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  • The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones

    The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones

    Years ago I called for a black and white computer, and that strange desire still lives within me today. While no one has yet taken me up on this amazing idea, the monochrome devices that do exist have improved, yet are still frustratingly limited in their capabilities. That’s why the reMarkable tablet is such a pleasure to me. They went full e-paper. Read More

  • Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

    Sony revamps its Digital Paper tablet with new screen and interface

    Sony’s mammoth 13-inch Digital Paper tablet, essentially a huge Kindle you can write on, is still a pretty rare sight, but I’ve always had a soft spot for it. So I’m glad the company is doubling down on this unique device type and making some significant improvements with a new model. Read More

  • Flexible e-paper display is full color but less than a micrometer thick

    Flexible e-paper display is full color but less than a micrometer thick

    Reflective displays like those found on e-readers are great for black-and-white text, but color has yet to make a compelling play on them. That may change with the serendipitous discovery of a full-color e-paper material that’s also flexible and power-efficient. Read More

  • Rumor Has It That Pebble Is On The Rocks Even With $18 Million In The Bank

    Rumor Has It That Pebble Is On The Rocks Even With $18 Million In The Bank

    Smartwatch maker Pebble seems to be in some trouble. According to sources close to the company, the company is having trouble maintaining its growth and has turned to a Silicon Valley bank for a $5 million loan and $5 million line of credit. Valley VCs have been turning down the company’s requests for new capital. Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky offered no comment. The company, which… Read More

  • Rewriteable, Non-Electric E-Paper Makes Big Promises, But Is It Really Useful?

    Rewriteable, Non-Electric E-Paper Makes Big Promises, But Is It Really Useful?

    A new display technology called i2R e-paper is making the rounds today. It’s developed by ITRI, a Taiwanese research company that has produced flexible AMOLED and LCD displays in the past. i2R is essentially a plastic substrate with a heat-activated liquid crystal coating: you pass it through a thermal printer and a 300dpi monochrome image is impressed on its surface — until you… Read More

  • Video: Fujitsu Shows Next-Generation Color E-Paper

    Electronic paper has come a long way, but displaying content in color in a way that makes sense (refresh rate, resolution etc.) is still a problem. One of the bigger companies working on color e-papers is Fujitsu whose FLEPia is among the most advanced devices out there. The FLEPia went through several iterations since its launch in 2007, and now Fujitsu has showcased the latest version last… Read More

  • Video: Bridgestone’s Flexible (And Pretty Cool) E-Paper "AeroBee"

    In April last year, we’ve shown you a prototype of the the QR-LPD (Quick Response Liquid Power Display), a flexible e-paper developed by Japanese tire maker Bridgestone. Fast forward to April 2011, and it turns out the company has not only rebranded the e-paper to “AeroBee” but also used the time to improve the technology. Read More

  • Sony Makes Their Entry Into The "Flexible E-Paper" Party

    Sony joins LG, HP, and… themselves (just noticed that) in the race to put out a decent flexible display. This one, being shown at a dealer convention, is an e-ink based display with a plastic substrate, allowing it to be flexed and possibly rolled. I’m guessing that picture pretty much shows the limit of its flexibility, though. Can’t wait till you can write on one of… Read More

  • LG Prepping 9.7" Color E-Ink Displays And 19" Grayscale Ones For Market

    E-ink, you are everywhere already. But LG wants you even more everywhere. So they’re putting more effort into the production of bigger, better E-paper displays. They’re showing off a couple new models, though nothing radical. Still, a 9.7″ color E-ink display and a gigantic, flexible tabloid-sized one? Sign me up. Read More

  • Samsung Bails On E-Paper – Keeps Making E-Readers

    Samsung has bailed on the e-paper reader market, citing the display costs as being too expensive. Electronista reports that this doesn’t mean they are completely out of the business though, as they are still planning on producing an e-book reader that uses an LCD display instead. You’ll remember that we showed you the a new Samsung reader that was announced at CES ealier this year… Read More

  • Tire maker Bridgestone shows world's first flexible e-book reader

    Tire maker Bridgestone isn’t the first company that comes to mind when thinking about electronic paper, but the company has been experimenting in this field for quite some time now. Today, Bridgestone claimed that it has developed the world’s first flexible e-book reader [JP]. The device, which is pictured above, uses electronic paper (instead of, say, an LCD) and will display… Read More

  • New e-paper tech promises better contrast and color

    Although the Kindle 2’s screen is much improved over the first one’s, it still lacks the contrast and brightness of a normal piece of paper. Obviously real paper is the gold standard for e-paper, and lots of research is being done to make the devices more like the real thing. Research published recently in Nature Photonics describes an e-ink display method that promises to be… Read More

  • Color e-paper you can write on? Yes, please

    I can’t imagine that this stuff is cost-effective right now, but in a couple years? Damn, I might just buy me a Kindle 5. The writing bit could be handy, but its direct input method (just giving the magnetized powder a green light at point of contact, looks like) suggests to me that it may not be able to store that writing. Pure speculation on my part. Video inside. Looks sweet. Read More

  • Tokyo uses e-paper as disaster prevention measure

    While the rest of the world is waiting for the breakthrough of e-paper as part of everyday life, Japan seems to be a step further. Tokyo-based Toppan Printing has developed electronic papers that can be used as flexible information displays in the case of major disasters such as earth quakes. Read More

  • Sharp unveils LCD panel with integrated memory function

    Sharp has developed LCD screens with a memory function that makes it possible to save the displayed content after the power supply is cut off. A number of prototypes (in 1.7-, 2.4-, 6.1- and 14.1-inch sizes) was showcased at the FPD International 2008 show in Tokyo, with just the two small versions being in color. Sharp sees its screens as a possible new alternative to e-paper, to be used… Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Citizen demonstrates mini e-paper prototype (video)

    The video shows Citizen‘s so-called Denshi peepa (e-paper) display, which has an amazing quality but wasn’t as impressive as Fujitsu’s FLEPIa e-reader. Read More

  • Plastic Logic will show off a fancy, new electronic paper device today

    She’s on the left Is electronic paper ready to hit the big time? Plastic Logic is set to unveil a version of electronic paper at Demo (a tech trade show in San Diego) today, one that the reeling newspaper industry desperately wants to succeed. The device still doesn’t have a name, nor will it have a price—we’ll have to wait until CES to find out what it costs (provided… Read More

  • Germany's Telekom is developing a Kindle competitor

    Read&Go, an e-paper from France Telecom One of Europe’s biggest telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom, is developing a portable e-reader, apparently a competitor for Amazon’s Kindle. There are no pictures of the new device available at this point. The German powerhouse plans a test run with a few dozen prototypes in Berlin this fall. The project is code-named… Read More