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OLED tech takes board games to next level

OLED tech takes board games to next level

When you say board games we all immediately think of games with cardboard and lots of little pieces like Monopoly that have been around for decades. In the future board games might not be what many of us know them as with a new OLED technology that has been developed.

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ASUS DR-570 OLED ereader promises 3G, WiFi & 122hr battery

ASUS DR-570 OLED ereader promises 3G, WiFi & 122hr battery

ASUS have spilled the beans on an upcoming ebook reader, and rather than the typical E Ink panel we're so used to seeing, the ASUS DR-570 ereader will actually use a 6-inch high-brightness OLED panel.  Right now all we have is a small image - we're guessing it's a render - together with some basic specifications, but even from that scant information things are looking promising.

According to ASUS, the DR-570 will have both WiFi and 3G, as well as being capable of showing Flash video.  It'll also have a battery good for up to 122 hours on a single charge, and that's under real-world conditions with wireless turned on and videos being played, rather than solely monochrome text.

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4th-Gen iPhone coming April? OLED, dual-core CPU & removable battery tipped

4th-Gen iPhone coming April? OLED, dual-core CPU & removable battery tipped

What with all the talk about Apple's potential iSlate tablet recently, we've almost neglected speculation about the fourth-generation iPhone HD.  Rumors have reignited over in South Korea, however, as newspaper The Korea Times claims to have heard from carrier KT Telecom - Apple's current carrier partner in the country - that the next-gen iPhone could arrive as early as April 2010 complete with an OLED display and video-chat functionality, as well as faster performance and more power flexibilty.

Google Nexus One phone

Google Nexus One phone

It’s fascinating how news can spread so quickly even on a late Saturday afternoon. Earlier today, Google publicly confirmed on their blog that they’ve handed out a new Android 2.1 powered device to employees worldwide. These very phones now have a name – Google Nexus One phone.

Update: Another new in-the-wild photo, courtesy of Twitter user Cory O'Brien. He says "Google Phone = iPhone + a little extra screen and a scroll wheel. Great touch screen, and Android."

Update 2: More intrigue, as industry insider Eldar Murtazin - who we last heard predicting Foxconn as the supplier for the 4th-gen Apple iPhone - claims the Google Nexus One speculation is off the mark and that the incorrect rumors may initially have been driven by Apple.  Full details after the cut.

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Kodak sells OLED business to LG

Kodak sells OLED business to LG

Kodak has been a big name in electronics for many years now. The company was originally best known for its line of films and film-based cameras. As technology changed, the company began producing a full line of digital cameras and digital photo frames among other things.

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mbed microcontroller gets first baseboard: connectivity-packed LPCXpresso

mbed microcontroller gets first baseboard: connectivity-packed LPCXpresso

Remember the Twitter-reading robot fish from back in September?  At its core was an mbed microcontroller, a $60 alternative to the Arduino intended for rapid prototyping, and we're now seeing the first of the optional baseboards for the mbed filter through.  Embedded Artists' have come up with the LPCXpresso, a 'board positively bristling with connectivity and inputs that includes an OLED display, accelerometer and light sensors, joystick and wireless.

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Apple Tablets delayed ’til 2H 2010, OLED & LCD versions planned?

Apple Tablets delayed ’til 2H 2010, OLED & LCD versions planned?

The perennial Apple Tablet rumor gets another kink in the tale today, with gossip-gluttons DigiTimes reporting that the company has pushed back the predicted early-2010 launch - which they peg as March - into the second half of the year.  They're also quoting component manufacturers who tip not one but two Apple Tablets with similarly sized displays: a 10.6-inch LCD TFT and a 9.7-inch OLED version, the latter likely being supplied by LG Display as part of their ongoing five-year $500m panel deal.

OLED and solar-panel lights promise Earth-friendly simplicity

OLED and solar-panel lights promise Earth-friendly simplicity

We all love a sandwich, but how often does your sandwich light up from power it has collected itself?  If you're chowing down on a prototype from the Florida Energy Systems Consortium then it might just do that (though probably not tasting particularly good in the process): they're working on the idea of layered OLED and solar-cell panels, which would capture sunlight during the day and recharge a back battery plane, before lighting up at night.

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MOTO Android Media Platform range of OLED tablets announced

MOTO Android Media Platform range of OLED tablets announced

The MOTO Development Group is no stranger to Android - they showcased an Android-based e-ink prototype a while back - and now they're cashing in on that familiarity with a number of new devices targeted at developers.  The MOTO Android Media Platform will eventually consist of three models - 3.5-, 5- and 10.4-inches - each with OLED displays as standard, OMAP processors and capacitive multitouch-capable touchscreens.

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LG Display and Samsung Mobile show transparent OLEDs

LG Display and Samsung Mobile show transparent OLEDs

The actual benefits of transparent displays are yet to be explained - beyond the sheer cool factor, of course - but that isn't stopping manufacturers from announcing them.  Both LG Display and Samsung Mobile Display have been flaunting their respective transparent OLEDs, the former having a full 15-inch OLED panel ideal for notebooks, while the latter has a 2-inch OLED panel intended for cellphones.

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