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Art Lebedev Mini Six and Optimus Popularis launching at last

Art Lebedev Mini Six and Optimus Popularis launching at last

The relatively short history of the Art Lebedev line of customizable keyboards is a tragic one when you consider how much we've wanted to get our hands on every single one of these OLED screen per-key boards and their subsequent delays, but now we're really getting down to business here in 2012 with not only the Mini Three and the Aux, but the Mini Six and the long-awaited Optimus Popularis as well. The great thing about these boards of keys is that not only are they customizable in their functions, they are each of them their own OLED display*, this allowing you to show yourself whatever you like to tap. While the original Optimux Maximus has been out for some time (2007), we've been waiting for the full expansion for what seems like an eternity.

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Samsung plans $41.1bn investment in 2012: Chips, OLED, more

Samsung plans $41.1bn investment in 2012: Chips, OLED, more

Samsung sinking $1bn into its Apple chip facility is only the tip of the iceberg for the Korean company's 2012 investment plans, with a whopping $41.4bn expected to go into incubating new tech and streamlining existing production. Samsung Group will most likely pitch the biggest chunk of its fund into system chips for phones, tablets and digital cameras, Reuters reports, along with OLED displays such as the panel used in the 55-inch Super OLED Smart TV the company demonstrated at CES last week, and which is expected to go on sale by the end of the year.

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Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV hands-on

Samsung 55-inch Super OLED TV hands-on

Without a doubt, the flagship of Samsung's CES presentation this year is its stunning OLED TV, which they've cranked up to 55 inches. The company is calling its spin on organic light-emitting diodes "Super OLED", and after seeing the results with our own eyes, we won't argue. The pictures from the CES floor don't do it justice, but we took them anyway for those of you drooling at home.

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Samsung 55-inch OLED TV will go on sale this year

Samsung 55-inch OLED TV will go on sale this year

Samsung isn't letting LG have all the OLED TV fun: it has a 55-inch OLED HDTV of its own, and it's planning to launch it commercially later this year. The new set has the same smart TV functionality as Samsung's LED and plasma TVs, as well as Voice Control, Motion Control and Face Recognition for navigating media and internet with your voice and waves of your hands.

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Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony has axed its home OLED TV plans, ceasing production of domestic-focused sets using the organic light-emitting diode technology, and focusing on LCD panels moving forward. The news - coming as both Samsung and LG prepare to unveil OLED HDTVs at CES 2012 this week - is the latest stage in Sony's huge overhaul of its ailing home entertainment business, Yomiuri reports, short-comings of which are expected to contribute to $1.15bn in losses in the most recent financial quarter.

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Toshiba tips “thinnest & lightest” 10.1-inch tablet plus OLED tab for CES 2012

Toshiba tips “thinnest & lightest” 10.1-inch tablet plus OLED tab for CES 2012

Toshiba has previewed its CES 2012 intentions, promising to demonstrate the world's thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet at the show next week, as well as 13.3-inch ultrabooks plus slates using OLED panel technology. Details are short and boasts are strong in the company's Japanese press release, but "thinnest and lightest" is a common mantra: Toshiba is looking to corner the market in slimline notebooks and innovative portable tech.

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Samsung planning high-end LCD and OLED Japanese re-launch

Samsung planning high-end LCD and OLED Japanese re-launch

Samsung is eyeing a return to the Japanese TV market, reports in the country have claimed, with a line-up of high-end LCD and OLED sets to grab marketshare as rivals like Sony flounder. The Korean company is considering launching a new Japanese range as early as 2013, the Nikkei [registration req] claims, seemingly targeting the top end of the market rather than getting mired in the over-competitive entry- and mid-level segments.

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LG previews 55-inch OLED 3D HDTV

LG previews 55-inch OLED 3D HDTV

LG continues its pre-CES 2012 OLED HDTV tease, revealing images and more details of the 55-inch uber-panel set to go on show next week. Having confirmed the cheaper panel late last month, LG is now talking specifics with its 4-Color Pixels and Color Refiner technology: throwing in an extra, white pixel to the usual red, green and blue trio, for more accurate colors, along with improvements in hues and tones through the use of "an LG algorithm."

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LG 55-inch OLED HDTV promises cheaper LCD-beating at CES 2012

LG 55-inch OLED HDTV promises cheaper LCD-beating at CES 2012

LG has revealed plans to bring a huge 55-inch OLED HDTV to CES 2012 in January, with the super-slim panel using new OLED technology to deliver better color quality and response times. The new set, LG Display claims, demonstrates how AMOLED systems more commonly used in the smaller displays of smartphones can be extended to encompass far bigger panels for televisions.

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Panasonic 4.3-inch OLED Android phone hits Europe 2012

Panasonic 4.3-inch OLED Android phone hits Europe 2012

Panasonic has revealed the first model of its European smartphone assault, a 4.3-inch Android device with a qHD 960 x 540 OLED display, NFC and a slimline "D-shaped" cross-section. Currently unnamed, the new device will be the first of Panasonic's new line-up in Europe, arriving in March 2012 and bringing some of the tidbits Japanese Panasonic device buyers have been enjoying for some time.

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Samsung W999 Android clamshell official, like a GSII with a gigantic keypad

Samsung W999 Android clamshell official, like a GSII with a gigantic keypad

When it comes to releasing a variety of devices that center around a hero, enough devices to stuff an elephant with, so many devices that there's no way on earth you'll not be able to find the one that fits your desires PERFECTLY, Samsung has you covered - and with the W999 dual-screen clamshell dual-core Android, even the strangest businessmen will have what they want. You've got two OLED 3.5-inch displays, both of them at 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood along with Gingerbread, and it'll cost you something like 10,000 yuan (US $1,570) in its launch country of China - clearly aiming at rich businessmen with massive fingers.

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Sony unveils tiny 0.7-inch display with 720p resolution

Sony unveils tiny 0.7-inch display with 720p resolution

In the DSLR world, we often get optical viewfinders that actually look through the lens to see what you are shooting. In the micro four thirds and similar range of cameras, you don’t get an optical viewfinder; instead, you get a little LCD in the viewfinder window if you get a viewfinder at all. Many just use Live View on the rear LCD.

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