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Samsung: Full OLED TV details plus “premium range” reveal in August

Samsung: Full OLED TV details plus “premium range” reveal in August

Samsung will haul its OLED HDTV to IFA 2012 in late August, the company has confirmed, giving the 55-inch set its official launch along with a new, premium range of TVs. The OLED TV was first shown off at CES back in January 2012, with incredibly narrow bezels, a super-slim depth panel and, of course, the vivid colors and great contrast ratio that we're used to from OLED screens. Samsung has been coy with pricing, though. Meanwhile, there's also news on a cloud upgrade for AllShare.

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Samsung YOUM flexible AMOLED brand revealed

Samsung YOUM flexible AMOLED brand revealed

Samsung has officially launched its YOUM brand for flexible AMOLED displays, ahead of the bendable panels showing up in commercial hardware later this year. Registered as a trademark - complete with a bendy YOUM logo - in mid-March, and detailed on the new Samsung Mobile Display site, YOUM promises to be thinner and lighter than traditional AMOLED and LCD-TFT screens, as well as being "unbreakable."

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Researchers develop world’s most efficient flexible OLED display

Researchers develop world’s most efficient flexible OLED display

We saw a flexible display concept from Nokia back at Nokia World in October, and Samsung filed a patent application not too long ago that revealed the company was working on potential foldable display applications. Researchers at the University of Toronto have demonstrated that the technology is feasibly possible on a large scale. They’ve managed to combine OLEDs with a flexible plastic, leading to more efficient displays and a simpler manufacturing process.

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LG 55-inch OLED TV tipped at $7900

LG 55-inch OLED TV tipped at $7900

Each time we hear anything about an OLED TV with a big screen size I always wonder exactly how much it's going to cost. I still remember when Sony unveiled that OLED small screen TV years ago, and it cost considerably more than traditional large-screen sets. There are a bunch rumors floating around that LG Electronics intends to launch that cool 55-inch OLED TV this May.

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iPad Retina Display squashes rivals (but it’s not perfect)

iPad Retina Display squashes rivals (but it’s not perfect)

The new iPad's Retina Display comfortably out-performs the displays on the current crop of tablets and smartphones, according to new research, though there remains room for improvement in battery life, brightness and more. The third-gen iPad's 2048 x 1536 panel bests rivals for sharpness, color saturation and accuracy, picture quality, and gray scale, according to DisplayMate's testing, and in fact outperforms the screens on most HDTVs, notebooks and monitors. However, it's not all good news.

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Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony's first attempt at a smart watch, the Sony Ericsson LiveView, promised plenty and delivered disappointment, and so the company has returned with the Sony SmartWatch. The concept is the same - put a tiny sub-display on your wrist, so that you can monitor your phone's notifications from afar - but the hardware has received a welcome boost, with an OLED touchscreen promising more intuitive navigation. Is the SmartWatch the gadget your wrist has been waiting for? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Audi Visions OLED “living lighting” demonstrated

Audi Visions OLED “living lighting” demonstrated

This week the automotive group Audi is showing off their Visions OLED lighting concept for ultra-impressive arrays of interactive lights across both their R8 and Q7 model vehicles. The video you're about to see might set your face on fire with how awesome it is, so Pimp My Ride lovers beware. Stephan Berlitz, head of lighting technology and electronics at Audi noted that the homogenous visual effects you're about to see in the video would not have been possible with simple LEDs, "hese are individual points of light that need additional optical devices – reflectors, optical conductors or scatter optics." Have a peek at this masterpiece for yourself, if you dare.

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Samsung flexible OLED gadgets incoming this year

Samsung flexible OLED gadgets incoming this year

Samsung is mass producing flexible OLED displays for products still on track for release in 2012, the company has confirmed, though the exact extent to which they actually bend will depend on more than just the panels themselves. Samsung Mobile Display's assistant president confirmed the sales plans this week, Asia Economy Park News reports, insisting that "flexible displays will be commercialized within a year." The initial implementations are expected to include smartphones and tablets.

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Samsung prioritizes OLED as LCD spun off

Samsung prioritizes OLED as LCD spun off

Samsung has confirmed plans to divorce its LCD business, spinning off the slumping screen division as Samsung Display Company Ltd on April 1 after which point it will operate as a new corporation. Word of the plans broke earlier this month, with Samsung confirming rumors that it was considering a spin-off within the next few months; however, that decision came earlier than predicted, the BBC reports, leaving Samsung free to focus on OLED technology.

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