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Kids just can't help fiddling with the brightness and contrast on their smartphones. That's the result of the latest survey carried out by pollmeisters Ipsos MORI. According to the poll, the main reason behind two-thirds of 15 to 24-year-olds wanting to change the settings is to improve the picture quality on their devices – and …

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Some decent systems thinking

Acutally a lovely idea (or really a set of well integrated ideas) for better imaging - if you can get the sensors/manufacturers to coop. Of course the proof will be in the looking.

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Not Boffinry?

"Based in Loughborough, their team consists of biologists and developers, respectively specialising in the human eye and visual interfaces. They have modelled the human retina as a digital signal processor and used the resulting technology to produce display and camera systems."

That must be at least close to boffinry

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Re: That must be at least close to boffinry

Agreed.

It certainly surpasses my non-boffin-determined benchmark.

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Re: That must be at least close to boffinry

It seems to me that it's boffinry enough to warrant "Retina Display".

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Yes stop fiddling teens

I read in bed, when wifey is asleep - only peace I get.

Anyway I can't get the bloom'n backlight low enough, even when its set dark grey/dark red on black.

She's naturally oblivious, fast asleep having beaten me up earlier, least I feel like it.

But you see its my eyes that don't like the light, I start waking up.

Anything that helps with the battery-life : visibility ratio, gets a thumbs up in my book /e-reader

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Re: Yes stop fiddling teens

An OLED screen would help you here, no backlight, just self illuminating pixels. I use grey on black on my Note II, all you see is the text.

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Re: Yes stop fiddling teens

The real reason they do it is to look like they're busy texting friends.

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Re: Yes stop fiddling teens

"But you see its my eyes that don't like the light, I start waking up."

It's not the light per se, it's the colour. Try http://justgetflux.com

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Wow. One of those IP tech companies George Osborne wants to see more of

Yet sadly ARM seems to be the only that's got a global reputation.

So far.

Thumbs up.

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users are more intelligent

I seldom fiddle with brightness, but when I do I take a choice: I trade display quality for battery life. If the fancy tech needs more processor cycles to save some nits at constant display quality that is nice to improve daylight readability, or even preserve quality at lower backlight rates, but there is no way it is as efficient as dialing down backlight to 'barely readable' mode.

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Hopefully these guys are on to something, but every time I read about some amazing super intelligent display enhancer it ends up being, "contrast and saturation on maximum and to hell with it"...

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The real question is:

Are the firms lawyers up to a battle with Apple's lawyers? If it works and takes off, surely Apple will have patented it long ago . . .

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Brightness doesn't go low enough on most devices. Turning them on in a dark place is still similar to looking into the end of a lightsabre when switching it on...

Also, I feel the ambient light sensors dont quite work as intended when they're on fhe front of the devices. Either I myself place the sensor in shadow, or they pick up something bright behind me, or pick up dark behind me, and completely ignore what is, from my point of view, the background against which the display's brightness should match.

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>Brightness doesn't go low enough on most devices. Turning them on in a dark place is still similar to looking into the end of a lightsabre when switching it on...

There are a few apps for oled phones which drop the brighness levels to "superdark" - perfect for pitch black but utterly useless for reading with the light on. Thankfully the brightness can go upwards from there.

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