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Polyera Wove wearable previews true flexible display

Polyera Wove wearable previews true flexible display

Rollable displays may be a mainstay of science-fiction but they've been slow to show up in the real world, something startup Polyera aims to change. Just headed out of stealth mode after spending a decade working on flexible electronics to pair with a monochrome E Ink display, Polyera plans to demonstrate the worth of its Flexible Thin-Film Transistors with a homegrown product, the Wove wristband, in 2016.

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Samsung’s Korean patent shows tri-folding tablet design

Samsung’s Korean patent shows tri-folding tablet design

It seems that Samsung is getting back on track when it comes to its fantastical display ambitions. Once known for its obsession for foldable and bendable displays, Samsung is once again the subject of rumors of equally fantastical devices of the future. A recent patent granted to its by the Korean Intellectual Property Office reveals just how much the Korean OEM has thought about the topic. This latest shows a tablet that can fold in three parts to become what could very well be a phablet.

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Kyocera Proteus aims to be a bendable, wearable smartphone

Kyocera Proteus aims to be a bendable, wearable smartphone

When it comes to flexible displays, Samsung and LG have taken much of the spotlight, employing those latest techniques for a variety of its products, from curved TVs to smartphones. However, that doesn't mean that other technology companies are taking a backseat. Kyocera, more known in the mobile world for its tough, rugged, and unbending smartphones, is taking a stab at it too. At this year's CEATEC, it revealed its Kyocera Proteus beta designs. Named after the shape-shifting sea god, you can very well guess what this smartphone wants to become.

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Samsung showcases flexible batteries, ready in a few years

Samsung showcases flexible batteries, ready in a few years

Just when you thought the hype around curved and flexible devices is over, here comes Samsung somewhat trying to fan the flames again. At the InterBattery 2014 exhibit in Seoul, Korea, the electronics manufacturer is boasting of one of the fruits of its fantabulous R&D budget and marketing prowess. A flexible battery, one that can perhaps go along with a flexible screen, is the latest masterpiece of the Korean OEM, but don't go expecting to see it in consumer devices within the next few years.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on: Phablet meets curved OLED

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hands-on: Phablet meets curved OLED

Samsung promised curved OLED in a big way, and the Galaxy Note Edge delivers, taking the new Note 4 and bending the edge of its display for an altogether unusual approach to phablets. Building on the curved Super AMOLED concept Samsung showed off last year, the Note Edge turns its right bezel into a touchscreen ticker. Question remains, is this a revolution in form-factor or just a gimmick?

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Samsung three-sided AMOLED reportedly in trial production

Samsung three-sided AMOLED reportedly in trial production

Samsung is no stranger to curved OLED, having already used gently-flexed displays on wearables, smartphones, and TVs, but according to supply chain whispers the company is now looking to sharper edges for its multi-sided screens. Having shown off prototypes of smartphones where the display wraps around the edges more than 18 months ago, Samsung is now said to be entering trial production of the so-called three sided screens.

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Samsung to launch first bendable UHD TV on August 1

Samsung to launch first bendable UHD TV on August 1

Samsung is once again flaunting its display manufacturing prowess. Starting next month, the Korean manufacturer will be selling the UN78S9B, 78-inch UHD TV whose call to fame will be that it won't force you to choose between a flat screen and a curved one. This is because it can do both.

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Watch LG roll up its beautiful 18-inch flexible OLED

Watch LG roll up its beautiful 18-inch flexible OLED

LG wasn't the first to show us flexible OLED when it revealed its 18-inch panel last week, but there's still something magical about seeing a bright display getting rolled up, and now we get to see that on video. LG Display has shared some new video of the plastic-substrate OLED doing its thing, as well as its transparent sibling.

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LG shows off 18-inch flexible, transparent OLED display

LG shows off 18-inch flexible, transparent OLED display

Samsung might have been boasting about its flexible "YOUM" displays, but its not the only game in town. Rival Korean manufacturer LG also has its own bending powers that it isn't hesitating to flaunt. LG Display, the company's screen-making subsidiary, is displaying, no pun intended, a flexible 18-inch panel that is not only made of OLED but transparent as well.

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LG G Flex AT&T Review

LG G Flex AT&T Review

With the AT&T version of the LG G Flex, we're getting another look at what it means to work with what this manufacturer calls the world's first curved, flexible display. While we did get a rather healthy look with our LG G Flex Review back in December, our US-based review here and now gives us the states-based vision. The carrier-based vision, that is, and from a slightly different reviewer's perspective as well.

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LG G Flex hands-on: AT&T gets curvy

LG G Flex hands-on: AT&T gets curvy

Just because a smartphone can flex, doesn't mean it will on a regular basis. The LG G Flex does have the term in its title, but - rather similar to the S Pen in the Samsung Galaxy Note series - the amount of times we're seeing the feature in action is not one whole heck of a lot. Here LG goes gigantic - with a device that's curved and CAN flex, but does a lot better at describing its best uses when you first slide it into your pocket.

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T-Mobile LG G Flex release hits alongside blue-keyed QWERTY

T-Mobile LG G Flex release hits alongside blue-keyed QWERTY

Two devices will be arriving at T-Mobile USA soon, so says the carrier, with the larger bringing up the curviest of market cut-outs with the LG G Flex. The LG G Flex full SlashGear review should give you a basic idea of what it's all about, while this release is coming in right alongside a strange addition to T-Mobile's ranks: a new QWERTY.

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