Researchers Create Low-Power, High-Resolution Display Tech
Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered new display technology that can be used to make bright, high-resolution screens while hardly drawing any power. Oxford is bullish enough on the technology that it formed a new company, called Bodle Technologies, to commercialize the discovery. According to Bodle, its "smart material" is able to filter, steer, or dim light by using electrical, optical, or mechanical switches. Bodle says once the switch is flicked, the smart material uses almost no power. "This technology is capable of providing vivid colour displays which appear similar to paper, yet with very high resolution," said Professor Harish Bhaskaran. "It is also capable of rendering extremely high-resolution videos that can be seen in bright sunlight." The technology can also be used to create a glaze for glass panels, which can be used to control heat and light transmission into buildings. Bodle is in the process of filing patents, gathering capital, and speaking to potential manufacturing partners. The researchers did not say when they expect to be able to bring the advanced optoelectronic framework to market. Improving the efficiency of smartphone screens could lead to dramatically improved battery life, as screens are what draw the most power.
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Apple has updated Apple Wallet to support additional vendors of systems that power contactless student ID cards, enabling a number of new colleges and universities to roll out support for storing a student ID card in Apple Wallet. The feature lets students use their iPhone or Apple Watch to access campus facilities and pay for meals, laundry, and other purchases where a student ID is accepted as payment.
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LG today announced the G7 ThinQ, its 2018 flagship phone, at an event in New York. The phone merges features of last year's G6 and V30 to create a more powerful phone that's easier to use.