Digital watch adds touchscreen, applications in uncomfortable platform
Watches have been around far longer than any Internet denizen has been alive. First appearing in the 15th century, they have been important to functionality and timeliness of people for hundreds of years. However, watches haven't changed much -- outside of the invention of the crystal-based digital watches dating back relatively recently. Now, smart watches from companies like Samsung and (allegedly) Apple are looking to change watches again. But is there still room for advancements in standard of watches that people will widely adopt? Phosphor aims to find out with the Touch Time.
Samsung and Universal Display sign PHOLED deal
Samsung Mobile Display has teamed with Universal Display in a push for lower-power OLED displays. The two companies have entered into a licensing agreement that will allow Samsung to use Universal Display’s PHOLED technology in its OLED panels. Phosphorescent OLED panels can consume up to four times less power than OLED panels without the technology, which will translate to substantially longer battery life for mobile device users.
Phosphor E Ink watch beats Seiko to market
Watch maker Phosphor has beaten Seiko's model to market with the first watch that uses an E Ink low power display, the World Time Curved E Ink. The display consumes much less power than an LCD or LED but is still programmable to show time and date, time only, or two time zones simultaneously. It also has a very wide 180 degree viewing angle and, as expected by its nature, is much more readable in daylight.