In the near future wearable tech, not watches and glasses, but the tech that you wear right on your skin may become something that we take for granted. However, we might be headed in that direction sooner than expected. University of Tokyo researchers have developed an optoelectronic skin whose polymer LEDs and organic photodetectors are thin enough to directly slap onto your skin. This 3 Micrometer thin display at the moment doesn’t do much more than tell your blood oxygen concentration levels.
This 3 Micrometer thin display at the moment doesn’t do much more than tell your blood oxygen concentration levels. The current prototype is a little rough and requires a [...]
Samsung, a leading name from the panel manufacturing industry has revealed its plans to launch two new ultra-wide (3440×1440) displays in the coming months. Both these panels will support a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz and will be one of the first monitors in the world to support Display Port 1.3 tech.
The new DisplayPort standard will be able to take monitors beyond 4k and into the realm of ultra high 5K resolutions with just a single cable. Additionally, the new video cable standard could allow 2016 graphics cards to drive HDR-enabled 4K monitors at high-frame rates of 144Hz.
Current generation graphic cards do not support DisplayPort 1.3, but [...]
It happens to the best of us. You are working, you realise your phone’s battery is dying and you connect your phone to the charger located across the monitor or you charge your phone by plugging it to a USB port on your laptop/desktop. Soon your workstation becomes a wired mess. Samsung has found an elegant, if not unique, way to solve this problem – by building a wireless charging station into the monitor.
Can’t you just buy a wireless charger, you might ask. You can, but wireless charger is like your ordinary charger, as it will be located away from your desk and [...]
After announcing at CES, Las Vegas, earlier this year, Sony has finally rolled out the Android TV in the Indian market, becoming the first company to launch TV based on Google’s Android Lollipop. The Android TVs start at a price of Rs. 69,900 for a 43-inch model.
Earlier this year, Sony partnered with MediaTek at CES, Las Vegas and announced that it would manufacture Android Lollipop based Smart TVs. Sony’s Android TV aims to provide the proper TV viewing experience on Android and deliver the large screen experience it was designed to do.
Just four months after launching MiTV 2, Xiaomi has launched its successor, the MiTV 2S at an event held in China. At 9.9 mm, the 4K TV is as thin as Mi4, which the company claims, is the thinnest in the MiTV series. MiTV 2S is available in two variants – regular and Theatre.
Today we launch our most gorgeous TV yet, the #MiTV2S. It has the thinnest 9.9mm aluminum frame of our Mi TV series! pic.twitter.com/UAFRLMZddk
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 16, 2015
The MiTV 2S is a smart TV that runs on MIUI TV, a customised OS based on Android 5.0. The TV runs on a quad-core 1.4 Ghz [...]
Display technologies have witnessed immense evolution over the years. We now can find displays in all shapes and sizes, and they are now an integral parts of our lives. There have also been efforts to create innovative display which has led to the arrival of various curved and manipulable displays in the market. Samsung wants to take it a step ahead and introduce flexible, foldable displays by next year.
The Korean electronics giant had previously initiated a competition where it offered cash prizes ranging between $2,500 and $10,000 to get entrepreneurs excited about creating startups around flexible display technologies. That initiative was called Samsung Create: Flexible [...]
4K TV or UHD TVs have been around for a while, but their heavy price tag made sure potential customers steered clear from them. But in the recent past, some minor brands such as Vu have brought low-cost UHD TVs in India but their price tag was double than that of an HD TV. Micromax is breaking that price gap with the introduction of two UHD TVs which will challenge the conventional HD TV market.
Micromax is offering a 42-inch variant that will cost Rs 39,990 and a 49-inch version priced at Rs. 49,990. These are some of the lowest figures ever quoted for 4K TVs in India.
These TVs run [...]
Smartphones come in all shapes and sizes. Now researchers are making headway in creating smartphones that are even easier to carry around and flexible enough to fold and keep in your pocket.
We have heard talks of bendable displays for a long while. Japanese phone maker Kyocera had even showcased prototypes of the device with bendable display called Proteus. It could be used as a bar screen, and the could be wrapped around a wrist or a handlebar. Last year even Apple too patented a design for a flexible device. Later last year Nokia joined in and showcased its foldable displays at the Society for Information Display [...]
Corning, a name known from producing one of the toughest glasses for mobiles, has fastened its belt to come up with a scratch resistant glass. The Gorilla Glass producer is working on a new project that will combine the toughness of a Gorilla and at the same time add the scratch-resistance property close to sapphire.
The upcoming product dubbed as Project Phire is under development, as announced yesterday by Corning Executive James Clappin. He added that the product will start selling in the market later this year. He further said –
We told you last year that sapphire was great [...]
Toshiba is one of the first television manufacturers to offer Android TVs in the Indian market. The japanese electronic giant has launched a new range of smart TVs powered by Android (v4.4.2 KitKat with access to Google Play) that will allow viewers to access a wide range of apps, games and videos.
Launched under the brand Regza, the Ultra HD 4K L9450 and the full-HD L5400 seriesfeature personalized content, visual details, stunning graphics, built-in Wi-Fi, and a Web browser to access any website.
The smart TVs support up to eight user accounts, [...]
Gamers, graphic artists, CAD designers and even humble home entertainment enthusiasts who regularly spread their onscreen activities across multiple displays were super impressed by LG’s flagship IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor when it launched back in IFA 2014.
Now, the company has announced that it will introduce this impressive Curved UltraWide Monitor along with other compelling monitors in the Indian market. In essence, LG’s curved QHD monitor, the UC97 bridges the two worlds of widescreen monitors and curved TVs together. This monitor is targeted at power users who need, not just a great viewing [...]
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are fast gaining ground in the consumer electronics market. This year’s edition of CES saw many players showcasing their versions of VR headsets. They came in all shapes and sizes and offered different features. One such headset was the Avegant Glyph, which takes a new approach to providing a VR experience.
Avegant Glyph arrived last year at CES and presented a unique device. It was a bit bulky and had massive earphones. This time around, the device gets a lot sleeker and sexier. On the first look, the device looks like a headphone that slipped off your head and is now sitting in front of [...]