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

LG Curved OLED vs Sony 4K LCD: Which TV Tech Reigns Supreme?

It's not an easy time to be shopping for a new TV. Do you want that crisp 4K resolution, or a gorgeous new OLED display? Unless you've got tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you can't have them both in the same screen. Which is why we decided to pit them against each other. » 11/19/14 3:45pm 11/19/14 3:45pm

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

Samsung Series 7 Touch Monitor: 24-Inches of Windows 8 Awesome

Samsung is kicking off 2013 with a the Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor that's optimized for Windows 8. The 24-inch LCD supports up to 10 points of simultaneous touch on its 1080 x 1920 display and rotates 90 degrees to a vertical portrait setup so you can take full advantage of Microsoft's flexible new OS. Still no word… » 1/02/13 11:37am 1/02/13 11:37am

E-Ink or LCD: Which Do You Prefer for Books?

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is being pegged as a do it all device. Video, internet, magazines, games, etc. And of course, there are books. But I'm not sold on LCD screens for hardcore reading. Sure its fine for a magazine article or two, but when it comes time to sit down and read dozens, if not hundreds, of pages in a… » 9/07/12 6:20pm 9/07/12 6:20pm

You Can Actually Afford Dell's Probably Awesome 27-Inch UltraSharp Monitor

Dell is dropping a nice new 27-inch monitor that isn't too spendy—the UltraSharp U2713HM. It's Dell's first to use AH-IPS, or advanced high-performance IPS, a technology that's supposed to improve on both color and clarity. Though it was only announced on the company's Japanese site, the screen looks like it will only… » 8/08/12 10:00am 8/08/12 10:00am

Pixel Qi Boldly Claims Its Next-Generation Displays Will Be Better Than the New iPad's

In a rather surprising post on her blog, Pixel Qi founder Mary Lou Jepsen claims the company's next-generation transflective LCD technology will not only match the new iPad's display in terms of resolution, but will also match and exceed its contrast, color saturation and even viewing angle. Them's fightin' words. » 4/23/12 8:53am 4/23/12 8:53am

Who Needs Pixels When You Have Six Million LEDs to Light Your Display?

LED televisions until now have generally just used an LED power source to light the LCD display. This differs from the Jumbo-trons you see at sports arenas, where each pixel is an individual LED. Now, Sony's brought the big-screen technology to your living room with its Crystal LED Display. » 1/09/12 8:40pm 1/09/12 8:40pm