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Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

Galaxy Nexus review

How much does Android 4.0 mean to you? How much do you need to have it right now? Because that's the dilemma with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone ($299-$649). Overall it's not quite as good a phone as the Motorola Droid RAZR ($299). But right now, it's the only phone running Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and that's the future.

In many ways, this is the ultimate early adopter phone. The phone itself isn't perfect; typically, Nexus phones aren't the best hardware on the market. But the software takes a major leap forward, with everything from a better Gmail experience to a faster browser and the ability to put folders on your home screens. Do you need that right now? Then yes, you need the Nexus. Why else might you want to jump on board the latest flagship Google device? Hit the link and follow us through our full Galaxy Nexus review for the answers.

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Corning Lotus Glass to bring low power high-resolution displays

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Displays, PC / Laptop,

Corning lotus glassThe company behind super-strong Gorilla Glass is stepping up display technology again. Corning on Tuesday announced Lotus Glass, a new material to be used in LCD and OLED screens.

Corning said in a press release that Lotus Glass offers a high-resolution display without slurping up too much power.

“Corning Lotus Glass has a high annealing point that delivers the thermal and dimensional stability our customers require to produce high-performance displays,” Andrew Filson, global commercial director of Display Technologies and vice president of Corning, said in a statement. “Because of its intrinsic stability, it can withstand the thermal cycles of customer processing better than conventional LCD glass substrates. This enables tighter design rules in advanced backplanes for higher resolution and faster response time.”

Ars Technica explained that “LCD glass substrates can require intense heating and cooling cycles to create screens, particularly for higher-resolution displays.” However, Lotus Glass’ higher “annealing point” means the material must be placed under much higher temperatures in order to “relax internal stresses and forces,” the site said.

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PSP2 to sport OLED display, 3G connectivity

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Hardware, Portable/Mobile, PSP, Rumors, Sony,

Japanese newspaper Nikkei revealed some major details concerning the PSP2, reporting that the portable system will include 3G connectivity to the NTT DoCoMo network. While this particular network is exclusive to the Far East, the included 3G connectivity means we can expect the same thing for the American launch of the PSP2. With 3G connection speeds, the PSP2 would be capable of downloading data over a phone network, instead of being limited to wi-fi connections.

Also, Nikkei broke news that the PSP2 sports an OLED touch-screen, and an all-new processor for delivering cutting edge handheld performance. All will be confirmed January 27th, when Sony officially unveils the PSP2 to the world.

Read More | Kotaku via Nikkei


Sony shows off flexible OLED display at CEATAC

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Displays, Misc. Tech,

The video above was taken at , and shows a flexible Sony screen that is being bent back and forth, while displaying video content. 

Every major display manufacturer is working on some sort of flexible display, and we’re excited to see the technology come to fruition. The display you see here ist 0.2mm thin, which is totally impressive.

Read More | Crunchgear

Intel shows off Tangent Bay laptop with 3 OLED panels at IDF

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Design, Displays, PC / Laptop,

just recently unveiled a concept laptop at IDF that features four screens.  The first screen would be a normal sized monitor, and the other three are s that are just above the keyboard.  The purpose of these three screens is so that the user can better organize their work.  For example, the smallest screen located to the far left would have some applications, and the center screen would show applications within those applications.  The third screen to the far right will have a preview of what is in those apps, and the user can bring that image to the big screen with a flick of the finger.  Go ahead and watch the video if you are confused, all in all, it’s pretty cool.

Read More | Gizmodo

Zune HD unboxing gallery

Zune HD box front

That’s right, y’all. It’s day, and Microsoft’s newest portable PMP is ready to make its debut. Of course, we’ve got your hook-up, and have put together an unboxing gallery looking at the Zune HD, as well as everything else in the box. We must say, we were definitely stoked about this. For gadget lovers and lusters, the Zune HD is an adrenaline rush, what with its thin profile and gorgeous screen. Be sure to check out the full Zune HD unboxing gallery for all the goods.

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We will of course have a Zune HD review coming for you as well, but since Microsoft opted to give us review units that wouldn’t work until the software update was available, that’ll have to wait a bit. We don’t wanna go singing the praises of (or totally trashing) a device until we’ve had some legitimate time to play with it while fully functional, thank you very much. But hey, if you like the pictures, then be sure to also check out our Zune HD size comparison gallery as well.

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LG working on 15-inch OLED HDTV

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Displays, HDTV,

LG to sell 15-inch OLED HDTV

I first saw Sony’s 11-inch OLED XEL-1 at almost two years ago.  I couldn’t see myself paying so much ($2500) for such a tiny screen, even though it had, at the time, the best picture that I had ever seen for something only millimeters thin. 

It would appear that is readying their own HDTV, this one being a 15-incher.  It will only be on sale in Korea, sometime in November.  As of now, there are no pricing details, so just take solace in the fact that it’ll fall into the OMGExpensive category.

Read More | Reuters

Bleeding Edge TV 315: Zune HD hands-on Interface Preview

We were able to spend some quality time with the a couple of days ago, and we put together this video walkthrough of the interface on the device. Unfortunately, we weren’t connected to Wi-Fi, so we weren;t able to show web browsing, downloading from the Marketplace, or Social, but this gives you a really good idea of what to expect when you get pick up your Zune HD (available for pre-order now) come September 15th.

Our favorite feature? I’ll probably be using the pinned items on the side quite a bit, especially for the recently synched stuff. Quick access to things like that have been much needed on touch devices. A runner up would have to be the quick scroll in the music browser. Again, it saves you on just quickly swiping a bunch of times, hoping to get to the right spot.

All in all, we’re impressed. Of course, we will have a full Zune HD review when we get our own device. For now, be sure to read up on everything we know about the Zune HD.


It’s official: Zune HD launching September 15, $220 16GB, $290 32GB

Zune HD Platinum

That’s right, has finally let the cat out of the bag on all the info we’ve been craving, and we’ve got the full scoop for you right here. First and foremost, the Zune HD goes on sale on September 15, and will be available in 16GB and 32GB size capacities. The two units are identical in every way, other than storage capacity, so let’s run down some of those specs.

  • Built-in HD Radio receiver
  • 720p HD video output through a premium dock (costs extra)
  • OLED touchscreen: 3-3-inches, 16:9, scratch-resistant glass
  • Built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • Web browser
  • NVIDIA Tegra low-power HD processor

The Onyx Black 16GB Zune HD will sell for $219.99, while the Platinum Silver 32GB model will sell for $290 - compare that to the $299 and $399 prices for the 16GB and 32GB , respectively. If you aren’t down with black or platinum, wait until September 15, and you’ll be able to pick from five other colors through the program. We’ve got even more specs for you after the cut, but if you’ve heard all you needed to hear and want to pre-order the device immediately, head on over to Amazon where you can find the 32GB Silver Zune HD, as well as the 16GB Black model.

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Zune HD gets handled, loved

Zune HD

Sure, the has been the butt of a lot of jokes since its first debut, but in all seriousness, we believe the Zune device is better than the iPod classic, and that the Zune software beats iTunes, hands down. Now, the is preparing to make an impact, and it’s nothing to sneeze at. We’ve told you about it before, but to refresh your memory a bit, CNET got to spend a little time with the device that boasts the ability to view rented Zune Marketplace Xbox content, “lightning fast” browser, and screen goodness. Oh, and don’t forget about that whole 720p output for HDTV thing.

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Read More | CNET

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