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Smartphone with diamond screen set for 2019 release

The first smartphone is a diamond screen is being tested. The device, with a super strong screen, is expected to be released in 2019.

Self-healing smartphone screen in development

Imagine you've scratched or broken your smartphone screen. Instead of the inevitable costly repair, what if the screen could repair itself? This is what University of California Riverside scientists have been developing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

New Windows 10 build brings yet more welcome improvements

As Windows 10 nears completion ahead of its release this summer, Microsoft is continuing to push out new preview builds. Another build was released last night and brings several more refinements across the OS, focusing on a more polished interface.

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.

Microsoft still working on Interactive Live Tiles for Windows 10

During a session at Microsoft's Ignite conference last week, the company announced that it is still working hard on making Interactive Live Tiles a reality in a future update to Windows 10, enabling users to access features of apps directly from Start.

Op-Ed: Apps for Apple Watch are ridiculous but will still take off

The Apple Watch has been in the hands of owners for over a week now and its dedicated App Store is beginning to get stocked with apps designed for its tiny screen. Most of these apps offer no more productivity than their iPhone counterparts though.

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.

Internet Explorer is finally dead, Microsoft is killing the brand

Microsoft's marketing chief confirmed at the company's Convergence conference yesterday that the long ill-spoken Internet Explorer web browser brand will be killed off with Windows 10 and replaced with the company's new "Project Spartan."

What you need to know about the iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed a completely redesigned iPhone this morning. The iPhone 6 sports larger screens than its predecessor, reaching a maximum 5.5 inches for the iPhone 6 Plus. The new A8 processor is reportedly 25 percent faster than the A7.

LG is creating giant rollable transparent TVs

Korean manufacturer LG has stated that it is aiming to produce a 60-inch Ultra HD rollable TV before 2017 after announcing the release of two new paper-thin displays.

LG Display unveils bendable and unbreakable OLED display screen

LG Display recently showed off their latest technology, a six-inch flexible OLED display that may be arriving to next generation smartphones as early as Q4, November 2013.

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to feature carbon fibre body and more

Not even a year since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and while the Galaxy S4 Mini is still making its way to the market, it looks like Samsung is going ahead with plans to launch the Galaxy S5 estimated somewhere between Q3 and December.

Does decreasing a smartphone’s brightness increase battery life?

A physicist has conducted a number of experiments on his mobile phone to see how the battery life can be extended. He came up with some interesting results.

What you need to know about Apple's iPhone 5

The tech world is buzzing about the upcoming iPhone 5, expected to be unveiled Sept. 12. For the past few months blogs have been leaking alleged photos of the next-gen iPhone and discussing its new features such as a larger screen.

Video: Interactive posters that love to be kissed

Feeling lonely? Now there's a technology that offers an interactive poster which puckers up when you approach it and blushes when you move away.
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