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Windows Handheld Mode prototype imagines a Microsoft OS optimized for the Steam Deck and other gaming handhelds

You can install Windows on Valve’s Steam Deck, but the operating system isn’t really designed for the form factor. The user interface elements aren’t optimized for small screens, you can’t use the controllers for common Windows functions built for mouse and keyboard input. And while there’s an Xbox app for gaming, you need to use […]

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Lilbits: Prototype of an unreleased Xiaomi foldable spotted

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has released a couple of foldable phones in the past few years. But the company has been showing off prototypes for even longer… including for some models that never make it to market. A few years ago Xiaomi filed for a patent on a foldable that bends outward rather than inward, […]

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Lenovo shows off rollable smartphone and laptop prototypes

Lenovo was the first major company to launch a laptop/tablet hybrid with a foldable OLED display. But flexible OLED display technology doesn’t stop at folding – now Lenovo is showing off laptop and smartphone prototypes with rollable displays that allow you to extend your screen space with a press of a button. For now the company […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]

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10.1 inch TCL tri-fold display could be coming to tablets, phones, or laptops

TCL’s product lineup includes smartphones, tablets, TVs, audio gear, and home appliances. But the company also makes displays, and as interest in foldable devices has grown in the past few years, TCL has shown off a number of foldable display prototypes. The latest is a 10.1 inch tri-fold screen that can be folded in half […]

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Researchers built a battery-free Game Boy

Most portable electronic gadgets these days ship with rechargeable batteries… and many modern smartphones and other devices support fast charging that lets you refuel quickly. But what if you didn’t need a battery at all? A team of researchers have developed a proof-of-concept handheld gaming device that doesn’t use a traditional battery. Instead it draws […]

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Moar screens! Expanscape unveils 7-screen laptop and dual-screen handheld prototypes

Dual-screen laptops are starting to become a thing… but UK-based Expanscape wants to go further than that. Much further. The company is revealing prototypes of two multi-screen devices: Aurora 7 is a laptop with 7 screens that lets you carry a monster workstation PC with you on the go. TeenySERV Duo is a handheld computer […]

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Dell unveils foldable and dual-screen PC prototypes (Ori and Duet)

Dell isn’t ready to commit to mass producing dual-screen or foldable PCs just yet. But the company does have a couple of working prototypes that it’s showing off at CES this week. The Dell Concept Ori device is a tablet with a flexible OLED display that allows you to fold the computer in half like […]

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Oppo’s smartphone prototype has under-glass camera, no ports or buttons

Some smartphones are already shipping with in-display fingerprint sensors rather than visible sensors on the front, back, or sides of the phone. Soon we may see phones with in-display cameras as well. Chinese device maker Oppo revealed that it was developing an under-glass smartphone camera earlier this year. This week the company showed off the […]

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Unreleased Nokia smartphone prototypes show up on eBay

Nokia phones have been making a comeback in recent years… but the new Nokia is quite literally a different company, with Nokia-branded devices coming from a new-ish company called HMD Global that bought back the rights to the name from Microsoft a few years ago. But things could have happened differently. Before Microsoft acquired Nokia’s […]

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Intel’s Twin River prototype is a dual-screen device with a fabric case

There are a lot of ways to build a dual-screen laptop, But up until now, it never occurred to me that one of those ways would be to build it out of fabric. That’s what Intel did for its “Twin River” dual-screen PC prototype though. Intel’s device features two 12.3 inch, 1920 x 1280 pixel […]