How to Print a Super-Thin Touchscreen Display on Just About Anything

We've kept a close eye on the 27th ACM Symposium on INTER Software and Technology in Honolulu this week, given that it's already produced dozens of fascinating prototypes. But this award-winning paper is perhaps the coolest we've seen: It lays out a new technique for printing cheap, simple touchscreen displays with… » 10/07/14 5:52pm 10/07/14 5:52pm

Watch the First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Get Bent Out of Shape

Graphene is one of those material science breakthroughs that's so frequently described as a harbinger of technological revolution, it almost feels hackneyed. Almost, until an update like this rolls around: Scientists at Cambridge today demonstrated the first graphene-based flexible display. » 9/05/14 5:30pm 9/05/14 5:30pm

Bloomberg: Samsung's Planning a Three-Sided Wraparound Display Phone

If your phone is lacking one thing, it's a display that covers multiple sides of its boring little rectangular frame. At least, that's according to Samsung, because Bloomberg is reporting that the company has plans to produce a phone with a curved OLED screen which wraps around three of its sides. » 11/15/13 8:46am 11/15/13 8:46am

Flexible OLED Display is .05mm Thick, Flaps Around in the Wind

Samsung has unveiled an ultra-thin 'flapping' OLED screen at FPD International 2008, demonstrating the flexibility of the display by letting it bend and flutter in the wind. At a paper-thin .05mm, the 4-inch screen is still able to create an image of 480x272 pixels, with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and 100%… » 10/29/08 6:27am 10/29/08 6:27am

Scientist Predicts Flexible Computers As Shape Of Things to Come

We've been talking about next-gen display technology like e-paper for ages, but professor Roel Vertegaal thinks we're not thinking about future computing flexibly enough. He's convinced that "non-planar" computing devices with screens in almost any shape will one day be ubiquitous, and is busy building prototypes in… » 6/03/08 12:00pm 6/03/08 12:00pm