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I2R e-Paper is erasable and reusable

I2R e-Paper is erasable and reusable

If you say e-Paper, most of us will think of the e-Readers that have the displays needing little power and offering lots of readability. A new sort of e-paper has surfaced in Taiwan that has some very cool properties. The e-Paper uses a thermal printer like you would find in a fax machine and it prints on the e-Paper using that heat.

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Fujitsu next-gen FLEPia color ereader revealed [Video]

Fujitsu next-gen FLEPia color ereader revealed [Video]

Fujitsu has been churning away at its FLEPia color e-paper technology for years now, and the company brought the latest fruits of that hard work to the e-Book Expo Tokyo in the form of a prototype ereader. The new 8-inch cholesteric FLEPia panel, DigInfo reports, boosts brightness, contrast and color accuracy over its predecessor, as well as offering speedier screen refresh rates.

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Barnes and Noble NOOK NYTimes Subscribers Get Web-Based Bonus

Barnes and Noble NOOK NYTimes Subscribers Get Web-Based Bonus

Those of you with a NOOK on hand that have a hankering for some most popular newspaper in the world reading are in luck, The New York Times is giving a bonus to everyone who loves their paper enough to get a subscription via Barnes & Noble's most lovable ereaders. Every NOOK, NOOKcolor (also known as NOOK Color) or all-new NOOK ereader owners, essentially anyone with access to the NOOK NewsStand will be able to get access to not only a subscription to The New York Times but to the NYTime.com website as well - double win!

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AUO Sipix e-paper display can show video at a sloth-like 6 fps

AUO Sipix e-paper display can show video at a sloth-like 6 fps

Today one of the big downsides to e-paper displays is that most of them can't show video. The screens are also generally only in gray scale as well. That gray scale bit is changing with some of the color screens that are coming to the market eventually from E-ink. The colors the E-ink screen shows aren’t nearly as nice looking as a normal LCD though. The upside to e-paper and E-ink screens is that the things sip power making the devices they are integrated into much easier on batteries than devices with an LCD. Eventually we will end up with color e-paper screens that will run full motion 30-fps video, but that tech is not here yet.

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Polymer Vision 6″ rollable display demoed; Phone/tablet hybrid teased [Video]

Polymer Vision 6″ rollable display demoed; Phone/tablet hybrid teased [Video]

The Polymer Vision saga continues, and after new owner Wistron failed to deliver the folding ereader promised for 2010, they've gone back to prototype basics with a new rollable display. The 6-inch panel is capable of monochrome images, and runs at 800 x 600.

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Ricoh color e-paper display promises 2.5x brightness

Ricoh color e-paper display promises 2.5x brightness

Ricoh has revealed a new color e-paper technology that, the company reckons, offers 4x the color range of existing systems, along with 2.5x the white reflectivity brightness for cleaner text and images. On show at SID 2011 this week, the new display uses a lamination electrochromic method of production which forms separate cyan, magenta and yellow organic layers between two substrates.

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Epson and E Ink out 300dpi high-speed epaper display

Epson and E Ink out 300dpi high-speed epaper display

Epson and E Ink have thrown their hats into the high-resolution mobile display ring, promising a 9.68-inch 300dpi panel for SID 2011. Unlike the pixel-packing LCDs Toshiba, Samsung and LG are hawking, Epson and E Ink are looking to e-paper for their screen salvation: the monochrome panel runs at a hefty 2,400 x 1,650.

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Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall

Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall

Adding illumination to e-paper screens seems pretty counter-intuitive - after all, what makes the display technology special is that it looks like paper and doesn't need backlighting - but that's just what Qualcomm has done with its latest mirasol prototype. It makes sense, too, The Digital Reader discovered when Qualcomm whipped out the ereader mock-up at CES On The Hill this week; rather than backlighting the display, the new mirasol model actually has an embedded front light.

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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’s Liquavista buy-out official: color video e-paper and more in pipeline

Samsung’s Liquavista buy-out official: color video e-paper and more in pipeline

Liquavista has confirmed that it has been acquired by Samsung, as was reported earlier this week, with the electrowetting display specialists now a fully-owned affiliate. According to Samsung's press release, it will use the electrowetting tech to produce devices - presumably including ereaders and tablets - that can support color video playback with e-paper displays. Meanwhile, future applications include transparent, transmissive and transflective displays.

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Samsung reportedly buys Liquavista e-paper specialists [Updated]

Samsung reportedly buys Liquavista e-paper specialists [Updated]

Samsung has reportedly bought Liquavista, the electrowetting screen specialists whose e-paper displays were poised to take on E Ink and mirasol. Neither company has confirmed the deal, but a translated Dutch job listing suggests that "the organization has a new Liquavista division of Samsung."

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iriver Story HD boasts highest resolution 6-inch ereader screen

iriver Story HD boasts highest resolution 6-inch ereader screen

With tablets monopolizing the market and consumer mindshare, many ereader manufacturers are turning to color displays in order to compete. iriver has different ideas: the iriver Story HD is being billed as the world's highest resolution 6-inch ebook reader, thanks to a new XGA e-paper panel from LG Display.

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