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E-Reading: A Midterm Progress Report

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E-readers have been around long enough now that the novelty has largely worn off. To be sure, we still get the occasional article or blog post celebrating the smell of "real books" and denouncing the disembodied fakery of text on a screen, but not nearly as many as in recent...
E-Reading: A Midterm Progress Report

MIT develops holographic, glasses-free 3D TV

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The masterful engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are busy working on a type of 3D display capable of presenting that elusive third dimension without any eye gear. We say “elusive” because what you’ve been presented at your local cinema (with 3D glasses) or on your Nintendo 3DS...
MIT develops holographic, glasses-free 3D TV

Building Xbox One: An inside look at Microsoft's play for the next generation of gaming

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The engineers in Microsoft's windowless next-gen Xbox silicon lab are rattled. And understandably so. We're in their office, after all, and we have a mess of cameras in the one place you're not allowed to have cameras (or even cellphones). We're obviously outsiders on Microsoft's multi-building, security-heavy Mountain View...
Building Xbox One: An inside look at Microsoft's play for the next generation of gaming
Allerta's Pebble smartwatch comes to Kickstarter with E Ink display

MasterCard shows 'Display Cards' with LCD screen and PIN

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MasterCard announced it is rolling out new, high-tech credit cards featuring touch-sensitive buttons and LCD screens to users of Standard Chartered Bank Singapore. These new cards have what is called "Display Card" technology, which lets users generate a One-Time Password (OTP) for extra security during online banking sessions. According...
MasterCard shows 'Display Cards' with LCD screen and PIN

SmartGlass, Xbox 360 and the battle for the connected living room

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Announced at the E3 conference on Monday, SmartGlass is a new smartphone app that Microsoft sees as its entry point to our digital entertainment futureBe in no doubt: all the major games console manufacturers want a space in your living room, below your TV and providing all your screened content...
SmartGlass, Xbox 360 and the battle for the connected living room

Pixel Qi promises tablet displays that meet iPad 3 quality — and draw much less power

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Pixel Qi, a Silicon Valley company that makes innovative LCD screens for mobile devices, says its latest generation displays meet or exceed the quality of the iPad 3′s Retina display resolution. In a blog post today, the company’s chief executive, Mary Lou Jepsen, said her company is “finalizing” the development of...
Pixel Qi promises tablet displays that meet iPad 3 quality — and draw much less power

Clean your screen

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Billyy asked the Laptops forum for screen-cleaning advice. My instructions also apply to desktop monitors, HDTVs, cell phones, and tablets. [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] You don't need an expensive kit to clean an LCD screen. You can remove...
Clean your screen
After Tim Cook interview, prepare for lots of weaksauce Apple Television rumors!

London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

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I’m not sure how I feel about this. The object you’re looking at right now is what the city of London calls a “smart bin.” Built by Renew, the smart bins are being installed on the streets of London and have two massive LCD screens slapped on the sides. According...
London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

Samsung plans to terminate LCD supply contract with Apple

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Starting next year, Samsung will no longer supply LCD screens to Apple, as the rift between the rival technology companies continues to widen....
Samsung plans to terminate LCD supply contract with Apple
Could a patent dispute take the Kindle off the market?
Samsung Takes 3% Stake in Sharp, Key Supplier of iPhone and iPad Screens

Sharp is bringing full-HD LCD viewing to the masses with new 5-inch mobile displays

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Sharp is doing its part to bridge the gap between big screen technology and mobile devices after it revealed that it has begun producing 5-inch full-HD LCD panels that it says bring the pixel density of a full HD-LCD TV to smartphone screens. The 1,080 by 1,920 pixel panels generate...
Sharp is bringing full-HD LCD viewing to the masses with new 5-inch mobile displays
iPad Mini Production Has Kicked Off, Says WSJ: 7.85-Inch LCD Screen, No Retina Display

Using ClearType Tuner in Windows 7

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Back in Windows XP there was an important Power toy created to enable ClearType for users of LCD screens. Now it’s standard in Windows 7, but you may not know about it. So let’s take a look. Access Clear Type in Windows 7 Click on the Start Menu and type...
Using ClearType Tuner in Windows 7

Corning shows slim and flexible Willow Glass

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Corning, which makes Gorilla Glass found in many portable electronics such as smartphones, tablets, and notebooks, has now introduced a new product called Willow Glass. It's promised to be very thin and flexible, allowing future gadgets to be wrapped completely in it, Corning said. Willow Glass will support thinner backplanes...
Corning shows slim and flexible Willow Glass

Mystery Over Samsung's Role in Apple's Supply Chain

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Samsung has poured cold water over yesterday's claims that one of its oldest ties with Apple was to come to an end. The firms have enjoyed a relationship on the supply chain front for many years, with the Korean firm providing LCD screens for the U.S. firm's devices. The report...
Mystery Over Samsung's Role in Apple's Supply Chain

Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

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Investors take fright after Wall Street Journal suggests move indicates weakening of demandApple's shares dipped below $500 on Monday as Wall Street took fright over reports that it had cut orders for parts from screen suppliers for its iPhone 5 - but others said the reaction was overdone.The Nikkei newspaper...
Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

3M, Nanosys using quantum dots to improve LCD color

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Nanosys and the Optical Systems division of 3M are collaborating on a way to improve LCD screens. The Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) uses the light emitting properties of quantum dots to enhance the backlight for LCDs, improving color by a claimed 50 percent compared to normal methodologies.......
3M, Nanosys using quantum dots to improve LCD color

MISEK: Here's Why Apple Didn't Make A TV This Year (AAPL)

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Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has a big report on Apple this morning. We've already covered some of his predictions about the iPhone here and here. (He's calling for iPhone 5S in June and says Apple is testing an iPhone 6 with a big screen.) In the report, he also...
MISEK: Here's Why Apple Didn't Make A TV This Year (AAPL)

Fujifilm intros FinePix S4200 and SL240 not-quite-DSLRs

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Fujifilm has just released the FinePix S4200 and FinePix SL240 bridge cameras that were introduced at CES. They don't have interchangeable lenses but are more functional than run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot cameras. Much is shared between then, including 14-megapixel sensors, 24x zoom lenses, and 3-inch LCD screens.......
Fujifilm intros FinePix S4200 and SL240 not-quite-DSLRs

London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

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I’m not sure how I feel about this. The object you’re looking at right now is what the city of London calls a “smart bin.” Built by Renew, the smart bins are being installed on the streets of London and have two massive LCD screens slapped on the sides. According...
London Implements “Smart Bins” Before 2012 Olympics

If You Use A Computer At Night You Need To Download This Free App Right Now

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There is a ton of research that tells us using a computer for extended amounts of time is bad for our vision. There's free app called f.lux that softens the light computer screens emit, helping you look at the screen longer. And it actually works. F.lux automatically adjusts your screen's color...
If You Use A Computer At Night You Need To Download This Free App Right Now
"Screensucking" Is Sapping American Productivity And Innovation

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook with GlowLight in action (video)

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Barnes & Noble beat out Amazon and Sony today by delivering the first E-Ink device with a built-in light, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. It may seem like a minor victory, but for E-Ink fanatics the new Nook is a sign of things to come. I chatted with...
Barnes & Noble’s new Nook with GlowLight in action (video)

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - review

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Probably the best e-reader on the market, with a backlit screen making it possible to read in any light and increased contrastIf you still prefer real books to electronic gizmos, then Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite - which has just started shipping in the UK - is a good reason to think...
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - review
Donkey Kong's failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines

A Little Night Reading With Light-Up Devices

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We’ve all been there: The person on one side of the bed is ready to sleep while the person on the other side wants to stay up and read a little longer. The night owl usually wins because the sleepy one is too tired to argue. [ See post to...
A Little Night Reading With Light-Up Devices

Mitsubishi seals the fate of rear-projection TVs, discontinues its last line

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Mitsubishi has announced that it will be discontinuing its line of rear-projection televisions, marking the end of the affordable but clunky television technology. The company bet it all on RPTVs last year, ceasing its production of LCD televisions entirely despite the fact that other major manufacturers had already abandoned...
Mitsubishi seals the fate of rear-projection TVs, discontinues its last line
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