The New Machine That Could Be Making the iPhone 6's Sapphire Screen

The iPhone 6 may have a sapphire glass screen. It also may not. We've been through the will-they-won't-they, but MIT Technology Review recently went straight to the source: A company that's designed a better, cheaper way to manufacture the stuff. If Apple is planning a sapphire screen device, this could be the machine… » 7/28/14 10:06am Monday 10:06am

Doubling Up LCDs in VR Headsets Can Quadruple Their Pixel Density

Donning a VR headset can be a wonderfully immersive experience, if you can look past the pixels. But new research by Nvidia suggests that merely stacking two LCD systems in front of your eyes can quadruple their pixel density. That could make Oculus Rift—and more importantly, its cheaper DIY competitors—way more… » 7/28/14 9:40am Monday 9:40am

A Display-Tweaking Algorithm Could Let You Ditch Glasses and Contacts

I spend too much of my waking life staring at screens. If you're reading this, you probably do, too. So instead of putting things on or in front of our imperfect eyeballs to correct and protect them, how about rethinking the screens we're staring at? Researchers at Berkeley, MIT, and Microsoft have developed a… » 7/24/14 2:14pm 7/24/14 2:14pm

The First Supersonic Private Jet Has Huge Screens Instead of Windows

Windows are kind of a drag for airplanes—literally. They add extra weight, weaken the body, and generally slow the aircraft down. That's why the new Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet won't have any. Instead, passengers get to enjoy their sky-high surroundings on real-time, panoramic video screens. » 2/18/14 6:26pm 2/18/14 6:26pm

From Tablets to TVs: What's Next For Display Tech in 2014

Starting in 2010 when Apple made the retina display and display quality a central theme for their product marketing, displays have moved up from the doldrums into an unprecedented renaissance of new display technologies for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and entirely new classes of products like wearable displays. » 2/04/14 12:00pm 2/04/14 12:00pm

The Relative Screen Resolutions of Your Favorite Devices in One Chart

The display on your phone is relatively tiny. But in pixels, it's friggin' huge. That's the beauty of high resolution. So how would that phone screen compare to your TV, or your tablet or your laptop if it was spread out to a similarly-sized screen? Doghouse Diaries made this graphic to show you, and it's kind of nuts. » 10/30/13 4:45pm 10/30/13 4:45pm

This Dizzying Zoetrope Turns a Spinning Flatscreen Into a 3D Light Show

Zoetropes are nearly as old as civilization—the first one was invented in 180 AD—but this is an entirely new spin (so to speak) on the same basic concept. This flatscreen monitor spins at such high speeds that our eyeballs are tricked into perceiving the two-dimensional animations playing on its surface as 360… » 9/20/13 6:01pm 9/20/13 6:01pm