Researchers at UCLA Create Self-Charging LCDs
A team of engineers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has concocted a way to build photovoltaic polarizers directly into LCD displays. This would allow the LCD screen itself to collect energy from sunlight, artificial light, and even the display's own backlight and convert it into energy. The researchers say that current LCDs are inefficient, and an LCD's backlight can consume as much as 80 or 90% of a device's power. They explain that 75% of the light created by the backlight is lost through the LCD's polarizers. The researchers' polarizing organic photovoltaic would perform double duty, acting as the LCDs polarizer, while also as a solar panel to create electricity. According to the engineers, the process to create the polarizing organic photovoltaic is easy, and can be done in large scales. The technology could be applied to portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops, eventually leading to more power-efficient devices that need to be charged via electrical outlet less often.
Aug 31, 2017
LG today fully revealed the V30, a phone it has been teasing in bits and pieces over the last few weeks. This flagship-class handset has a metal frame and glass front and rear panels.
Aug 9, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note9, its premiere flagship phone for the year. The Note series has always featured Samsung's newest technology, a big screen, and a stylus.
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.
Dec 5, 2018
Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment.
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