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ARM’s PlasticARM is a flexible microprocessor made from plastic rather than silicon

Most microprocessors are made using silicon. And most are rigid, which means that if you want to put them in flexible devices like folding phones or wearables, they’ll need to be placed in a section that doesn’t bend. ARM has just unveiled a new PlasticARM chip that bucks both trends. It’s a natively flexible processor made […]

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Foldables are so 2019, BOE unveils 12.3 inch rollable display for next-gen smartphones

While phone makers are planning (or maybe struggling is a better word) to launch the first smartphones with foldable OLED displays this year, display maker BOE is showing off a prototype of a new rollable display that could be used in a different kind of next-gen smartphone. Charbax from Armdevices caught up with BOE at […]

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Samsung’s folding phone might not be ready until 2019

You know that Samsung phone with a foldable display we’d heard might be ready to launch this year? It’s starting to look like it won’t be ready in 2017… or 2018. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung Display engineer Kim Tae-woong says foldable phone technology will “be mature around 2019,” and there’s no rush to […]

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Patent documents may provide a peek at Samsung’s folding smartphone

Samsung has long been rumored to be developing a smartphone with a flexible display that allows you to fold the device in half for storage, or just bend it a bit to curve the display or use in another mode. Said to be code-named “Project Valley,” reports from Korean media today suggest that the phone […]

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WhammyPhone prototype: Bend your smartphone to make music

Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab unveiled a flexible smartphone prototype earlier this year that didn’t just have a screen that could bend… it uses the bending motion as a form of input for doing things like flipping through eBook pages. Now the Human Media Lab is going one step further with the introduction […]

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Cubimorph concept shows a modular, shapeshifting smartphone

Some companies may be developing modular smartphones with swappable components. But a team of researchers at the University of Bristol’s Bristol Interaction Group have a different idea for modularity: they’ve developed a phone that changes shapes depending on what you’re using it for. The concept is called Cubimorph, and while it’s not a real phone […]

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Military working on flexible electronics

A group of military chemists and scientists are developing ways to embed electronics into flexible, bendable, and stretchable materials. According to a press release, so far the research team has figured out how to cram a circuit board onto a thin ribbon of flexible silicon. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ph.D. Benjamin J. Leever explained,” Basically, […]