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Researchers create robotic octopus skin that’s soft, stretchy, and changes colors

Researchers create robotic octopus skin that’s soft, stretchy, and changes colors

A team of scientists at Cornell University have developed a skin-like material that is not only soft, flexible, and capable of stretching to six times its original size, but features robotics such as color-changing displays and pressure sensitivity. If you've had a fear of robot octopuses before now, your nightmares are coming true. With cephalopods as their inspiration, the engineers imagine the technology could not only lead to soft, adaptable robots, but to stretching and folding display screens.

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Apple said to make iPhone switch to OLED in 2017

Apple said to make iPhone switch to OLED in 2017

One of the longest running questions about the iPhone in recent years has been when Apple will make the switch from LCD displays to OLED. The most recent reports from last fall had pegged Apple as working with parts manufacturers for a change in display in either 2018 or 2019, but a recent report from Japanese business publication Nikkei says Cupertino has moved up their plans, and is now aiming for a OLED iPhone debut in 2017.

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Acer Predator XB321HK 32-inch 4K gaming monitor launches

Acer Predator XB321HK 32-inch 4K gaming monitor launches

Acer has announced the US launch of its latest gaming monitor called the Predator XB321HK gaming monitor. The monitor is a 4K unit with resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a 32-inch viewable image. It offers 100% sRGB color accuracy and reproduction. Acer builds in NVIDIA G-Sync tech to decrease screen tearing and minimize display stutter and input lag for better looking images and improved play.

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Sharp chooses Foxconn over government-backed fund

Sharp chooses Foxconn over government-backed fund

It might mark the end of a mostly Japanese control over one of the country's biggest LCD panel makers, a company that has held its ground for nearly a century. According to a filing made by the company, Sharp has agreed to accept Taiwanese company Foxconn's bid to own a majority stake in the company. This decision edges out Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a government-backed fund that rescues ailing Japanese businesses and tries to turn them around. INCJ's solution, however, would have seen Sharp sold in pieces, which the company considered less favorable than having Foxconn control a still whole company.

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DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S7 is top OLED dog, better brightness

DisplayMate: Samsung Galaxy S7 is top OLED dog, better brightness

Each release of a new flagship smartphone is always a race to get the highest scores on independent benchmarks, whether it be for the camera or, in this case, the display. DisplayMate has been singing Samsung's praises for a few years now, so it is not surprising that the Galaxy S7 is once again at the top of the list. And while, at first glance, the Galaxy S7 might seem to have the same 5.1-inch QHD display as the Galaxy S6 before it, it's the subtle improvements, especially in brightness and contrast, that make all the difference in DisplayMate's world.

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FlexEnable’s sci-fi wearable previews a flexible display future

FlexEnable’s sci-fi wearable previews a flexible display future

Flexible displays may be a mainstay of science-fiction, but it's only recently that they've started to filter through into production. FlexEnable hopes to overshadow Samsung's curved OLED with its own technology, relying on cheaper LCD panels that use plastic substrates rather than glass so as to be both more imaginatively-shaped and more resilient to impacts and other damage.

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Japan Display updates Pixel Eyes touchscreens with thinner bezels, wet skin support

Japan Display updates Pixel Eyes touchscreens with thinner bezels, wet skin support

Display manufacturer Japan Display recently announced that it had developed the second generation of its Pixel Eyes LCD modules, complete with details on improvements, including slimmer bezels and the ability to function with wet fingers. As a supplier for many smartphone companies, including Apple, the new touchscreens hint at some features and designs we might see on devices over the next few years, including future iPhones.

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ViewSonic XG gaming monitors pack up to 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh

ViewSonic XG gaming monitors pack up to 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh

Ardent PC gamers know that now all hardware is the same and not all of it is up to the task of high-end gaming. Computer displays and other peripherals that work just fine for doing home work and surfing the web don’t always work well for playing Fallout 4 with all the options turned on. ViewSonic has announced that it's new XG series of computer displays are now shipping and they all aim directly at gamers wanting the best performance and tech they can get.

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NEC MultiSync PA322UHD-2 4k monitor supports DisplayPort and HDMI

NEC MultiSync PA322UHD-2 4k monitor supports DisplayPort and HDMI

NEC has announced a new computer monitor that has a big screen and supports 4k resolution. The monitor is called the PA322UHD-2 and it supports 4K UHD inputs. The connectivity options are what's special about this display; it has a switchable DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 2.0 option.

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Samsung unveils curved gaming monitors at CES 2016

Samsung unveils curved gaming monitors at CES 2016

With plenty of curved TVs on the market, Samsung is now pushing the curved screen goodness to the PC gaming market. At CES 2016 Samsung is showing off curved gaming, monitors include the CF591, CF391, CF390, and CF398. These monitors have the tightest curvature on the market with a radius of 1.8-meters.

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Acer H7 USB-C monitor hands-on

Acer H7 USB-C monitor hands-on

With the Acer H7, Acer is jumping in on the USB-C party with what may be the first USB Type-C monitor to be released to the public for sale. What we're doing today is having a peek at what its panel looks like. Here at CES 2016, we're having a peek at this monitor as it's connected to both USB-C and HDMI cables - for power and video. What's great about this monitor is that, while it works with USB-C for video, you can also roll with a slightly more universal (for now) bit of video connector.

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Acer Predator Z35 Ultra-curved gaming monitor hands-on

Acer Predator Z35 Ultra-curved gaming monitor hands-on

Acer is on fire when it comes to oddly enticing monitors this year already, starting here with the Predator Z35. This is a 35-inch "ultra-curved" gaming monitor from Acer, rolling with an ultra-wide FHD panel and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology under the hood. That means there's a real-deal NVIDIA G-Sync chip behind the scenes, working in concert with your NVIDIA GeForce graphics card for the smoothest graphics you've ever seen.

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