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For those living in South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore, you would most probably have seen people carry the LG G Flex around already, which so happens to be the first smartphone in the world that was specially designed for it to follow the curve of the human face. Hmmm, this certainly brings back memories of the Nokia handset that Neo used in the Matrix, where it had a curved bottom, no? The Banana Phone, if I am not mistaken. Well, this just goes to prove how fashion recycles trends from before, although the LG G Flex is light years ahead of Nokia’s archaic device in terms of hardware technology. We now have word that LG is preparing to roll out the LG G Flex to over 20 countries in Europe soon.

Among the major European markets where you will find the LG G Flex, they would include the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Austria, among others. This is a surefire way of attracting attention, as the LG G Flex sports a 6″ display that relies on Plastic OLED (P-OLED) technology, and it will also make use of the world’s first curved battery. Apart from that, there is another feather in its distinguished crown, that is, this is the first handset that boasts of a self-healing coating on the back cover. This means you need not worry yourself sick too much about minor scratches and nicks happening, as just like Wolverine’s body, it ought to shrug off such scratches without batting an eyelid.

Other hardware specifications of the LG G Flex include a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974) processor with an Adreno 330 450MHz GPU, a 1280 x 720 resolution 6″ curved P-OLED (Real RGB) display, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 13MP shooter at the back with a front-facing 2.1MP camera, a 3,500mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as the mobile operating system of choice. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) alongside NFC support.

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[ LG G Flex to arrive in Europe soon copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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Fledgling hardware startups are often pushing the envelope when it comes to innovations in a “connected” world. Ever-present Wi-Fi and new, low-energy Bluetooth tech present new possibilities.


But these same companies could face potential issues if user privacy is not completely thought through.

Take Tile, a nifty lost-item finder that has far surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $20,000. The system works by attaching $19 physical tags, or tiles, to items such as a phone or wallet. These tiles then wirelessly connect to an app on users’ smartphones using low-energy Bluetooth.

Digital “leashes” for lost items have been around for years. But Tile has a unique twist: Instead of alerting users when they stray from their belongings, the user tells the app that something has gone missing. Then Tile picks up the location data of other Tile app users – assuming that Bluetooth is turned on within their phone settings – that are near the missing object, and sends that data to the cloud. By doing that, Tile can give the missing object’s owner an idea of where it is.

In the company’s words, Tile uses the “Bluetooth connection of neighboring iPhones running the Tile app to cast a wider search net.”

But here’s where things are still a little murky: The company, started by co-founders Nick Evans and Mike Farley, is unclear what the opt-in process will be for other Tile app users, whose locations may be pinged at will.

When I asked Evans whether users might get an alert from the app that says something along the lines of, “You’re near another user’s lost item. Do you agree to share your anonymous location data now to help locate it?,” he said he firmly believes that those kinds of alerts would be a nuisance to users.

This location data might be gathered by the company even if the users have downloaded the Tile app but aren’t actively running it, Evans said. And Tile hasn’t determined yet how long that location data will be stored on Tile’s servers.

In other words, the company is still in the early stages of shaping its product vision and approach to privacy. Tile isn’t expected to ship until the winter. And yet it has raised over $2 million from excited backers and early adopters.

Tile isn’t the first crowdfunded startup to present a concept that could raise eyebrows. A $279 “life-blogging” camera called Memoto suffered some backlash when it introduced its product on Kickstarter last fall.


The concerns were more overt in nature than the back-end opacity of the Tile app: Memoto is meant to be worn on a person’s lapel, or around the neck, to silently capture an image from your life every 30 seconds. Some saw this as obtrusive: What happens when the person in front of you is unaware that an image of them is being captured twice a minute?

Sweden-based Memoto, which hasn’t yet shipped the camera, has stood by its product’s concept. Co-founder Oskar Kalmaru said in an earlier interview with AllThingsD that Memoto had very carefully considered the privacy issues and made the camera “pretty visible,” despite its small size. “We didn’t design it like it was some sort of spy camera. That was really important for us,” he said.

In a more recent statement, Kalmaru insisted, “There is a higher level of transparency required from the Kickstarter community … stemming both from the nature of crowd funding, where everybody is working together toward a common goal, and from healthy scepticism towards the claims of any project creator.”

And while crowdfunded health gadgets are getting more and more love – there are even entire websites devoted to funding new health-care products – data privacy remains a concern, especially when the information is being transmitted to mobile phones.

Of course, blurred lines aren’t relegated to just tiny or crowdfunded startups: More established companies are regularly discovered to be gathering more data than consumers are initially aware of, or inadvertently sharing users’ smartphone contacts. Or they’re simply introducing new technologies to age-old devices, such as Google Glass, that present new concerns.

But bigger companies also have in-house lawyers that can guide product people through uncharted waters. Tiny startups do not. Many might be wise to focus their vision not just on product innovation, but also on privacy communication – with the same consumers who are throwing their faith and money behind a product.

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It’s been a while since anyone has seen HTC quite this excited about a product launch. The company’s social network accounts have been steady teasing and hinting at today’s press conference, which we now know is the HTC One.

HTC’s joint UK and US press event today offered their best foot forward in a clear demonstration of their earlier announced decision to release what they called “Hero” phones. The long speculated HTC M7, which was even heard during an HTC New Years event being shouted by the CEO himself, has taken the role of Flagship as HTC moves into 2013. HTC has continued their focus on branding their phones as “Lifestyle” devices that place emphasis on interacting with the work around the users. The pre-show video clips were a rotating collage of people from all walks of life, filled with colors and smiles. The HTC M9 is now the HTC One, and it’s clear that the company is looking to continue the feel of this phone being the center of your lifestyle.


HTC came out of the gate taking swings at the smartphone ecosystem, focusing on the small hardware and software iterations that have plagued the ecosystem as a whole. HTC promises that the One is different, with an all new hardware design, Camera, and new ways to use the Operating System. HTC is all about unique experienced, including an IR blaster for controlling your home entertainment center.

HTC’s reliance on BeatsAudio over the last few years hasn’t been a great experience, though it has continuously impreved right up to the Droid DNA. The One’s front facing stereo speakers are designed to stop the need to cup your smartphone when you listen to anything with the external speakers. HTC’s One is also packing a pair of high quality microphones, with the promise that you could even record music from a live concert without the terrible result that is so familiar from a smartphone.

HTC is no stranger to focusing on the camera, and with the HTC One there’s a good reason to. The front facing camera on the One is eye catching, soaking up a lot of real estate on the front of the phone. The One continues their wide angle FFC, positioned in the top right corner for ease of use in both portrait and landscape. The rear camera features what HTC is calling an Ultrapixel, offering the ability to absorb 300% more light, as well as HDR video. The new camera technology is unique to the One, and includes an all new software package to take advantage of this technology called HTC Zoe.


HTC Sense is brand new as well, going into Android and changing the UI completely from previous version of the Sense variant. The desktop UI replaces space previously used for apps and widgets, replacing them with a customize-able feed of news, entertainment, and social networking. The new “Blink Feed” focuses heavily on soaking up the whole desktop with snapshots from all kinds of content providers. Most of the launcher items like the app dock and notifications all ring true of Android as we know it, but the desktop feed is now completely HTC controlled.

HTC’s hardware construction is nearly 100% aluminum, using a design they call zero gap. The surface of the phone acts as the antenna for radios, allowing the phone to make calls without the potential for human interference. Like the Droid DNA, the front of the phone features Gorilla Glass curved all the way to the edges of the design, with micro-drilled holes for the speakers. The front of the phone is emblazoned with HTC’s logo on either side of the

The One will be launching globally, in their largest rollout ever. The phone starts shipping at the end of March on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in the US. The phone will be available in 32GB and 64GB variants of a white-ish silver or black. The One will also be available in Best Buy locations around the US on launch day. HTC had dubbed this phone the best phone ever, but keep an eye out for our hands on to make sure!

Not too long ago, Canonical announced that the arguably most popular desktop Linux distribution, Ubuntu, will be coming to the smartphone. Now, two days before the Ubuntu Phone image releases for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 — and around eight months before Canonical projects to be shipping hardware with the operating system — Canonical will continue its assault on the mobile scene with the announcement of Ubuntu for tablets.

Ubuntu for tablets isn’t some totally different operating system than Ubuntu for phones. Basically, it’s the same OS, but with an interface tailored to a tablet rather than the smaller screen of a phone. However, now that the final (so far) Ubuntu interface has been announced, Canonical is able to tout that its operating system can morph to any interface style — phone, tablet, PC, or TV. Simply hook your Ubuntu phone up to a display, and the phone will project the Ubuntu OS with the appropriate interface to said display.

Canonical isn’t satisfied with just projecting a new interface onto a different display, and the OS will sport a “side stage,” which is a multitasking feature that will allow a phone app to appear on screen at the same time as, and work side-by-side with, a tablet app. The OS will also feature a voice-controlled HUD, bringing all the magic of screaming at Siri and your Kinect to the mobile Linux space.

As with Ubuntu for phones, tablet navigation will primarily focus on edge-based gestures for accessing apps, settings, and controls. Canonical boasts that no physical or soft buttons are required. The OS will also feature multiple user accounts per device, fully encrypted.

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The tablet interface can scale down to as small as six inches to as large as 20 inches, with resolutions of 100PPI to 450PPI. As previously mentioned, Canonical is stressing the morphing capability of the OS, noting that when the tablet is docked to a keyboard, it can offer a “full PC experience” with access to remote Windows applications.

Along with the Ubuntu for phones preview image releasing on February 21, Canonical will also release a preview image for tablets for the Nexus 7 and 10.

So far, there isn’t quite enough information to really delve into what Canonical is getting at with this device convergence. In theory, it would be convenient (and really cool) if you could carry around your Ubuntu phone and dock it to various screens in order to invoke the PC or TV interface. Though cool, we’d need to see how the feature can make our lives simpler, as for example, docking our phone to our TV in order to watch movies is really just an extra step to do something that our media setups already do. The optimized scalability is certainly useful, but we can’t see the phone’s ability to plug into a monitor and display a PC operating system as replacing our desktops just yet, considering whenever we leave the house and remove the phone, we’d be losing said desktop.

However, the ability to morph OS interfaces and beam a “full” operating system to your TV, tablet, or PC monitor from your phone absolutely has potential. Aside from being able to access all of our data regardless of what device is available at the time, we need more information as to how Canonical intends to change our lives with the new OS. Color us intrigued.

Check out Canonical’s device page here.

Ever since Apple introduced the new iPad with a very high resolution display everyone has been waiting for the competition to catch up. Apple then leaped further ahead by adding similar high resolution panels to its MacBook Pro line of laptops. More recently we’ve seen Linus Torvalds suggesting that 2560 x 1600 should be the standard laptop screen resolution, and Google/Samsung introducing the Nexus 10 tablet with a 2560 x 1600 display.

While all that has been going on, Hitachi, Sony, and Toshiba created a new company called Japan Display (JD). Its main purpose was to innovate and develop new display technology. Six months of R&D later, and JD is showing off three new displays and a range of tech at FPD International 2012 in Japan.

The three panels offer HD solutions for smartphones, tablets, and vehicles. There’s a 5-inch 1080p panel that’s 438ppi (a little below Sharp’s new 5-inch screen), a 7-inch 2560 x 1600 panel that’s 431ppi, and a 12.2-inch 1920 x 720 curved display for use in cars. But it’s the new technology that makes these panels stand out as much as their high resolutions.

Both the 5- and 7-inch panels feature JD’s WhiteMagic, Pixel Eyes, and IPS-NEO technology and come in at under 1mm thickness. WhiteMagic supplements the typical red, green, and blue pixels in a display with white pixels. That means you can still view a bright image on the screen even if the backlight is turned off. The advantage of this is two-fold. By turning the backlight off more often you save on power and extend battery life. No backlight and white pixels also make it easier to see the display outdoors.

Pixel Eyes is JD’s method of integrating the capacitive touch-panel directly on to the display. This means the touch display can be thinner, but also is more sensitive to touch input. JD believe this will allow for better pen input alongside the more typical finger tapping. Another benefit of combining the panel and the display is less reflections, which again improves the visibility of the display in a range of lighting conditions.

Finally there’s IPS-NEO, which is JD’s latest iteration of IPS technology. Quite simply it improves the viewing angles of the display as well as increasing the contrast. Overall it’s a better display even before you add in WhiteMagic and Pixel Eyes.

Japan Display hopes to have the smartphone and tablet displays in mass production next year. As for the curved car display, it looks like a work in progress, but gives us a hint at a future where vehicles no longer have any real instrumentation on the dash–it will just be one or multiple displays.

via DigInfo.tv

According to an article over concerning World Current information Resource, we have seen numerous stories originating from Taiwanese marketing that Apple is almost always to bring frontward the release time of the iPhone 5 to make sure you August.Unsurprisingly the word is usually that Apple is giving forward the discharge of the iPhone 5 as being a response to competing smartphone that Samsung Galaxy S3 swallowing ” up ” massive business, with acknowledged sales results for the Straight talk samsung Galaxy S3 having surpassed Tens of millions of in just 2-months.Accordingly according to the post, if Apple secretes the iPhone 5 in the previously stated months involving September and October, Apple extends the risk of getting rid of a large number of sales to those which might decide to fail to wait for the so next iPhone and pick Galaxy S3.Anonymous sources in the supply thread has said that will iPhone 5 assembly has recently stepped up a good gear, although others are convinced the iPhone 5 seemed to be ‘technically’ ready to dispatch long before the appearance of the New samsung Galaxy S3, yet Apple held off in order to make certain the iPhone 5 are able to best any SGS3 in every technique.Obviously this should actually be taken accompanied by a pinch with salt like all Apple rumours, when true maybe it’s only 4 weeks way well before we see a iPhone 5 arrive in the particular mobile space.

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