A Bendy Prototype Restored Some of My Faith in the Smartwatch

It’s only a prototype, but FlexEnable’s wrist-hugging vision of a smartwatch has got me feeling ever so slightly optimistic about one of the worst gadgets of them all. I played with the Cambridge-firm’s creation at MWC this morning, and though it’s a looooong way away from being a finished product, it’s reassuring to see a dramatically different alternative to the current versions of the Apple Watch, LG Watch Urbane (and other such monstrosities) on the market right now. could and should be dramatically overhauled in the next couple of years. Read More >>

Future iPhones Could Work With Wet Fingers

Waterproof mobiles are great, but it’d be nice if you could use them properly when you actually have wet fingers. Droplets of the moist stuff tend to confuse current smartphones’ touch sensors, making it frustratingly tricky to skip tracks in the shower or respond to messages in the pouring rain. Read More >>

Apple’s Reportedly Opened a Secret Lab to Develop New Screen Tech

Apple has opened a secretive laboratory in Taiwan to develop new LCD and OLED screen technologies for its devices, according to a report by Bloomberg. Read More >>

Panasonic Viera TX-50CX802 Review: 4K Firefox TV Stunner Recalls the Heady Days of Plasma

TV technology is on the cusp of taking two bold leaps forward, from 1080p to 4K as standard, and from LCD to OLED as the new norm. Panasonic’s Viera CX802 series straddles the line between both, being a 4K LCD. After a rocky 2014 which saw Panasonic’s usually-exemplary TV picture quality falter in some models, the TX-50CX802 is an absolute belter, being an LCD to rival both OLED and classic plasmas, with some Firefox OS wizardry thrown in, all at a competitive price to boot. Read More >>

The Surface Pro 4 Has the Most Accurate Tablet Display Ever Made

Microsoft’s Surface Pro series has now had four chances to iron out all the wrinkles in its ambitious tablet/laptop hybrid. Although its still striving to be an all-around laptop killer, it seems Microsoft got one thing very right with the new Pro 4 — it has one of the most accurate displays ever created. Read More >>

Which is a Better TV Screen, LCD or OLED?

It’s an age-old question, like cats or dogs, Kirk or Picard? PlayStation or Xbox? All tough questions with equally tough answers, and the same can be said for LCD versus OLED televisions. Read More >>

The Hero+ LCD Is GoPro’s New, Cheaper Touch Screen Action Cam

Well colour us surprised: GoPro has a new camera in the middle of the year. It’s called the Hero+ LCD. It’s basically a hybrid of the entry-level Hero camera and the higher end Hero4 Silver, which was GoPro’s first camera with a built-in touch screen. Read More >>

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 >>

Twin-Screen LCD and E-Ink YotaPhone Arriving in Time for Your Optimistic Christmas Present List

The bonkers YotaPhone, which has a standard mobile LCD display on one side and an e-ink screen on the other, should launch before the end of the year in some markets. If you want a mad, attention-grabbing phone/ereader hybrid, it could be yours. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S4 Display Shoot-Out: How Does It Compare?

The Samsung Galaxy S smartphones are by far the most popular Android smartphones, and are flagship products for Samsung to show off its latest and greatest OLED display technology. The display on the Galaxy S4 is a major enhancement and improvement over the Galaxy S III — it has a full HD 1920x1080 resolution display with 441ppi. It is also better calibrated, brighter, and bigger. We'll analyse the Galaxy S4 with an in-depth objective series of Lab tests and measurements included below — and size it up next to the competition. Read More >>

Samsung Just Gave Sharp £73 Million to Guarantee LCD Supply

Sharp has just announced that it's getting a £73 million shot in the arm from Samsung. In turn, that will help guarantee Sammy as many LCD panels as it can use. Read More >>

Samsung Series 7 Touch Monitor: 24-Inches of Windows 8 Awesome

Samsung is kicking off 2013 with the Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor that's optimised for Windows 8. The 24-inch LCD supports up to 10 points of simultaneous touch on its 1080 x 1920 display and rotates 90 degrees to a vertical portrait setup so you can take full advantage of Microsoft's flexible new OS. Still no word on pricing or availability, but hopefully we'll hear more at CES next week. [Samsung] Read More >>

Report: Samsung Won’t Sell LCD Panels to Apple Anymore

The Korea Times reports that Samsung will stop providing Apple with LCD panels next year. According to an unnamed "senior Samsung source," the company is unwilling to sell displays to Apple at the steep discounts of some of its competitors like LG. Read More >>

Sharp’s New 5-inch HD Display Is Crystal Clear

Sharp's launching a new 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display this week in Japan — and it's one of the most pixel-dense screens to date. Read More >>

E-Ink or LCD: Which Do You Prefer for Books?

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is being pegged as a do it all device. Video, internet, magazines, games, etc. And of course, there are books. But I'm not sold on LCD screens for hardcore reading. Sure its fine for a magazine article or two, but when it comes time to sit down and read dozens, if not hundreds, of pages in a single sitting, i prefer an ereader every time. It's just easier on the eyes. Am I crazy? Read More >>