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Fraunhofer bi-directional OLED prototype incoming: Display & Camera in one [Video]

Fraunhofer bi-directional OLED prototype incoming: Display & Camera in one [Video]

We first covered the Fraunhofer Institute's bi-directional OLED display technology - which basically combines a display with a camera - all the way back in 2009; now the R&D company is bringing its latest prototype out to play. Set to show at the Smart Systems Integration 2011 expo later this month, the current model consists of a 0.6-inch 320 x 240 AMOLED panel with an integrated 160 x 120 CMOS camera.

Update: Video after the cut

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Apple OLED ambitions tipped by patent applications?

Apple OLED ambitions tipped by patent applications?

Apple has filed three OLED patent applications, leading to speculation that the company is looking to the low-power, color-rich panels for future devices. Patently Apple due up three patents (20100321305, 20100265187 and 20100265188) which deal with integrating touchscreen layers with OLED displays, and which suggest MacBook-style notebooks, iPad-style tablets and iPhone and iPod-style smartphones and PMPs as potential recipients of the tech. Meanwhile, a throwaway mention of the Apple TV has prompted talk of an Apple OLED HDTV with integrated streaming functionality.

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Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2

Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2

As expected, Sony has outed its "PSP2", currently codenamed the Sony next generation portable entertainment system or NGP, and expected to go on sale at the end of 2011. Based on a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU, the NGP has a 5-inch OLED 960 x 544 multitouch-capable touchscreen on the front and a multitouch pad on the back, for what Sony describes as "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" gestures in gameplay.

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Mouse for Men Concept Design Features Flexible Touchscreen

Mouse for Men Concept Design Features Flexible Touchscreen

There are a lot of different options out there for people who are looking for a particular mouse accessory for their computer. Touch controls are becoming popular, so here's a concept design that not only has touch controls, but also a flexible touchscreen, and pressure sensitive controls to boot. Not only that, but the designers made sure that when you look at this Mouse for Men, you realize that a real mouse was used for the inspiration.

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Sony grab Nobel Prize winner for OLED, organic battery & solar panel research advice

Sony grab Nobel Prize winner for OLED, organic battery & solar panel research advice

Only yesterday Ben Bajarin was bemoaning the shortage of innovation in the tech industry; it seems Sony may have been worried about the same thing. The company has announced that 2010 Nobel Prize winner Professor Ei-ichi Negishi will join Sony as Executive Research Advisor for materials and devices R&D, specifically covering organic electronics. Sony expects Professor Negishi's input to be particularly useful in in-house and external research into OLED, flexible OLED and next-gen rechargeable batteries.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView Review

Sony Ericsson LiveView Review

A tiny sub-display, for remotely-controlling your Android smartphone and sneaking glances at incoming messages when you probably should be paying attention in class, in meetings or in the midst of romantic dinners: what's not to like about Sony Ericsson's LiveView? The compact OLED display promises to pick out the most important updates from your smartphone and push them out to your wrist or wherever you have the LiveView clipped, but does the real-world experience live up to the marketing promise? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Samsung Mobile Display Shows Off Flexible 3D OLED Concept at FPD International

Samsung Mobile Display Shows Off Flexible 3D OLED Concept at FPD International

When it comes to AMOLED and Super AMOLED, the display technology is synonymous with Samsung. But Samsung doesn't want to just focus on the here-and-now. They've already shown off what a 4.5-inch flexible AMOLED would look like, so why wouldn't the company show off a concept design of what it would look like to see that technology on a bigger screen? That's exactly what they did at this year's FPD International.

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