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.


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.


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