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There is a big push for various 3D technologies in the current market. Whether you're a fan or foe, the industry is pushing forward with 3D at a torrid pace. Recently, we had a chance to test 3D Vision Surround from NVIDIA and came away impressed by the experience. It was only a matter of time before we got our hands on more hardware... Read more...
Color e-ink. It's a fairly tale, of sorts. It's a technology that we know exists, and we know that many companies are working on making it into something that can be produced commercially. But today, the only e-paper that exists in the consumer realm is the black/white kind that's found on the NOOK and Kindle. For well over five years, certain... Read more...
Chris Ball, the Lead Software Engineer for the OLPC project, made a series of announcements this week about the direction the low-cost laptop is taking, not the least of which is the addition of a multitouch display. That's right folks, the next iteration of the XO laptop -- XO-1.75 -- will sport a touchscreen display, and so will upcoming... Read more...
NEC is adding two new models to its entry-grade E Series with the announcement of the new 46-inch E461 and 55-inch E551. With these two new models, NEC's affordable line of professional displays now spans a range of sizes from 32-inch to 55-inch displays. The two new models offer full high-definition 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.... Read more...
In need of a new monitor? Samsung has you covered. The company has just announced an expansion in the Touch of Color line with the 30 and 50 Series LED-backlit LCD monitors, though right now there are just two main models being revealed in those lines. The BX2350 and BX2335 are both refined and revamped compared to last year's ToC displays,... Read more...
E Ink introduced the next generation of its electronic paper display technology called Pearl. Pearl expands the capabilities of reflective displays by offering a contrast ratio that's approximately 50% greater than today's offerings. According to E Ink, Pearl enables eReaders to offer a contrast ratio typical of paperback books compared to... Read more...
Call the whole 3D craze nothing more than a hyped up gimmick if you will (and maybe you're right), but if that's the case, this is shaping up to be one of the most lucrative gimmicks in recent times. According to the number crunchers over at NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service, Americans have spent over $55 million on 3D-capable televisions... Read more...
With all the hoopla surrounding 3D displays, we wondered if anyone would bother releasing a traditional LCD monitor anymore. ViewSonic answered that question today by lifting the curtain on their new VG28 series, the latest in a line of ergonomic widescreen LCD displays with Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT certifications. The new models come in... Read more...
It's still too early to tell whether these types of information displays are going to be a hit in the mainstream, but with Sony entering with the Dash, there's at least a slight chance. Chumby Industries has been creating these types of displays, which are basically a digital photo frame but with web connectivity and access to a number of... Read more...
We don't know if the emerging 3D craze will end up a mere blip in the history of home entertainment or, if like netbooks, this will become the newest must-have technology, but if the 3D market does fall flat on its face, it won't be for a lack of effort from Sony. On the contrary, the electronics maker this week... Read more...
They say there's a first time for everything, and that apparently applies to Samsung as well. The company best known for its hard drives and LCD monitors this week announced the SP-H03, "a self-contained personal device," as Samsung describes it, or the first pico projector the company has ever made (as we would describe it). "With portable... Read more...
Like the Boston Celtics (put a sock in it, Lakers fans), Plasma technology refuses to whither away quietly, no matter what fancy new technologies (like LED-backlit displays) try to takes its place. Don't believe it? Try telling that to Panasonic, which has just announced a pair of new large screen 3D Plasma displays, the 3D Viera TH-P46VT2... Read more...
You know what the world needs? More multi-touch. Don't think we're being sarcastic, because we most certainly are not. Multi-touch has changed the way we interact with our computers and gadgets, and it's clear that touch is the input method of the future, at least with portable electronics. Companies are becoming... Read more...
Display Taiwan 2010 has followed Computex in order to keep the trade show floors humming in Taipei, and the panel makers are out in full force showcasing their latest goods. AUO is a company that few people recognize, but that most LCD buyers should be quite familiar with. AUO makes a great many of the panels that end... Read more...
Secondary LCD monitors are growing in popularity. Mimo Monitors seems to come out with a new version every couple of months, and more companies are beginning to create similar rivals. And Samsung, for example, is taking the product category to an entirely different platform. Most of these USB-driven, secondary monitors are around 7" diagonal;... Read more...
We figured it would only be a matter of time before this happened, and now that touch panels are really taking off, Albatron is looking to take advantage of a huge market opportunity. Today, the only (easy) way to enjoy a touch experience is to totally upgrade your machine; you either have to buy a new touch-ready all-in-one PC, a new touch-ready... Read more...
It's something you look at every day, it's your monitor. Are you happy with it? Could it stand to be upgraded? In the world of new CPUs, GPUs and RAM, the LCD often gets overlooked. Dell has just introduced a new pair of screens, both of which boast high-end features with low-end price tags. The U2211H and U2311H both utilize in-plane switching... Read more...
Wow, talk about getting two pennies for your thoughts. If you have been dreaming of a new widescreen monitor, particularly one in the 27" category, this week is certainly a good one to be looking. Yesterday NEC introduced a new 27" LCD designed for use by creative professionals, and today ViewSonic has introduced... Read more...
Larger may not always be superior, but in the case of LCD monitors, bigger is almost always the best choice if you have the space to spare. Dell, HP and Apple have all caused quite a lot of drool to be spilled thanks to their high-end, high resolution LCD panels, and now NEC is deciding not to sit on the sidelines any longer. NEC Display has... Read more...
3D HDTVs are set to continually roll out throughout the year now; most were announced at CES, and just now companies are starting to ship their newest sets. Panasonic is destined to become a pretty big player in the space, with the company this week announcing pricing and nationwide retail availability dates for the... Read more...
While we tend to get worked up into a frenzy over the latest DX11 graphics cards and get deep into the latest multi-core processor releases, displays get comparatively little bandwidth here. Maybe it's because it is much more difficult to definitively quantify which monitor is better than another using a standard benchmark.... Read more...
While we tend to get worked up into a frenzy over the latest DX11 graphics cards and get deep into the latest multi-core processor releases, displays get comparatively little bandwidth here. Maybe it's because it is much more difficult to definitively quantify which monitor is better than another using a standard benchmark.... Read more...
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