Apple has snapped up a low-power display company, LuxVue Technology, adding the micro-LED startup to its hardware team where it could potentially help the company's wearables projects. Little about LuxVue is known publicly, though the company managed to persuade not one but two rounds of investors - to the sum of more than $43m - that its low-power displays have promise.
The Human Media Lab at Queen's University has taken the wraps off its new prototype smartphone, the PaperFold. With this device comes a set of three e-ink displays, which are attached together with magnets. When combined, they work together as part of a single system, but can also function individually, and in multiple shape arrangements.
Sports arenas all around the world are known in part for their large screens that make it easy for fans to keep up with the action. Churchill Downs, the horse racing park where the Kentucky Derby is held, has announced that it has teamed up with Panasonic to install what is being called the "Big Board." Big Board is a massive 4K display that Panasonic claims will be the world's largest.
Who would have thought mist to be the key element that marries interaction to technology? Take a look at the innovative MisTable, the brainchild of Professor Sriram Subramanian and Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia from the University of Bristol's Department of Computer Science. The simple tabletop combines mist (or fog) with a conventional horizontal interactive system, giving life to 2D images and making them appear three-dimensional via simple manipulations.
It’s rare that we’ll cover a firearm here on SlashGear, but when TrackingPoint shows off a smart automatic rifle series like the one we’re seeing today, we’ve got to change a tune. What you’ve got here is the TrackingPoint 500 Series AR rifle, working with a variety of technologies that make certain the carrier is the most accurate - machine accurate - in the field.
HP has announced a couple new monitors that are aimed at the user who needs the best color accuracy possible. The new displays include the HP Z27x and Z24x with both of the monitors falling into the HP DreamColor line. HP's second generation DreamColor engine is used in both monitors, supports up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors, and has color error that is so small the human eye can’t tell the error is there.
NEC has rolled out a new computer monitor called the E232WMT that features LED backlighting and several other features aimed at business users. The monitor has a full HD resolution webcam integrated for video conferencing. NEC also integrates speakers into the monitor and an ergonomic, adjustable stand. One of the biggest features of the new display is support for touch control.
Like many large and successful tech firms, Apple is always looking out for smaller firms that it can purchase to gain new tech and expertise to make its products better. The latest company that Apple has set its eyes on is a Japanese firm that makes controller chips for smartphone displays called Renesas Electronics. The engineering expertise behind the chips that Renesas makes could help Apple improve the battery life and sharpness of displays used on its products like the iPhone and iPad.