Each of These Images Is Smaller Than the Width of a Human Hair

Oxford scientists just revealed a new kind of display technology that can render images smaller than the width of a human hair. The detailed images you see above were rendered on these flexible, nano-pixel displays. Would you believe that each one is smaller than the width of a human hair? And that's only the… » 7/10/14 3:00pm Thursday 3:00pm

Sony SmartWatch v. Galaxy Gear 2: Which Smartwatch Screen Is Best?

The floodgates for the next major smart device revolution are opening. And unless you have been living under a rock you already know that this time it's a smart watch, a long overdue update to what is essentially 19th century wristwatch technology. There are already a fair number of early players in this new… » 6/11/14 12:00pm 6/11/14 12:00pm

Folding OLED Displays Could Make a Bendy, Bright Kindle Someday

Well, e-ink, you've had a great run. You showed us that reading on electronic displays could be just as enjoyable as paper, and somehow you thrived in a world of color-screen tablets. But with these new OLED displays that can be folded up like a magazine, your days could finally be numbered. » 6/06/14 10:04am 6/06/14 10:04am

One Day Your Smartphone's Screen Could Be Used To Test Blood

Patients who rely on the use of coagulants to limit the formation of blood clots in their veins also require frequent and regular trips to the hospital for tests to monitor their blood flow. It's a time-consuming side effect that researchers at EPFL hope they've solved with a portable test that relies on a… » 3/17/14 9:20am 3/17/14 9:20am

A broken billboard looks psychedelically drugged out

It's okay. It's not just you. You didn't pop a pill you shouldn't have before your afternoon coffee. You're not in a dream world. The billboard actually looks like that in real life and apparently it's on purpose, the broken electronic billboard is being tested for all working colors. I see acid. » 1/21/14 10:30pm 1/21/14 10:30pm

These Low-Power LCD Displays Work Like e-Ink To Prolong Battery Life

The simple black and white e-ink display inside your Kindle lets you read book after book on a single charge, but when it comes to devices displaying multimedia content like your smartphone, a monochrome display just doesn't cut it. You want color, and lots of it, so Japan Display has created a new type of full-color… » 1/14/14 1:20pm 1/14/14 1:20pm

Real-Time ASCII Art That Hangs On Your Wall

Until internet speeds were fast enough to make it feasible to share jpegs or GIFs, ASCII art—images created from text—served as a decent substitute. And while they seem antiquated now, the folks at Teehan+Lax Labs have breathed new life into the artform with this wonderful real-time display that uses simple segmented… » 11/25/13 5:40pm 11/25/13 5:40pm

Laser Holograms as Thin as a Hair Could Be the Future of High-Res

Holograms are cool enough on their own, but amazing things happen when you make them incredibly small. A team of Army-funded scientists from Purdue did just that with the development of tiny holograms—smaller than the width of a human hair!—made by shining lasers through a metasurface. This could change display… » 11/15/13 5:40pm 11/15/13 5:40pm

You Could Accidentally Swallow the World's Smallest Atari

Forget your old Game Boy, Game Gear, or even your smartphone; when it comes to compact gaming hardware, Adam from SheekGeek's got everyone beat. Using the tiny display from an old Sony viewfinder and an all-in-one Atari joystick, he created what is easily the world's smallest game console, putting even a Tamagotchi… » 11/08/13 4:40pm 11/08/13 4:40pm

The Relative Screen Resolutions of Your Favorite Devices in One Chart

The display on your phone is relatively tiny. But in pixels, it's friggin' huge. That's the beauty of high resolution. So how would that phone screen compare to your TV, or your tablet or your laptop if it was spread out to a similarly-sized screen? Doghouse Diaries made this graphic to show you, and it's kind of nuts. » 10/30/13 4:45pm 10/30/13 4:45pm