We've certainly made some pretty big advances when it comes to household lighting—but why rest on our laurels? The next leap forward in lighting could be sheets of OLEDs that hang from your walls—and use half as much power as light bulbs.
In the future we should hope for all of our displays to be OLED; it's thin, light, deep with color, and energy efficient to boot. It's also incredibly expensive. That could soon change, though, thanks to a jumped-up inkjet printer.
OLEDs have a lot of potential for awesomeness, like putting a flexible screen on your holiday sweaters. Well, maybe that's a bad example. These prototype light fixtures developed by Philips, on the other hand, are significantly better ones.
If you thought you'd seen the worst of tacky holiday sweaters, Macy's and Sean John want you to know you ain't seen nothing yet. The two have teamed up to create this monstrosity, which by itself isn't actually so terrible. Until you notice the embedded OLED display on the sleeve letting you play videos or run…
After being hit with delays, Art Lebedev's scaled-down Optimus keyboard, the Mini Six, has finally hit the production line, the company confirmed via their LiveJournal (yes, really.)
This rather bizarre-looking creation isn't a solar panel that's normally found on a roof—oh no, it's the latest work from Philippe Starck, and is made from OLEDs and stainless steel. It's a light. A very, very pricey light.
DuPont has excelled where no man has before—demonstrating the first OLED panels to be printed, and in under two minutes no less. Using a Dainippon Screen multi-nozzle printer, they successfully created a 50-inch display.
OLEDs are known for having a kind of clinical coldness to the color gamut (read: "blue-ish"), but a Taiwanese researcher has worked out a way to up the temperature to the point where it comes very close to simulating sunlight.
As I stood in the corner of a small, cluttered optics lab at MIT, the professor flipped a switch. The room filled with an electrical buzz, and suddenly a holographic video popped out at my face.
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have created OLED displays that have all the durability of a super ball.
Move over, Rockefeller Center: even though that's where Jack Donaghy calls home, his homeboys at GE's OLED research labs in Niskayuna upsate are gunning for Xmas tree fame with the first-ever flexible OLED tree.
Buried amongst the piles of Newer! Bigger! Better! TVs, pico projectors and paper-thin, flapping OLED screens at FPD in Japan was an absolute gem: a folding OLED phone concept from Samsung. This isn't some half-assed, flat-to-sightly-bowed demo either: this thing folds over on itself completely. In its folded mode…
Optics junkies at the University of Michigan have found a way to greatly boost the efficiency of OLEDs to produce 60% more light from the same amount of power as those previous, cranking out 70 lumens per watt. Their method uses a layer of five-micrometer-wide lenses mounted on top of a reflective grid, which coaxes…
While yesterday's All Things D conference had appearances by Gates and Ballmer unveiling Windows 7, today will feature Sony CEO Howard Stringer. He'll be there showing off new OLED displays measuring an insane 0.3mm thick. That's three tenths of a millimeter, or about the thickness of a playing card. Let's hope…