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  • LG to mass produce OLED flexible displays later this year

    We've written quite a lot on flexible displays over the last year. LG's trying to stay ahead of the curve with this yet-to-be trend. The Korean tech giant is going into mass production of its OLED flexible displays for smartphones. As reported by The Korea Times, mass production of the Organic Light-Emitting Diode technology will support flexible displays for mobile devices and new high-tech panels. LG says that while using 4.5 glass-cutting technology, the "monthly capacity for the line was set as 12 000 sheets." LG said they have completed the development of their first flexible displays and will...

  • 3 completely useless smartphone features

    In terms of innovation in the mobile phone industry, the last 15 years have been very good to us. We've gone from pull-out aerials, horrible displays and sliding keypad covers to video calling, touch screens and high-definition displays. Mobile phones have become lighter, faster and way more than just something you call your mom from. Phones are now must-have tools for business and social environments alike, and have ushered in the age of digital convergence for our generation. While I am always happy with innovation, I do feel that the device manufacturers have recently hit a plateau in terms of...

  • Scanadu Scout medical tricorder is ‘a doctor in the palm of your hands’

    “We’re in a tsunami of personalization. With a cellphone, you can find anything, anywhere. But you can’t find out is information about your own body,” say the creators of the Star Trek inspired, US$199 Scanadu Scout, the world's first working medical tricorder. It’s also one of the best performing Indiegogo projects of all time, earning a cool US$1 041 452 (so far) of its startup goal. Considering that Scandadu was asking for US$100 000 only, the million dollar bonus proves that either Scanadu Scout works, or we really believe that it will. This is technology you need to know...

  • Skip update 4.45 for PS3, it may lock your console

    PlayStation 3 gamers have been complaining about their consoles being bricked after installing Sony's new update. So whatever you do, don't accept the new v4.45 update. Don't press X when Sony prompts you to. At least not yet. According to Twitter feeds and forums, some users complained that they couldn't boot their systems after installing the newest firmware update. Some PS3 owners are saying that the update makes it impossible to load the system's XMB (Xross Media Bar). Your console will instead just be hanging on the waving ribbon home menu after booting up. Some users said that even restoring...

  • Lumia 920 review: It’s big, it’s really big, but oh so sexy

    Turns out if you say "I haven't used a Windows Phone" loud enough someone will send you one. While floating about in my quasi-world of "I know everything imaginable because my iPhone is awesome" a giant Nokia Lumia 920 landed on my lap. I can't stress this enough -- this phone is big. I am not sure what Nokia was trying to do here -- take us back to the old days where phones were as big as a person's head? Design: it’s all kinds of beautiful Getting away from my size issues for a moment, the Lumia is a breath of...

  • iRadio is Apple TV’s game changer and it’s in the new beta OS

    Apple TV is nifty media player for US$99 and with the release of a new beta OS update, this tiny media player gets iRadio and a visual mode called "Conference Room Display”. iRadio is from the beta of iOS 7 and lets users stream their music to other iOS 7 devices. Conference Room Display shows off AirPlay related messages -- as an example you could have Apple TV display instructions on how conference guests can connect to Apple TV via AirPlay. This video, posted by Appleinsider.com, demos the two new features of Apple TV. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQX5ob--PcU iRadio is the pull here. With custom...

  • A few pixels here and there, and iOS 7 is beautiful

    Apple finally revealed its highly anticipated iOS 7 operating system, redesigned by Jony Ive. It’s stunning. The entire OS has been reorganized, reimagined, revitalized. It shattered expectations in every way but one: the home screen icons. After five days, I was hoping I would fall in love with them, break them in, like a new pair of jeans. But I didn’t. Because those icons are just plain ugly. Dribbble’s designers seem to agree, so they did what they do best: they powered up Photoshop and redesigned Apple’s redesigned iOS. They didn’t just stop at the icons. And it turns out, iOS 7 is just a...

  • Xbox One ‘over delivers on value’ says Microsoft

    Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment division is offending gamers but pleasing Xbox shareholders. This video from Bloomberg.com has Mattrick defending the US$500 price of the Xbox One (Sony’s PS4 will cost US$399). The video was shot at this years E3, an annual gaming trade show. Mattrick says that the value-adds of the Xbox One include Xbox Live, “innovation unique to Xbox One” like the newly updated Kinect, SmartGlass, a partnership with the NFL, Halo 5 game and TV series. And then, Mattrick is questioned about the price of the Xbox One. “We’re over delivering value compared to the choice consumers get”...

  • AMD debuts new mobile-friendly CPUs: ‘Warsaw,’ ‘Seattle’, ‘Berlin’

    AMD has just announced a new "roadmap" of city-titled CPUs, which include an interesting move towards entering the smartphone and tablet markets. Chip supplier AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is attempting to gain some ground in a market dominated by Intel. It's a three-step process where we'll be introduced to the aptly coined "Warsaw," "Berlin" and "Seattle" chips. ARM-based chips are engineered for reduced costs, heat and power usage which nicely fit tablet and smartphone designs. Seattle is hoping to "bring AMD out of Intel's shadow," and will only start releasing samples of the chip early next year. The official release...

  • HTC’s Desire 200: sleek, meek and official

    HTC just released the specs of the Desire 200. No pricing is yet available but given the specs, this little guy's for the smartphone entry-market. No, this is not another HTC One (or two). Instead it's meant for the lower-end smartphone consumers. Apart from having a name sounding like a skanky perfume, the specs leave much more to be desired. It's presented by a 3.5-inch, 320 x 480 LCD display which is to be fitted around a not-too-shabby cozy-looking design. For now, the phone is all black or all off-white and features a 5-megapixel camera with no flash at the...