Screens

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.


Doubling Up LCDs In VR Headsets Can Quadruple Their Pixel Density

Donning a VR headset can be a wonderfully immersive experience, if you can look past the pixels. But new research by Nvidia suggests that merely stacking two LCD systems in front of your eyes can quadruple their pixel density. That could make Oculus Rift — and, more importantly, its cheaper DIY competitors — way more immersive.


A Display-Tweaking Algorithm Could Let You Ditch Glasses And Contacts

I spend too much of my waking life staring at screens. If you’re reading this, you probably do too. So instead of putting things on or in front of our imperfect eyeballs to correct and protect them, how about rethinking the screens we’re staring at? Researchers at Berkeley, MIT and Microsoft have developed a prototype that could one day make glasses or contacts obsolete — at least when you’re looking at your phone or computer.


The Metal Once Used To Coat DVDs Could Make Ultrathin Colour Screens

It’s 2014 and DVDs are years past futuristic. But researchers at Oxford think that a metal alloy in DVDs could also be used to make thin, flexible and low-power screens for wearables. Here’s how it works.


Sharp's Free-Form Display Make Bezels Super-Thin, Screens Any Shape

Rectangular screens are so square. That’s presumably why Sharp has announced a new technology called Free-Form Display that could allow screens to come in any space, and reduce bezel size to almost zero.


Scientists Made An Unbreakable Smartphone Screen From Clear Electrodes

The truly shatterproof screen is a little bit like the flying car: It’s been promised for years, but never arrives. Scientists at University of Akron claim they have cracked the code, so to speak, by creating a super-tough screen out of transparent electrodes.


ASUS Has A New Pair Of Slim, Slick 4K Ultrabooks

Straight out of Computex, ASUS has a pair of pretty little laptops that boast fantastic 4K screens, while still coming in pretty damn slim.


World's First Fully Organic Flexible OLED Will Wrap Around Your Wrist

The idea of truly flexible displays never gets boring, and now Plastic Logic is taking us one step closer. Its latest flexible OLED is the world’s first to be made using fully organic transistors — and it’s surprisingly pleasing display could wrap around your entire wrist.


How Much Time The World Spends Looking At Screens, Visualised

Ever wondered how much time the average person spends looking at their TV, computer, phone or laptop? Well, this chart shows exactly that, broken down by country.


The First Supersonic Private Jet Has Huge Screens Instead Of Windows

Windows are kind of a drag for aeroplanes — literally. They add extra weight, weaken the body, and generally slow the aircraft down. That’s why the new Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet won’t have any. Instead, passengers get to enjoy their sky-high surroundings on real-time, panoramic video screens.