I got a chance to see Pixel Qi's new LCD screen at CES this morning. As you can see below, the screen can switch seamlessly from grayscale e-reader mode to dynamic color mode in an instant. Say you're a taxi driver trying to use a GPS device on a sunny afternoon: with the Pixel Qi screen, you flip a switch and the display goes to readable reflective mode. But want to go into full-on backlit office mode or watch a movie in HD? No problem. Flip the switch again, and it's back to transmissive lighting.
Ben Foss was a bright kid, but as a student, he struggled with
reading even the simplest text. Afflicted with severe dyslexia, he relied on
parents and tutors to read him his homework since the words on the page made
no sense to him. At Stanford, he managed to earn two advanced degrees by
laboriously scanning books and then running them through synthetic speech software
so he could comprehend the words.