Apple Is Secretly Developing Its Own Screens for the First Time

March 19, 2018

The company has a secret manufacturing facility in California Apple Watch to be first Apple product with MicroLED technology LuxVue in 2014. About a year after that acquisition, Apple opened a display research lab (described internally as a “Technology Center”) in MicroLED screens is extraordinarily complex. Depending on screen size, they can contain millions of individual pixels. Each has three sub-pixels: red, green and blue LEDs. Each of these tiny…

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Behind the Scenes of Black Panther‘s Afrofuturism

February 16, 2018

In Black Panther, the future is female. Sure, the titular hero is the man-king T’Challa, but his bodyguards, advisers, and chief technologist are all women. Same goes for the crew behind the camera: The design of the movie’s setting—the fictional African nation of Wakanda—mostly comes from production designer Hannah Beachler (Moonlight, Beyoncé’s Lemonade) and costume designer Ruth Carter (Amistad, Selma). “The challenge was imagining how something futuristic looks in Africa,”…

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Fitbit Ionic Review: The Arms Race for Wrists Shifts Into High Gear

November 24, 2017

Among the high-achieving, mostly urban-dwelling professionals who spend a lot of time, money, and psychic energy on endurance competitions, athletic ambitions are worn on the wrist. That’s why investment bankers and executives helped make the Timex Ironman one of the best-selling watches in the world—a Rolex communicates wealth, but that $100 digital wristwatch says you’re serious about training in and out of the office. I consider myself part of this…

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