Entries with tag displays.

New Glass for Mobile-Device Displays Is Tougher than Previous Materials

Corning has announced the release of Gorilla Glass 4, its hardened glass designed for smartphone and tablet displays. The company claims it is roughly twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 3—based on its 80 percent rate of survival of a one-meter fall onto a rough surface—and thus should help keep screens from cracking when users drop their devices. The new material is in production and should be available in commercial devices by the end of 2014. Corning had an 80 percent share of the hardened-glass display business in 2013. Apple, Samsung, and other manufacturers of smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches use Gorilla Glass. (CNET)(re/Code)(Corning @ Market Watch)

New Haptic System Uses Ultrasonic Vibration

A UK research team created a system designed for use in public spaces that lets people feel what is on a device’s display without needing to touch a separate haptic-feedback object in the process, as is the case with most haptic approaches. University of Bristol scientists designed UltraHaptics, which , uses ultrasonic vibration to provide multiple users with mid-air haptic feedback. The system works with a phased array of ultrasonic transducers, which emit high frequency sound waves. These provide the force that generates haptic sensations for users as they view the screen. The researchers are presenting their work at the 26th annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology this month in St. Andrews, UK. (PhysOrg)(Bristol Interaction and Graphics, University of Bristol) 

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