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Google and LG inch closer to virtual reality displays indistinguishable from real reality

Strap a virtual reality headset to your face and you can be transported to faraway or fantastical places, play interactive games, or explore 360-degree videos. But the realism is a bit tempered by today’s display technology: your field of view is more limited in VR than in the real world, and sometimes it can feel […]

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Japan display unveils 803ppi LCD for virtual reality, sets sights on 1000ppi

It’s not hard to find a smartphone display with over 500 pixels per inch (ppi). But put that display into a virtual reality headset and you can see a bit of a “screen door” effect. Since headsets include lenses that zoom in on the display, you can actually see the lines between individual pixels, which […]

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Samsung unveils 858 ppi display for virtual reality

Samsung’s Gear VR headsets may be designed to turn the company’s phones into virtual reality displays. But even phones with full HD or higher-res displays can suffer from a bit of “screen door” effect when viewed through lenses that magnify the screen so much that you can see the lines between pixels. The Samsung Galaxy […]

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Sharp’s new displays include smartphone screen with round corners, super-sharp VR display

Sharp is showing off a bunch of new displays at the CEATEC show in Japan this week, including a 2.87 inch display with 1,008 pixels per inch designed for virtual reality systems and other head-mounted displays and an unusual looking smartphone-sized display with rounded corners that could be used for nearly bezel-free phones. It’s not […]

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Report: Samsung developing a 2,250 ppi smartphone display

Apparently operating under the assumption that you can never have too many pixels, Samsung is reportedly working to develop 11K smartphone displays with 2,250 pixels per inch. And you thought your Samsung Galaxy S6 with its 2560 x 1440 pixel, 577 ppi screen was impressive. Samsung isn’t the first company looking to break the 600 […]

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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 […]