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Apple Watch Digital Crown and touch tech detailed

Apple Watch Digital Crown and touch tech detailed

Apple may not be first into the smartwatch space, but the Apple Watch does bring with it a new way of interacting. Whereas other platforms, like Android Wear, have focused on touch, Apple has looked instead to physical controls, borrowing the physical dial from traditional timepieces, and throwing in a newly perceptive touchscreen.

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Apple’s next iPhone may be a shape-shifter

Apple’s next iPhone may be a shape-shifter

It’s Apple Patent time. With no lack of excitement going on for the next iPhone, aka the iPhone 6, Apple’s newest patent nearly slipped under the radar. What we’ve got here is a tap into an extendable, living sort of display, allowing for a complete dousing of buttons. This technology may find its way into the iPhone, iPad, or entire family of Apple products.

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iPhone 6 resolution debated, but don’t worry — it’s still Retina

iPhone 6 resolution debated, but don’t worry — it’s still Retina

If there has ever been curiosity and a thirst for information about a mobile device — it’s the iPhone 6. The most recent report is from a familiar source, who placed a recently obtained screen under the microscope. the goal? To see what the screen resolution might be for a bigger iPhone.

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Apple patent could leave physical keyboards in the dust

Apple patent could leave physical keyboards in the dust

Touchscreens are the ubiquitous go-to for handheld device interaction, but they sometimes lack punch. Especially with gaming, the native experience can leave you wanting. The d-pad/button arrangement is timeless, but if you want more, Apple may have it in the pipeline. A newly discovered patent shows Apple is at least thinking of rear-controls for their tablets.

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iPhone 5S screen replacement may be coming to Apple stores

iPhone 5S screen replacement may be coming to Apple stores

If you managed to bust your iPhone 5S screen, there may be some positive news. Sources claim Apple will be adding the iPhone 5S screen to their replacement and repair program. The repairs aren’t cheap by any means, but they aren’t nearly as steep a price as buying a new phone.

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Modbook Pro X recreates MacBook Pro Retina as uber-tablet

Modbook Pro X recreates MacBook Pro Retina as uber-tablet

MacBook-to-tablet convertor Modbook is back with a new model, the Modbook Pro X, turning the latest MacBook Pro into a pen-enabled graphics powerhouse for designers and artists. Building on the 15.4-inch Pro which Apple updated yesterday, the new Modbook slate repositions the 2880 x 1800 Retina display into a new form-factor complete with shortcut keys on the back.

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TouchPico thinks you need Android on a tiny projector

TouchPico thinks you need Android on a tiny projector

Remember pico-projectors? Startup TouchPico wants to bring them back with Android installed, and it has a clever digital pen system that it's hoping will persuade the crowdfunding community to invest. We caught up with the prototype to see how it all works.

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iPhone 6 feature tipped to make your fingers happy

iPhone 6 feature tipped to make your fingers happy

The latest in a long line of rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 is that it’ll work with a new tactile motor. This motor will make for a slightly pricier smartphone - on Apple’s end, at least - and will make the tactile feedback experience (what you feel when you touch the phone, if you’ve got tactile feedback switched on) all the more interesting.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba has outed a trio of new Windows touchscreen notebooks, a pair of 2-in-1 docking tablets and a 5-in-1 flipping laptop, borrowing from Lenovo's Yoga line for devices that the company claims offer the best of tablet and notebook. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro has a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 tablet section that pulls free of a full QWERTY keyboard, with a choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

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Acer TravelMate B115P offers Windows 8.1 fanless touch

Acer TravelMate B115P offers Windows 8.1 fanless touch

Acer has outed its latest ultraportable, the TravelMate B115P, managing to fit in a touchscreen, ten hour battery life, and a full-sized keyboard into a fanless chassis. Targeting students and mobile workers, the TravelMate B115P - and its non-touch B115 sibling - has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and measures 21.2mm thick, with aluminum trim on the top.

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Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm ultrasound pen goes skinny for phablets

Qualcomm has slimmed down its ultrasound pen, making the sonic stylus potentially fit inside a Galaxy Note 3-scale smartphone for more portable use. The pen, which uses sound tracking to deliver a tablet stylus with better accuracy than the average digitizer, has been trimmed in its latest iteration, now sized to fit inside the silo in a phone rather than in a tablet portfolio.

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Touch interface for Office possibly leaked

Touch interface for Office possibly leaked

Office, Microsoft’s powerhouse enterprise solution, is likely getting a touch interface soon. Microsoft Research recently released (then retracted) documents showing a new interface for all Office utilities. It’s not clear just when we’ll see this on our various Windows powered devices, but it’s another step in Microsoft’s aim to provide a single experience across all devices.

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