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Android Lollipop seen with Moto X “Active Display” feature

Android Lollipop seen with Moto X “Active Display” feature

It will still be a few weeks before we see Android 5.0 in its final form, but the developer preview of Android Lollipop has already gone out and has led to some rather interesting discoveries. One of the features that may have been glanced over in the press release is one that Google has seemingly borrowed from the very first Moto X, a way to turn on the display or unlock the device, and view notifications, just by picking up the smartphone.

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An Apple Thunderbolt 5K Display? Don’t hold your breath

An Apple Thunderbolt 5K Display? Don’t hold your breath

First reaction among those setting eyes on Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K Display after it was announced yesterday was typically along the lines of "Wow": even Tim Cook couldn't resist the charms of the 14.7m pixel all-in-one, and he knew it was coming. The second, though, from a few laterally-thinkers in the crowd, was to ask whether the iMac would support Target Display mode, and thus turn into a standalone 5K monitor for a plugged-in MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, that's just not the case, and in fact some big changes need to take place before we can even get a standalone 5K update for the aging Thunderbolt Display.

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Second exec from Apple’s Sapphire supplier dumped stock

Second exec from Apple’s Sapphire supplier dumped stock

The problems at Apple’s now former Sapphire glass partner GT Advanced were longer in the tooth than previously realized. Their partnership, which GT deemed “oppressive” in bankruptcy filings, is being detailed a bit more, now. It seems their CEO wasn’t the only one dumping stock, as the guy in charge of the actual plant in Arizona was doing the same. Unable to meet Apple’s deadlines for getting the plant up and running — which means making Sapphire glass — GT execs instead chose to tuck tail, dump stock, and run.

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Apple to the rescue: GT closing Arizona Sapphire plant

Apple to the rescue: GT closing Arizona Sapphire plant

GT Advanced, who was (yeah, was) partnering with Apple on Sapphire displays for products, is shuttering their Arizona facility. They’re also shutting down a plant in Massachusetts. The move to shut down the two operations will cost roughly 890 people to be out of work. After recently filing for Bankruptcy, it was expected GT would make some changes, but nobody outside their board room expected them to do an about-face and shutter the Arizona plant, which they have in partnership with Apple.

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Delay of 12.9-inch iPad due to Common Sense

Delay of 12.9-inch iPad due to Common Sense

Earlier this year we first heard of the idea that Apple would create an iPad with a 12.9-inch display. That’s absurd, I thought - why on earth would Apple create a tablet larger than their smallest notebook? What possible reason would Apple have for making an iPad with a display larger than the standard iPad/iPad Air size they’ve got today? Surely they can’t be serious?

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GT bankruptcy puts Apple in control of Sapphire

GT bankruptcy puts Apple in control of Sapphire

GT Advanced is Apple’s partner in their yet-to-be-opened Sapphire Glass facility in Arizona. The facility is near completion, and with a possible ocean of Sapphire Glass flowing from the desert soon, GT Advanced filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. In examining the circumstances surrounding that filing, it seems Apple could be poised to own the facility themselves.

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Sharp announces 7-inch MEMS-IGZO tablet coming 2015

Sharp announces 7-inch MEMS-IGZO tablet coming 2015

Earlier than the projected 2017 launch, Sharp has just revealed that it has a tablet ready for 2015 bearing a new mix of display technologies. Bearing Qualcomm's MEMS and Sharp's IGZO, this still unnamed tablet will boast of high-speed display on thin panels with almost the same energy-saving efficiency of e-ink in greyscale mode when needed.

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Acer 28-inch 4K G-Sync XB280HK Monitor Review

Acer 28-inch 4K G-Sync XB280HK Monitor Review

After previewing the G-Sync technology all the way back in December of 2013, we’ve been chomping at the bit to get the chance to check out a real-deal consumer-ready G-Sync monitor. Today we get to bring that to you with the Acer XB280HK. This 28-inch beast also brings on 4K resolution for good measure.

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Samsung SD590C curved display aims for gamers

Samsung SD590C curved display aims for gamers

Would that you were a gamer right this minute, you’re likely not using a gaming-oriented Samsung display. That may very well change in the near future as the 27-inch Samsung SD590C is introduced, complete with a display that’s 1920 x 1080 pixels dense, LED with Mega DCR, and rolling with a panel that’s curved (VA/ 4000R).

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TinyScreen thumb-sized display supports full color

TinyScreen thumb-sized display supports full color

One of the key elements that anyone who is into making their own electronic devices needs is a screen. Often the size of the screen controls how large your project is overall, and if you want small, TinyScreen is the ticket. TinyScreen is the size of your thumb and still supports full color.

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DisplayMate takes the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for a spin

DisplayMate takes the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for a spin

DisplayMate, who has been singing Samsung's praises for quite some time now, has something new to chew on. Now that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are out in the wild, it can get its tests running again on the new smartphones from the company that started the whole "Retina" trend. And the results might surprise you.

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AOC gaming display joins the G-Sync party

AOC gaming display joins the G-Sync party

This week the hardware manufacturers at AOC have revealed their 24-inch Gaming Monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology. This is the most updated version of the G-Sync monitor we saw earlier this year at CES in our large G-Sync Monitors hands-on from NVIDIA’s special event.

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