The dead, glassy stare of the eyes on most dolls is kind of creepy. So to help make its newest Cabbage Patch Kid more lifelike and responsive, Wicked Cool Toys is using a pair of tiny LCD displays for the doll's eyes, allowing them to be animated with all kinds of reactions and expressions.
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Apple has opened a secretive laboratory in Taiwan to develop new LCD and OLED screen technologies for its devices, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Microsoft's Surface Pro series has now had four chances to iron out all the wrinkles in its ambitious tablet/laptop hybrid. Although its still striving to be an all-around laptop killer, it seems Microsoft got one thing very right with the new Pro 4 — it has one of the most accurate displays ever created.
It's an age-old question, like cats or dogs, Kirk or Picard? PlayStation or Xbox? All tough questions with equally tough answers, and the same can be said for LCD versus OLED televisions.
A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking about when it comes to displays.
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.
Earlier this year, a prototype of a dual e-ink and LCD phone was floating around. Turns out it's much further down the development road than that though — in fact, it should be available next year.
One of the reasons the Kindle's e-ink display is more enjoyable to read with is because it's not constantly refreshing. You might not be able to discern it, but the high-speed flicker of your LCD can lead to eye strain and headaches. So a research lab in Japan has developed a display that can refresh as slowly as once every five seconds.
Back in 2010, a company called Pixel Qi appeared to come close to achieving screen perfection with its transforming display. In a flash it could bounce between a glare-free black-and-white readable screen and a vibrant LCD offering. Two years later, we're still waiting to see a major product actually use it.
I know, I know. We all want to enjoy a gorgeous OLED TV or eat 4K visual deliciousness in our living room but those sets are ridiculously expensive and going to be pretty unrealistic for a long while. The best TV at the moment is the Panasonic VT50, a plasma screen, but we all know people's eyeballs have their own preferences.