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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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LG’s new OLED lighting panels are the most flexible yet

LG is expected to start mass production of a new type of flexible display this summer. The folks at OLED Display.net report the new plastic OLED screens lighting panels can bend further than existing solutions. Update: LG’s new technology applies to lighting panels, not the screens you find on phones or tablets. It could be a while before […]

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Intel: Ultrabooks with plastic cases could hit $599 this year

Ultrabooks are thinner and lighter than traditional laptops and far more powerful than netbooks. But they’re also more expensive than either. Most models cost $800 or more. That’s because ultrabooks typically have the latest Intel processors and premium components such as solid state disks. Most of the models on store shelves right now also have […]

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Intel’s secret for cheaper ultrabooks: plastic cases

Most major PC makers have released ultrabooks over the past few months, and many more of the thin and light laptops are expected in the coming year. But while they’re thinner and lighter than typical notebooks and much more powerful than an average netbook, there’s at least one thing that still makes ultrabooks a tough […]