A startup has figured out a way to take large displays made up of arrays of LEDs and shrink them down to make displays that are very small, efficient, and bright.
Gigapixel photography has emerged as an affordable and effective way to make absurdly detailed high resolution images, but to really immerse yourself in a gigapixel image, you need two things: an imposingly large display wall, and a second gigapixel image to render the whole thing in stereo 3D. We found this combination at Siggraph, and it's epic.
This 160-inch, 175-degree curved screen is the kind of item that could render you incapable of stringing two coherent words together. Whether this is because this screen will wrap you up in gaming glory, or because it ridiculously expensive (more on that later) you can't help but be dazzled by it.
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.