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Friday
Jul202012

Audi Opens Car-Free Digital Showroom

Friday
Jul202012

Nintendo Wii U: LCD Touchscreen

Image via Stack Gamer

"Wii U will offer a new controller, called the "GamePad," with a 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen that promises to eclipse traditional controller displays. The GamePad will incorporate both traditional analog sticks and touchscreen capability for a more advanced handheld gaming experience. It will also allows users to continue gaming when the TV is turned off, by viewing the game on the controller's high resolution display. GamePad specs also include motion control, camera, microphone, speakers, rumble features and a sensor bar." via Stack Gamer

Friday
Jul202012

LG Display, SNU join hands for next-generation displays

The company said that the two sides will establish the LGD-SNU Cooperation Center within the university’s Research Institute of Advanced Materials to push forward in making Korea the “Mecca” of the world’s leading R&D in display. The corporate-academic center will house top engineers, researchers and professors from the university and LG Display who can work as a team to develop proprietary display technology, including organic light-emitting diode." via The Korea Herald

Friday
Jul202012

Aware Bear Computers Now Repairs Apple iPhone 4 and 4s Shattered Screens Broken LCDs and Cracked Digitizers in the Greater Rochester, NY Area

"Aware Bear Computers charges $70 to replace a cracked or broken front glass on the Apple iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s. Not all models allow us to replace just the damaged glass; the newer Apple iPhones require the replacement of the whole front assembly, since the glass and LCD are glued together. The in store flat rate charge to replace the whole screen assembly is $130. This is a great way for people to save money and avoid paying over $650+ on a new Apple phone when purchased at full retail price” Mentions Andre Leite Alves from Aware Bear Computers." via PRWeb

Friday
Jul202012

Journal of Radiology Inc. Signs License Agreement With Interactive Spaces For Its Technology

"Interactive Spaces is a Canadian based company specializing in touchless, gesture recognition - hand and body motion enabled, multi-touch software solutions that provide an innovative new way of interfacing with consumers. This technology is rapidly becoming one of the most effective ways of engaging people in a public space – providing both entertainment and relevant information." via The Sacramento Bee

Friday
Jul202012

The iPad kiosk debate continues

"But, I do not see iPad kiosks as the future of the kiosk world. What I think it did was to help people rethink kiosks and create new ways of building an even better interactive display. Plus, the trend in the industry is moving toward larger displays with each passing year. In the years I've been in business, I have gone from 15-inch touchscreens to 46-inch HD screens equipped with real-time interactive mapping. While iPads can offer a trendy solution, they just cannot match the eye-catching picture of large screen HD display, especially in public. The larger screens are a huge attractor to passersby, especially in heavily trafficked areas like a hospital or a mall." via Self Service World

Friday
Jul202012

Brazil stops backing Foxconn's planned display fab, wants them to make OLEDs, not LCDs

"Foxconn is also the parent company of Chimei Innolux, so it has several possible sources of OLED production technology. If indeed they will decide to build a large OLED fab in Brazil, this could pave the way towards Apple's first OLED product" via OLED-Info

Friday
Jul202012

Music Box Powered By iPad Screen

Friday
Jul202012

Is a Stampede of Big LCD Displays Approaching?

Image via HDTV Magazine

"An ever-increasing number of dealers are now substituting the 80-inch TV for projector installations, motivated by client demand and a significant reduction in cost over a two-piece projection solution with motorized screen and ceiling mounts. ...As I mentioned earlier, the consumer TV business is in the tank for all but a handful of companies right now. But there is plenty of demand for commercial installation of these products either as public displays in areas with high ambient light or as replacements for two-piece front projector installations." via HDTV Magazine

Friday
Jul202012

Samsung to manufacture flexible AMOLED displays this quarter?

Image via DDaily

"The new Youm panels will be very thin — around 0.6mm — in comparison to the current-generation which measures around 1.8mm. Although the Korean conglomerate has shown off bendable, rollable displays in the past, DDaily says that the initial production run will still be protected by inflexible glass." via TheVerge

Friday
Jul202012

Demand for touch panel materials increases

"Touch screen panel materials such as ITO, OCA and cover lens are in high demand due to increasing tablet and smartphone shipments, according to sources. New tablet and smartphone models are being made in order to compete with Apple's new iPhone and iPad, which is causing panel makers to see a rise in both material orders and competition, said the sources." via DigiTimes

Friday
Jul202012

LG introduces new IPS Monitors with Cinema Screen Design and MHL!

 

Image via Akihabara News

"The IPS7 series uses In-Plane Switching (IPS) panels rather than conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) technology found in most monitors. This brings advantages in picture quality and color consistency, letting users enjoy the most vivid and true-to-life colors around. The IPS7 series produces an incredibly smooth viewing experience, without the blur that often accompanies rapid motion in action scenes, sports and video games. This means less stress on the eyes, even when using the monitor for an extended period of time. With improved response times when viewing motion pictures, users can enjoy the benefit of the smoothest entertainment experience around." via Akihabara News

Thursday
Jul192012

N-trig Single-Chip Solution Brings Pen and Multi-Touch Computing to the Small Screen

"While competing solutions require either two sensors or multiple chips to support pen and multi-touch, N-trig is the first company to offer both on a single chip and a single sensor, providing device manufacturers with a compact, low-power solution and paving the way for N-trig to enter the handheld market. The newest DuoSense chipset is optimized for a variety of screen sizes, ranging from 5" handhelds to 11" tablets, and offers an Analog-IC that allows for support of up to 15.6" portable PCs." via MarketWatch

Thursday
Jul192012

The Exceptional iMac G4: Ten years later

"With the launch of the flat-panel iMac G4, Steve Jobs declared, “The CRT is officially dead.” But the transition had already been underway: less than a year earlier, in May 2001, Apple had phased out its last modular CRT display, the 17in Apple Studio Display. By early 2002, the original iMac G3 remained the only CRT-bearing Mac left in Apple’s inventory. Interestingly, Apple backpedalled a bit with the release of the eMac (also launched in 2002), which relied on a CRT monitor to keep costs down for educational customers. But after that, it was flat panels or nothing for Apple." via Macworld

Thursday
Jul192012

Use capacitive sensing to Implement reliable liquid level sensing

"Capacitive sensing technology has become the primary technology underlying touch interfaces.  However, capacitive sensing is not limited to creating dynamic buttons and sliders on different appliances for the user interface. There are numerous applications where capacitive sensing can replace traditional ways of implementing specific functions like liquid level sensing, humidity sensing, and sensing of metallic objects. This article will discuss how to implement liquid level measurement using capacitive sensing technology." via EE Times

Thursday
Jul192012

In Easy Steps: How to replace the broken iPhone 4/4S screen

Image via News Pakistan

"Though the back can be removed easily by letting loose two screws and sliding open the cover. However, the screen, as it goes with Apple products, is a  work cut out for a patient and tech-savvy person. But it is not to say that the task is impossible." via News Pakistan

Thursday
Jul192012

How 3D TVs and other displays work

 

Image via PC Advisor

"It isn’t too hard to appreciate how a camera with two lenses is able to record the two (left-eye and right-eye) images necessary for 3D. What’s much more difficult is designing a viewing system that ensures that each eye sees only one of those two images. Over the years countless types of stereoscopic display have been devised." via PC Advisor

Thursday
Jul192012

Intel working on touch-enabled ultrabooks

"Chip maker Intel is powering full steam ahead on its ultrabook vision with more than 140 ultrabooks powered by its Ivy Bridge chipset in the works - up from the 110 it said it was working on in May. Of those, 40 will be touch-enabled ultrabooks sporting both a qwerty keyboard and a touch-sensitive display, said Intel CEO Paul Otellini during the company’s recent investor call." via Hindustan Times

Thursday
Jul192012

Projected capacitive touch - ITO layout evolution

"As one after another handheld consumer electronics gadgets such as tablets and smartphones emerges in the market, touch panel technology, with its capability to enable smaller devices, lower manufacturing cost and intuitive user experience on small screens, is no longer confined to conventional industrial/commercial applications like kiosks, KTV jukeboxes, machines at production lines, POS and ATM. It is gradually replacing traditional keyboard/mouse as the major interface for man-machine communication and interaction on personal devices. DisplaySearch forecasts that global touch control module shipment will reach 1.4 billion units by 2015 with a revenue totaling US$9 billion. Japan's Fuji Keizai also estimates that by 2016, the market will grow 110.5% from 2011 with a total output at JPY775.3 billion." via DigiTimes

Thursday
Jul192012

Prime View, Hydis License FFS Display Technology to Sharp

"Industry executives pointed out that Sharp needs the licensing to win Apple’s contracts to make Apple iTVs. Apple has applied the technology to iPads and iTVs. ...Liu estimated FFS application will extend beyond smartphones and tablet PCs to laptops and TVs soon." via CENS