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Pixel Qi is dead (but its low-power displays are not)

Pixel Qi, maker of low-power, sunlight readable displays has closed up shop. In late 2014 we learned that the company’s founder, Mary Lou Jepsen, was now working on a new display technology project for Google X. Today GoodEReader reported that Pixel Qi has pretty much gone out of business. But that doesn’t mean there’s no […]

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Qualcomm’s new Mirasol sunlight viewable display does color better

Qualcomm Mirasol displays sound amazing on paper. They’re low-power screens which can display color and black and white images with or without a backlight. Like E Ink screens, that means Mirasol displays are easily visible even in direct sunlight. But up until recently, there’s been a trade-off: Mirasol displays have suffered from washed-out looking colors. […]

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Sol Computers introduces a sunlight readable 10 inch USB monitor (with Pixel Qi display)

Need to use your computer outside, but find the glossy screen turns into a mirror in direct sunlight? Sol Computer is offering a sunlight-viewable 10 inch monitor which you can plug into a USB port. But it’ll cost you. While a price isn’t listed on the website (and may vary if you place bulk orders), […]

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7 inch Android, Windows tablets with Pixel Qi sunlight viewable displays from Sol Computer

Sol Computer introduced a 10 inch Windows netbook and 10 inch Windows tablet with Pixel Qi sunlight viewable displays last year. Now the company is adding two new 7 inch models to its lineup, one with Google Android, and another with Windows. Pixel Qi screens are dual-mode LCD displays which work as full-color screens when […]

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3M invests in Pixel Qi, enables expansion of sunlight readable display tech

Pixel Qi has been producing sunlight readable LCD display technology for a couple of years. Founded by Mary Lou Jepsen, who also designed the sunlight readable displays used in the original OLPC XO Laptop, the company produces dual-mode screens that can be used with or without a backlight. When the backlight is on the display […]

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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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Pixel Qi to introduce a high resolution 10 inch sunlight readable display

Display maker Pixel Qi plans to show off a new 10 inch display at the Computex trade show in Taiwan starting later this month. The new screen has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which just happens to be the same resolution found in nearly every 10 inch tablet shipping with Google Android 3.x Honeycomb […]

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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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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 […]