The Future of Electronic Paper Thirty-five years in the making, electronic paper is now closer than ever to changing the way we read, write, and study — a revolution so profound that some see it as second only to the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Made of flexible material, requiring ultra-low power consumption, cheap to manufacture, and—most important—easy and convenient to read, e-papers of the future are just around the corner, with the promise to hold libraries on a chip and replace most printed newspapers before the end of the next decade. This article will cover the history, technology, and future of what will be the second paper revolution.
E Ink’s Color ePaper up close Today we've gotten up close and personal with the newest innovation in E Ink display technology - Advanced Color ePaper. Also ACeP for short, this Advanced Color ePaper technology allows an electrophoretic display (EPD) to produce full color "at every pixel" without the use of a color filter array (CFA). That's big news for those of you that love to use your ereader without having to charge more than a couple times a year. Now you'll be able to do the same in full color. This ACeP solution is able to produce all eight primary colors using colored pigments only.
PVI Color E-Ink Display to make year end debut Prime View International, makers of Electrophoretic display or EPD seems to be in a hurry with their color E Ink project and have set a December 2010 time line by which time it wants products graced with its color E Ink display to make it to the market. The new deadline has been revealed by none other than the company chairman Scott Liu and is a few months ahead of the 2011 first quarter deadline that was earlier envisaged. The latest e-reader news has it that the color displays are in an advanced stage of development and samples have already been provided to leading e-reader manufacturers which includes Amazon and Barnes & Noble among others though there is no definite partnership reached with any e-reader manufacturer as of now. Also, with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos almost ruling out color kindles – he was recent quoted as saying a color Kindle is “a long way out” – its highly unlikely for a PVI color E Ink display to feature in a Kindle anytime soon.
Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050? In the two weeks since President Donald Trump issued his executive order on immigration, banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, he's met with opposition from a surprising sector: the tech industry. In a radical change of tune since executives like Jeff Bezos and Sheryl Sandberg filed into Trump Tower to meet with the president in December, 128 tech companies have now filed an amicus brief against the ban; the Washington Post reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a company-wide email that the ban "is not a policy we support" and added that "Apple would not exist without immigration." While many of these denunciations of Trump's order appear motivated by some higher corporate ethos, there's another factor at play here: pressure from employees.
E Ink brings rich color to ePaper, but not to e-readers E Ink, maker of the ePaper displays found in many e-readers (maddening to have three different e prefixes in one sentence, but it’s unavoidable), announced a brand new type of reflective display that can show a huge range of colors — but the tech is only going to be deployed as signage for now. Color reflective displays are nothing new, but none of the technologies touted over the years have been more than adequate. In person, color e-readers always seemed washed out, which is not good when your competition is glossy magazines and kids’ books. E Ink’s Advanced Color ePaper produces 32,000 colors, and unlike some other electrophoretic displays, each pixel contains all the pigments necessary to make every color. That’s a major engineering challenge, much more so than a monochrome display.
How the Pebble E-Paper Watch Works Pebble Technology Out of all the success stories spawned by Kickstarter, the Pebble Watch might be the most dramatic. The campaign launched in 2012 with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign ended on May 18, 2012, the project had earned more than 10 million dollars from eager backers. What sets this smartwatch apart from other gadgets on the market? The watch has an e-paper display, not to be confused with e-Ink.
Ultra-efficient LED puts out more power than is pumped in MIT physicists have been testing a light-emitting diode that has an electrical efficiency of more than 100 percent. You may ask, "Wouldn't that mean it breaks the first law of thermodynamics?" The answer, happily, is no. The LED produces 69 picowatts of light using 30 picowatts of power, giving it an efficiency of 230 percent. EPUB The key IDPF standard is EPUB®, the current version is EPUB 3.0.1. EPUB is the distribution and interchange format standard for digital publications and documents based on Web Standards. EPUB defines a means of representing, packaging and encoding structured and semantically enhanced Web content — including XHTML, CSS, SVG, images, and other resources — for distribution in a single-file format. EPUB allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications. The community and news site for the EPUB ecosystem is