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Is a Sapphire Glass Apple Watch Even Worth It?

The world’s best (and most expensive) watches all have a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is incredibly hard, making them extremely scratch-resistant and almost scratch-proof under normal use. But sapphire is expensive, so most watches have a glass crystal instead, which isn’t as hard or scratch resistant as… » 6/29/15 3:42pm 6/29/15 3:42pm

Ultrawide vs Dual Monitors: Which Are Better for Productivity?

We love multiple monitor workstations, but “Ultrawide” displays, packing resolutions that rival two or three panels side-by-side, are looking better and better these days. After all, having more than one monitor doesn’t automatically make you more productive. Here’s how these new ultrawide monitors differ from a… » 4/06/15 2:42pm 4/06/15 2:42pm

How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking… » 1/27/15 3:10pm 1/27/15 3:10pm

Why Your Next TV Could (and Should) Be Stuffed With Quantum Dots

It's no secret that OLED televisions produce the best quality HDTV images on the market today. It's also no secret that OLED sets are ludicrously, obscenely expensive compared to conventional LEDs. But what if there were a way to produce OLED-quality images at a fraction of their current price? Oh hey, there is. » 1/06/15 3:54pm 1/06/15 3:54pm

Next-Gen Gorilla Glass Wants to Save Your Phone From Fateful Drops 

Few of us ever really bat an eye if we get a scratch or two on our smartphone's screen. The real heartbreaker is when the phone is accidentally dropped or knocked off a table and the screen shatters, leaving it completely unusable. It's a fate many of us have experienced before, and one that Corning now claims we'll… » 11/20/14 8:52am 11/20/14 8:52am

Sharp Crammed Over 4,000,000 Pixels On This Insane 4-Inch Display

The digital camera megapixels arms race might be over, but now smartphone display makers have taken up the cause, trying to cram as many pixels as possible into their screens. And Sharp has now claimed superpower status with a 4.1-inch display boasting a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, or 736ppi. For comparison,… » 11/12/14 8:46am 11/12/14 8:46am

Tri-Fold Touchscreen OLED Could Give You Way More Smartphone Real Estate

In addition to satellites and computers smaller than a giant room, Arthur C. Clarke also predicted mobile touchscreen devices that could be crumpled up like a handkerchief and stuffed in a pocket. Thanks to researchers at Japan's Semiconductor Energy Laboratory company, we're almost there. » 11/03/14 8:57am 11/03/14 8:57am

LG's New Smartphone Display Has the World's Thinnest 0.7mm Bezel

The best way to maximize the screen real estate on a smartphone without turning it into a massive phablet is to whittle away as much of the wasted space around the display as possible. And with its new 5.3-inch full HD LCD panel, LG has managed to reduce the size of the display's bezel to just 0.7mm—which is thinner… » 10/30/14 8:26am 10/30/14 8:26am