Sony Develop New Technique for Better LCD Displays

Sony has developed a new system that allows LCD screens to respond quicker to changes. The new technology is called Hybrid FPA (field-induced photo-reactive alignment). What this allows the screen to do is achieve a response time of under 3ms. The technology also improves on stability through the manufacturing process.

The new system follows on from the original FPA technology, but in this case it is now able to align the crystals better with the Hybrid method. [Read more…]

Apple 3D Glasses-Free Patent Revealed

Apple [AAPL] has been granted a patent that allows a number of viewers to watch 3D content without special glasses.

Apple’s solution, simply put, is to first track viewers’ position and movement, and then use that information to guide the projection of pixels onto “a projection screen having a predetermined angularly-responsive reflective surface function.”

In other words, each projected pixel would be beamed onto a textured, reflective screen in such a way as to reflect into the eyes of each viewer at angles that separate the image into left and right views, thus producing a 3D effect.

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Microsoft Dynamic Surface Touchscreen Patent Revealed

Microsoft [MSFT] has filed a patent that can create bumps our dips on a touchscreen.

The system uses a light-induced layer of shape-memory polymer that when UV is shined on to it, the surface can protrude, dent in or go soft or hard. [Read more…]

Samsung Super AMOLED Production up 10X Next Year

Samsung is starting up a new production line for creating displays in May 2011. This new production line will see the production of Super AMOLED displays vastly increase.

From what we are hearing today, Samsung has been getting the highest profit margins of any of the display manufacturers worldwide. The company is reporting $900m in sales with a 10.5% operating margin. A lot of this is expected to be generated by the Super AMOLED screens that were added to the Galaxy S Class of smartphones. [Read more…]

Samsung Google TV Could Land in 2011

We hear today that Samsung could be creating a Google TV and making it ready for launch sometime in 2011. No specifics have been given other than they should run Intel Atom processors and have Google TV embedded.

It is also believed that more than one will be created (ie, a line of TVs). [Read more…]

Color ePaper Announced by E Ink

E Ink Holdings Inc. has has announced E Ink Triton that is essentially a color ePaper display.

“E Ink Triton marks a major milestone in the eBook revolution,” said Hanvon’s Chairmain Dr. Liu Yingjian. “E Ink has the right technology, manufacturing capability, and know-how to transition Hanvon’s product vision into reality. With E Ink Triton technology, Hanvon is enabled to release the world’s first color eBook reader today.” [Read more…]

Second Gen Galaxy Tab Could get Super AMOLED Screen

This time next year the second gen Samsung Galaxy Tab might sport a seven inch Super AMOLED screen. Some information found today indicates that Samsung Mobile Display is planning to create the 7 inch screen with a resolution of 1200 x 600 pixels.

The screen is expected to be unveiled at an event in Japan later this month. [Read more…]

Flexible AMOLED Screen Measures 0.1mm Thin

The screen seen above is an AMOLED screen that is flexible. It measures just 0.1mm in thickness.

The screen is believed to be the worlds thinnest of its kind with others measuring 0.3mm in thickness. It was built by ITRI who is a Taiwanese research company. [Read more…]

Logitech Revue Google TV Teardown

iFixit got hold of a new Logitech Revue Google TV Companion box to tear it down and see what exactly is inside.

The technical specs of the Logitech Revue show that it has a 1.2GHz Intel Atom running inside. It has 1GB of DDR3 memory. For storage it has a 5GB NAND flash inside. [Read more…]

Sony Google TV Now Official

Sony has officially announced the new range of Sony TVs, powered by Google TV.

As expected, the new TVs come in several sizes which starts off with a 24 inch called the NSX-24GT1 priced at $599.99.

Next up is the 32 inch model called the NSX-32GT1 priced at $799.99 and then the 40 inch model NSX-40GT1 priced at $999.99 and finally on to the largest 46 inch model called the NSX-46GT1 priced at $1399.99. [Read more…]

iPhone 4 Screen vs Sharp IS03 ASV Display

The Sharp IS03 ASV display was only just announced in the last few days. An interesting bit of information reveals that it has a resolution that matches that of the iPhone 4 retina display. The resolution is 960 x 480 pixels. The iPhone 4 screen is slightly different in that it runs with IPS technology.

Engadget put up a side by side comparison to show what the screens look like whilst sat next to each other. No discernible difference was noticed from what they say with each screen being bright and crisp and viewable from various angles. [Read more…]

Sony Google TV Details Leaked

Next week, Sony will announce the details of its new Google TV. The event will be held in New York on October 12.

Rather than waiting till then, perhaps you might want to take a look at some of the details that have already leaked. Some details were found by Sony Insider that reveal we could be seeing several Google TVs which include a 24 inch, 32 inch, 40 inch and 46 inch variant. Model numbers will be the NSX-24GT1, NSX-32GT1, NSX-40GT1 and the NSX-46GT1. The numbering shows that the TVs are in the same range with perhaps only size being the only difference unless the 24 and perhaps 32 inch models do not get full HD at 1080p. [Read more…]