Samsung Crafts World's First Color Quantum Dot Display
Samsung's researchers have created what it says is the world's first quantum dot display. Quantum dot displays offer a number of benefits, including brighter colors, reduced manufacturing costs, while still allowing for extremely thin displays. Samsung's color quantum dot display is four inches across the diagonal, and the dots are turned on and off by a thin transistor film. Quantum dots can be used in rigid glass as well as flexible plastic displays. The technology still needs a lot of development time, however, and won't be available in electronics devices for at least three years. In late 2010, LG Display and QD Vision announced a partnership whereby the two companies would work together on active matrix, quantum-dot LEDs (QLEDs). LG and QD didn't comment on when quantum dot displays would become available.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Ice View Case for HTC 10 Replaces Dot View
Alongside the 10 smartphone, HTC today announced the Ice View Case. This case is similar to the Dot View Case, but makes big improvements in usability.
E Ink Reveals Full-Color ePaper Display
E Ink today announced Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which is a full-color reflective display. E Ink says this is the first time an electrophoretic display can produce color in every pixel without the use of a color filter array.
Google Maps Improves Location-Sharing Tools
Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they'd like to share.
AT&T Customers Will Be Able to Send Text Messages via Amazon Echo
The AT&T Send Message Skill, set to be made available on November 19, will let AT&T customers send text messages by asking their Amazon Echo to do it for them. The skill we be added to the Amazon Alexa application (for Android and iOS).
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