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E Ink, HTC and Palladio's proposed Smart Packaging Label for IoT-based Healthcare Services

Internet of pills plan calls for drugs to tell you when to take them

E-Ink, best known as a maker of e-reader screens, has teamed up with healthcare tech services outfit HTC Healthcare and pharmaceutical packaging specialist Palladio Group to design dynamic labels for medicines. The three have cooked up an idea whereby patients load an app onto their phones and input data about what medicines …
E-ink parking sign in Sydney

Sydney adopts 'world's first' e-ink parking signs

The Australian city of Sydney has adopted e-ink-equipped parking signs. Slovenian vendor Visionect says the State of New South Wales' Road and Maritime Services (RMS) agency has adopted its digital signage to ease the chore of changing signs to reflect coming events. As Vulture South well knows, Sydney's sclerotic roads …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Jul 2015
Yotaphone 2 dual-display Android smartphone

Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE

Review The more touchscreen smartphones find homes, the more the world is cluttered with uniform, conformist devices. No matter who designs them or who makes them, they all look pretty much the same. Interesting decorative design can be found in abundance but true innovation is a rare bird. Yotaphone 2 dual-display Android smartphone …
Alun Taylor, 10 Feb 2015
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Yotaphone 2: The two-faced pocket-stroker with '100 hours' batt life

Pics "Battery anxiety" is a mobile phone buzzphrase that has been bandied about for some time – highlighting the trade-off we've made with large touchscreens, multi-core processors and our obsession with using the darn things. Yotaphone 2 The Yotaphone 2: six-day battery life, anyone? Bigger form factors can slot in a bigger …
Bob Dormon, 4 Dec 2014
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Battery-free e-ink screen grabs screenshots from smartphones

University boffins from Washington and Massachusetts joined forces with those at Intel to create an e-ink screen which can catch a smartphone screenshot – without needing a battery. The screen catches energy over the NFC standard, the pay-by-bonk technology built into the latest models of smartphone. That power usually drives …
Bill Ray, 22 Aug 2013
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Microsoft 'poised' to SPAFF A BEELLION on e-book also-ran Nook

Microsoft is poised to offer $1bn for e-book publisher Nook Media, which was spun out from bookshop biz Barnes and Noble, it is believed. Internal company documents suggest Nook will abandon its line of Android-powered e-reader tablets to focus on delivering electronic content across various platforms. And that would include …
Bill Ray, 9 May 2013
Kobo Aura HD E Ink reader

Kobo strikes new match against Kindle: The Aura HD e-reader

Pics Kobo gathered the great and the good from publishing and distribution in London yesterday to launch its new high-res e-ink reader, the Aura HD. Michael Serbinis, Kobo CEO, said the company asked 10,000 book lovers for the features a perfect e-reader should have. While the Kobo Aura HD probably doesn't match all the survey …
Bob Dormon, 16 Apr 2013
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Plastic Logic shows off bendy 'leccy posters: Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Still searching for an application for its innovative printed-on-plastic screen technology, Plastic Logic has teamed up with TOPPAN to showcase a 42-inch screen built for posters and displays. Forty-two inches (just over a metre) might not be the biggest of screens, but the prototype being shown off at RetailTECH Japan is 3mm …
Bill Ray, 5 Mar 2013
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Silly Rabbit! Like Trix, color e-readers are for kids

CES 2013 If you're expecting rich, vibrant colors on your next ebook reader, you're going to be disappointed – the laws of physics are against you. "Somebody like the National Geographic is still not going to be happy with our product," Sriram Peruvemba, chief marketing officer of E Ink, the company that creates the e-paper displays …
Rik Myslewski, 9 Jan 2013

Japan Display cranks up ultra low power colour LCD panels

Japanese electronics giants Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi have been showing off new low-power LCD display technology which seems to combine the best of LCD and e-ink by dispensing with the backlight and instead relying on reflected light. The firms formed their joint venture, Japan Display, earlier this year and appear to have …
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Kindle DX delisted by Amazon

Amazon has begun rolling out its latest Kindle e-readers in the UK and other international markets, but it seems the large-screen Kindle DX will no longer be part of the line-up, either in the US or abroad. Beginning on Monday, the online retailer's Kindle e-reader family now includes only the bargain-basement, ad-subsidized $ …
Neil McAllister, 15 Oct 2012
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Deep-sea squid go from transparent to dark as fast as a Kindle

US-based scientists have left the tech world flabbergasted today with the discovery that living e-ink displays – very bit as responsive as those found in a Kindle or similar e-reader – have been found swimming about deep beneath the Pacific Ocean. As the vid above shows, the remarkable Japetella heathi, a bulbous, short- …
Lewis Page, 11 Nov 2011
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Boffins herald end of stiff screens

Flexible e-ink is, again, being heralded as the future of mobile computing, this time with navigation by manipulation of semi-rigid jabber-slablets, as well as grey-on-grey animated action. The revolution comes from boffins at Queens University, Ontario, who are demonstrating how flexible e-ink can create a computing surface …
Bill Ray, 5 May 2011
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iPAD, KINDLE, all tablets and slablets MADE OBSOLETE

Brainboxes in Ohio say they have ended the tablet wars before they've even really begun. No more will harassed consumers need to weigh up the benefits of e-ink versus LCD or LED vid-capable screens. No more will bank accounts be plundered by the need to purchase costly glass-based displays of either type. Instead, no more than …
Lewis Page, 23 Nov 2010
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Kindle pounces on Snow Leopard

Amazon has confirmed it will grace Apple users with its desktop version of Kindle. Last week Amazon jumped onto the Windows 7 bandwagon, announcing an e-reader application for the long-awaited operating system. However, the etailing giant has quietly announced that it will also launch the software on OSX. The software …
Bill Ray, 26 Oct 2009

Kindle to come to Blighty on 19 October

Kindle will come to the UK on 19 October, Amazon has said. It's not a formal, British version. Rather, the online retailer's US wing will now take orders from overseas buyers and ship the e-book reader out for an all in price of $279 (£175/€190) plus shipping and import taxes. These extras takes the total to $344.98 (£217) for …
Tony Smith, 7 Oct 2009
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US magazine to display Harry Potter-style moving images

Aside from dishing out news about celebrities and TV shows, US magazine Entertainment Weekly has inked plans to add video displays to its pages. From next month, the publication will run a series of editions with Video-in-Print (ViP) LCD screens integrated into its printed pages, a move thought to be a world's first. The ViP …
James Sherwood, 21 Aug 2009

Sony embraces ePub for eBooks

Sony has announced it will be adopting the ePub standard as its only format for electronic books, along with DRM from Adobe, in its continuing battle against Amazon's Kindle platform. Sony runs a book store with protected content for its range of electronic-ink-based readers, and recently added half a million public-domain …
Bill Ray, 13 Aug 2009

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