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Report: Apple developing MicroLED display tech for thinner, brighter, more efficient gadgets

Apple tends to get a lot of credit for releasing gadgets with solid specs, sleek design, and excellent build quality. But the company actually outsources a lot of its components. For example, Apple tends to tap rivals like Samsung or LG for its displays. Now Bloomberg reports Apple is developing its own display technology in-house, […]

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If Apple drops the notch in 2019, will Android phone makers follow suit?

Nearly a dozen new Android phones with camera cut-outs in their otherwise nearly full-screen displays debuted at Mobile World Congress last month. Rumor has it LG’s next flagship will also have a camera “notch.” And Google has officially added support for displays with cutouts to Android P. While the first modern smartphone with a notch was […]

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Intel Vaunt smart glasses coming this year (as a developer preview)

Intel is throwing its hat in the smart glasses ring, with a new platform called Vaunt. They glasses come in several different styles and work with prescriptions, and generally look and feel like an ordinary set of glasses… but when you’re wearing them you’ll be able to see what looks like a screen in front […]

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Google Pixel 2 XL gets “saturated” color option with November security update

Google is rolling out its monthly security update for Nexus and Pixel devices, but if you happen to own a Pixel 2 XL there are some bonus features in the update, including the ability to change the color profile of the phone’s AMOLED display. When the phone launched, you had two options: the standard view […]

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Google to address (some) Pixel 2 XL screen issues with software updates

The Google Pixel 2 XL is a pretty great phone in most respects. It’s fast. It has a stellar camera. And it has the latest software from Google, along with at least three years of updates delivered directly from the company that makes Android. But then there’s the display. For the past week or so […]

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Micromax Canvas Infinity is a budget phone with a 2:1 display

Indian phone maker Micromax is taking some design cues from LG and Samsung for its latest smartphone. The Micromax Canvas Infinity has an ultra-wide (or tall) display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. But while the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 have similar widescreen displays, those are high-end phones with premium specs. The […]

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Alexa Voice Service goes visual with launch of Display Cards

Amazon is getting ready to ship its first Echo device with a built-in display. Powered by the company’s Alexa Voice Service, the new Amazon Echo Show will be able to do everything other Echo products can, plus let you make voice and video calls, monitor security camera feeds, and view text and images to go […]

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Samsung unveils 858 ppi display for virtual reality

Samsung’s Gear VR headsets may be designed to turn the company’s phones into virtual reality displays. But even phones with full HD or higher-res displays can suffer from a bit of “screen door” effect when viewed through lenses that magnify the screen so much that you can see the lines between pixels. The Samsung Galaxy […]