Rolltop is a portable computer development concept for designer, architect and everyone, who would like to have a gadget, which, from an aesthetic standpoint alone, certainly hits the mark. By virtue of the OLED-Display technology and a multitouchscreen the utility of a laptop computer with its weight of a mini-notebook and screen size of 13 inch easily transforms into the graphics tablet, which with its 17-inch flat screen can be also used as a primary monitor due to the support attached to the back of the screen.
Yota Devices announces 2nd gen dual-screen YotaPhone
When Yota Devices released the YotaPhone last year, it was the first smartphone to feature both a standard LCD touch screen and an always-on electronic paper display (EPD) on the back. The Russian firm has now announced a new version of the device. The YotaPhone 2 features a larger EPD with full touch control, as well as an improved AMOLED color display and the Android OS
The EPD on the new version will measure 4.7 inches, which is a slight increase in size from the previous 4.3-in model. The screen has a higher resolution and pixel density, as well a built-in light that allows users to read from the EPD in the dark. As the screen is now touch-enabled, users can interact with it in a more conventional manner than having to use the “touch zone” that was below the EPD on the previous version.
Source: Yota Devices
the X1, the biggest phone you’ve never heard
HiSense, a Chinese-based and state-owned manufacturer best known for its range of white goods and other household electrical appliances, is planning to bring its X1 mobile device to the US later this year. With its 6.8-inch display, the device straddles the blurry phablet line between tablet and smartphone.I had a chance to spend some time with the X1 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas last month, and since then HiSense has launched the huge phablet on China Mobile. Company representatives at CES said the handful-and-a-half of a device should make its way to the US this Northern summer (sorry, no word on other markets).
With its 6.8 in display, the HiSense X1 might as well be a Nexus 7 with a 4G radio (technically it is only compatible with HSPA+ networks in the US). Personally, that’s a concept that I might be interested in – see my review of the just slightly smaller Samsung Galaxy Mega for more on that.
iOS and Android are great, but they each have their own rules and policies that certainly inhibit the creative efforts of developers. Mozilla has since decided to build a new mobile operating system from scratch, one that will focus on true openness, freedom and user choice. It’s Firefox OS.
Firefox OS is built on Gonk, Gecko and Gaia software layers – for the rest of us, it means it is built on open source, and it carries web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.
Developers can create and debut web apps without the blockade of requirements set by app stores, and users could even customize the OS based on their needs. Currently the OS has made its debut on Android-compatible phones, and the impression so far, is great.
You can use the OS to do essential tasks you do on iOS or Android: calling friends, browsing web, taking photos, playing games, they are all possible on Firefox OS, set to rock the smartphone market.
Eye tracking has been actively discussed by technology enthusiasts throughout these years, but it’s really challenging to implement. But Eye Tribe actually did this. They successfully created the technology to allow you to control your tablet, play flight simulator, and even slice fruits in Fruit Ninja only with your eye movements.
It’s basically taking the common eye-tracking technology and combining it with a front-facing camera plus some serious computer-vision algorithm, and voila, fruit slicing done with the eyes! A live demo was done in LeWeb this year and we may actually be able to see it in in action in mobile devices in 2013.
Currently the company is still seeking partnership to bring this sci-fi tech into the consumer market but you and I know that this product is simply too awesome to fail.