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Samsung announces transparent and mirror OLED displays

Samsung has introduced its first mirror and transparent OLED display panels today, which the company will be targeting at the personalized shopping market. The company will also be teaming up with Intel to make use of its Real Sense technology, in order to create displays that can also interact …

OLEDs

This Smartphone Is Made From Fairly Mined Minerals, And It’s Designed To Last Longer Than Your Contract

Finally, a mobile device you can feel good about–not because it’s shiny and new, but because it’s ethically made and built to last.<p>Bas van Abel wanted a phone that worked well enough, but avoided the conflict mineral issues and harsh working practices built into mainstream devices. So two years …

Fair Trade

The original smartwatches: Casio's history of wild wrist designs

The Apple Watch has been out for over two months now, and other modern smartwatches well before that. It’s no longer the stuff of sci-fi to consider using your watch to play music, control your TV, or track your fitness. But these are all things that you’ve been able to do for a surprisingly long …

Brand new images may have just leaked of Samsung's next big-screen phone

The Galaxy Note is Samsung's flagship "phablet" phone boasting a huge screen.<p>If the leaks are correct, the Note 5 looks like it takes several design cues from the Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung's curved smartphone.<p>But the curved edges appear on the phone's back rather than facing the user, which could …

Phones

New Reddit chief won't reverse Ellen Pao’s ban on controversial subreddits

Steve Huffman tells Redditors that subreddits like ‘FatPeopleHate’ will stay banned, in his first AMA since taking over as CEO<p>Reddit’s new chief executive Steve Huffman has promised to reconsider the online communities policies “from first principles” but defended many recent changes as he tries to …