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Samsung Galaxy Q folding smartphone tipped for MWC 2013

Samsung Galaxy Q folding smartphone tipped for MWC 2013

This month we may very well be looking at the first market-ready glimpse we'll have of the Samsung Galaxy Q, a dual-display smartphone-like device tipped by the manufacturer more than once before. The clues are lining up with MobileGeeks showing a GL Benchmark result that they suggest is the final straw on the pile that'll topple the whole mess in for a Mobile World Congress 2013 reveal. This device will be appearing in some capacity or another soon, bringing with it a 1080p set of two displays that fold out into one - is the world ready for such an oddity?

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iPhone Plus mock-up offers real 4.94-inch display vision

iPhone Plus mock-up offers real 4.94-inch display vision

This week the developer of Instapaper, Mr. Marco Arment, has created a rather intriguing mock-up of what the "iPhone Plus" would look like, using specifications, tips, and rumors to push the idea of this device as close to reality as possible. The device itself would work as an in-between aside the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, filling in the perceived "gap" left at the moment where no iOS device currently exists. The iPhone Plus (or iPhone+ or iPhone Math) would work with a 4.94-inch display and a lovely 640 x 1136 pixel (264 PPI) resolution.

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VESA unveils new Dual-Mode standard supporting 4K resolution and more

VESA unveils new Dual-Mode standard supporting 4K resolution and more

VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association, has announced that it has released an updated DisplayPort Dual-Mode standard. The new standard supports the next-generation of Dual-Mode DisplayPort enabling personal computers and cable adapters to support new functionality and resolutions. The updated standard allows for several refinements that improve interoperability including a higher data rate for DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable adapters.

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Plastic Logic titillates travellers with always-accurate digital timetable

Plastic Logic titillates travellers with always-accurate digital timetable

Flexible display specialist Plastic Logic has cooked up a new, weatherproof and permanently-connected display that aims to keep public transport users up-to-date while remaining vandal resistant, as the company's technology gradually makes it out into the mainstream. The ZED (Zero Energy Display), produced in partnership with signage specialist SERELEC, is expected to show up at bus stops and tram stations in Q2 2013, pairing two 10.7-inch monochrome Plastic Logic panels into a display with clear outdoor visibility and super-frugal power consumption.

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5-inch iPhone reportedly won’t hit shelves until 2014

5-inch iPhone reportedly won’t hit shelves until 2014

We've been hearing rumors of the next iPhone for weeks now, with all kinds of different specs and models rumored for the device. One of these rumors pegged the next iPhone with a 5-inch screen and seemed at least relatively easy to believe. That rumor came from DigiTimes, but today the site is going back on what it previously said - according to the most recent word from sources, there won't be a 5-inch iPhone in 2013.

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Sony smartphone display photo leak tips Galaxy Note competitor

Sony smartphone display photo leak tips Galaxy Note competitor

This week we're seeing no lack of Sony on the mobile front, with a relatively massive component leaking from what its sources say is a plant creating a 6.44-inch phablet for this Summer season. This machine, if proven real, would be a real competitor for not just the Samsung Galaxy Note, but the LG Intuition as well, complete with 1080p or higher resolution, extremely thin bezel coverage around the display, and a teeny-tiny Sony logo up top. Of course when you see a photo like this isn't not exactly drowning in details, but what's obvious is obvious - Sony appears to be getting into the giant smartphone business.

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Samsung demos curved phone concepts (plus what’s likely the Galaxy S4 display)

Samsung demos curved phone concepts (plus what’s likely the Galaxy S4 display)

Samsung may have had big screens on its mind at CES, but the company also previewed what might be the display the Galaxy S IV (aka Galaxy S4) is blessed with, together with the flexible AMOLED we'd really like it to have. Buried on the company's stand was a display of curved AMOLED concepts under Samsung's YOUM brand, AnandTech reports, with the panels curving around the edges and sides of the mock-up devices. More imminent, however, is a 4.99-inch 1080p Full HD screen running at a luscious 440ppi, which is likely to find its way into Samsung's next Android flagship.

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CST-01 E-ink watch hits Kickstarter goal $200k in 48 hours

CST-01 E-ink watch hits Kickstarter goal $200k in 48 hours

Having been launched on the 8th of January, back when we first got our hands on the unit, the CST-01 E-ink watch's Kickstarter has reached its $200,000 USD funding goal in just two days time. This little gem of a watch is just 0.80mm thin, flexible and ready to be worn by the public right this minute. This is a project launched by CST: Central Standard Timing in collaboration with E-ink, and it's got an amazing 42 days left to go in its first crowd-funding round on Kickstarter when this post is published - it's going places!

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TrackingPoint firearms show heads-up displays aren’t just for Google Glass

TrackingPoint firearms show heads-up displays aren’t just for Google Glass

This week we got the chance to not only get our hands on the TrackinPoing XactSystem precision-guided rifle system, we had a chat with the company's President Jason Schauble as well. This system is able to turn your shooting into a digitally that'll make you as precise a marksman as you can be. What we're seeing here is a massive computer system mounted on top of a specialized firearm (in this case) complete with processing power and connectivity to your computers of all kinds - with this system you gain more information on your shooting accuracy than you'll have ever dreamed possible.

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