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Sharp Aquos zero2 is the first phone with a 240 Hz display*

Most smartphones feature 60Hz displays, which means the screen refreshes 60 times per second. But gaming company Razer shook things up a few years ago with the launch of the first smartphone featuring a 120Hz display. Since then a few other companies have jumped on the high-refresh-rate bandwagon. The Asus Rog Phone 2 has a […]

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Oppo’s “Waterfall Screen” wraps around the sides of a smartphone

A few days after Ice Universe teased an upcoming Vivo smartphone with a curved glass display and a screen-to-body ratio of “over 100%,” Oppo has begun showing images and photos of a phone that appears to have a similar design. That’s not surprising, since Oppo and Vivo are both subsidiaries of Chinese tech company BBK. […]

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Foldables are so 2019, BOE unveils 12.3 inch rollable display for next-gen smartphones

While phone makers are planning (or maybe struggling is a better word) to launch the first smartphones with foldable OLED displays this year, display maker BOE is showing off a prototype of a new rollable display that could be used in a different kind of next-gen smartphone. Charbax from Armdevices caught up with BOE at […]

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E Ink’s JustTint tech allows clear windows to turn opaque

The company that makes black and white screen technology for devices like eReaders has been expanding into new markets in recent years including digital signage and writing slates. Now E Ink wants in on… tinted windows? Basically the new E Ink JustTint film allows clear panes of glass to turn opaque or semi-opaque. The company […]

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Dasung Paperlike Pro 2019 is a high-res E Ink touchscreen monitor (crowdfunding)

While E Ink is usually associated with eBook readers like the Kindle or NOOK, the folks at Dasung have been making E Ink monitors since 2015. They’re not particularly cheap, they have lower screen refresh rates than a typical LCD display, and they only display grayscale colors… but they’re low power, sunlight readable, and offer […]

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Taihe Gemini portable 1080p touchscreen monitor preview

The Taihe Gemini portable monitor has made quite a splash since going up for pre-order on Kickstarter in January, having raised over $1 million from more than 3,200 backers so far — despite the project’s modest goal of just $10,000. Update 2/19/2019:┬áThe Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can now pre-order a Gemini through an […]

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Now you can buy a Chromebook with a 15.6 inch, 4K display (if that’s something you want to do)

Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook C630 is a convertible laptop with a 15.6 inch touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and pretty beefy specs (by Chromebook standards). An entry-level model features 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, while higher-priced models have 128GB of storage and Core i5-8250U chips. When Lenovo first announced […]