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YotaPhone 2 gets the teardown treatment at FCC

YotaPhone 2 gets the teardown treatment at FCC

The dual-screen e-ink toting YotaPhone has been one of the more interesting smartphones to enter our radars for the past two years. Happily, it is making its way to the US this time around. But, naturally, the YotaPhone 2 has to stop by the FCC first for certification. And quite surprisingly, the smartphone's filing has more information than FCC sightings usually yield, including some photos of the innards of the device, as well as the user manual that clues us in on how the smartphone's rather ingenious features are meant to work.

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E Ink Prism is the color-changing wall you’ve been wanting

E Ink Prism is the color-changing wall you’ve been wanting

When we thing electronic ink, we tend to think of black-and-white eReaders, meant to mimic books. In our haste, we’ve forgotten that ink is colorful, too. E Ink, a leader in electronic ink technology, is gently reminding us that ink can be beautiful, too. At CES, the company is unveiling Prism, a dynamic display that can be programmed to change colors, and utilizes unique materials. Though Prism is meant for architectural endeavors, we’d like to see it elsewhere, too.

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YotaPhone 2 launches, available in Europe this week

YotaPhone 2 launches, available in Europe this week

Russian company Yota has finally taken off the veils from the second generation YotaPhone in two consecutive events in Moscow and London. The YotaPhone 2, one of the brighter stars in this year's CES and MWC expos, gives more class and more power to an already appealing concept. Aside from having a second screen driven entirely by e-ink technology, YotaPhone adds touch to that display, giving users practically two touch screens, switching between the two as the need arises and conserving power along the way.

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Sony tipped to be considering an “all e-ink” smartwatch

Sony tipped to be considering an “all e-ink” smartwatch

Smartwatches might be useful, at least to some, but their battery lives are nothing to write home about, given the available space you can cram a battery into. Some smartwatch makes, most notably Pebble, have opted to stay with the colorless but more power-efficient e-ink types of display. Based on an insider source, Sony might be eying something similar too, but with an intriguing twist. It won't just be the watch face that will be using e-ink, but the whole wrist band itself as well.

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Onyx smartwatch prototype surfaces with e-ink display

Onyx smartwatch prototype surfaces with e-ink display

Onyx apparently has a smartwatch in the works, and though there aren't a lot of details on it at this point, a prototype has surfaced via the folks at ARMdevices. Though a smartwatch isn't notable in and of itself at this point, the prototype stands out amongst the competition because of its display: a true e-ink offering. Though the refresh speed on the prototype seems a bit too slow for everyday use, there are some obvious benefits to using an e-ink display rather than an LCD.

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Kindle Voyage is its most advanced ereader, says Amazon

Kindle Voyage is its most advanced ereader, says Amazon

Though most of the products introduced by Amazon today fall into the tablet category, the Internet retailer has also unveiled a proper ereader, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon is hailing the Voyage as its "most advanced" ereader, and joining it is the less expensive new Kindle with touch functionality.

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SmartWatch 3, SmartBand Talk: a Sony experience for your wrist

SmartWatch 3, SmartBand Talk: a Sony experience for your wrist

Sony has indeed come out with a new batch of wearable devices for IFA 2014 but its giving its collection a slightly different twist this time around. Introducing the SmartBand Talk, a fitness band with a curved e-ink display and the new SmartWatch 3, the first Sony Android Wear smartwatch.

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NOOK GlowLight enters UK to challenge Kindle Paperwhite

NOOK GlowLight enters UK to challenge Kindle Paperwhite

Taking on once more that ereader market that is virtually dominated by Amazon's Kindle brand, Barnes & Noble is expanding the reach of its NOOK GlowLight device across the pond. Now digital book lovers in the UK will be able enjoy their favorite ebooks from a device that has been made lighter, brighter, and more spacious than other brands.

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Sony launches New Digital Paper with Worldox

Sony launches New Digital Paper with Worldox

Targeting lawyers, educationalists, government and enterprise markets
, Sony has launched the New Digital Paper, a device that hopes to make paper redundant. Teaming with Worldox, a leading legal and financial document Management Company, Sony hopes to capture a potential market that is very paper intensive and traditional.

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E Ink Fina electronic paper display is 50% lighter and thinner than traditional offerings

E Ink Fina electronic paper display is 50% lighter and thinner than traditional offerings

E Ink has introduced its E Ink Fina, a new e-ink display that will be the first of its kind based on TFT technology. This coincides with an announcement by PocketBook, which has also introduced a new product: the PocketBook CAD Reader, which is the first Android electronic paper device using the Fina display built specifically for displaying Autodesk's Autocad drawings.

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YotaPhone international launch set for December

YotaPhone international launch set for December

A Russian company called Yota Devices has been teasing us with a dual screen smartphone for a while. In fact, we spent some hands on time with the device back in January of this year. The company announced in February that the YotaPhone would be coming this year.

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Sony Reader PRS-T3 announced, comes with built-in snap cover

Sony Reader PRS-T3 announced, comes with built-in snap cover

Sony has just unveiled a new version of its Reader device that it claims will revolutionize the e-Reading experience. Sporting a high-resolution touch display, an integrated snap cover, and a quick charging feature, the Sony Reader PRS-T3 is built to be long-lasting, convenient to use and a pleasure to read on.

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