graphene
Samsung Claims "Breakthrough" in Magical Material Graphene Production

Samsung's trying to bag itself a lead in the commercialisation of graphene, claiming that its Advanced Institute of Technology has done something clever with synthesising large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor. Seriously! Read More >>

displays
The Best Smartphone Display (It's Not Who You Think)

The Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series of smartphones are flagship products for Samsung to show off its latest and greatest OLED displays and display technology. Samsung provided DisplayMate Technologies with a pre-release production unit of the Galaxy S5 so that we could perform our well known objective and comprehensive display lab tests, measurements, and analysis, explaining the in-depth OLED display performance results for consumers, reviewers, and journalists. Read More >>

science
New Light-Emitting Solar Cells Could be Used as Smartphone Displays

In the future, the glass that coats our skyscrapers could also serve as the power plant that keeps the lights on. This is not news. However, with an amazing new material being developed in Singapore, that same glass could also turn your city's windows into skyscraper-sized displays. Read More >>

phones
Tempted by the Crazy Twin-Screened YotaPhone at £419?

The maker of the dual-display YotaPhone has managed to resist charging twice the price of other mobiles for its innovative phone, setting the UK RRP of the twin-screened smartphone at £419. If you're bored of the endless Samsungs, it does at least offer something quite different to prod. Read More >>

medicine
One Day Your Smartphone's Screen Could be Used to Test Blood

Patients who rely on the use of coagulants to limit the formation of blood clots in their veins also require frequent and regular trips to the hospital for tests to monitor their blood flow. It's a time-consuming side effect that researchers at EPFL hope they've solved with a portable test that relies on a smartphone's display's unique properties. Read More >>

phones
Next-Gen YotaPhone Includes Full-Touch Always-on Rear Epaper Screen

YotaPhone is already preparing the next version of its charmingly bonkers dual-screen Android device, with the updated hardware now featuring full touch control of many phone features via its always-on secondary epaper back display. Read More >>

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science
​Why a Single-Molecule LED Could be a Big Deal

Technologically speaking, smaller is virtually always better. So it's perhaps no surprise that scientists have developed the first ever single-molecule LED. But why is it potentially such a big deal? Read More >>

displays
From Tablets to TVs: What's Next For Display Tech in 2014

Starting in 2010 when Apple made the retina display and display quality a central theme for their product marketing, displays have moved up from the doldrums into an unprecedented renaissance of new display technologies for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and entirely new classes of products like wearable displays. Read More >>

apple
Apple Patents Sapphire Growing, Harvesting and Cutting Methods for Ultra-Tough Displays

Apple's been queuing up at the patent office again, this time filing a list of various methods of creating and cutting pure lumps of sapphire, for use as extra-strong screens in the new technology of the middle-distant future. Read More >>

displays
These Low-Power LCD Displays Work Like e-Ink To Prolong Battery Life

The simple black and white e-ink display inside your Kindle lets you read book after book on a single charge, but when it comes to devices displaying multimedia content like your smartphone, a monochrome display just doesn't cut it. You want colour, and lots of it, so Japan Display has created a new type of full colour LCD display that promises fantastic battery by emulating many of the tricks that e-ink displays employ. Read More >>

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Patent Filings Suggest Future iPhone May Have Wraparound Display

Jony Ive might be about to debut something properly new when next year's iPhone model arrives, with patents suggesting Apple's looking to Samsung and LG for inspiration in creating an iPhone with a wraparound display. Read More >>

patents
Apple Patents Screen Technology For Curved Touch Displays

Move over Samsung and LG: Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that describes how they could manufacture a new breed of curved touch surfaces. Read More >>

apple
Apple Patents Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Not content with making its little button read fingerprints, Apple sees a future where the entire display of a device can sense individual fingers. It's filed for a patent that can identify all ten of your fingers, letting users assign an app shortcut to each digit. The middle finger could be reserved for calling work, for example. [WIPO via Unwired View] Read More >>

phones
LG May Have an Even Bendier G Flex on the Way

LG's G Flex, the bendy phone everyone thought was stupid until they saw it in action, might be the first in a long line of flexible phones from the hardware maker -- with a much more flexible model said to be in the pipeline. Read More >>

displays
In the Future, Shopping Centres Will Be Halls Full of Screens

Shopping centre giant Westfield is partnering with eBay this Christmas to offer the world a sneak peek at the mall of the future. A bunch of touchscreens. Read More >>

science
Laser Holograms as Thin as a Hair Could Be the Future of High-Res

Holograms are cool enough on their own, but amazing things happen when you make them incredibly small. A team of Army-funded scientists from Purdue did just that with the development of tiny holograms—smaller than the width of a human hair!—made by shining lasers through a metasurface. This could change display technology forever. Read More >>

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