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iPhone 6 sapphire display crystal display: unbending, unbreakable

iPhone 6 sapphire display crystal display: unbending, unbreakable

In this latest iPhone 6 leak, we divert our attention ever so slightly away from the rather contentious subject of screen sizes and return once more to the once hot topic of sapphire crystal displays. Now, courtesy of vlogger Marques Brownlee, more popularly known as MKBHD, we are getting a closer look at what is supposed to be the sapphire crystal display panel for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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This incredible floating display belongs in a sci-fi movie

This incredible floating display belongs in a sci-fi movie

Floating displays may be the stuff of science-fiction, but one research team is looking to make them real, using a carefully tuned acoustic-potential field to create swarms of particles clustered into physical graphics. Dubbed Pixie Dust - after the Peter Pan quote - the system can cause objects up to 7g per cubic centimeter to hover in moving forms, effectively translating digital objects into real, and with a Kinect sensor thrown in they can even respond to the viewer's movements.

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How will a larger iPhone 6 stretch iOS 8?

How will a larger iPhone 6 stretch iOS 8?

Today we’re having a look at a rather nicely produced demonstration of what it’d look like to see iOS 8 on an iPhone 6, and it got us wondering. What will Apple do with iOS 8 as far as stretching for a larger display? Between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5, the display became tall enough to fit another row of icons, making the answer obvious.

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BlackBerry Passport leaked pics prove it’s an odd duck

BlackBerry Passport leaked pics prove it’s an odd duck

It seems that BlackBerry is really serious about its Passport smartphone, which might call into question the company's sanity. But whether you are enamored or shocked by the revelation of the device, the large smartphone with a square display is real and has been spotted out in the wild thanks to these leaked photos and one video.

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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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