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Asus announces Zenbook NX500 laptop with 4K display

The Asus Zenbook NX500 is a notebook with 15.6 inch, 3840 x 2106 pixel Ultra HD display. First spotted in March, Asus has officially introduced the notebook which features an Intel Core i7 Hawell processor, NVIDIA graphics, and the company’s sleek Zenbook design. While the Zenbook NX500 is only about 0.75 inches thick, it’s not […]

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Japan Display introduces 7 inch WQXGA “WhiteMagic” display

Japan Display is introducing a new high resolution tablet display which uses “WhiteMagic” technology to offer better visibility outdoors and lower power consumption indoors. Sony’s Xperia P smartphone was the first device to feature a WhiteMagic display when the 4 inch phone was introduced in 2012. Now Japan Display is unveiling a larger, higher-resolution screen aimed […]

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LG G3 smartphone: Everything you expected, plus a laser focus camera

LG’s new flagship phone features a high-resolution display, a fast processor, and a big battery. But thanks to a steady stream of leaks, you probably knew all of that already. Now that LG has officially unveiled the LG G3 though, it turns out there were still a few surprises. For example, the smartphone’s camera uses […]

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BlackBerry promises a phone with a 1440 x 1440 pixel screen

BlackBerry is working on a new smartphone with a high-resolution square display. In a blog post announcing the launch of the software developer kit for BlackBerry OS 10.3, BlackBerry’s Tim Neil points out that there’s support for a new screen resolution: 1440 x 1440 pixels. The documentation for OS 10.3 refers to the upcoming smartphone […]

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Lilbits (5-12-2014): Tizen is coming

Tizen is an open source, Linux-based operating system that rose out of the ashes of the dead-before-their-time MeeGo, Moblin, and Maemo operating systems. It’s not a continuation of those products like Sailfish so much as a replacement operating system with the same key backers including Samsung and Intel. Samsung reportedly sees Tizen as an opportunity […]

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LG launches 2560 x 1400px smartphone screen… plus a phone that uses it

Korean electronics giant LG has unveiled a new 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS display with 538 pixels per inch. It’s designed for smartphones and other small devices… and in what’s obviously a remarkable coincidence, LG and Japanese wireless carrier have just launched a new smartphone with a 5.5 inch, quad HD screen. Just kidding… […]

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Japan Display unveils 10 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel tablet dispay

Tired of tablets with plain old 1080p or lower resolution displays? There are a handful of options with higher pixel counts, including the Apple iPad’s 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel screen and the Google Nexus 10’s 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display. But soon we could see 10 inch tablets with 3840 x 2160 […]

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Lilbits (4-15-2014): Intel’s mobile struggles

With PC sales leveling off, Intel, Microsoft and other companies that have built enormous business around desktop and laptop computers are trying their hardest to make a dent in the newfangled mobile space… with mixed results. Intel reported its quarterly earnings today, and while the company beat estimates, revenue dropped a bit from the same […]

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Lilbits (4-03-2014): Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns

Mozilla appointed long-time programmer and team member Brendan Eich as CEO in March. Today he stepped down. While Eich has serious technical chops (he created JavaScript), his appointment was rather controversial thanks his donation of $1,000 to campaign in support of California Proposition 8 in 2008 (a measure to prohibit same-sex marriage in the state). […]