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2014 Lexus IS Prototype Test Drive

2014 Lexus IS Prototype Test Drive

Lexus has come a long way since the days of the buffed-up Toyota luxo-barge, and the 2014 Lexus IS is arguably the best illustration of that. True, the new 3-Series rival may not have the same wealth of outlandish madness as the LFA sportscar (though it does borrow some of the $375k limited-edition's cabin features) or the brutish luxury of the LS, but the striking design and eager pricing make for a freshly competitive car. Lexus brought us out to the Rockingham Speedway to see how the 2014 IS ticks.

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Microsoft IllumiRoom fleshed out: Gaming and movie AR for your living room

Microsoft IllumiRoom fleshed out: Gaming and movie AR for your living room

Microsoft's IllumiRoom immersive projected gaming system, first shown off at CES, has broken cover again for a more comprehensive demo, complete with more details of how the "TV expanding" augmented reality works. Still described as a proof-of-concept, though thoroughly whetting appetites for what the next-gen Xbox might one day evolve into, IllumiRoom will be presented at CHI 2013 [pdf link] this week, complete with learning the topography and design of your living room and then digitally manipulating it.

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Plastic Logic shows off color e-paper smartwatch concept

Plastic Logic shows off color e-paper smartwatch concept

Plastic Logic showed off its ZED (zero-energy display) earlier this year, a flexible display that requires almost no energy and can be powered entirely from solar panels, making it ideal for many situations. Now the flexible display company is back, this time showing off a concept color e-paper smartwatch that could one day be part of our wearable-gadgets future.

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Early iPhone prototype from 2005 was the basis of Apple’s iOS devices

Early iPhone prototype from 2005 was the basis of Apple’s iOS devices

Many people have no idea what was cooking up in Apple's labs when the company was working on the iPhone, but a prototype from 2005 has appeared, and it features a roughly 8.6-inch display with a separate motherboard consisting of USB ports, ethernet, and even a serial port. It was the basis of what iOS devices came to be a couple years later.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 prototype case gets fat and sharp

Samsung Galaxy S4 prototype case gets fat and sharp

All the way from China we're having a glance at a set of prototype cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4, a smartphone device that's set to be unveiled in just a week's time. As it is quite often with releases such as this, the Samsung Galaxy S IV (or S4, whichever you like) is said to have had its basic physical specifications leaked to case-makers so that they might create protective bits and pieces for the hardware available when the device launches. While this situation can sometimes give us a healthy dose of early understanding, it can just as easily be a completely false scent - so keep that in mind!

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PlayStation 4 prototype controller makes a second appearance

PlayStation 4 prototype controller makes a second appearance

We're just a weekend and a couple days away from Sony's big PlayStation event on February 20, and we have a guess at what the company might unveil. Yes, a PlayStation 4 could be in the cards, and we've already seen a leaked photo of the prototype controller, complete with a touchpad. However, there's now a second photo that provides a bit more detail.

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New prototype glasses protect you from facial recognition scanners

New prototype glasses protect you from facial recognition scanners

In a world where facial recognition is becoming more and more prevalent, more and more citizens are concerned about their privacy, and with good reason. However, National Institute of Informatics professor Isao Echizen has created what's called the “Privacy Visor”, which are essentially a pair of glasses that fool most facial recognition scanners.

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Samsung demos curved phone concepts (plus what’s likely the Galaxy S4 display)

Samsung demos curved phone concepts (plus what’s likely the Galaxy S4 display)

Samsung may have had big screens on its mind at CES, but the company also previewed what might be the display the Galaxy S IV (aka Galaxy S4) is blessed with, together with the flexible AMOLED we'd really like it to have. Buried on the company's stand was a display of curved AMOLED concepts under Samsung's YOUM brand, AnandTech reports, with the panels curving around the edges and sides of the mock-up devices. More imminent, however, is a 4.99-inch 1080p Full HD screen running at a luscious 440ppi, which is likely to find its way into Samsung's next Android flagship.

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Plastic Logic and Intel team on PaperTab to finally undermine trees

Plastic Logic and Intel team on PaperTab to finally undermine trees

Plastic Logic, Intel, and Queen's University have revealed a new tablet using a flexible plastic display, the PaperTab, with a 10.7-inch near-indestructible display and a Core i5 processor. The PaperTab, part of Canadian university Queen's Human Media Lab research, aims to finally replace paper with a color display and an innovative new interface which tries to mimic physical stacks of documents.

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DIY Google Glass puts iOS in front of your eyes

DIY Google Glass puts iOS in front of your eyes

Google may be beavering away on the last stages of Project Glass before the Explorer version arrives with developers, but meanwhile DIY wearable computers are springing up, some with Apple's iOS at their core. A straightforward combination of an iPod touch, off-the-shelf wearable display, Bluetooth camera and a set of safety goggles was enough for AI researcher Rod Furlan to get a glimpse at the benefits of augmented reality, he writes at IEEE Spectrum, though the headset raised as many questions as it provided answers.

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Google Glass spotted in wild with prescription lenses

Google Glass spotted in wild with prescription lenses

Google's Glass wearable computer has been spotted in the wild in New York City, complete with what appears to be integrated prescription lenses. The bright red augmented reality headset - set to ship to developers in $1,500 Explorer Edition form early in the new year - was spotted by a Road to Virtual Reality tipster on what's presumably a lucky Googler testing Glass while out and about.

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Google Glasses rapid prototype built in just two hours

Google Glasses rapid prototype built in just two hours

Rapid prototyping isn't anything new, but making prototypes for future technologies in under a couple of hours is pretty incredible. In what almost seems like something you would see MacGyver do, a team of rapid prototypers have come up with working prototypes of several different technologies, including Google Glasses and the touch interface featured in Minority Report.

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