prototypes

Samsung demonstrate a 6G terahertz wireless communications prototype

Samsung demonstrate a 6G terahertz wireless communications prototype

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has teamed up with researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara to demonstrate the 6G Terahertz wireless communication prototype. Researchers from Samsung Research, Samsung Research America, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, revealed their work at a recent workshop on Terahertz communications at the IEEE International Conference on Communications.

Continue Reading

The future of personal flight could be the CopterPack

The future of personal flight could be the CopterPack

We've seen people fly using jet packs for many years, going back to the 80s. A new type of personal flying device has been shown off on video, and it's called the CopterPack. It's a backpack that a person wears with a pair of enclosed rotors similar to a quadcopter drone. CopterPack is the creation of an Australian company by the same name, and it has released a video showing a pilot flying around using its system.

Continue Reading

Prototype Google Pixel phone found in China

Prototype Google Pixel phone found in China

This week an eBay seller in China revealed what they're calling a Google Pixel Muskie Prototype (Original, Unreleased). This device appears to be the fabled mirror device that matched the HTC U11 Plus, a device that ended up being released by HTC proper. If you look at the Google Pixel 2 XL that actually did see release, it becomes clear that this device was, and remains, a real-deal original.

Continue Reading

Acer’s SpatialLabs is glasses-free 3D in a prototype laptop

Acer’s SpatialLabs is glasses-free 3D in a prototype laptop

Acer wants to bring stereoscopic 3D to laptops, with a new SpatialLabs display that promises to float graphics right out of a laptop's screen without demanding you wear special glasses to see them. The system instead combines a switchable lenticular lens screen with an eye-tracking camera, all fitted into a prototype ConceptD notebook.

Continue Reading

Surface Neo hands-on video shows a prototype without screens

Surface Neo hands-on video shows a prototype without screens

Partly due to the pandemic and perhaps partly due to some behind-the-scenes management problems, what would have been Microsoft's leap forward into the future of computing became an uneasy half step instead. The Surface Duo, while admirable, received mixed reviews due to software issues and design problems. Its larger Windows 10X counterpart, however, may have more or less been canceled by now. Microsoft has yet to officially admit that the Surface Neo has been scrapped but, at least for now, we can dream of what could have been thanks to this hands-on video of a nearly naked prototype.

Continue Reading

LG Rollable phone teased – and we already want it

LG Rollable phone teased – and we already want it

LG has teased its first rollable smartphone, giving a brief glimpse of the new form-factor during the company's big CES 2021 keynote today. While the phone-maker has been flirting with some more unusual designs for devices in response to handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, it's also been working on an even more eye-catching design.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 9 5G prototype on eBay just sold for thousands of dollars

OnePlus 9 5G prototype on eBay just sold for thousands of dollars

It's not unusual to see listings online for what are claimed to be unreleased prototypes of products, both past and future. eBay is definitely a prime place for such transactions, where potential buyers can try to outbid each other for what they believe could be an important piece of human history. That said, it still boggles the mind that someone would pay $6,000 for a OnePlus 9 5G prototype which may not be exactly that historical significant anyway.

Continue Reading

Apple Watch prototype with working pre-watchOS 1.0 surfaces

Apple Watch prototype with working pre-watchOS 1.0 surfaces

It's not really a secret that products undergo multiple iterations, some of which hardly look like the finished version that eventually goes on sale. Prototypes are often closely guarded secrets and most get discarded and destroyed, never to be seen by the public's eyes. Once in a while, some do miraculously make it out. As if that alone weren't exceptional enough, the fact that this Apple Watch prototype still has working software makes this sighting even rarer.

Continue Reading

VW mobile charging robot would bring the power to your EV

VW mobile charging robot would bring the power to your EV

Gas pump attendants are getting an EV upgrade, with Volkswagen showing off a new mobile charging robot that could bring the power to your electric vehicle and even plug it in for you. The prototype robot would be free to roam around restricted parking lots, VW suggests, bringing power to wherever an EV was parked rather than forcing drivers to compete for a handful of charger-equipped spots.

Continue Reading

OPPO Rollable phone concept won’t be available any time soon

OPPO Rollable phone concept won’t be available any time soon

Manufacturers reveal concept designs and working prototypes for a variety of reasons. It could be for bragging rights, being established as a pioneer, or proof that the company can indeed make such a product. Not all of these concepts get turned into actual commercial products but some of them surprisingly do. Unfortunately for those hoping OPPO would be the first in the market with a rollable phone, the company is simply saying no, at least not for the immediate future.

Continue Reading

OPPO X1 rollable concept phone, AR Glasses lead company’s future vision

OPPO X1 rollable concept phone, AR Glasses lead company’s future vision

Although it is only recently that OPPO's name became more familiar around the world, the company has long been making innovations in the smartphone space, including some rather unconventional form factors. Those include the OPPO N1's rotating camera as well as the more recent OPPO Find X's pop-up top. These days, however, nothing says "unconventional" more than foldables, swivables, and rollables so it is with great pride that the company is revealing its OPPO X1 2021 rollable concept phone alongside its next step in AR eyewear.

Continue Reading

Sony Ericsson VAIO phone is the keyboard slider you wish happened

Sony Ericsson VAIO phone is the keyboard slider you wish happened

Sony may have not become a small-time player in the mobile market but there was a time when it eclipsed Samsung and went head to head with the old Nokia and Motorola. That was during its time as Sony Ericsson, when it launched notable (Symbian/UIQ-based) smartphones as well as flaunting the still popular Xperia line. It also dared to come out with innovations that may have been far ahead of its time, like the Xperia Play gaming phone and this VAIO-branded smartphone that has now come to light as a canceled prototype.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next