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Apple opened secret display lab in Taiwan say sources

Apple opened secret display lab in Taiwan say sources

Sources that claim to be familiar with what's going on with Apple are reporting that the iPhone maker has opened up a secret lab in Northern Taiwan where engineering staff are hard at work. The sources claim that the lab is being used by Apple to work on displays for smartphones and tablets. The facility is located in Longtan and was previously owned by AU Optronics and Qualcomm.

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StarTech USB docks support high-resolution displays

StarTech USB docks support high-resolution displays

StarTech has unveiled a new line of USB docking stations that make it easy for people to add an additional screen to their computers using nothing but a USB port. The docking stations need a USB 3.0 port and work with any Windows 7 or higher PC and Mac OS 10.8 and higher. There are three different models with different display connectivity options to choose from.

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Apple could be moving iPhones to OLED by 2018

Apple could be moving iPhones to OLED by 2018

Long overdue change or wishful thinking? Chances are, Apple fans, particularly those who pay much attention to technical details such as this, might be split over this latest rumor. According to Japanese site Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, the Cupertino-based tech company is planning to launch iPhones with OLED screens in 2018, which would be named the iPhone 8, with Japanese display maker JDI said to be in talks to be Apple's supplier when that time comes around. That is, of course, it if comes around at all.

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LG pumps $8.7bn into OLED for your car, TV and wrist

LG pumps $8.7bn into OLED for your car, TV and wrist

LG really, really wants your next TV, smartwatch, and car to use an OLED panel and, preferably, one that's come off its new $8.71bn production line. The company's panel arm, LG Display, has announced a whopping 1.84 trillion South Korean Won investment into a brand new facility dubbed P10, which will cater for what LG predicts will be blockbuster demand for OLED in a range of sizes.

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Displays using phase change materials may be the future of smartphones

Displays using phase change materials may be the future of smartphones

Today's smartphones use mostly AMOLED and LCD screens thanks to their ability to show bright colors and video smoothly and efficiently. There are some devices out there that use E Ink screens, but that type of screen is only good for reading text and doesn't perform well for video. Researchers from a company called Bodle Technologies may have made a breakthrough that will be the future of smartphones and other devices.

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DisplayMate on iPad Pro: great but iPad mini 4 still better

DisplayMate on iPad Pro: great but iPad mini 4 still better

It is perhaps not totally inaccurate to say that the iPad Pro is Apple's most contentious device of late. The unconventionally large size, the stylus pencil, and the straggling of the fine line between tablet and laptop. That said, it might also be one of the best in its class. Well, almost the best. While the gigantic iPad Pro does have major improvements when it comes to display technology, it might instead be outclassed by Apple's most recent and smallest tablet to date, the latest iPad mini 4.

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Philips Ambiglow Plus Base monitor features a color synchronized mood light

Philips Ambiglow Plus Base monitor features a color synchronized mood light

Philips has just announced a new monitor called the Ambiglow Plus Base, and while it may look like a standard 27-inch display at first, the base actually houses a halo-shaped light that turns on and matches the color in sync with what's on the screen. While the offers the benefit of a more immersive viewing experience by extending the colors on the monitor to nearby walls and surfaces, the light can also be turned on when the display is not in use.

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Acer’s Predator X34 gaming monitor is coming to the US

Acer’s Predator X34 gaming monitor is coming to the US

Acer's impressively-curved Predator X34 gaming monitor is coming to the US, offering 34-inches of QHD resolution along with NVIDIA's graphics boost. The curved display - the first, Acer points out, to use NVIDIA G-SYNC - has a native 60Hz refresh rate but, unusually, can be overclocked to 100Hz if your system and graphics card support it.

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Microsoft Display Dock turns Windows 10 phones into a desktop PC

Microsoft Display Dock turns Windows 10 phones into a desktop PC

Microsoft's event focusing on new Windows 10 hardware rolls on this morning, and along with revealing the two new Lumia 950 smartphones, the company announced an accessory that will let users pair them with a large display, keyboard, and mouse. The Microsoft Display Dock features three standard USB ports, a USB Type-C connector, a DisplayPort, and HDMI, essentially turning the Windows 10 phones into a desktop PC.

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Japan Display unveils a 17-inch 8K LCD panel

Japan Display unveils a 17-inch 8K LCD panel

It seems limits are just an afterthought when it comes to display resolution these days. Manufacturers are just now starting introduce more 8K-compatible screens, but at sizes like 85 inches. Japan Display has said "no, that is not adequate," and somehow managed to cram an 8K LCD module into a meager 17.3-inch screen. If you're already trying to do the math, we'll save you the time: the resolution measures 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, with a mind-boggling 510 pixels per inch.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium uses 4K only in media, 1080p elsewhere

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium uses 4K only in media, 1080p elsewhere

Sony might have struck gold when it announced the Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first ever 4K smartphone, which also makes it the world's smallest 4K display, However, that adage about not judging books by covers might very well apply to screen resolutions as well. While the manufacturing feat of fitting a 4K display inside a 5.5 screen space is definitely laudable, its benefits apparently aren't as much. Sony has just confirmed that the smartphone only uses that 4K resolution when viewing images and videos.

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Raspberry Pi digital display launches with 800 x 480 resolution

Raspberry Pi digital display launches with 800 x 480 resolution

The little Raspberry Pi developer board is an item that tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts have been using for a long time to build up all sorts of projects that need electronics to work. One of the things that many fans of the Raspberry Pi have been anxiously waiting for was a display made specifically to support Raspberry Pi projects. That wait is finally over with the official Raspberry Pi touch display going on sale today.

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