Researchers from the Queen’s University Human Media Lab recently unveiled the ReFlex, a smartphone prototype featuring a flexible and surprisingly functional display. By combining a bendable LG OLED display from LG with both multitouch input and bend sensors, the device is able to detect the degree to which a user bends the device in either one or two directions. Not only that, but the device can trigger tactile feedback based on specific use-case scenarios.
The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is less than a week away, which means we’re about to be introduced to some of the most exciting new smartphones that will be released this year. Well, perhaps “introduced” isn’t the best choice of words, since a long string of leaks has already revealed just about everything there is to know about the three biggest stars of the show.
According to everything we’ve seen so far, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are going to be sleek and speedy upgrades to last year’s Galaxy S models, and the LG G5 is also set to be a major upgrade. But once all these new lightning-fast Android phones start hitting store shelves, won’t your older Android smartphone start to feel a bit slow?
Not if you follow the simple instructions in this post, which will show you some hidden settings you can adjust in just a few seconds that will make any Android phone feel twice as fast. More →
LG really can’t wait to launch the LG G5 already. The company confirmed a few days ago in a tweet that the handset will be unveiled on February 21st, but deleted it rather quickly, pretending it never mentioned it. However, LG’s social team is back saying the G5’s name out loud, this time on Facebook.
We all know that LG and Samsung will unveil the LG G5 and the Galaxy S7, respectively, during special media events scheduled for the weekend before MWC 2016 kicks off. At least unofficially, because neither company mentioned either handset in their initial teasers.
Early leaks have painted an intriguing picture of the LG G5 and a new report from Android Authority fills in some of the details about what the new device will really be like. According to a leaked blueprint the publication received from Shai Mizrachi, it seems the G5 will represent a complete redesign compared to LG’s earlier flagship phone models. In short, it looks like LG has decided to take some risks with its new device that could make it the most interesting smartphone it’s released in a while. More →
LG often produces terrific devices but I don’t think I’ve ever used the term “exciting” to describe them. However, some intriguing new rumors about the LG G5 do offer us a little something to get excited about. Via 9to5Google, a report from CNET Korea this week claimed that the LG G5 will have a battery that can be removed simply by taking out the detachable bottom edge of the phone, as you can see in the concept render below. More →
It’s early January, which means much of the tech world is focussed on the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a variety of interesting announcements coming from CES 2016 already from numerous companies, including both big names in the tech world and newcomers. Smart cars and driverless vehicles are in focus this year, but there are plenty of other new products being shown off, with many of them bound to hit stores later this year.
In what follows, we’ll take a quick look at five such devices that were unveiled at this year’s CES. More →
LG held its big press conference at CES 2016 on Tuesday and the company unveiled a beautiful new TV set called the LG Signature OLED TV. The TV is impressive on a number of levels: It not only has a gorgeous 4K display but it also features a glass body that’s only 2.5 millimeters thick as well as a speaker system that’s built right into its stand. More →
The Consumer Electronics Show is packed with hundreds of companies each year that look to show off their latest and greatest gear. While some of the faces tend to change, there are always a handful of companies that have a massive presence at the show, and they also host big press conferences to draw extra attention to their new gear. Among them, LG has become a mainstay — and CES 2016 is no different. More →
Last year’s Consumer Electronics Show was the best event I’ve seen in years because it really was a glimpse at the future. We’re currently in a period of transition but soon, everything in our homes will be connected. Everything in our offices will be connected. Our cars will be connected — even our clothes will be connected. CES 2015 gave us our first real look at that connected future and it was exciting.
This year, the show is shaping up to be a continuation of the same story. Much of the shine has worn off, but connected devices that fit into the “Internet of Things” story are taking center stage at CES 2016 as well. Nifty though they may be, the excitement has worn off a bit since IoT was also the focus of last year’s show.
But don’t despair. There will still be some exciting announcements made at CES 2016 — and it looks like one of the most exciting things we’ll see at this year’s show might have already been unveiled. More →