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Dell Android MID/smartphone prototypes spotted?

Dell Android MID/smartphone prototypes spotted?

Like Sony's PSP phone rumors, talk of a new Dell smartphone refuses to die.  After the leaked image earlier this month, now the Wall Street Journal is tenuously suggesting that Dell have been experimenting with Android-based prototypes.  Two people who have seen the prototypes have described them as "slightly larger than Apple's iPod touch"; however another person has suggested both that Dell may begin shipping the device later in 2009 or "the plan could be delayed or scrapped entirely."

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Eyelight Dot Me watches from your ceiling [Video]

Eyelight Dot Me watches from your ceiling [Video]

Paranoiacs and the easily intimidated, look away now; the Eyelight Dot Me may just be a lighting prototype now, but one day it could be following you around your home.  Designed by Simon Schiessl and Felix Hardwood Beck, the light uses an array of LEDs to create a moving eye suspended from your ceiling; if it spots movement, it spotlights that person in a cone of bright light.

Video demo of the Eyelight prototype after the cut

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CrunchPad Tablet renders show new 18mm aluminum design

CrunchPad Tablet renders show new 18mm aluminum design

New renders of what's said to be the final design for Michael Arrington's CrunchPad internet and media tablet have been released, and its taken a big step forward from the last devices we saw.  Now crafted from aluminum, not plastic, so as to cut thickness down to 18mm, the CrunchPad still has a 12-inch touchscreen, WiFi internet access and a media player app.

Video CrunchPad demo after the cut

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Sharp Memory LCD slashes power draw with persistent-pixels

Sharp Memory LCD slashes power draw with persistent-pixels

Sharp have been wowing with their display technology at the SID conference; their five-color LCD stands to revolutionize accuracy-dependent industries like graphic design, and now they're hoping to do similar things with mobile displays.  The Sharp Memory LCD is intended to drastically cut power requirements of a traditional LCD display by reducing the energy each individual pixel requires to remain in its current state.

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Samsung demo 6.5-inch flexible AMOLED

Samsung demo 6.5-inch flexible AMOLED

Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) have been showing off their latest AMOLED prototype, a 6.5-inch panel that's more flexible than any of their previous models.  While this particular display is still more a proof of concept than anything else, SMD expect production panels based on the technology to find their way into watches, cellphones and flexible ebook readers.

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