Changing the lighting inside the plane to change the passengers mood has always been a common practice across all major airlines. However, this experience simply sounds boring when compared to what Boeing is coming up with.
Do you wear contact lenses? Imagine a world where text messages can be displayed right on your contact lens! Researchers at the Ghent University’s Centre of Microsystems Technology in Belgium have developed a spherical curved LCD display, that can be embedded directly on your lens.
If you think Apple’s Retina is simply awesome and can show laser-sharp images, then you would certainly like Hitachi’s new IPS LCD mobile screen. At a whopping 720×1280 in resolution, Hitach’s new display is even sharper and brighter than that of iPhone 4’s. The display has a 329 dpi (dots-per-inch) versus iPhone 4’s 326 dpi. Not to forget you also get a significantly larger screen view at 4.5 inches versus 3.5 inches of that of the iPhone.
Toshiba’s involvement in the LCD arena did not seem to be that prominent until now. The Japanese consumer electronics giant is coming up with several LCDs with LED backlight that are targeted exclusively for professional users. The average longevity of the LCDs is a massive 100,000hr (continuous usage), which is a benchmark actually very difficult to achieve. “Available in 5.7”, 8.4”, 10.4” and 12.1” (two models per size), these new LCDs have a 42.8% longevity than before…”
When it comes to viewing TV or video, people usually crave for a larger display, which kind-a makes the whole experience more cinematic. Just for a change, how would like to view the same video in a ridiculously small display? Display manufacturer Kopin has successfully come with a full-color VGA display (600×480) measuring just over a quarter inch diagonally.
If you think that plasma screens are dead, think again. When the whole world is planing for the full-switch from plasma to LCD, Panasonic is scheduled to release the TC-P54Z1, currently reputed as the world’s most advanced plasma HDTV (by far!). It has a 1080P resolution, supports wireless HDMI, internet connectivity, 24Hz cinematic playback and is just 1-inch thick or thin (whichever way you want to see it!).