LCD

Sharp develops new small and medium LCDs with oxide semiconductor tech

Sharp develops new small and medium LCDs with oxide semiconductor tech

When it comes to your smartphone, the thing that consumes most of the battery power inside the device is the LCD screen. The LCD is also one of the thicker components of the smartphone and has a lot of impact on how thin the device can be made. The brighter the screen is, the better you can see it in the outdoors or other bright locations. With all that said, the thinner and brighter our screens of smartphones and tablets can be, the smaller and easier to read the devices can be as well.

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Ideum Unveils New MT55 HD Multitouch Table [Video]

Ideum Unveils New MT55 HD Multitouch Table [Video]

If you're in the market for a new desk or table, before you head to your local furniture store take a moment to fantasize how awesome it would be to replace that old wooden thing with Ideum's new MT55 HD Multitouch Table. We mentioned their older MT50 model about a year ago, but they just announced today a new MT55 HD model that's a 55" beauty sporting full 1920x1080 HD resolution.

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Acer unveils new 3D computer monitors

Acer unveils new 3D computer monitors

Acer has unveiled a pair of new 3D screens for computer users that sound pretty darn cool. The new screens include the Acer HN274H and the Acer HS244HQ. Both of the screens use active 3D shutter glasses. The HN274H is a 27-inch screen and the HS244HQ is a 23.6-inch screen.

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Apple hybrid e-paper/LCD display plans tipped in new patent application

Apple hybrid e-paper/LCD display plans tipped in new patent application

Talk of an e-paper based iPad has rumbled around since the reveal of the first-gen model, but so far Apple has proved unwilling to move beyond its multi-purpose IPS LCD display and consider either monochrome or color e-ink panels. According to a freshly published patent application by the company, however, they've at least given thought to the merits of electronic paper; in a submission titled "Systems and Methods for Switching Between an Electronic Paper Display and a Video Display" Apple describes a layered display sandwich which would combine traditional LCD and e-paper screens.

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Samsung 22-inch transparent LCD displays hit production

Samsung 22-inch transparent LCD displays hit production

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass-production of 22-inch transparent LCD displays, with two models - capable of either black & white or color images - in the first range to be offered. Rather than a traditional backlight, the 1680 x 1050 displays (which have 500:1 contrast ratios) use ambient light to illuminate them; Samsung has boosted transparency to 15-20% (over 5% in normal panels) so that sunlight is enough to make the picture visible.

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Toshiba unveils cool portable USB-powered 14-inch LCD

Toshiba unveils cool portable USB-powered 14-inch LCD

I work in my office most of the time with a gigantic LCD that lets me get all sorts of stuff on the screen at one time. I can hardly work on a screen under 24-inches without getting frustrated at having to move windows around all the time. I really don't like traveling and having to work from a laptop with the tiny screen I am forced to use.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 12 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 12 2011

Another week in the history books and another Week in Review for you to check out. We started the week last week with the alarms not working on older OS versions of the iPhone. At least the alarms were an hour early and not an hour late. The only fix for me was updating to the latest version of the OS. Terminix and its ad agency created a billboard in Dallas last week using thousands of live roaches. The board was designed to warn people of the germs roaches carry and to set an example to all the roaches watching of what can happen if they come into your home.

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