Now, Korean materials maker NeoView Kolon has taken the wraps off its T-OLED (transparent OLED) technology found on a transparent display that aims to bring the very cool touch-sensitive transcreens of "Minority Report" and "Avatar" from reel to real.
I've never really liked that dangling lamp in my room, as I've always had a niggling concern it might brain me while I'm blissfully counting the zzzs in bed. Happily, Lomox, a U.K.-based OLED development company, has an answer. It's developed an ultra-efficient OLED film that could possibly replace conventional fluorescent light bulbs with LED wallpaper by 2012.
The government-backed nonprofit Carbon Trust--which provides support to businesses working on low-carbon technologies--has awarded Lomox about $694,000 to work on the technology.
According to the Welsh company, these light-emitting wallpapers are not only flexible, … Read more
Fortify yourself for some frenetic phone-fanboy fighting.
As part of a series of in-depth investigations into the screen quality of the iPhone and the Nexus One, the visual experts at DisplayMate claim that, scientifically speaking, the iPhone's LED-backlit display is a clear winner.
Examine the images for yourself: on the Nexus One's theoretically more advanced AMOLED screen, DisplayMate says, "there are lots of issues, problems and artifacts lurking just below the surface." Thanks go to OLED-Display for a tip-off about the study.
The LG EL9500 OLED TV, which is reportedly selling for around $2,500 in Korea, will be heading for the U.S. around the middle of this year. This makes it the largest commercially available OLED TV on sale in the States besides the Sony XEL-1, which is being withdrawn from the Japanese market due to weak demand.
The newer 15-inch EL9500 is not only bigger than the XEL-1 in terms of screen size; it also packs a higher 1,366x768 resolution, which qualifies this Korean panel as an HD-ready TV. Other notable goodies include a fast 100Hz refresh rate … Read more
Weak demand has forced Sony to put an end to its OLED TV in Japan.
The company is canceling production and sales of the 11-inch XEL-1--which sells for $2,500--in its native country, though Sony said it plans to continue spending on production and R&D in other countries.
Unveiled three years ago, the world's first OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV received praise for its vibrant colors and sharp display. TVs with OLED screens are also ultrathin and more energy efficient than LED or plasma sets. But the XEL-1's small screen and high price virtually guaranteed that … Read more
Google apologized to China for miscommunication over its scanning of books. But that didn't stop it from scanning the books. Or even get it to apologize for scanning the books. Also Microsoft Word is no longer sold, at least for a brief period of time. And the Apple rumors are ramping up.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1143
Microsoft Word injunction goes into effect http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10432510-56.html
Warning, Nexus One users! Dangerous fees may lie ahead http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/01/warning-nexus-one-users-dangerous-fees-ahead.ars… Read more
LAS VEGAS--Here's a cool idea that was demonstrated at the OLED Association booth at Digital Experience event, a pre-CES event. This Samsung innovation weds the ultraslim property of OLED panels with contactless RFID technology for security applications. The result: a photo card with a screen that's also wafer-thin. In this case, the panel is displaying a rotating image of the person, which is automatically generated once the card is scanned over a sensor, presumably for identification purposes.
According to the OA's spokesperson, this solution is a finished product and all ready to go to market. One of … Read more
Author Gregory Mone is not the only one touting would-be Santa technology this year.
General Electric has released its own theory of how the legendary Santa Claus could make his yearly trip while communicating with Mrs. Claus and the elves back at HQ. This version, however, showcases real-world technology with a green bent under development at GE labs. While the Santa hook is child's play, the technology presented has useful applications in the adult world.
For example, the company is developing "icephobic" coatings that prevent ice and water from sticking to a vehicle even when driving through … Read more
A new decade is upon us, and to kick off the "tens" in perfect fashion, there's the International Consumer Electronics Show. CES is ground zero for TV announcements, so each year I use this space to predict the major trends in TV tech. As you may know, CNET also runs the Best of CES awards, and I'll be picking the three most compelling HDTVs again this year. Chances are, one or more of the following trends will play a big part in the winner's pedigree.
On the heels of announcing a 15-inch OLED display going on sale in Korea this December, LG predicts that prices for panels using the coveted technology will fall below those of LCD panels in seven years.
"Forty-inch and larger OLED panels will be fairly expensive in 2012, but they will be available in the market," said Won Kim, VP of OLED sales and marketing, at a trade show in Japan yesterday. "OLED panels will cost less than LCD panels in 2016."
Allow me to dissect that prediction for a moment. Calling the affordability of any technology so far in advance is pretty bold, but 7 years is a long time and a lot can happen between now and then. But I think the main message to be gleaned from Kim's words for customers watching the market and still waiting for OLED is: don't. … Read more