Oct 032012

Apple makes a big fuss when discussing the razor sharp images of the iPhone’s Retina display, but now there’s a new resolution champ that tops Apple’s offering by a solid third.

Sharp’s new 5-inch screen is the first display to offer 1920×1080 “full HD” video resolution in a size small enough to use in a smartphone. Compare that to the iPhone 5’s 1136×640 4-inch display, and it becomes clear that this is a pretty big step. Crunch the numbers, and you’ll find that the Sharp screen manages to cram in 443 pixels per inch, compared to the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi.

MORESharp’s 1920×1080 phone screen makes a Retina display look fuzzy | DVICE.


Sep 252012

Apple’s iPhone 5 beat Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in a display tech “shoot-out” at screen testing firm DisplayMate Technologies.

The iPhone 5’s Retina screen is the best smartphone display that DisplayMate has tested to date, according to results the firm posted today.

iPhone 5: “It is a significant improvement over the display in the iPhone 4,” said DisplayMate’s Raymond Soneira, who cited much lower screen reflections, much higher image contrast and screen readability in high ambient lighting — the latter, the highest he’s ever tested.

DisplayMate — which gave the display an “A” — also cited improved color gamut and factory calibration that “delivers very accurate colors and very good picture quality.” The Retina iPad is the only thing that beats it in accuracy, according to Soneira.

MOREiPhone 5, Galaxy S3 displays go head to head — iPhone wins | Apple – CNET News.


Mar 222012

Right now we all use computers the same way: Moving from the back of your desk to the front, you’ve got the screen first, then your hands on the keyboard or mouse, and then your head taking it all in. Now imagine swapping the order so that back-to-front we have your hands first, then the screen, then your head.

Researchers Jinha Lee and Cati Boulanger of the Microsoft Applied Sciences Group have developed a prototype called the See-Through 3D Desktop where the user reaches behind the screen to interact with objects in virtual 3D space. Check it out:

via Microsoft’s Wicked See-Through 3D Display – Core77.