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Google Glass competitor Recon Jet arrives with Tour De France pre-launch pricing

Google Glass competitor Recon Jet arrives with Tour De France pre-launch pricing

There's nothing like a good tie-in with a major sporting event to get your product off the ground. That's exactly what the folks at Recon are doing with the Recon Jet, a display and computer attached to a pair of sporting glasses (aka a heads-up display) - one we got to see up close and personal earlier this year at Google I/O 2013. Here in the early summer of 2013, the team at Recon are releasing a Pilot Edition of Recon Jet for a cool $499 - but only until the end of the Tour de France.

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Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

It's not every day a smartphone as massive as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes around, especially one with a processor that's only thus far been seen in developer testing devices (and the occasional ZTE device.) This morning the Xperia Z Ultra (far larger than the Xperia Z, pictured below) has appeared in screenshot form, complete with specifications that suggest this next-generation device to be appearing on the 4th of July with a 6.21-inch display running at 1080 x 1824 pixel resolution. That would make this machine a 320ppi delivery. UPDATE: More screenshots added via XDA - homescreen included!

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LG Cine View TV and AIO splits the screen for smartphones

LG Cine View TV and AIO splits the screen for smartphones

The folks at LG have made it clear that they don't mind moving beyond the standard length-to-width aspect ratios the industry has been working with for the past few years with a set of offerings that go extra-wide. What you're seeing here is a set of devices that work with the same display: 29-inches with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1080 (WQHD) and a viewing angle of 178 degrees.

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LG Display flexible OLED mass production in Q4 (with an LG phone to use it)

LG Display flexible OLED mass production in Q4 (with an LG phone to use it)

LG will begin mass producing flexible OLED displays for smartphones in Q4 2013, the company has confirmed, though while it has teased "major clients" it won't confirm which manufacturers may offer handsets using the screen tech. LG Display expects to produce 12,000 sheets of flexible OLED every month, the company told The Korea Times, with the first device from LG itself to use the flexible screens also due later this year.

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iPhone 5S Sapphire Crystal Displays out: Apple and the Vertu factor

iPhone 5S Sapphire Crystal Displays out: Apple and the Vertu factor

Vertu COO Perry Oosting spoke this week on the company's past with Apple, noting how dealings with Sapphire Crystal Displays fell through. This British luxury phone company, Vertu, has itself created smartphones with just such displays working in a lovely manner - but for mass production, it seems, it just wasn't meant to be. According to this fellow Oosting, Apple's choice of Gorilla Glass 3 for future iPhones was a far more feasible choice.

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Mac Pro 2013 Final Cut Pro X update confirmed: Is a 4K Thunderbolt Display next?

Mac Pro 2013 Final Cut Pro X update confirmed: Is a 4K Thunderbolt Display next?

Apple will release a new version of Final Cut Pro X tailored to the 4K capabilities of the new Mac Pro 2013, the company has confirmed, refueling rumors of an updated, far higher resolution Thunderbolt Display to match the workstation's graphics capabilities. The new Mac Pro, previewed during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, will arrive later this year, complete with support for driving three Ultra HD monitors simultaneously.

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Contact lens display research tips super-discrete Glass wearable future

Contact lens display research tips super-discrete Glass wearable future

Digital contact lenses that could eventually overlay Google Glass style data on top of the real world, while being as comfortable and discrete as traditional corrective lenses, have been developed by researchers at Samsung Display and elsewhere. The project - to develop a transparent, flexible display using graphene-metal nanowire hybrid structures to construct stretchable electrodes - published in Nano Letters uses a custom material to mount an LED onto a standard soft contact lens, while still retaining 94-percent transparency to light.

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ASUS Desktop PC G10 hides integrated UPS for power protection

ASUS Desktop PC G10 hides integrated UPS for power protection

ASUS' Computex 2013 appearance hasn't all been flashy tablets and glass-clad ultrabooks; the company also had a new tower PC, though even with the G10 it couldn't resist a little flourish or two. The seriously-styled tower not only accommodates Intel's 4th-gen Haswell processors but a battery backup system, which can serve as a temporary uninterrupted power supply (UPS) just in case your electricity goes out while you're in the midst of crunching some important data.

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