Articles about e-ink (page 2)

E Ink is dying because of tablets
E Ink recently announced its financial results and it looks like the screen technology isn’t doing too well, thanks to the surge of interest in tablets. Apparently the company’s revenue for January was only slightly above $48 million – 63% down year on year and 11% month on month, which is a pretty rapid decline. Despite that, the company is hopeful that its yearly results will show a 5% increase […]

Phosphor World Time Sport watch has an E Ink display
Phosphor, a company known for its watches, has just announced the launch of its new World Time Sport watch: a sleek, modern and tech-savvy watch that features an E Ink display and doesn’t require buttons to operate. The watch features multiple modes that are selected with swipes on the display. It can show the time of day + world time, time of day + calendar, time of day large, time […]

Sony Reader Wi-Fi
In addition to its tablets, Sony is launching its new elegant Reader Wi-Fi that features a 6-inch e-ink Pearl V220 glare-free touch screen display which gives access to over 2 million titles from the Sony Reader Store. The company partnered with over 11,000 public libraries across the country to allow users to wirelessly borrow e-books from their local library.The Sony Reader Wi-Fi now offers pinch and zoom and the ability […]

Credit card gets E Ink display for safer online shopping experience
E Ink displays aren’t just for e-book readers, as they have now been put to good use on, of all places, credit cards. Yes, those pieces of plastic which tend to have you pay much more than you actually can afford because you lack the financial nous and discipline. When placed in a credit card, it will help in security issues whenever you make online purchases, as each time you […]

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Bookeen shows off real-time scrolling and web browsing on E-Ink screens
Bookeen, a company that’s been known for making HD videos play on E-Ink screens has recently unveiled a new trick that it’s managed to pull off: real-time web browsing and scrolling. They recently released a video clip showing off the feature and it looks pretty sweet. What’s impressive about it is that it can be done on hardware that’s already available on the market – it’s just customized software.No word […]

Microsoft shows off new E-Ink tablets that can work with each other
At the CHI 2011 conference, Microsoft Research demonstrated a new tablet that can work well in conjunction with multiple tablets. Acting like a multi display set up, users can drag content from one screen onto another, and even use both screens to browse the same book simultaneously. In this case, a text book that shows up as two pages at once, one on each tablet.The idea is to have these […]

PaperPhones use flexible E Ink screens
The days of rigid phones that determine what sort of pants we wear or bags we hold to carry them in could be coming to an end. At the upcoming Association of Computing Machinery Computer Human Interaction 2011 conference in Vancouver, Dr. Vertegaal will be unveiling the PaperPhone. Simply described as a flexible iPhone, this ultrathin, flexible phone is made of a 9.5cm diagonal thin flexible E Ink display.The PaperPhone […]

E Ink has superior next generation display in the pipeline
It is natural for a company to want to veer forward in terms of technology, and E Ink subscribes to the idea as well as they are more than willing not to rest on their laurels. Word has it that E Ink’s future is a bright one according to what has been demonstrated in private – bear in mind that the prototypes produced by E Ink are ready to be […]

Bookeen delivers video playback on E Ink Pearl display
Bookeen’s R&D team has come up with what many has deemed to be impossible – that is, achieving video playback on an E Ink Pearl display. Normally, E Ink displays cater for e-book readers and the ilk, working great under direct sunlight but having relatively poor refresh rates compared to other display technologies like LED and LCD, which is why it does not support video playback on the safe side. […]

BAE Systems want to disguise tanks with E Ink
Just when you thought that E Ink technology was there for e-book readers, BAE Systems, a British defense firm, has decided to use it instead to disguise their range of vehicles of war. Apparently, a set of sensors that are connected to the tank’s exterior will take in the surrounding environment, analyzing the terrain carefully to take note of important information such as colors, shapes and lines, where they will […]

Nook Gains Speed with Firmware 1.5
Barnes & Noble just released version 1.5 of its firmware for the e-ink Nook. The firmware brings a number of enhancements to the e-ink electronic book reader, most notably faster page turn speeds and the ability to sync where you’ve left off in your book with other devices and platforms running the Nook software. The company also updated its Nook app for Android, taking that to version 2.4, which brings […]

Color E-Ink Tablet Shown Off at Berlin Exhibition
It looks like a color e-ink tablet was recently shown off at an exhibition in Germany that is about the size of an A4-sized paper. It’s unclear whether color e-ink will make it to a commercial drawing tablet in the future as the exhibition shows “the idea of a promising future of electronic ink for art, enabling us to meet a curious audience, ambitious artists and dynamic professionals,” according to […]

PocketBook IQ and 602 Android-Powered Low Cost Tablets Now Shipping for U.S.
It looks like the PocketBook IQ and the 602 e-readers, both powered by Google’s Android operating system, will be hitting the U.S. market. The IQ sports a 7-inch LCD screen and will be priced at $150 while the 602 features an E Ink display for $170. The PocketBook IQ will essentially be in the same market–featuring an LCD color touchscreen and Android–as the nook color from Barnes & Noble. The […]

Sony Reader Daily Edition Now Available for Purchase with WiFi + 3G
Sony has just announced that its 7-inch E-Ink Daily Reader Edition e-reader with WiFi and 3G access is now available for the sum of $299 in silver shade. The price is inclusive of wireless data access over a mobile broadband connection and users won’t have to pay any additional fees to make use of 3G. 3G could be used only to access the Sony Reader store at this point, with […]