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MSI shows of a prototype tablet with a built-in projector (or vice vesa)

Last year MSI showed off a Projector PC concept device that effectively packed a full-fledged desktop computer into a video projector case. Oh yeah, it could also project images and video onto a screen, wall, or other surface. The initial Projector PC never made it to market, but this year it looks like MSI has […]

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Asus envisions the future with IRIS

Last year at CES ASUS showed off a futuristic concept called Waveface, that basically consisted of screens you could interact with throughout your life — including wrist computers, personal tablets, and devices hanging on your wall. This year the company is continuing to promote that vision, with something called IRIS, or “Inspirational Research for Immersive […]

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MSI shows off tablet design concepts

MSI is showing off four tablets at CES this week, including two that are purely concept devices which may never see the light of day, and two tablets which are likely to come to market eventually… but which are clearly only in the prototype stages at this point. One rather unusual prototype (pictured above) is […]

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Dual mode AMOLED, E Ink display could prolong battery life

We’ve seen a number of technologies pop up recently that can help to prolong battery life for laptops and other mobile devices by working with or without a backlight. But while solutions from Pixel Qi, Qualcomm, and others rely on transflective displays which typically cut power by turning off the backlight and switching from full […]

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Will smartphones of the future eliminate the need for tablets?

OK, you could probably make the case that we don’t need tablets right now, with smartphones, netbooks and other laptops filling most of our computing needs. But there’s no mistaking that the Apple iPad is selling like hotcakes, and virtually every PC maker is preparing to launch its own tablet soon. But in a few […]