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DIY Pixel Qi display launches

DIY Pixel Qi display launches

DIY types often take the components that are in the gadgets we know and love and use them for items that we never dreamed of. Tearing up gadgets for the components inside can be an expensive proposition though. If you are the DIY sort and have been lusting after one of those Pixel Qi displays, a new DIY version is now available.

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Notion Ink clinch final investment; new hardware being considered

Notion Ink clinch final investment; new hardware being considered

Having been the subject of speculation over potential launch delays over the weekend, we caught up with Notion Ink founder Rohan Shravan today to find out exactly where the Adam tablet project is up to.  Turns out, Rohan's team are celebrating today as they've just clinched their final round of investment; they can't tell us the identity of the investors themselves, but it sets them up for potentially producing around 100,000 Adam units per month.  Meanwhile there are whispers about new hardware options; more on that after the cut.

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CPT transflective display takes on Pixel Qi [Video]

CPT transflective display takes on Pixel Qi [Video]

If you've kept even half an eye on the low-power computing industry over the past couple of years, you can't have missed Pixel Qi's 3qi display technology and the excitement surrounding what an ultra-low-power screen could do for mobile devices.  Now it seems Pixel Qi could have another competitor on their hands, this time from CPT, whose 1366 x 768 transflective panel apparently draws 50-percent less power than a regular LCD, despite coming in at 200 nits brightness and with a contrast ratio of 400:1.

Video demo after the cut

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Notion Ink: Adam won’t launch until November [Update: Not (quite) true]

Notion Ink: Adam won’t launch until November [Update: Not (quite) true]

Notion Ink's much-anticipated Adam tablet is unlikely to see a commercial launch until November, with delays currently being blamed on investor preferences. According to an unnamed would-be customer who contacted the company via email, Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan confirmed that while investors stumped up the cash for the project "they also brought the step by step procedures and experience on how we should launch." "I am sad to say that I have to fight every day with them to launch by July end," Shravan continues, "but they want us to hit markets only near Thanksgiving."

Update: We've talked with Rohan Shravan and it seems he was only partially quoted in the original report.  More details after the cut.

Innoversal Lattice Tablet Shows Off Pixel Qi Display at Computex [Video]

Innoversal Lattice Tablet Shows Off Pixel Qi Display at Computex [Video]

Pixel Qi seemed to be all the rage just months ago, but over the days since, it's all but dropped off the radar. Sure, it's still out there, showing off its amazing ability to display things in direct sunlight, but with the Notion Ink Adam tablet seeing some major delays, it seems that all the fuss over the great screen implementation died with it. But, there's other companies out there using the technology, and at Computex this year, one such company wanted to show off their new tablet.

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Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi 3qi wide-angle display gets video demo [Update: Tablet demo too]

Pixel Qi have been demonstrating the latest version of their 3qi display at Computex 2010, complete with its wider viewing angles, and going by jkkmobile's reaction the new screen is a success.  As with previous versions, the new panel has indoor/outdoor functionality including a backlight-off mode for prolonging battery life, but it's also much easier to see from the side judging by Pixel Qi's demo prototypes.

Update: Added demo video of Pixel Qi's new tablet reference design after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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LiquavistaVivid epaper/color displays take on Pixel Qi

LiquavistaVivid epaper/color displays take on Pixel Qi

Look out, Pixel Qi, Liquavista are looking to take on your 3qi indoor/outdoor viewable displays with some slick multi-mode panels of their own.  The company has been demonstrating their new LiquavistaVivid technology, a dual-mode display which can automatically flip between a paper-like monochrome setting - ideal for ebook reading indoors and out - and an LCD-like full color video-capable setting.

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Pixel Qi 3qi display mass production soon; wide-angle version in fall

Pixel Qi 3qi display mass production soon; wide-angle version in fall

Pixel Qi has given an update on the status of their low-power displays, and the biggest news is that they're finally ramping up to mass production.  According to project lead Mary Lou Jepsen, several manufacturers are involved in producing the panels, and there is "strong demand" from multiple unnamed "higher volume customers".  Meanwhile new versions of the multi-mode screens are also in the pipeline.

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OLPC license Pixel Qi 3qi low-power displays for XO laptops

OLPC license Pixel Qi 3qi low-power displays for XO laptops

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and Pixel Qi have announced a cross-licensing agreement that will see the former's affordable laptops for developing nations use the latter's 3qi low-power displays.  It comes as little surprise, perhaps, what with Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepsen being an ex-OLPC team member; the Pixel Qi panels were always planned to head back to OLPC and reduce the energy-efficient laptops' power consumption even further.

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Pixel Qi Offers DIY Screen Replacement: Easy As Changing a Lightbulb

Pixel Qi Offers DIY Screen Replacement: Easy As Changing a Lightbulb

Do it yourself kits aren't new, and it's not even a new phase washing over the world. People have been finding ways to make things on their own for quite a long time. It's part of man's ingenuity. But some times, or maybe even more often than not, doing it yourself can be a real pain. Well, Pixel Qi wants to make it at least a little bit easier for you to replace that bland ol' LCD screen on your laptop by offering you a do it yourself kit.

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