displays

Next-Gen Gorilla Glass Wants To Save Your Phone From Fateful Drops 

Few of us ever really bat an eye if we get a scratch or two on our smartphone’s screen. The real heartbreaker is when the phone is accidentally dropped or knocked off a table and the screen shatters, leaving it completely unusable. It’s a fate many of us have experienced before, and one that Corning now claims we’ll experience less often with the company’s new stronger Gorilla Glass 4.


Which Smartphone And Tablet Displays Show The Most Accurate Colours?

If you walk into any major TV retailer, all of the TVs are showing identical videos, but their colours will be noticeably (to obnoxiously) different on every TV on the wall. Why is that?


Sharp Crammed Over 400,000 Pixels On This Insane 4-Inch Display

The digital camera megapixels arms race might be over, but now smartphone display makers have taken up the cause, trying to cram as many pixels as possible into their screens. And Sharp has now claimed superpower status with a 4.1-inch display boasting a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, or 736ppi. For comparison, the iPhone 6 plus has a ppi of just 401.


Tri-Fold Touchscreen OLED Could Give You Way More Smartphone Real Estate

In addition to satellites and computers smaller than a giant room, Arthur C. Clarke also predicted mobile touchscreen devices that could be crumpled up like a handkerchief and stuffed in a pocket. Thanks to researchers at Japan’s Semiconductor Energy Laboratory company, we’re almost there.


LG's New Smartphone Display Has The World's Thinnest 0.7mm Bezel

The best way to maximise the screen real estate on a smartphone without turning it into a massive phablet is to whittle away as much of the wasted space around the display as possible. And with its new 5.3-inch full HD LCD panel, LG has managed to reduce the size of the display’s bezel to just 0.7mm — which is thinner than a credit card.


You Can Feel This Touchscreen That's Made Of Thin Air

When’s a screen not a screen? When, err, it’s made of thin air we suppose — like this touchscreen, which is constructed from light and ultrasound vibrations alone.


How To Print A Super-Thin Touchscreen Display On Just About Anything

We’ve kept a close eye on the 27th ACM Symposium on INTER Software and Technology, going on in Honolulu this week, given that it’s already produced dozens of fascinating prototypes — but this award-winning paper is perhaps the coolest we’ve seen.


Gaze At The Amazing Adaptable Display Kings Of Leon Used On Tour

Live shows are supposed to be an experience, an experience which needs to be massive and visually arresting, especially when a band is playing an arena show. That’s exactly why Kings of Leon is playing against the backdrop of a newfangled hybrid screen/lighting rig on its Mechanical Bull tour. But it’s not the whole reason.


Report: Google Is Working On Huge, Lego-Like Modular Displays

The Wall Street Journal says that a crack team of Google researchers is trying to build a modular super-screen, one that snaps together from a whole bunch of smaller displays to create a seamless image. A screen made of dozens of screens!


Dimming Your Phone's Screen Under Your Thumb Could Prolong Battery Life

It’s a tough pill to swallow, but smartphones aren’t getting any smaller. And since those larger displays are unfortunately putting more of a strain on battery life, Microsoft Research is proposing a clever trick that promises to extend your phone’s usable hours by detecting and dimming parts of the display already obscured by the user’s fingers.