Playful responses to public interactive displays surprise researchers
Designers of large public interactive displays (PIDs) should expect playful responses to these displays. This was the unexpected finding from a study by an inter-disciplinary group of designers and computer ...
Apple, NTT Docomo reach deal on iPad sales
Apple has reached an agreement with Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo for iPad sales in Japan, the companies said Wednesday.
Flexible, transparent thin film transistors raise hopes for flexible screens
(Phys.org) —The electronics world has been dreaming for half a century of the day you can roll a TV up in a tube. Last year, Samsung even unveiled a smartphone with a curved screen—but it was solid, not ...
Liquid crystal as lubricant
Thanks to a new lubricant, small gears can run with virtually no friction. Made from liquid crystalline fluid, these lubricants drastically reduce friction and wear.
Review: Smart watches show promise, but need work
If you believe the technorati, one of the next big things in consumer electronics will be smart watches. After testing a pair of prominent new smart watches in recent weeks, my quick take is this: Smart watches ...
Inexpensive, flexible large area neutron detectors to monitor movement of fissile materials
Researchers in the US are capitalising on the falling cost of TFT-based flat panel display manufacture to produce inexpensive, flexible large area neutron detectors to help monitor the movement of fissile ...
Human Media Lab introduces shape-changing smartphone (w/ Video)
Device could boost image quality for phones, computers and TVs
(Phys.org) —A device created by UCLA researchers could lead to a significant leap in the quality of images on smartphones, computer displays, TVs and inkjet printers.
Apple applies for patent on 'Interactive Three-Dimensional Display System'
A greener source of polyester—cork trees
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are figuring out ...
Inspired by moth eyeballs, chemists develop gold coating that dims glare
(Phys.org) —All that's gold does not glitter, thanks to new work by UC Irvine scientists that could reduce glare from solar panels and electronic displays and dull dangerous glints on military weapons.
Chip-on-glass LCD drivers for high-resolution, vertical alignment displays
NXP Semiconductors today announced the production ramp-up of two new chip-on-glass (COG) LCD drivers – the PCA8539 and the PCA2117 – specifically designed for driving vertical alignment (VA) displays. ...
Japan LCD screen giant plans $4.0 bn share sale
Japan Display, the world's biggest maker of screens for smartphones and tablet computers, on Monday announced details of a share offering that could raise up to $4.0 billion.
TU Dresden using Europe's largest interactive display wall for research purposes
Following a very successful testing phase, a high-resolution interactive display wall by Finnish company MultiTouch Ltd. is being used for research and education in one of the labs of the Chair of Multimedia-Technology ...