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PaperFold: A foldable, multi-screen ePaper smartphone prototype

Ever wish your phone had more than one display? How about three? A team from Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab are showing off a working prototype of a multi-screen, foldable smartphone that lets you add or remove screens as needed. It’s called PaperFold, and it just a multi-display concept. It’s also a shape-changer. The idea is that you […]

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Sony 13 inch Digital Paper E Ink slate coming to America… for $1100

Sony introduced a 13 inch slate for reading and writing on documents last year. The company calls it Digital Paper, and it’s kind of a Kindle on crack with a big high-resolution, high-contrast display and a pen for taking notes or scribbling doodles. Now a US distributor has announced it’ll begin selling Sony’s Digital Paper […]

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Yotaphone’s dual-screen smartphone is now available (in Europe and Russia)

Smartphone screens can be energy hogs, and they can be tough to see in direct sunlight. One solution would be to use an E Ink screen instead of a traditional LCD display — but while E Ink screens use far less power, they usually have slow screen refresh rates and don’t do a good job […]

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Yotaphone dual-screen, E Ink smartphone launches Dec 4th (in Russia)

Nothing works harder to kill your smartphone’s battery life than the display. That big, bright, full color screen sucks power like crazy, which is one reason why many modern smartphones can run for a day or two if you’re just listening to music, but die in a matter of hours when you’re surfing the web […]

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Yotaphone dual-screen phone with ePaper display to ship in 2013

The Yotaphone is a dual-screen smartphone that’s a party up front, and business on the back. At first glance, it looks like any other Android smartphone with a full color LCD display. But flip it over and there’s a second screen on the back, and this one’s an energy-sipping, sunlight readable, grayscale ePaper screen. In […]

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Yotaphone smartphone with secondary ePaper display coming in November

There are a few ways to get better battery life from a smartphone. You could stuff a huge battery in the case. Or you could use a less power-hungry display. The Yotaphone takes the latter approach — by giving you two displays. On the front of the smartphone there’s a full color touchscreen display which […]

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E Ink launches next-gen “Carta” display technology

You know how Amazon says the new Kindle Paperwhite has a higher contrast screen than its predecessors? It looks like Amazon has E Ink to thank for that. The company that makes the screens found in most eReaders has unveiled its next-gen display technology, called “Carta.” According to E Ink, the new screens have whiter […]

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EnerGenie ePP2 is a 9.7 inch eReader that’s positioned as an ePaper printer

Tired of wasting paper every time you print a set of directions, a news article, or a presentation you’re only going to use once? A German company has a greener solution: An eReader which is being market as an ePaper printer. Here’s the idea, plug the EnerGenie ePP2 into your PC and it will register […]