What if Amazon Kindle Did Braille for Blind People?

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This e-ink and e-paper technology is pretty cool, because it mimics the appearance of real paper and it only consumes power when the display needs to change, but this doesn’t sound all that useful to someone who is visually impaired. Yes, I know that the Amazon Kindle and other similar e-books can have text-to-speech features, […]

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Packet Concept Phone Folds Up, Inspired by Origami

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If you like the flipping action of a clamshell but want to take it a whole new level, you might want to check out this funky Packet cell phone concept. Designed by Emir Rafat, the Packet concept seems to implement some form of e-paper technology and you can completely fold it up like a napkin […]

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The Future of Cell Phones: Nokia Morph Concept (Video)

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The future of cell phones is obviously a little unclear, because there are so many directions that the industry can take. If you were to ask someone a few years back about what would become the most popular user interface of 2007, it’s unlikely that they would have mentioned anything about an Apple-brand multi-touch display. […]

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NEC Concept Phone Powered by Liquid Fuel Cell That Drains When Used

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This is probably one of the most creative concept phones that I’ve come across in some time, because the external casing on the NEC Flask phone is completely transparent, letting you see the liquid fuel cell power housed within. What makes this handset even more interesting is that this liquid inside actually drains as you […]

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P-Per Design Concept Could Be Best Cell Phone Ever (Video)

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Having a touchscreen display occupy most of the front of your phone is one thing, but when you wrap the entire freaking phone — front and back — with touchable e-paper technology, you’ve got something pretty incredible. That’s exactly what the folks at Chocolate Design Agency have decided to do with their P-Per mobile phone […]

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Data Locker external HDD locks your data up tight

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Security is obviously a huge concern for external hard drives, and the Data Locker looks like it takes security seriously. The 2.5 inch drive has a digital keypad on the front of the drive for you to type in your password. Enter the right password and you can access your data, but if you don’t […]

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One More Step Toward the Invisible Transistor

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Transistors don’t have to be visible to be effective. That is certainly true for a new technology developed at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. The Purdue University center has produced a combination of nanowires, glass, and flexible plastic that meshes functions to simulate a transistor. The wires are such that they have properties of zinc oxide […]

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Samsung shaves 0.07mm off world’s thinnest mobile LCD

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Oh here we go again. Samsung is back to their anorexic ways. Instead of going after their usual “world’s first” crowns, today marks another “world’s thinnest” for the Korean giant: Samsung has unveiled an LCD panel measuring 0.82mm thick. That’s less than a millimeter folks. E-paper, you are next. This latest innovation shaves 0.07mm off […]

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Top five concept phones

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I’m basically numb to new mobile phones these days. Every day we see new phones, but yet another flip phone, clamshell, or slider doesn’t do too much to get me excited, regardless of the features it boasts or the number of megapixels in the camera. To get me really excited, a phone, or even a […]

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The feather-light e-Book reader from Fujitsu

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I certainly hope that this doesn’t make use of a flaming Sony battery. Now that the Sony Reader is delayed (again), you may be desperately seeking another e-paper solution. Fujitsu has you covered with their offering, an e-book reader that weighs in at just 177 grams. That’s less than half a pound, people. I’m totally […]

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Flexible e-book hits new 14.1-inch WXGA frontier

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Regular LCDs seem so yesterday. Everyone is jumping onto the widescreen bandwagon, but even that is starting to get a little blasé. The next frontier is taking your color display and making it flexible, and LG Philips has just unveiled the biggest in that field: a prototype of a 14.1-inch WXGA flexible E-book. Too bad […]

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Evoke creative studio concept is slim, powerful, portable

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The crazy crew at Yanko Design are at it again, dreaming up some rather innovative gizmos and gadgets that we may or may not ever see hit the marketplace. Meant to provide a creative studio on the go, the Evoke concept is incredibly compact, making it an easily portable solution for all your music making […]

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“Turnover” E-Reader concept is a real page turner

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One of the most common complaints about e-paper is that it takes away from the tactile experience of turning a page when reading a book. Timothy Yeoh, however, has come up with the “Turnover” E-Reader concept that “humanizes” the experience of reading an electronic book or newspaper, and as a result lets you “lose yourself […]

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Nokia Open concept fans open “scrollable touch screen”

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As if Nokia wasn’t busy enough today with an announced merger with Siemens and the unveiling of five new handsets, here’s an oddity for you to muse over. I suppose it’s only fitting that the site breaking this news is called SCI FI Tech, since I don’t foresee the Nokia Open concept phone hitting the […]

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Epson reveals latest in electronic paper process

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It’s not just weapons, medicine and classroom pointers that utilize lasers anymore. Now, they are being used to make a kind of paper. Epson has unveiled a technology to create electronic paper using lasers. The requisite acronym is SUFTLA, which stands for surface-free technology by laser annealing. The process employed a super-thin film transistor LCD […]

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