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Samsung 55-inch glasses-free 3D HDTV could hit market in 3 years

Samsung 55-inch glasses-free 3D HDTV could hit market in 3 years

Samsung has demonstrated a 55-inch glasses-free 3D HDTV prototype which, the company claims, could be commercially ready in just three years time. Shown at FPD China 2011 this week, Tech-On reports, the display actually uses two LCD panels: one for the actual picture, and another, overlaid on top, the optical refraction index of which can be changed to flip between 2D and 3D modes.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S II gets glowing prototype preview [Video]

Samsung’s Galaxy S II gets glowing prototype preview [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy S II may have been soundly teased before its MWC 2011 debut, but it's still one of the dual-core Android smartphones we're most interested in from the show. mobile-review has managed to acquire a prototype Galaxy S II, and has wasted no time in putting it through its paces in a preview.

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64GB iPhone 4 prototype caught on video

64GB iPhone 4 prototype caught on video

A 64GB iPhone 4 prototype has apparently been spotted in Hong Kong, suggesting Apple is at least considering - or has considered - versions of the fourth-gen smartphone with greater capacity. Currently only 16GB and 32GB versions of the iPhone 4 are on sale; however, MIC Gadget found a grey market vendor who claims a "small quantity" of 64GB devices leaked from Foxconn's Shenzhen facility.

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HTC Flyer palm-rejection wins tableteer approval [Video]

HTC Flyer palm-rejection wins tableteer approval [Video]

As the tablet ecosystem hurriedly juggles to face the new iPad 2 threat, attention turns to slates with differentiating features to see if they've got what's needed to stand their own against the Apple juggernaut. The HTC Flyer's stylus input option may not have met with universal approval at its MWC 2011 launch, but it looks like those keen on digital inking may well have a solid experience with the 7-incher. Carrypad tested out one of the most important features, palm-rejection, to see if the Flyer could hold up to proper pen use.

Video demo after the cut

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Olympus single-shot HDR camera in development tips insider

Olympus single-shot HDR camera in development tips insider

Olympus is reportedly working on a new camera with single shot HDR capabilities, able to create a high dynamic range image from a single frame. Most conventional HDR systems - such as that on the iPhone 4 for example - combine at least three frames of varying exposures to form a single picture with extra detail in both brighter and darker areas. However, according to 43 Rumors' source, Olympus is developing an in-camera HDR system that can do it with just one original frame to work from.

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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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Sony translucent mirror DSLR prototype gets covetable casing

Sony translucent mirror DSLR prototype gets covetable casing

Sony has been showing off a new translucent mirror DSLR camera prototype in Japan this week, borrowing the same technology from the A33 and A55 cameras announced last year, and capable of live image previews and auto-focus in both still and video modes. Impress snapped some shots of the prototype, which is clad in a suitably transparent plastic shell.

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Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Intel Medfield smartphone prototype gets brief preview

Squint, or you'll miss it. The tiny slab of shininess clutched in the hands of Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, is apparently a Medfield based smartphone that, according to the Maemo forums, was shown off at an Intel sales conference last week.

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Double USB – It goes both ways

Double USB – It goes both ways

Inserting a USB connector is generally a fairly simple task. But there's always that little pesky split second you spend checking which side is on top. Now considering how many devices these days rely on us plugging and unplugging their USB connectors, we are possibly wasting loads of time each day. This problem may now be solved should the Double USB design from Yanko be adopted as a standard.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets pre-release preview [Video]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play gets pre-release preview [Video]

Sony Ericsson's MWC 2011 announcements keep getting chipped away; first the Hallon got an in-depth preview, and now it's the turn of the XPERIA Play to get the same. A PlayStation Phone prototype turned up at Engadget and they did the only sensible thing and put it through its paces, coming away reasonable impressed with what functionality is working so far.

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Turnstyle record player concept only glow-wire away from Tron

Turnstyle record player concept only glow-wire away from Tron

Slap some EL wire on this, and you could be looking at the best Tron-themed record player around. In fact it's the handiwork of designer R.D. Silver, who set himself the task of stripping a turntable down to its bare essentials and ended up with Turnstyle.

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MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

Not too long ago, it looked like projectors were picking up speed and heading into the mainstream market. They were even being built into phones. But then that phase seemed to get passed over relatively quickly. One market that seems to have shied away from the projector, is the tablet market. To some, a projector and a tablet would make the perfect bed fellows. MSI apparently agrees with those folks, and have created a prototype device that, at least right now, runs Windows 7 and is powered by Intel.

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