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Apple And Its Sapphire Supplier Have Officially Broken Up

Apple’s relationship with GT Advanced Technologies, the company slated to make its sapphire screens, is over. First, GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy, then closed a pair of its plants, and now a settlement has officially freed the company of its exclusivity obligations to Cupertino.


So Where's That Retina MacBook Air?

The MacBook Air is a positively wonderful computer. One of the best! Its design and build-quality are unrivalled and oft-imitated. It pioneered the ultra-super-slim space. But by today’s standards its screen is seriously lacking. And there doesn’t seem to be much relief in sight.


The Galaxy Note 4's Screen Compared To Its Toughest Competition

The Galaxy Note 4 has a bonkers screen. That 518 PPI Super AMOLED stunner is one of the best parts of a great phone. But how does it hold up to the other big, high-res phone screens out there?


Why Computer Screens Aren't Green-On-Black Any More

In the early days of personal computing — think UNIX early — text was often white or green on a black screen. That didn’t last long, of course, but there’s a little-known reason that those shadowy screens weren’t ideal for users. And it has to do with your poor eyesight.


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!


New LEDs Promise To Make Your Smartphone Screen 400% Clearer

The most advanced LED screens look amazing compared to what was on the market even a couple of years ago. But a Princeton engineer found a cheap new way of making LEDs not only brighter and more efficient but also five times as clear. It even makes them last longer.


How To Design For Thumbs In The Era Of Huge Screens

After years of resistance, Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement last week officially signalled the Dawn of the Era of Huge Screens. And it’s going to crash into existence in a big way.


Eyes On With The 270-Degree Future Of Cinema

A 270-degree, wraparound triple-screen theatre system has just begun rolling out to very select theatres nationwide — only five, in fact — with hopes of delivering an immersive movie-going experience that succeeds where 3D has so miserably failed. I got a sneak peek at the new technology recently and it’s, um, really something alright. I’m just not really sure what that is.


Massive Panoramic Screens Are The Movie Revolution 3D Never Could Be

TVs are getting bigger, their resolutions higher, and overall, home theatre systems are giving people a reason to stay home. So to reel people back into the box office, Hollywood is taking a cue from the ’60s by installing even bigger screens in theatres.


The New Machine That Could Be Making The iPhone 6's Sapphire Screen

The iPhone 6 may have a sapphire glass screen. It also may not. We’ve been through the will-they-won’t-they, but MIT Technology Review recently went straight to the source: a company that’s designed a better, cheaper way to manufacture the stuff. If Apple is planning a sapphire screen device, this could be the machine that makes it.


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