Disney's Pixelbots Turn a Flat Surface Into a Moving Dot-Matrix Display

When you think of Disney animation, you probably envision cartoons drawn either by hand or computer. You probably don't think of little light-up robots that zip around a tabletop to make dot-matrix designs. But that's exactly what Disney Research came up with in Display Swarm, a research project that makes an animated… » 5/10/14 6:00pm 5/10/14 6:00pm

LG Made a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Smartphone Display with 538 PPI

Hot diggity. LG just announced an insane 5.5-inch smartphone screen that has pixels that must be made from some sort of mixture between dense diamond sparkles and unicorn blood paint. More seriously, the 5.5-inch AH-IPS LCD display's resolution is 2,560 x 1,440 (Quad HD) and packs 538 pixels per inch. That makes it… » 8/20/13 10:47pm 8/20/13 10:47pm

This Is What Each Season Looks Like in a Million Pixels

If you think you're looking at color palettes of different shades of brownish gray, you're not exactly wrong. I'm sure people would love to paint their bathroom Roman Rotunda Slate or some made up name like that. But it's not that simple. You're actually looking at the seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter—and you… » 5/23/13 9:41pm 5/23/13 9:41pm

Check Out The Whole History of Display Resolutions In One Big Stack

Computer screens have come a long, long way in the past decade and a half. With all these retina-grade, impossible-to-decern-the-pixels resolutions floating around, it's hard to believe we used to deal with displays as low as 640x480 back in the day. This is what all that resolution evolution looks like all in one… » 2/24/13 12:00pm 2/24/13 12:00pm

The iPad Mini’s Screen Isn’t Retina But Its Pixels Are Super Small…

The biggest beef that people will have with the iPad Mini (other than price, that is) is that it doesn't come with a pixel dense Retina Display. It's the only new iOS device-iPad 4, iPhone 5, iPod Touch-that doesn't have one. But it turns out, its screen is still much better than the iPad 2 because its pixels are… » 11/02/12 6:55pm 11/02/12 6:55pm

An 8,000 Pixel by 8,000 Pixel Big Ass Screen Is Coming to Chicago

The Adler Planetarium just renovated the Grainger Sky Theater with a big honking screen. The display will mimic being in space with a 8,000 by 8,000 pixel screen that's supposed to deliver "the largest single seamless digital image in the world". For reference, typical movie screens 'only' spit out 2k by 4k pixel… » 4/26/11 7:31pm 4/26/11 7:31pm