prototype

Microsoft Research made an e-paper second screen phone cover

Microsoft Research made an e-paper second screen phone cover

Our smartphone screens are becoming larger and larger but they can only go so far without turning those phones into actual tablets. Some manufacturers are trying to solve that with still to come foldable phones though others take another approach by adding a second screen, usually on the back. Researchers at Microsoft apparently had a different approach to the problem. It did have a second screen, an e-paper one even, but instead of permanently fixing it behind the phone, they put it in a flip cover instead.

Continue Reading

MagicScroll rollable tablet gives folding screens a controversial form-factor

MagicScroll rollable tablet gives folding screens a controversial form-factor

Mobile devices with rollable displays are just around the corner, but one team is taking some fairly old-school inspiration for how a tablet could use the screen technology. The MagicScroll is the handiwork of Queen's University's Human Media Lab, combining a cutting-edge 7.5-inch flexible display with the form factor more akin to an ancient scroll.

Continue Reading

OG iPhone prototype up for auction on eBay

OG iPhone prototype up for auction on eBay

Some fans would be willing to pay anything just to own a rare piece of history. That is exactly why there is no shortage of scams, which are only made so much easier thanks to the Internet. Now this new eBay auction may or may not be one but it definitely shows the extent some would go through just to get it. A seller with the handle 321dady is putting a prototype of the first-ever iPhone up for auction on eBay and it has just passed $31,000 as of this writing.

Continue Reading

Infiniti Prototype 10 weaves retro speedster with electric soul

Infiniti Prototype 10 weaves retro speedster with electric soul

Infiniti may be looking ahead to its promise of all-electrified powertrains from 2021, but it can't seem to help cherrypicking retro ideas for its striking concept cars. The Infiniti Prototype 10 is no exception, revealed this week at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and pairing a thoroughly modern EV drive with a delicious California speedster design.

Continue Reading

Samsung Project Valley foldable phone is nothing to cry about

Samsung Project Valley foldable phone is nothing to cry about

For years, Samsung has been teasing how it is working towards the holy grail of mobile devices with foldable and even flexible screens. For a time, that boast was believed to be near completion with what was called Project Valley. That valley suddenly went silent and then there was news of its cancellation in favor of what would be called the “Galaxy X”. An alleged prototype of that Project Valley phone has recently surfaced and, suffice it to say, it’s a good thing Samsung didn’t end up with that device.

Continue Reading

Intel Tiger Rapids prototype notebooks feature dual screens

Intel Tiger Rapids prototype notebooks feature dual screens

Dual-screen laptops might just be the next trend in consumer PCs, at least if ASUS, Lenovo, and Intel have their way. While smartphone makers are still stumped by the foldable display puzzle, laptop makers don’t have that same problem. They can have two screens separated by a hinge and can even have those two screens be of different types. That’s definitely the idea behind Intel’s Tiger Rapids, a prototype dual-screen notebook that has a regular LCD screen on one side and stylus-enabled e-paper display on the other.

Continue Reading

LumiWatch prototype wearable projects touch interface onto your arm

LumiWatch prototype wearable projects touch interface onto your arm

If the current form of smartwatch devices feels lacking — a small touchscreen on the wrist with limited app functionality — here's a wearable with the potential to really shake things up. The LumiWatch prototype projects an interactive interface onto the skin of the arm, turning it into a touchscreen. It's developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, and they say that the projection can create an interface that's almost five times larger than today's smartwatch displays.

Continue Reading

Audi E-Tron GT all-electric super sedan previewed

Audi E-Tron GT all-electric super sedan previewed

Audi is working on an all-electric Grand Tourer, a sleek four-door sedan which should not only give Tesla some sleepless nights but do plenty to push EVs into the limelight. Previewed in prototype form at Audi's Annual Press Conference in Ingolstadt, Germany today, the Audi E-Tron GT promises zero-emissions but no shortage of performance or luxury.

Continue Reading

Xbox Watch hands-on shows what should have never been

Xbox Watch hands-on shows what should have never been

Microsoft is known for crushing dreams of things that could have been. It is also known for putting out products that perhaps it should never have. The latter calls to mind the Zune, Windows Vista, and Windows RT. And, perhaps, this Xbox Watch that has popped up yet again. Dropped before it could take final form, what could have been Microsoft’s first smartwatch seemed to be ready for production. Perhaps it was for the best that it didn’t make it that far.

Continue Reading

Leaked Microsoft Band 3 prototype gets hands-on reveal

Leaked Microsoft Band 3 prototype gets hands-on reveal

Back in late 20016, Microsoft made it clear that it was discontinuing its Band line of health and fitness tracking wearables. This came as a bit of a surprise, as a new model was expected to be just a few months away, especially considering the improvements made between the original Band and the Band 2. It turns out that Microsoft made significant progress on a Band 3, and a leaked prototype model has revealed exactly what was in store.

Continue Reading

Samsung 5G moving train test hit 1.7Gbps peak speed

Samsung 5G moving train test hit 1.7Gbps peak speed

Samsung recently tested 5G on a train traveling at about 62MPH and was able to hit a peak speed of 1.7Gbps. The company called its test, which was performed with Japan's KDDI, a success, saying it achieved successful downlink and uplink handover in addition to the crazy peak speed. The test took place in Saitama, Japan, on October 17 through October 19.

Continue Reading

Toyota’s new driverless prototype has a surprise inside

Toyota’s new driverless prototype has a surprise inside

Most driverless cars are aiming to do away with physical controls, which makes the fact that Toyota's latest autonomous vehicle has two sets all the more unexpected. The Toyota Research Institute (TRI)'s Platform 2.1 research vehicle gives March's big 2.0 update a sensor update, throwing in a new LIDAR laser scanning system. Arguably more important, however, is how the prototype melds different levels of driver-assistance together.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next