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Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Low-power screen experts Pixel Qi have teased a new iPad matching panel, equalling the Retina Display resolution but delivering "massive power savings" on Apple's technology. "We at Pixel Qi loved the Apple iPad3 screen, but were shocked by the overheating reports and the massive power draw (8Watts?!)" company founder Mary Lou Jepsen observed on the company blog. "We can now announce that we can match or exceed the image quality of the screen in the iPad3."

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Pixel Qi details shipping products: teases screen improvements

Pixel Qi details shipping products: teases screen improvements

It’s been awhile since we've heard anything from Pixel Qi, the company behind the color screen of the same name that allows viewing in direct sunlight. The screen has previously featured in products like Notion Ink’s Adam tablet, as well as the OLPC XO-3. Mary Lou Jepsen has posted on the Pixel Qi blog giving a status update, including what products currently feature the screen tech, plus some more coming in the future.

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OLPC XO-3 Hands-on

OLPC XO-3 Hands-on

This week a tablet has been announced by OLPC called the XO-3, one made for the education base and made to be functional in so many environments it'll make your head spin. Inside this device you'll find a Marvell ARMADA PXA618 processor, a half-gig of RAM, and an 8-inch display at 1024 x 768 resolution, complete with a solar panel and the ability to work with a crank that'll power it up, no sweat. At CES 2012 we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the device in an early iteration.

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OLPC XO-3 tablet revealed

OLPC XO-3 tablet revealed

OLPC had already announced it was bringing along its XO-3 tablet to CES this coming week; now we know what the new education-focused slate will look like. Less slimline than the older concepts and nowhere near as space-age as the earlier dual-screen XO-2 renders, the new silicone-clad XO-3 does at least have the bonus of actually fitting inside the Marvell ARMADA PXA618 processor and half gig of RAM we're expecting.

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3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M invests in innovative LCD maker Pixel Qi

3M and Pixel Qi Corp have announced that 3M is investing money into Pixel Qi. Exactly how large of an investment 3M made is not known at this time. The hope is that with 3M's display prowess and name the investment will accelerate the growth and development of the cool Pixel Qi screens that are very easy to read in direct sunlight and indoors.

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Small solar panel could power Pixel Qi and ARM tablet

Small solar panel could power Pixel Qi and ARM tablet

Earlier this week, we put up a video of Pixel Qi showing off its new and thin screens for tablets and other devices. The cool thing about all of the Pixel Qi screens is that they are designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight and to consume very little power. At Computex Pixel Qi was also showing off another very cool item along with the new screens. The company was demoing a tablet that could get all the power needed for the Pixel Qi screen and an ARM-powered tablet mainboard from a small 1W solar panel.

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Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Computex 2011: Day One Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it, given the torrent of tech yesterday, but Computex 2011 only really kicked off properly in Taipei this morning. Intel delivered the biggest keynote, announcing its Ultrabook platform which, the chip giant hopes, will supplant generic ultraportables and grab 40-percent of the market by the end of next year. Sandy Bridge and, in 2012, Ivy Bridge processors will be inside, with slick sub-0.9-inch chassis and price tags under $1k on the outside. Read on for the rest of our Computex day one wrap-up.

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Pixel Qi demos super-slim panels; smartphone and bistable on roadmap [Video]

Pixel Qi demos super-slim panels; smartphone and bistable on roadmap [Video]

Pixel Qi had promised some new screen technology at Computex this week, and the company has delivered, with a fresh 10.1-inch super-thin panel. Unlike the existing 10.1-inch screen, as used in the Notion Ink Adam, the new panel runs at 1280 x 800 making it ideal for Android Honeycomb slates; meanwhile, as ARMdevices' video demo shows, it's far more sunlight-visible than the iPad.

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