new version is brighter and has better contrast and refresh rate than the original technology. Thanks to E-Ink-Info for the [...]

Quick Notes: The Bookseller sold, students dissatisfied with e-textbooks, Amazon files suit to protect customer privacy, and the newspaper of the future

By libertyc
April 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

United Kingdom book industry news site TheBookseller.com, which has been the source of a number of TeleRead stories, is being sold. The site’s owner, the Nielsen media research company, has arranged to sell it for an undisclosed sum to its managing director, Nigel Roby. The site expects its [...]

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