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Display Types Explained

Display types explained: OLED, LCD, QLED, and more

February 3rd, 2022

Screens dominate our lives, and we’re looking at them more and more. Between the screens on phones, TVs, computers, and even fridges, you probably rely on looking at a screen for many aspects of your life. But those displays can actually be made in a number of different ways. And different display types offer different …

LG Thrill 4G review

August 17th, 2011

The Thrill 4G is the second Android smartphone in the United States capable of recording and displaying 3D video and photos without the need for special glasses. We first saw the phone during CTIA earlier this year and, after delays, it will launch soon on AT&T for $99.99. I spent the better part of the …

ViewSonic outs ViewPad 7x Android tablet

May 31st, 2011

During the Computex trade show in Taipei on Monday, ViewSonic officially took the wraps off of its ViewPad 7x Android tablet. We had heard mumblings of the device earlier this month, but now we know all of the ins and outs of the tablet: it runs Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb, is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA …

Apple iPhone 4S to feature separate camera flash?

May 14th, 2011

9to5Mac is reporting that the next iPhone, the iPhone 4S as it’s being referred to, will feature the LED flash for the camera on the opposite side of the case. There have been reports from a small group of individuals experiencing camera problems due to the iPhone’s built-in flash, and this looks like a way …

HP refreshes EliteBook, ENVY, Mini, Pavilion, ProBook, notebook lines

May 10th, 2011

On Monday HP announced that it has updated its EliteBook, ENVY, Mini, Pavilion, and ProBook notebook families with some more robust models. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new: HP’s ProBook 5330m, designed for business users, is less than an inch thick, weighs 3.9 pounds, and has a 13.3-inch screen. It’s powered by Intel’s Core …

Hitachi spits out 4.5-inch IPS display 1,100:1 contrast, 329dpi density

February 11th, 2011

It’s been rumored that Apple has been spending billions in cash on a strategic displays investment, but other manufacturers and component suppliers aren’t standing still, either. Hitatchi Displays has just announced that they have a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display lined up for production in October. The new display’s resolution? 1280 x 720 which, in a …

LG to intro world’s largest full LED 3D TV at CES

December 27th, 2010

LG announced Monday that it will unveil the world’s largest 3D LED television at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. Or, to be more specific, LG’s LZ9700 is “the world’s largest FULL LED-backlight LCD 3D TV (FULL LED 3D TV).” Packing a mammoth display measuring 72 inches diagonally, the LZ9700 is a 400Hz …

Throwback Thursday: Nintendo Virtual Boy

October 21st, 2010

Ah, Nintendo’s Virtual Boy. What seemed like a push forward in the gaming world at first glace unfortunately never really took off. The Virtual Boy used a pair of monochromatic linear arrays and an oscillating mirror that would vibrate back and forth to create the entire image which would then be seen in 3D. It …

Sony's Internet TV with Google TV hands on

October 12th, 2010

We had a chance to get up close and personal with Sony’s latest TV set and sister Blu-ray player. Here are our first thoughts: We haven’t seen Logitech’s Revue Google TV device in person, but the Sony experience looks similar to it. Sony told us that the only Sony customization was a recommended channel area, …

Samsung Continuum gets pictured, dual display device headed to Verizon

September 30th, 2010

What do we have here? It looks like the Galaxy S branded Samsung Continuum; a device with not one, but two displays. Engadget was sent in several images of the device whose most notable feature is an additional, smaller display below the standard Android soft-keys. The secondary display, which is being called the “ticker,” displays date, …