Flexible Solar Panels Stack Cells on Sheets Printed Like OLEDs

Solar panels are finicky devices—they have to be specially mounted, angled, and presented with the precisely correct environmental conditions to function at capacity. The complexities make it hard for the technology to gain mainstream appeal. A German startup could change all that with flexible solar cells built using… » 4/24/12 11:30am 4/24/12 11:30am

SDK for Sony xPeria X1 Phone Launched, Doesn't Cost a Penny

Sony's just come up with the software development kit for the xPeria X1, designed to let programmers create new "panel" apps for the phone's funky one-touch panel interface that sits on top of its Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. The idea is to create stuff that will "meet the consumer’s demand for a rich, individualized… » 9/03/08 5:36am 9/03/08 5:36am

AUO Curved Displays, Ultra Thin LCDs On The Way

At SID 2008 this week AUO announced the launch of curved displays, LCD panels that are just over a half millimeter thick and TFT multi-touch panels. The curved displays are said to be the first built on glass substrate (honestly, that's way over my head, but I'm sure a few of you will care). Because the display has a… » 5/20/08 9:20pm 5/20/08 9:20pm

Volitan Concept Boat Uses Wind Power and Solar Energy

The Volitan, meaning "flying fish," is a pretty fantastic concept boat with impeccable green credentials, using sails, wind and solar power to get around, storing energy in its batteries. The secret to the Volitan — which can operate in 60-knot winds — is the way its four wings react to weather conditions. » 11/15/07 7:44am 11/15/07 7:44am

Samsung Develops New 16:9 LCDs for Notebook, One with White LED…

Next week Samsung will unveil a trio of new LCD panels for notebooks. Two of them, at 18.4 inches and 16 inches have a 16:9 aspect ratio, while the third measures 15.4 inches and White-LED backlighting for picture clarity and power consumption. The 16:9ers go into production in the first half of 2008, expect the White… » 10/17/07 3:32am 10/17/07 3:32am