displays

New Light-Emitting Solar Cells Could Be Used As Smartphone Displays

In the future, the glass that coats our skyscrapers could also serve as the power plant that keeps the lights on. This is not news. However, with an amazing new material being developed in Singapore, that same glass could also turn your city’s windows into skyscraper-sized displays.


One Day, Your Smartphone's Screen Could Be Used To Test Blood

Patients who rely on the use of coagulants to limit the formation of blood clots in their veins also require frequent and regular trips to the hospital for tests to monitor their blood flow. It’s a time-consuming side effect that researchers at EPFL hope they have solved with a portable test that relies on a smartphone’s display’s unique properties.


Why A Single-Molecule LED Could Be A Big Deal

Technologically speaking, smaller is virtually always better. So it’s perhaps no surprise that scientists have developed the first ever single-molecule LED. But why is it potentially such a big deal?


A Broken Billboard Looks Psychedelically Drugged Out

It’s ok. It’s not just you. You didn’t pop a pill you shouldn’t have before your afternoon coffee. You’re not in a dream world. The billboard actually looks like that in real life and apparently it’s on purpose, the broken electronic billboard is being tested for all working colours. I see acid.


These Low-Power LCD Displays Work Like E-Ink To Prolong Battery Life

The simple black and white e-ink display inside your Kindle lets you read book after book on a single charge, but when it comes to devices displaying multimedia content like your smartphone, a monochrome display just doesn’t cut it. You want colour, and lots of it, so Japan Display has created a new type of full-colour LCD display that promises fantastic battery by emulating many of the tricks that e-ink displays employ.


Gorilla Glass Will Be Coming Soon To A Curved Phone Near You

Gorilla Glass, Corning’s enormously sturdy scratch and crack-resistant touchscreen glass, is pretty impressive, found on billions of devices worldwide. Now, the glass maker has announced a novel manufacturing technique to make 3D shapes out of Gorilla Glass.


Smartphones In 2014: What Should We Expect?

Sure, today’s products are shiny, but as soon as you take them out of the box these days, they’re out of date. So let’s look into the crystal ball to see what we can look forward to in the next 12 months when it comes to sexy smartphone tech. UPDATED!


Apple Patents Screen Technology For Curved Touch Displays

Move over Samsung and LG: Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that describes how they could manufacture a new breed of curved touch surfaces.


Real-Time ASCII Art That Hangs On Your Wall

Until internet speeds were fast enough to make it feasible to share jpegs or GIFs, ASCII art — images created from text — served as a decent substitute. And while they seem antiquated now, the folks at Teehan+Lax Labs have breathed new life into the artform with this wonderful real-time display that uses simple segmented displays like you’ll find in any alarm clock.


The OLEDs Of The Future Could Be Inkjet Printed

In the future we should hope for all of our displays to be OLED; it’s thin, light, deep with colour, and energy efficient to boot. It’s also incredibly expensive. That could soon change though thanks to a jumped-up inkjet printer.