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Sharp Free-Form Display tech could deliver a round iWatch

Sharp Free-Form Display tech could deliver a round iWatch

Sharp is sick of square screens, and while circular LCDs are yet to make any sort of significant dent in the market, the company is already looking at Free-Form Display technology that can be cut into any shape. Targeting next-gen digital dashboards in cars, unusual wearables - in the vein of Motorola's circular Moto 360 - among other things, the magic is in how Sharp has integrated the electronics throughout the panel.

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Intel WiGig Docking Station in 2015 as cable cut gets serious

Intel WiGig Docking Station in 2015 as cable cut gets serious

Intel's wireless ambitions don't just end at high-speed cable free charging for your ultrabook, with the company also planning to finally launch a WiGig docking system in 2015. WiGig will be an integral part of Intel's Maple Peak wireless system, and will show up alongside certain notebooks and tablets running the Broadwell chips inside Intel's stunning tablet reference design.

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Samsung SD390 monitor, hands (and eyes) on

Samsung SD390 monitor, hands (and eyes) on

Choosing which monitor is best for you can be a tough proposition. Go to any electronics store, and the array of screens is often mind-boggling. Samsung’s 23.6-inch SD390 ToC display brings an elegant touch to your desk, but does it provide a great experience? We went hands (and eyes) on to find out.

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Acer XB280HK monitor combines 4K and G-SYNC

Acer XB280HK monitor combines 4K and G-SYNC

Acer has introduced a new 4K monitor, this one bringing with it NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. According to the maker, this is the first 4K display to include NVIDIA's tech, the combination of which is promised to give gamers "ultra-smooth, tear-free imagery."

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Apple buys LuxVue for micro-LED super-frugal displays

Apple buys LuxVue for micro-LED super-frugal displays

Apple has snapped up a low-power display company, LuxVue Technology, adding the micro-LED startup to its hardware team where it could potentially help the company's wearables projects. Little about LuxVue is known publicly, though the company managed to persuade not one but two rounds of investors - to the sum of more than $43m - that its low-power displays have promise.

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PaperFold smartphone shows what three screens can do

PaperFold smartphone shows what three screens can do

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University has taken the wraps off its new prototype smartphone, the PaperFold. With this device comes a set of three e-ink displays, which are attached together with magnets. When combined, they work together as part of a single system, but can also function individually, and in multiple shape arrangements.

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Panasonic to install 4K display at Churchill Downs measuring over 15000 sq ft

Panasonic to install 4K display at Churchill Downs measuring over 15000 sq ft

Sports arenas all around the world are known in part for their large screens that make it easy for fans to keep up with the action. Churchill Downs, the horse racing park where the Kentucky Derby is held, has announced that it has teamed up with Panasonic to install what is being called the "Big Board." Big Board is a massive 4K display that Panasonic claims will be the world's largest.

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MisTable uses mist to create interactive 3D projection

MisTable uses mist to create interactive 3D projection

Who would have thought mist to be the key element that marries interaction to technology? Take a look at the innovative MisTable, the brainchild of Professor Sriram Subramanian and Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia from the University of Bristol's Department of Computer Science. The simple tabletop combines mist (or fog) with a conventional horizontal interactive system, giving life to 2D images and making them appear three-dimensional via simple manipulations.

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TrackingPoint 500 AR Series smart rifles make hunting easy

TrackingPoint 500 AR Series smart rifles make hunting easy

It’s rare that we’ll cover a firearm here on SlashGear, but when TrackingPoint shows off a smart automatic rifle series like the one we’re seeing today, we’ve got to change a tune. What you’ve got here is the TrackingPoint 500 Series AR rifle, working with a variety of technologies that make certain the carrier is the most accurate - machine accurate - in the field.

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HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x displays support 1.07 billion colors

HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x displays support 1.07 billion colors

HP has announced a couple new monitors that are aimed at the user who needs the best color accuracy possible. The new displays include the HP Z27x and Z24x with both of the monitors falling into the HP DreamColor line. HP's second generation DreamColor engine is used in both monitors, supports up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors, and has color error that is so small the human eye can’t tell the error is there.

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NEC 23-inch LED E232WMT monitor has touch support and HD webcam

NEC 23-inch LED E232WMT monitor has touch support and HD webcam

NEC has rolled out a new computer monitor called the E232WMT that features LED backlighting and several other features aimed at business users. The monitor has a full HD resolution webcam integrated for video conferencing. NEC also integrates speakers into the monitor and an ergonomic, adjustable stand. One of the biggest features of the new display is support for touch control.

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Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Like many large and successful tech firms, Apple is always looking out for smaller firms that it can purchase to gain new tech and expertise to make its products better. The latest company that Apple has set its eyes on is a Japanese firm that makes controller chips for smartphone displays called Renesas Electronics. The engineering expertise behind the chips that Renesas makes could help Apple improve the battery life and sharpness of displays used on its products like the iPhone and iPad.

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