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Pixel Qi introduces 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel sunlight viewable displays

Pixel Qi’s display technology combines some of the best features of an LCD screen with those of an E Ink display. With the backlight on a Pixel Qi display can handle a full range of colors and full motion video. Cut off the backlight and you get a high contrast display that’s almost black and […]

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Samsung could ship outdoor viewable Liquavista displays this year

If you’ve ever tried to use a laptop, iPad, or pretty much any other device with an LCD display outdoors on a sunny day, you know that most of today’s screens aren’t really designed for outdoor use. There’s no shortage of companies working on solutions, but one of the few that actually has a shot […]

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Samsung acquires sunlight readable display company Liquavista

There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but it appears that Samsung has acquired Liquavista, a company developing displays that use electrowetting to allow for full color visibility both indoors and out. The Digital Reader received a tip about the acquisition and dug up a job listing which suggests Liquavista is a new division at […]

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First look at Pixel Qi’s 7 inch display, new netbooks, tablets

Pixel Qi has begun showing off its new 7 inch display based on the same technology used in the company’s low power 10.1 inch screen. Pixel Qi’s displays can function both as full color LCD screens and as high contrast, grayscale displays which are viewable without a backlight by relying on ambient lighting — much […]

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PocketBook developing tablet with Mirasol outdoor-readable display

Mirasol has been showing off its technology for outdoor readable color LCD displays for over a year, but I haven’t seen any actual devices using Mirasol screens yet. It looks like that could change soon. A demo video for an upcoming tablet from PocketBook shows the device with a Mirasol display — although it looks […]

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Dual mode AMOLED, E Ink display could prolong battery life

We’ve seen a number of technologies pop up recently that can help to prolong battery life for laptops and other mobile devices by working with or without a backlight. But while solutions from Pixel Qi, Qualcomm, and others rely on transflective displays which typically cut power by turning off the backlight and switching from full […]

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Qualcomm reportedly investing $2 billion in Mirasol color eReader displays

While Pixel Qi has been grabbing a lot of headlines for its dual-mode LCD displays which can function as full color laptop or tablet screens or low power, high contrast eReader displays, the company isn’t the only game in town. Qualcomm has been working on its own solution: a low power eReader display with a […]

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A flood of 1366 x 768 pixel netbooks could be on the way

Taiwanese PC makers tell HKEPC that Intel is loosening some of its hardware restrictions for netbooks running low cost Windows XP licenses. According to the report, Intel had insisted that Atom N270 and N280 powered netbooks stick with 10 inch or smaller displays with 1024 x 600 pixel or lower resolutions. Of course, there have […]

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University: Glossy displays could be hazardous to your health

One complaint I hear over and over from netbook users is that too many PC makers are adopting high gloss displays in lieu of matte screens. At first glance, these shiny, glossy displays can be quite attractive and offer vibrant color. But that’s when you use them indoors under exactly the right viewing angle. But […]