Fancy the new iPad's whopping 2048x1536 Retina display, but wish it could be readable in direct sunlight, like those Pixel Qi netbook displays? Pixel Qi says it has a display that can one-up Apple's.
I can tell that your posture is absolutely terrible. I know you're slouching thanks to this pair of high-powered binoculars I have right here. (And put some pants on — have you no shame?). That said, I'm getting tired of checking up on every last one of you in person, which is why Philips has developed this new anti-slouch monitor.
That much-vaunted "retina display" on Apple's new iPad is pretty fancy, but at nearly 10 inches diagonal and weighing 1.5 pounds, you have to deal with a huge piece of hardware. Instead, wouldn't you rather have a display with the same number of pixels in less than an inch of space? Sure you would!
It's not slim. It's not sexy. But if contrast, dynamic range, and color fidelity matter to you, Dolby's PRM-4200 Professional Reference Monitor is quite possibly the highest quality, most accurate, and most ludicrously expensive monitor that you'll never be able to afford.
As awful as paper is to use, it still has some things going for it: it's thin, it's light, and it can be folded into complex structures that predict the future. Instead of trying to cram paper books into digital e-readers, we should instead force our digital content to behave more like paper, and this prototype foldable touchscreen is exactly how it should happen.
It's a well-known fact that we here at DVICE will write about more or less anything involving lasers, even if it doesn't involve lasers. Fortunately, this display system actually does involve lasers, and it also involves invisibility. Whoa.
E Ink has been on a bit of a run lately, what with the whole e-book explosion. And it's easy to see why: E Ink offers inexpensive, ultra low power displays that are easy to read in direct sunlight. Does that mean that absolutely everything should have a handy little display on it? E Ink totally thinks so.
Each one of those lovely blue pixels in the picture above is in fact a little chamber containing thousands of bacteria, which turn themselves on and off in unison to create a living fluorescent display. It's not an infectious disease, it's a biopixel! Or, well, I guess maybe it's both.
Portals, a project by a grad student at Art Center College of Design in LA, lets you stick your hand into a display and directly manipulate a virtual world. It's not really virtual reality, and it's not really augmented reality. I'm not sure what reality to call it (a parallel reality, maybe), but the potential here is crazy.
Finally, a company marries a computer monitor with an iPhone dock that's actually useful. AOC's e2343Fi display isn't like any regular monitor; it features a 30-pin dock that outputs audio and video directly the docked iPad to the 23-inch screen. Why didn't Apple think of this?