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Paperfold is a foldable, transformable smartphone prototype

If Kyrocera's folding smartphone Echo didn't have enough screens for you, try this on for size. The Human Media Lab at Canada's Queen's University has created a fully functional smartphone that uses not two, but <i>three</i> different snap-together e-ink displays. The result is a gigantic device called …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

Amazon’s Smartphone May Come With A Special Data Plan Called ‘Prime Data’

The Amazon Phone is almost certainly on its way, but the details surrounding its features and selling points are still somewhat unclear. Multiple sources have revealed that 3D effects and gesture-based features will be present on the device, but today another detail has leaked out.<p>BGR reports that …

iPhone 6 concept w/ 5.7″ screen, 3D stereo camera, new features

Yet another iPhone 6 concept. This one, posted by Mindspi Vision, imagines an illuminated bezel, home button, and Apple logo on the back, a 3D stereo camera with optical zoom, an all aluminum body, and a 5.7-inch display. A full video of the renders below:<p>The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

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Ondot Card Control brings Find My iPhone features to your wallet

"Banks are thinking about this as a slam dunk."<p>Vaduvur Bharghavan, Ondot co-founder and CEO

Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone

Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, <i>anything</i>? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely created a working cellphone with his, complete with video proof (below). The PiPhone consists of a bunch of off-the-shelf parts, like a PiTFT …

Pizza Hut's concept touch table lets you swipe your way to a perfect pie (video)

With hundreds of mom and pop shops in the New York area, it's been upwards of a decade since I've stepped foot in a Pizza Hut. But the fast food giant's latest dining concept may just have me reconsidering that self-imposed chain pizzeria embargo. The interactive table, created in partnership with …

The $150 Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Is A Keyboard For Your Living Room

Meet the Smart Keyboard. If you’ve ever wanted a full size QWERTY keyboard for your TV, this is for you. It packs all the goods of a Harmony Remote into a wireless keyboard that will be rather tough to lose between the couch cushions.<p>The Smart Keyboard is designed to work with the Xbox, …

You Could Soon Read An Entire Harry Potter Book In Under 90 Minutes With This App

Soon you could read all 309 pages of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in under 77 minutes. Yes, you.<p>To get through it that quickly (a pace of 1,000 words a minute) you'll have to use an about-to-be released app and forgo the idea of reading page by page.<p>With Spritz, which is coming to the …

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Boeing CST-100 (virtually) flown to space

The commander of the last Space Shuttle mission recently returned to space, but never left the ground. No, this isn’t one of those annoying lateral …

Samsung Galaxy S5 software UI hands-on: get flat

This week the Samsung Galaxy S5 was introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2014. There we were allowed to get up close and personal with …

Note 3 Android 4.4 update starts rolling out to Sprint and U.S. Cellular

While some international Note 3 users already started to see the update to Android 4.4 KitKat late last month, the update has yet to reach stateside — until today. The Note 3 KitKat upgrade has now begun rolling out to both Sprint and U.S. Cellular’s network.<p>So what’s new here? While neither Sprint …

With $8M In Fresh Funding, Ezetap Is More Than Just A Square For Emerging Markets

There are almost 900 million active cell-phone users in India now, and from newer startups to some of the biggest companies in the world, everybody is chasing the next mobile disruption that could potentially result in a business model for all of the emerging markets.<p>One such startup is Ezetap, a …

This Gorgeous iOS 8 Concept Merges Multitasking With Control Center [Video]

Control Center was one of the top touted features added to iOS 7, but while the new swipe up gesture to toggle it is great, you might find yourself using multitask function more, so Bill Labus created a gorgeous iOS 8 concept that merges multitasking with control center to give you quicker access …

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Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …

If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Can’t

I like backup batteries – I carry more than a few, and they all get used eventually, especially when I travel. But sometimes I worry: What will happen to my portable backup power in case of the The End of Days? Should the world be buried in a never-ending blizzard, or should a meteor impact block …

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse: Just give us time, and we’ll build the 4G network of your dreams

Sprint(s s) has been talking about building the most powerful mobile broadband network in the country since 2007, but seven years later, it is still …

Yahoo’s Contextual Homescreen App Aviate Adds A Smart “Listening Space” For Music Lovers

Aviate, the contextual Android homescreen application Yahoo bought for $80 million in January, has rolled out an update today which introduces a smart “Listening Space” that allows users to more easily find their music applications in one section, while also being pointed to relevant information …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance continue to grow, is …

Apple Plans To Investigate Reports That A Woman Was Shocked To Death By Her iPhone 5

The news comes from statements an Apple spokesperson made to the Hong Kong-based publication South China Morning Post. We've reached out to Apple for confirmation, and we will update if the company responds.<p>The woman was reportedly killed from an electric shock when she picked up her iPhone 5 to …

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With this digital pen, you can spell check your handwritten notes

With a Kickstarter pledge of £109 (add £10 for overseas shipping) that equals about $162, I could never misspell potato or broccoli again on my …

Always Keep Your Portfolio with You with These Custom Credit Card USB Drives

As a photographer, it’s a good idea to always have your portfolio with you. Given the advent of smartphone photography, that’s not much of an issue. …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

How to Shoot a Picture Perfect Beach Portrait

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a beach portrait like a pro?<p>It's not difficult. But… it's also not as easy as you might think. Let's take a look …

You can’t get 4G in your living room, but now Mt. Fuji has service at the peak

Mt. Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries,” according to the U.N., which made it a World Heritage Site …

ZigBee smart-home tech on its way to Samsung handsets -- report

Home-automation technology found in the ZigBee wireless spec will be coming to Samsung's next line of handsets, a new report claims.<p>The company plans to integrate Zigbee technology in the next Samsung Galaxy, Pocket-lint is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. With …

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Why Deaf People Don't Achoo When They Sneeze

You may not know it, but peer pressure influences what you sound like when you sneeze.<p>Sneezing feels—and is—so involuntary, yet apparently you do still have some control over what you say when you sneeze. "Achoo!" is particular to English speakers, the BBC's Ouch blog reports, and deaf people just …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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