Screens

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.


How Much Of Your Phone Is Actually Screen?

Sure, you think about how big a phone’s screen is all the time, but how much of a phone’s screen is actually screen? This handy visualisation from Post PC shows exactly how your handset stacks up against the rest of the world in screen-to-bezel ratio. The results might surprise you.


From Tablets To TVs: What's Next For Display Tech In 2014

Starting in 2010 when Apple made the retina display and display quality a central theme for their product marketing, displays have moved up from the doldrums into an unprecedented renaissance of new display technologies for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and entirely new classes of products like wearable displays.


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.