Amazon Could Put LCD and E-Ink in the Same Read-Anywhere Tablet

Back in 2010, a company called Pixel Qi seemed to have neared perfection with its transforming display. In a flash, it could bounce between a glare-free black and white readable screen and a vibrant LCD offering. Two years later, and we're still waiting to see a major product actually use it. » 8/30/12 9:12am 8/30/12 9:12am

Pixel Qi Boldly Claims Its Next-Generation Displays Will Be Better Than…

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

Pixel Qi Hits the Big Time

Pixel Qi's Transflective LCD technology has been blowing minds since late 2009 but has yet to gain much traction in the market—beyond the Notion Ink Adam, that is. But that may change with its latest round of funding, provided largely by 3M. » 9/12/11 5:20pm 9/12/11 5:20pm

Netbook LCDs Can Now Be Replaced With the Pixel Qi Display Kit

We already know that in a head-to-head in broad daylight the Pixel Qi display is heaps brighter than the iPad—but as the amazing Notion Ink tablet is still delayed you've got to DIY if you want that display. » 7/01/10 6:00am 7/01/10 6:00am

November Delay Could Doom Notion Ink Adam Tablet

As the tablet market gets even more crowded and competitive (read: Did you see Computex this year?), any delay could effectively end a company's chance at making that all-important first impression. Notion Ink Adam was just delayed until November. Updated. » 6/06/10 12:00pm 6/06/10 12:00pm

iPad Screen Versus Pixel Qi In Daylight: It's Not Even Close

This is hardly a scientific test. But when an iPad screen and a Pixel Qi faced off head to head recently at Computex in broad daylight, there was one very clear winner. And one very murky "magical" device. » 6/01/10 9:40am 6/01/10 9:40am

DIY Pixel Qi Kits Arrive Q2, Bring Transflective Displays to Old Laptops

Were you as impressed with the Pixel Qi display as we were? Good news: There's a DIY kit coming late this year that will allow you to swap out 10-in. laptop screens with a transforming Pixel Qi transflective combo screen. » 3/07/10 11:00am 3/07/10 11:00am

Slate Showdown: iPad vs. HP Slate vs. JooJoo vs. Android Tablets & More…

Everybody's talking about tablets, especially those single-pane capacitive touchscreen ones more specifically known as "slates." The iPad is the biggest newsmaker, but there are lots headed our way (most with built-in webcams). Here's how they measure up, spec-wise: » 1/29/10 9:00am 1/29/10 9:00am

The Ultimate Guide to Ebook Readers We Care About

There are too damn many ebook readers and it's tough to figure out what's worth buying and which reader will even survive the market. To make things easy, here's our guide to the readers that matter—for now. Updated. » 1/15/10 11:00am 1/15/10 11:00am

Notion Ink Adam Pixel Qi Tablet/Ereader Hands On: Your Screen Is…

Housed in a wooden, painted prototype case, the Notion Ink Adam tablet is rough. But with Pixel Qi dual-mode screen tech on one arm and Nvidia's Tegra 2 on the other, it's one of the most exciting devices at CES. » 1/08/10 10:41pm 1/08/10 10:41pm

E-Ink Is Dead, Pixel Qi's Amazing Transflective LCD Just Killed It

Pixel Qi's magic transforming displays seemed too good to be true: One screen that's both a bright, full color LCD and a reflective, E-Ink quality display for reading in light. It is pretty damn incredible. » 1/08/10 2:58pm 1/08/10 2:58pm

Notion Ink's Tablet Named Adam, Will Be Birthed In June

The curvaceous, sexy tablet from Notion Ink has some serious gender issues, as the company has named it "Adam." It'll still be the first tablet to use a Pixel Qi screen, Notion Ink's hoping, despite its June release date. » 12/29/09 6:05am 12/29/09 6:05am

Notion Ink Enters Tablet Wars With Android Device

Notion Ink is apparently readying an Android tablet with a Pixel Qi display—the very same that was rumored to be used in the Apple tablet. Just like at it, it's like something from our dreams. » 12/18/09 6:00am 12/18/09 6:00am

Pixel Qi Magic Screens Coming in Multitouch Tablets in 2010

Pixel Qi's ePaper-LCD hybrid screen 10-inch screens will invade the world in 2010. Or at least, some of it and parts of New Jersey. Their CEO says that the first units are going into "specialized multi-touch tablet devices." Hmmmm... » 12/07/09 10:24am 12/07/09 10:24am

Pixel Qi Dual-Mode LCD Ships Next Month; $100, 10-Watt HDTV Up Next

One is a rough manufacturing start date for a display component, and the other is an announcement so vague it barely means anything. But lest you forget: Pixel Qi's multi-mode, e-ink-shaming LCD technology is amazing. » 11/25/09 9:46am 11/25/09 9:46am

Pixel Qi E-Paper LCD Dual Display Video Walkthrough

Here's the first hands-on video with the new Pixel Qi LCD screen, a panel that touts a two-mode, high-resolution LCD display—one mode being "transflective," so that it swaps backlight for natural light, requires less energy and is easier on the eyes—LCD's answer to E-Ink. » 6/02/09 4:20pm 6/02/09 4:20pm

Pixel Qi: The Display That Will Make You Want an E-Reader

We've gone through it time and time again: One of the most formidable problems e-readers need to overcome is the expensive and primitive issue of e-ink. But Mary Lou Jepsen, of OLPC fame, has a new display that just might make the e-reader a viable, desirable, and even inexpensive gadget. » 5/30/09 6:30pm 5/30/09 6:30pm

Pixel Qi 3Qi Magic E-Paper and High-Res LCD Dual Display Becomes Real…

The display technology Pixel Qi has been promising is revolutionary: A high-res color LCD and low-power, reflective reader mode better than E-ink. For dirt cheap. And it's coming next month. » 4/23/09 11:29am 4/23/09 11:29am

Giz Explains: Why There Isn't a Perfect Ebook Reader

Amazon's Kindle 2, announced on Monday, is the probably the best ebook reader you can buy. But neither it, nor any other reader out there, will be converting the masses anytime soon. Here's why: » 2/12/09 2:00pm 2/12/09 2:00pm

Pixel Qi Laptop Could Run for 20-40 Hours on Standard Battery

Mary Lou Jepsen—the XO Laptop's designer and OLPC's CTO before defecting and founding Pixel Qi—has even grander ambitions for new laptop project than hitting a mythical $75 pricetag. Pixel Qi is working on a laptop will be able to run on a standard for 20 to 40 hours, no pixie dust required. » 11/29/08 9:30pm 11/29/08 9:30pm