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HP Ready to Ship a Dick Tracy Wristwatch to the US Army Later This Year

HP Ready to Ship a Dick Tracy Wristwatch to the US Army Later This Year

While we've seen plenty of devices that look like a small wristwatch with technology that's certainly not limited to just a watch, it's still not that infamous Dick Tracy watch that so many people want on their wrist. According to a new report from Mercury News, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is ready to move their prototype flexible display technology to the next level, and offer up a prototype "Dick Tracy wristwatch" to the United States Army.

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Nintendo built 3D Game Boy Advance SP prototype; GameCube is 3D-capable

Nintendo built 3D Game Boy Advance SP prototype; GameCube is 3D-capable

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company considered a 3D gaming handheld as far back as the Game Boy Advance SP, but axed the project at the prototype stage over concerns the stereoscopic effect was insufficient. Speaking in an interview with other Nintendo execs this week, Iwata discussed precursors to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, as well as letting slip that the Nintendo GameCube was 3D-capable all the way back in 2001.

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Toshiba Glasses-free 3D TV eyes-on

Toshiba Glasses-free 3D TV eyes-on

Toshiba has been demonstrating its glasses-free 3D TV technology at CES 2011, though the company is at pains to point out that it'll be a while before the system makes its way into a commercial product. The 56-inch prototype 4K HDTV uses a lenticular display which, from certain angles, allows you to see a 3D picture without needing to wear polarizing or shutter glasses. We have to agree with Toshiba on this one, it's not ready for prime-time, but it does have promise.

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Sony 3D pro camcorder gets new video demo

Sony 3D pro camcorder gets new video demo

Sony has been showing off its latest professional 3D camcorder prototype, and it certainly looks like it could beat Panasonic's AG-AF100 in a fight. DigInfo caught up with the twin-lens shoulder mount camcorder in Japan recently, and while Sony are playing coy with the full specifications, they have suggested it will be ready in time for a 2011 release.

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MeeGo 1.1 handset build gets new video demo

MeeGo 1.1 handset build gets new video demo

The MeeGo team has already promised that there won't be any new devices running the open-source OS launched at the MeeGo Conference this week, but that hasn't stopped them showing off the latest build of the OS. Carrypad shot some footage of a Moorestown-based AAVA smartphone running MeeGo 1.1, and while it's still far from ready for the public, it's certainly come on well from when we last saw it.

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Samsung’s displays get video demo: dual-AMOLED MID, flexible screens & transparent notebooks

Samsung’s displays get video demo: dual-AMOLED MID, flexible screens & transparent notebooks

Samsung's new displays have been all over the place today, with 7-inch Super AMOLED panels for the next-gen Galaxy Tab, and a 10.1-inch skinny screen for a tablet teaser. It turns out they were only the start of it: NetbookNews spotted a dual-screen 4.5-inch PenTile AMOLED MID prototype, various flexible displays - including one being folded in half - and a transparent 14-inch AMOLED shown in a notebook mockup.

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