A transparent photovoltaic film that lives on top of traditional displays could provide substantial amounts of power to mobile devices. By substantial, we mean that as long as you spend enough time outside, you might never have to charge your phone ever again.
By hooking a Kinect sensor up to one of those funky spherical Pufferfish displays, the Technology Studio in the UK has built itself a desktop version of the unblinking Eye of Sauron, which follows you around with its gaze. It's almost creepy enough to make you want to turn invisible.
Everything is better if you can stuff it into your mouth without having to deal with shards of plastic and glass, and a research group from the University of Tokyo has developed what they're calling an "edible display."
Your fancy 3D TV is really a far cry from 3D, only giving you two slightly different viewpoints of a single, flat scene to create the illusion of depth and being able to see around corners. A new system that uses multiple projectors and fog displays full color 3D images that you can walk all the way around.
This six foot tall holographic display system is large enough to display people at pretty close to life size. It could be your big screen holographic TV and your first holographic phone system, all in one.
All those 3DTVs and virtual reality goggles are soon to be rendered obsolete by contact lenses with built-in LED arrays that can display images on top of your retinas, whether you want them to or not.
Stereoscopic 3D (the kind with the glasses) is clunky and annoying and doesn't give you much besides a little bit of fake depth, no matter what all of those commercials featuring stuff jumping out of 3D TVs try to get you to believe. Holograms, on the other hand, are serious 3D. We're all waiting on 3D holographic TV, but in the mean time these holographic maps are pretty sick.
Most of us aren't lucky enough to have a Super AMOLED display in their computer, much less their cell phone. But before you start smugly flaunting your Galaxy Tab, you should know that the next generation of LED display technology is already here, and it's quantum.
How thin do displays need to go before they are too slim? If you have an unhealthy obsession with super thin electronics then AOC has a thin computer monitor for you. Its latest LED-lit displays are only 0.5-inches thick.
During Apple's Back to the Mac event last month, Steve Jobs went on record about touchscreen PCs, declaring that they're "ergonomically terrible." The comments inspired us to call HP, who aggressively markets touchscreen PCs under its TouchSmart brand. We asked their reps what they thought of Jobs' remarks.