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LG challenges Samsung with the G Flex curved screen smartphone

By - October 28, 2013 5 Pictures
It looks like LG and Samsung are at it again. Both companies were vying for our attention at CES 2013 with simultaneous "world's first" curved OLED television announcements. LG consistently led in the race to the consumer space, and looked liked being first to move the screen format onto smartphones with the announcement earlier this month of its plans to mass produce flexible OLED phone displays. Samsung had other ideas, however, and the Galaxy Round was launched just a few days later. LG has now caught up with the forthcoming release of its slightly larger G Flex smartphone, featuring a curved display that follows the contour of the face. Read More
— Science

Disney tech lets users feel 3D objects on flat screens

By - October 9, 2013 3 Pictures
Our smartphones and tablets may be able to show us what things look and sound like, but with their flat glass screens, there's no way that they could indicate what something feels like ... right? Actually, they may soon be able to do that, too. Researchers at Disney Research, Pittsburgh have developed a system that lets users' fingertips feel a simulated bump through a flat screen, that corresponds to a bump in the displayed image. Read More

SideCar lets users attach an iPad to a MacBook

Tablets have steadily infiltrated our daily lives in recent years, and a new product called SideCar aims to put them front and center – or actually, just a little over to one side. It allows users to take their iPad and attach it directly to the edge of a MacBook. Read More
— Home Entertainment

Japanese broadcaster looks beyond 4K to 8K

By - September 16, 2013 9 Pictures
Although 4K was the resolution du jour at IBC in Amsterdam again this year, as it has been for the past couple of years, Japan’s national public broadcaster, NHK, was going one better with a demonstration of 8K, or Super Hi-Vision (SHV). The company’s roadmap set a 2020 date to begin satellite broadcasts of 8K content, which aligns nicely with the Olympics recently being awarded to Tokyo for that year. Read More
— Automotive

Pioneer launches NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation apps

By - September 5, 2013 2 Pictures
Pioneer has unveiled its augmented reality NavGate HUD (head-up display), that projects information onto vehicle windscreens at a size equivalent to a 30-inch monitor viewed from about three meters out. Using a Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector attached to the vehicle's sun visor, a driver is able to see information displayed on the windscreen just above the horizon. The NavGate HUD works together with the CoPilot and iGO primo smartphone apps to display directional instructions, places of interest, hazards and other relevant information. Read More
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