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Brother AiRScouter AR retina scanning display demonstrated

Brother AiRScouter AR retina scanning display demonstrated

Brother has been showing off its latest head-mounted display, and while the Brother AiRScouter can't exactly be described as discreet, if you could put up with the confused glances the functionality could be pretty handy.  The AiRScouter uses a retinal scanning display, which basically projects a virtual image directly onto the retina.

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Aava Mobile’s MeeGo Moorestown prototype gets real-world outing

Aava Mobile’s MeeGo Moorestown prototype gets real-world outing

It's been a while since we played with Aava Mobile's Moorestown-based smartphone prototype - all the way back at Mobile World Congress in February, actually - but the latest version has just dropped over at Carrypad.  Based on Intel's Z6xx series of next-gen processors, the Aava handset is running MeeGo with an early, alpha-release UI.

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DigiLife iOne Android tablet packs pico-projector [Video]

DigiLife iOne Android tablet packs pico-projector [Video]

The tablet market is gradually growing, but if DigiLife have their way it'll go hand in hand with pico-projectors.  Charbax over at ARMDevices has been prowling the Computex floor, and has come up with the DigiLife iOne, a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen Android tablet that also has an integrated VGA-resolution pico-projector.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel Canoe Lake and second ultra-thin netbook designs get video demos

Intel Canoe Lake and second ultra-thin netbook designs get video demos

While Intel's Canoe Lake notebook reference design has been drawing gasps by virtue of its super-skinny chassis, the company also brought along a second model to show the potential of their upcoming dual-core Atom CPUs.  NetbookNews grabbed some hands-on time with both at Computex this week, and shot a couple of videos which you can see after the cut.

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MSI Sketch Book laptop has rotating keyboard/digitizer for artists

MSI Sketch Book laptop has rotating keyboard/digitizer for artists

MSI's new tablets weren't the only interesting tech on show from the company at Computex this week; they also brought along a few notebooks, including a concept model called the MSI Sketch Book that's aimed at digital artists.  It has a detachable keyboard section which, when flipped over, reveals a large touchpad digitizer which can be used for drawing or writing.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Shows up on Another Samsung Device [Video]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Shows up on Another Samsung Device [Video]

The first time we ever saw a Samsung Windows Phone 7 device, we were pretty excited about it. And then we found out that it was actually a Omnia i8910. Naturally, our enthusiasm for the device waned. Since then, we haven't heard much from Microsoft or Samsung about a future piece of hardware running the mobile Operating System. But now we've got one on video.

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Sony demo rollable printed OLED display [Video]

Sony demo rollable printed OLED display [Video]

Sony has been demonstrating a new, rollable OLED display this week, with the 4.1-inch panel running at 432 x 240 resolution and with over a 1,000:1 contrast ratio.  Thanks to a highly flexible back-plane and no solid IC chips, the display can play back video while being furled around a 4mm radius peg.

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Apple iPhone HD Prototype’s Sealed Affidavit Now Available to the Public

Apple iPhone HD Prototype’s Sealed Affidavit Now Available to the Public

Possibly the largest story to break this year, or many years before this in fact, has snowballed into what many would consider a ridiculous scenario that's unnecessary, for both sides of the fight. While many of the details regarding the iPhone HD prototype's existence outside a particular site's hands have been hidden by red tape, most of that has now been cleared up, thanks to a push from other sites like Wired and CNET. Through their pressure, judge Clifford Cretan has issued a ruling Friday that made the affidavit and search warrant of Gizmodo Editor Jason Chen's home available to the public. Below, you'll find some of the details of what those documents revealed.

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Sony EX3 3D camcorder prototype breaks cover

Sony EX3 3D camcorder prototype breaks cover

A live shot and initial specifications of what's said to be Sony's EX3 3D camcorder prototype has emerged, together with the promise that a commercial version is on its way.  According to Engadget's sources, the Sony EX3 has six CMOS chips - three for each lens - taken from a pair of PMW-EX3 studio cameras, each capable of recording 35Mbps 1080p 4:2:0 MPEG-2 video.

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Motorola RAZR3 prototype gets video demo

Motorola RAZR3 prototype gets video demo

News that Motorola had canned their RAZR3 project all the way back in November 2008 was met with collective indifference, but beyond a small photo of the handset we've been left hanging as to what happened to the company's prototypes.  One such example has leaked to Travis the Tech Man and he's been showing it off on video.

Video demo after the cut

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WePad tablet gets second (working) video demo

WePad tablet gets second (working) video demo

After the first - surprisingly promising - hands-on report about the WePad, there's now a second video of the 11.6-inch tablet in action.  Just as the last video had a little oddness to it (in that the WePad looked to be occasionally doing things of its own accord, because it was actually running a UI demo video rather than being locally controlled), this time around the tablet's touchscreen isn't working and so navigation is via a plugged-in USB mouse.

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Fujitsu demo color ereader prototype; launch in 2010

Fujitsu demo color ereader prototype; launch in 2010

After Fujitsu began their color e-newspaper trials in Japan a year ago we've been waiting for the technology to show up in a consumer device; it now looks like that could be fast approaching.  Fujitsu Japan have been demonstrating a new prototype ereader using a color e-ink panel and with an ultra-slim chassis, that they apparently expect to reach the market sometime this year.

Hardware details for the device are unknown, and Fujitsu themselves don't seem to be saying much about its capabilities.  For their e-newspaper trial the company were looking at wireless delivery of content, and the "Link" indicator on the prototype's front panel suggests it might have its own form of wireless too.

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