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Smartwatch extends touch display to skin

For those seeking more from their smartwatch, a new development extends the display projected from the watch onto the arm of the wearer. This not only offers a wider display; it also provides more interactivity.

Google's Pixel 2 to feature a curved display sourced from LG

Google is said to be planning to equip its upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone with a curved display. The move will follow Samsung's Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. Google will source its screens from LG in a significant deal worth nearly one billion dollars.

Software update could let your phone sense pressure and squeezes

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 6, it introduced a new kind of display it calls 3D Touch. 3D Touch displays can sense how hard you press them, letting them respond in different ways. An innovative software update could enable this on any phone though.

New shape-shifting interface lets you touch 3D computer images

A team of researchers have created a new shape-shifting interface that allows you to interact with 3D computer images through the medium of touch. The interface makes it possible to feel physical objects in computer simulations and models.

Microsoft's flexible E-ink display makes your phone case smarter

Microsoft Research has developed a flexible E-ink display that could make smart smartphone covers a reality. The display can detect the way you flex it, letting you perform different actions on your phone right from the exterior case.

Brighter, clearer AMOLED displays to come to more smartphones

Higher quality displays are likely to be available on more smartphones in the near future, giving you a better experience regardless of your budget. The price of high-quality AMOLED displays has recently dropped significantly to undercut older LCD panels.

Samsung selling 'Edge' screens to rivals including Xiaomi, Huawei

Samsung has begun selling its curved Edge display to third-party manufacturers for use on their own phones, according to reports. The panel is used on Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge and features two curved sides, increasing the display's perceived size.

Solar-powered display puts an end to low smartphone batteries

Mobile World Congress isn't just about new smartphone launches as some interesting new components also get revealed. Kyocera is showing off a solar-powered display this year that could create phones that don't need recharging.

Developers of 'original night mode' app f.lux respond to iOS 9.3

A new feature in Apple's latest iOS update, iOS 9.3,made headlines this week. Night Mode automatically shifts the brightness and temperature of the display to reduce blue light at night. It is similar to established app f.lux, recently blocked on iOS.

Months before iPhone 7 launch, rumours begin for iPhone 8

We're still over nine months away from the launch of the iPhone 7 but the rumour mill is already starting to churn out alleged specifications for the iPhone 8, due in no less than 21 months. Reports claim it will have a flexible AMOLED display.

Panasonic's transparent TV disappears when you wave at it

As part of its demonstrations during CES 2016 last week, Panasonic unveiled a new television that goes completely transparent at the wave of a hand. The TV can effectively disappear from view, revealing whatever is positioned behind it.

Fads and phases: TV's bid to make you buy the 'Next Big Thing'

Over the past few years, televisions have changed to include new display types, online streaming and party-trick features such as 3D. Much of this has yet to see widespread adoption though, raising the question of what we're looking for in a TV.

Samsung planning '3D Touch' display, retina scanner for Galaxy S7

Samsung is reportedly hard at work preparing the next generation of its flagship Android smartphone, to be launched in March as the Galaxy S7. The South Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be developing a pressure-sensing display to rival Apple's 3D Touch.

Shoes with screens let you customise what you wear

A trending project on Indiegogo seeks to create the "most adaptable shoes you'll ever own," a pair of sneakers with a flexible display letting you customise their appearance with an app. The shoes can display static images or animations as you walk.

Samsung's Galaxy View is an 18.4-inch super-size Android tablet

Samsung has unveiled its long-rumoured giant Android tablet. The company claims the 18.4-inch display "offers a new dimension" in mobile entertainment but analysts have questioned whether such a large device will prove popular or even practical.

Wild rumour suggests Surface Pro 4 may have shape-shifting bezels

Ultra-thin bezels are all the rage on premium laptops at the moment but such a design doesn't work so well for tablets with touch gestures at the sides of the display. That creates a predicament for convertibles which Microsoft may have uniquely solved.

Samsung may be planning a folding smartphone for January launch

Samsung could be working on an all-new style of smartphone featuring a display that folds in half. Such a device may launch in January, according to a recent report, and would be the latest in a long line of Samsung mobile display innovations.

Apple's Force Touch may be called '3D Touch Display' on iPhone 6S

A report has alleged Apple may be renaming its Force Touch technology for the iPhone 6S, launching a next-generation version known as 3D Touch Display. It allows a touchscreen to detect different levels of pressure and react accordingly.

Xperia Z5: Sony unveils the world's first 4K smartphone

Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone range, the Xperia Z5, at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Three different models have been announced, including one which now holds the record as the first phone to boast a 4K display.

Samsung wants to make 11K smartphone displays reality by 2019

Samsung is reportedly investing millions into developing an 11K display designed to be fitted to smartphones, despite most people never having owned a 4K or 8K device. The stunningly high-definition screen would apparently create a "3D effect".

Apple has begun production of the next iPhone with Force Touch

A report has stated that Apple's assembly lines have now begun to build the next iPhone. Confirming previous rumours, the phone, available in two sizes, apparently features the Force Touch display technology that is used on the Apple Watch.

The 'new iPhone' is launching September 25, according to Vodafone

A leaked memo to employees of mobile operator Vodafone has revealed that Apple may be planning to launch its next-generation iPhone on September 25th. There is no word on what it will be called or what sizes will be available.

Researchers develop light-emitting paper for flexible displays

Chinese researchers have successfully created a sheet of light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper with a new eco-friendly manufacturing technique. The paper could be used to create truly flexible displays for bendable gadgets of the future.

12.9-inch iPad Pro has a stylus, Force Touch, A9 chip and NFC

There have been rumours of an under-development iPad "Pro" for some time now. Over the weekend, new leaks have emerged that not only confirm the existence of the device but also reveal it to have an official stylus — just like Microsoft's Surface.

The leather-backed LG G4 is here with impressive specs

LG has officially unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone for 2015, the G4. After weeks of embarrassing leaks about the phone on LG's own website that have revealed most details, the powerful device has finally been revealed in London and New York.

Elephant love – Mother and baby reunited in display of affection

An incredibly moving video of a mother and baby elephant reunited in a beautiful display of love, joy and affection has surfaced on the web. Watch as they caress and flap their ears in excitement, after having been parted from one another for 3 years.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bends just like the iPhone 6 Plus

A test conducted by a U.S. insurance company has revealed that Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is just as bendable as the iPhone 6 Plus was famously revealed to be after its launch last year. The HTC One M9 can also be bent under pressure.

LG G4 to have a 5.5-inch, extra bright QHD display

LG has released details of the display that is likely to be used on its upcoming G4 Android flagship smartphone. The 5.5-inch unit looks set to be one of the best displays ever fitted to a phone with exceptional brightness and contrast improvements.

Apple to let users secure iPhones with a selfie

Apple may be building facial recognition into the lock screen of its next iPhones, allowing users to unlock the phone by taking a selfie with the front-facing camera and eliminating the need for a cumbersome passcode.

Microsoft unveils the Surface 3 — A low-cost Windows tablet

As previously rumoured, Microsoft has today launched the Surface 3 as a low-cost addition to its line-up of Windows tablets. Sporting a 10.8-inch display and Intel Atom processing power, the new Surface is tasked with bringing entry-level consumers in.
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