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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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Sony PSP2 has OLED touchscreen, 3G & new CPU tips Nikkei

Sony PSP2 has OLED touchscreen, 3G & new CPU tips Nikkei

Further details on the upcoming Sony PSP2 have leaked, with the gaming handheld tipped to use an OLED touchscreen larger than the display on the current PSP. According to Nikkei, the PSP2 will have an integrated 3G modem along with WiFi; in Japan, Sony will use an NTT DoCoMo connection to enable mobile multiplayer gaming, download software, and watch movies.

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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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BlackBerry Empathy Concept Device Can Determine Your Mood [Video]

BlackBerry Empathy Concept Device Can Determine Your Mood [Video]

Sometimes, the mood you're in can determine how you use your phone. Who you talk to, text, or even whether or not you browse the Web while you are out and about. And sometimes it can be frustrating that your phone doesn't feel you. Well, thanks to a pair of designers, that could change some day. This fresh new design for a smartphone, called the BlackBerry Empathy, is designed to not only read your mood, but also react to it.

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Sony Ericsson LiveView Nov 19 UK release confirmed

Sony Ericsson LiveView Nov 19 UK release confirmed

The 1.3-inch Sony Ericsson LiveView display - that hooks up via Bluetooth to your Android smartphone and can show SMS, email, call and other information - has found itself a release date.  UK retailer Play is listing the LiveView for £49.99 ($80) with a November 19 release, just as we heard would be the case back in October.

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Ortus Technologies Full HD 4.8-inch display makes Retina Display look low-res

Ortus Technologies Full HD 4.8-inch display makes Retina Display look low-res

There's plenty of argument over what distance you should be sitting from an HDTV in order to make the most of Full HD resolution, so we can only imagine the heated debate over Ortus Technology's new Full HD MID-scale panel.  The 4.8-inch display runs at 1920 x 1080 resolution for a whopping 458 pixels per inch; in contrast, Apple's lauded Retina Display manages a "mere" 326 ppi.

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Nemoptic bankrupt before dual-mode BiNem/OLED displays catch on

Nemoptic bankrupt before dual-mode BiNem/OLED displays catch on

Only yesterday we were marvelling at Nemoptic's dual-mode BiNem/OLED display technology; now we find out the company has declared bankruptcy.  Actualitte suggests that Nemoptic had left too little time for new investors to step in, leaving them around three million euros in debt and with no buyer for their bistable epaper displays.

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Nemoptic OLED/BiNem combo display gets video demo

Nemoptic OLED/BiNem combo display gets video demo

Tablets and ereaders could get all the more interesting in future, if Nemoptic can find buyers for their interesting dual-mode displays.  The latest model - a video demo of which is after the cut - combines a bistable, grayscale BiNems panel with a color OLED panel, creating a screen capable of showing both outdoor-viewable text and images as well as color video.

Video demo after the cut

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Sony Ericsson LiveView priced, dated & FCC approved

Sony Ericsson LiveView priced, dated & FCC approved

Sony Ericsson's LiveView Bluetooth wireless display for Android smartphones has cleared the FCC and found itself a price.  Announced two weeks ago, the LiveView is a 1.3-inch 128 x 128 color OLED display that can show incoming caller ID, SMS previews and more; according to Le Journal du Geek it will arrive in November 2010 priced at €69 ($96).

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