December 13, 2012

The Pixel May Finally Meet Its Maker

Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech


The humble pixel — the 2D picture element that has formed the foundation of just about every kind of digital media for the last 50 years — may soon meet its maker. Believe it or not, if a team of British researchers have their way, the pixel, within five short years, will be replaced with… vectors.

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