Look past the terrible name for this new technology and you may see an E-Ink killer: the Electrowetting display. Gizmodo has a cool post about this new kind of display that Samsung is looking into producing and which could end up replacing E-Ink in e-readers and other things. Why? Because not only can these screens display 16 million colors, but they can update what’s on screen fast enough to play video! We’ll see, we’ll see, we’ll see if this is the next big thing. Check out Gizmodo for more info.
Shteyngart and Felix brave Brooklyn in this new book trailer.
Gary Shteyngart has taken the art of the book trailer to a whole new level–with a sequel! Remember Shteyngart’s hilarious book trailer for Super Sad True Love Story, featuring a cameo by the ubiquitous James Franco and an amazing performance by a former PW staffer? Well, the paperback for the book is out, and Shteyngart is back with another super funny video, this time featuring an extended performance by none other than Paul Giamatti starring as Shteyngart’s roommate. There’s also a brilliant performance by Felix the Dog. The hapless trio make a trip into the wilds of Brooklyn, where the illiterate Shteyngart has been asked to speak at a book club in one of Brooklyn’s famous “brownhouses.” The book itself makes only the briefest appearance.
Engadget has a very cool post and photo gallery showing off various concepts the company behind E-Ink has on display at SID 2011, including designs for a sheet music reader (my favorite), a snowboard (above), and a tablet-size display.
Next, we’ll have E-Ink TVs: the future of nostalgia.