The screen-making subsidiary of LG, LG Display, unveiled, at a press event in Korea, an impossibly thin “wallpaper” proof-of-concept television. Continue reading… “LG unveils press-on ‘wallpaper’ TV less than 1mm thick”
Bendable graphene battery concept
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) may be on the cusp of creating something special: Bendable batteries that could have better performance than their stiff, inflexible cousins.
Check out this flexible OLED Rolltop computer that can be wrapped around a dock in a similar manner to that of a sushi roll, although we do wonder just what kind of battery is able to live up to such rigorous conditions during use.
Light-emitting wallpaper possible by 2012
Imagine: Wallpaper that glows, lighting up a room evenly, with sunlight-like coloring, and consuming a fraction of the energy of an overhead lamp. Thanks to an enormous grant, one company is working out how to make our wallpaper into a light source, using super low-power OLED lighting technology.
Man, the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj has gone from crazy rumor to seemingly-real to whoa-here’s-the-press-release in record time — the compact cam with the integrated projector was just officially announced, along with the three other cams we saw leaked earlier today.
Researchers have developed a stretchable OLED display that can be bent and deformed without breaking. The rubber-like OLEDs are currently monochrome and each have just 256 pixel resolution; however the University of Tokyo team responsible for their development are now working on adding color and increasing resolution.
Transparent OLED Rear-View Mirror
It seems as though auto makers can never decide in what arena they would like to challenge the competition. One day it’s all about horsepower, the next it’s about fuel economy and by the end of the week it’s about in-car technology. While this drives prices down and brings the overall quality up, it also eventually leads to the question of “do I really need that?”
Moixa Interface Sphere
Whoever thought the future wouldn’t be filled with humming radio-connected spheres is just plain dumb, but Moixa’s mesmerizing Sphere i/o interface device seems to buck the current trend of natural interaction.
2008 was a good year for gadgets, and we’re hoping that ’09 will be just as impressive. We’re only a month in so far, but Palm, Dell, Sony and even Amazon have all dropped hints about what the companies have in store. We’ve collected the five big announcements that have us drooling, as well as five more that we’d like to see happen before 2010.
The meadows of thin and flexible displays get a much need boost with every demonstration of a flexible OLED display. And what better a place than the CES 2009, to make that difference. Capitalizing on the opportunity, Universal Display has announced to exhibit a new kind of a wrist-worn flexible OLED communication device at Digital Experience 2009, an event which forms the part of the Consumer Electronics Show.
A new cell phone developed by Samsung opens like a book to reveal a larger OLED screen, essentially turning the phone into a portable media player. Samsung recently demonstrated the prototype at the FPD International 2008 tech trade show in Japan, possibly as the shape of things to come.
Thin Is In
The newspaper business may be going down the tubes but if those ever-emergent thin displays get to market soon enough there might still be hope for those technology-challenged old school publishers. The latest entry in the thin display race comes from Samsung and it’s called the Flapping Display. Revealed at Japan’s recent FPD International 2008, the 0.05millimeter-thick 4-inch OLED panel is so thin it actually flaps in the wind, a trick Samsung made sure to show off by installing a fan near the display.