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Painfully sharp displays take onscreen reading to a whole new level
November 8, 2013 | 11:45 am

displayIt's brain-dead obvious that display quality and clarity is key to the reader experience of anyone reading ebooks. And in that respect, ereading enthusiasts are becoming very lucky people. Because tablet and ereader manufacturers are now pushing their technologies to new levels and ever closer to the realm of print. DisplayMate, "The Standard of Excellence for Image and Picture Quality," offers the following demonstration, in its "Flagship Tablet Display Technology Shoot-Out," pitting the Amazon [easyazon-link asin="B00BHJRYYS" locale="us"]Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"[/easyazon-link] against the new Apple iPad Air and the now ageing, but still very highly specced,  [easyazon-link asin="B00ACVHKSC" locale="us"]Google Nexus 10[/easyazon-link], with...

Invasion of the giant Android displays
November 6, 2013 | 10:30 am

androidThose who like their ereading clients monster size and easy on the eyes for distance viewing are in for a treat. Some mighty mighty-size Android machines are about to debut, as the Android form factors get ever wilder and more woolly, taking mobile into territories where even few desktop OSs tread. The Ematic Cinema Tab, already available from some retailers for around $300, offers a 13.3" Android 4.1 tablet with kickstand and a  1.6GHz dual core chip - a 1.6 GHz Rockchip, unfortunately for performance freaks. That and the 720p display doesn't exactly guarantee a five-star user experience, but at this...

New low-refresh screen may remove eyestrain from LCD
November 7, 2012 | 9:15 pm

thumb_230_1The LCD vs e-ink eyestrain debates have been going on for some time, but one factor in the difference is the refresh rate. E-ink sits still like paper once it’s set. It doesn’t refresh until you turn the page. LCD, on the other hand, refreshes dozens of times per second, whether it’s on a TV, a monitor, or a tablet. But that could be about to change. Nikkei Electronics’s “Tech-On!” reports on a new LCD display panel technology under development that will reduce the necessary refresh rate from 60 per second to 1 per second or less when showing...

Plastic Logic closes US office, exits e-reader business to make displays for others
May 17, 2012 | 3:10 am

The Financial Times reports (note: free registration or visiting via a Google News link required) that Plastic Logic is shutting down its US offices in Mountain View, California, and laying off a number of other workers in Germany, the UK, and Russia as exits the e-reader-making business to concentrate on making screens for other companies’ devices.  Plastic Logic entered the e-reader scene with its widely-announced Que large-screen e-ink reader. However, it abandoned the planned device after the iPad came in and changed the market to where it was no longer tenable to launch. Next, Plastic Logic received funding...