Hitachi announced [JP] a new mobile 3D screen today: the IPS-based LCD is sized at a respectable 4.5 inches, doesn’t require glasses to view pictures in 3D and has 400 cd/m2 brightness in 2D mode and 470 cd/m2 brightness in 3D mode. But perhaps the biggest selling point is the fantastic resolution of 1,280×720. → Read More
A Japanese company called Global Wave has developed a special film, which can be used to transform any given 2D LCD screen into a naked-eye 3D display – just applying it to the LCD is enough. Global Wave says the so-called Pic3D sheet is the first of its kind. → Read More
Can you imagine owning a TV with 16 times the resolution of HDTV (or, in other words, about the same resolution as IMAX)? That’s 7,680×4,320 pixels, and today Sharp (in cooperation with Japanese national TV broadcaster NHK) showed a 85-inch LCD TV boasting that spec, also known as Ultra HDTV or Super Hi-Vision. → Read More
Students at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have created a “Reality Touch Screen,” a 10 meter long touchscreen that accepts up to 100 multitouch inputs at a time. As we see from this short video, the effects they’ve been able to create are wild and the sensitivity looks great.
Behind the long screen are six cameras and 16 infrared lights. When you touch the screen, a small amount… → Read More
If you currently look for a large sub display for your computer, Japanese accessory maker Green House has a pretty interesting solution in its pipeline: the GH-USD16K [JP] is a 15.6-inch LCD screen that boasts a power consumption of just 5W and requires only a USB 2.0 connection to work. → Read More
Another day, another 3D-related news item. I guess you never heard about Hibino, but the Tokyo-based electronics company has shown two interesting new products [JP, PDF] today. First, there’s the ChromaLED 3D6, a LED-based display system that’s sized at a whopping 280 inches (pictured) and that can produce 3D images. → Read More
What you see pictured above is the world’s smallest full HD display. It’s been unveiled today by ORTUS, a joint venture established between Casio and Toppan Printing earlier this year. Sized at just 4.8 inches, the HAST (Hyper Amorphous Silicon TFT) screen features 1,920×1,080 resolution and a pixel density of 458ppi. → Read More
One of the highlights of this year’s CEATEC (a technology exhibition that took place in Japan earlier this month and which we covered extensively) was TDK’s booth. The company showed two prototypes of passive matrix mini OLED panels, one of which is transparent and the other flexible (like the one Sony showed earlier this year). → Read More
In late 2008, we’ve shown you a wraparound view video system for vehicles that was developed by Fujitsu. While that system was pretty cool, we can now show you a video of the updated version. The system is still based on four video cameras mounted around a vehicle, and it produces images in 3D. To be more specific, users can view 3D images that are projected onto a “3D curved” surface. → Read More
Sharp today in Japan presented the PN-V601 [press release in English], a multi.screen display system, which – at 6.5mm – features the world’s thinnest bezel separation. In other words, Sharp managed to design the display, which consists of up to thirty 60-inch LCDs, so that it (almost) looks like one gigantic, “individual” screen. → Read More
OLEDs, which are said to lead the next wave of innovation in the TV space (after back-lit LCDs and 3D displays), come with plenty of advantages: they produce gorgeous images, they are self-luminous, light, and they’re flexible – very flexible. Case in point: a super-thin, Sony-made 4.1-inch OLED that actually wraps around a pencil, shown today in Japan. → Read More
We’re about to get yet another 3D display. This time, it’s Toshiba Mobile Display Corp. that’s prepping such a screen, an autostereoscopic (glasses-free), 21-inch 3D HD display “for use in next-generation 3D monitors”, to be more exact. Toshiba says the main selling points is that its new “integral imaging system” with 9-parallax design makes it possible for users to view 3D images from a wider… → Read More
A lot of sophisticated, portable gadgets nowadays have a touchscreen, but what if you could operate those gadgets with your fingers – without touching the display or any part of the device itself? A research team led by Masatoshi Ishikawa, a professor at the University of Tokyo, has developed a way to operate mobile devices by moving your fingers in mid-air. → Read More
Sony, Panasonic, NEC and now Sharp: All of these Japanese tech powerhouses are playing the 3D game now, but what about Hitachi? The biggest (sales-wise) of them all has been working on a glasses-free 3D projection system and sells a 3D cell phone in Japan (pictured), but Hitachi has been relatively quiet in terms of 3D.
Researchers at North Carolina State Univeristy have created a method to allow for full screen electronic Braille displays. Current Braille displays show one line at a time, severely limiting the value of the display. This will create a matrix of Braille readouts on a larger scale. The researchers have developed a concept called a “hydraulic and latching mechanism,” which would allow… → Read More
The infinity pools of the computing industry, frameless laptop screens are expected in the second or third quarter of this year, according to DigiTimes. → Read More
I’m going to be kind here and say that EVGA Interview is an interesting product. It is a dual monitor system with two 17-inch screens attached to a base. It’s a good idea, it really is. I’m just concerned that $600 is a bit much to pay for two screens in this configuration.
The trick here is that the screens turn over when you twist them into position. Want to show someone across the desk from… → Read More
Dude. Sweet. I don’t have kids, let alone anyone who really ever rides in the back seat of the car but if I did, I could easily justify a $130 outlay for not one, but two (two!) replacement headrests with built-in 7-inch LCD screens. Maybe I should just get these and then always ride in the back myself while the little lady handles the driving. → Read More
Have a burning need to install a large, multi-touch screen in your home or office? Well you’re in luck. DemandEvolution has created a multi-touch screen for artistic, office, and personal use that requires a projector and can then scan that screen for motion and react accordingly. Take a look at these wacky videos for a clearer picture. → Read More
It can be seen, along with everything else in his house, in this MTV Teen Cribs video (also embedded below) that focuses on his fifteen year old son. For the computer, jump to the 3:25 mark.
They don’t say anything about the processor, but the guy has an… → Read More
No real data on what appears to be a prototype FOLED screen that can fold into a smallish cellphone but I want. Every since William Gibson described a computer that folded out like a butterfly in Count Zero I’ve wanted something like this. → Read More
Go ahead and throw your new iPhone about with reckless abandon because it appears that replacing a cracked screen will set you back less than a hundred bucks. Our favorite WTF store, Brando, has the "spare part for iPhone 3g" for $85. Another $10.50 grabs the iPhone Opening Tools Kit for, well, opening up your iPhone. I’d be interested to see if the replacement screen would work… → Read More
I think some LEDs decided to die on my new MBP. I haven’t restarted as I’m trying to get some work done, but anyone else experience this? → Read More
Alienware’s Virginity Shield A friend of mine bought that flight chair from way back when that lets you sit in a deep bucket seat and control an on-screen plane or tank from the comfort of a womb-like simulator that will ensure you never get laid. Well, Alienware’s oddly cool but wildly impractical curved monitor is more of this same concept — something hardcore nerds will love… → Read More
That’s a big screen right there — 120 inches to be exact. It costs just under $4000 for a limited time (regular price is $4499) and comes with a two-player control panel featuring six buttons per player and 2 pairs of side pinball buttons. Wait, there’s more. → Read More