At CES 2021, LG revealed that it was working on a foldable screen phone and that it would be available later that year. Unfortunately, the company shut down its mobile business before this happened. Now, a hands-on video of Korean tech reviewer BullsLab shows how close to launching LG’s Rollable is.
Rollable went a different way with flexible screen technology. Instead of folding, the screen came out fine from the device. The screen was able to stretch until the phone became a small tablet. In the video, you will see how well the device responds and how quickly it expands after the YouTuber scrolls the screen with three fingers. The reviewer shows how powerful the motor is, keeping the books slightly away from the phone while it’s open. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. I’d definitely worry that anything motorized would also struggle with longevity — there’s a reason why automated pop-up selfie cameras are quickly disappearing from smartphones.
Oppo has also shown a prototype of a foldable phone in 2021, but this project is also silent. Maybe CES 2023?
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Pre-orders for the device went live a little early in Canada.
Logitech has revealed all the details of its portable console. Logitech and Tencent (who built the device together) have teamed up with Microsoft and NVIDIA to ensure there’s native support for Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now. You can also use the Steam Link app to play games from your PC remotely, while the Xbox app supports remote play from consoles.
You’ll be able to stream 1080p games at up to 60fps on a 7-inch 450nit touchscreen, and the system will be available from Amazon in the US, where it costs $350 or $300 if you pre-order. . This is somewhat pricey for mobile dedicated cloud games, although it can also access the Google Play Store to play Android titles.
Images from the James Webb Space Telescope are already providing new insights.
Researchers have shared the James Webb Space Telescope’s first image of Neptune, which provides the best view of the planet’s rings in more than 30 years. The image is not only clear, but provides the first-ever look at dust-based rings in the near-infrared spectrum. At these wavelengths, the planet does not appear blue – it absorbs so much infrared and visible red light that it takes on a ghostly dark appearance. Neptune is a particularly important target for scientists. At approximately 2.8 billion miles from the sun, it is sufficient to deal with conditions that do not exist for nearby planets, such as very low temperatures and a very long (164-year orbit).
Results with your address, phone number or email will be reviewed “more quickly”.
Google is launching a tool that makes it easy to remove search results that contain your address, phone number, and other personally identifiable information. It first unveiled the Results About You feature at Google I/O 2022 in May, calling it a way to “help you easily control whether your personally identifiable information can be found in search results.”
If you see a result with your phone number, home address or email, you can click on the three-dotted menu at the top right. This opens the usual About This Score panel, but now has a new Remove Score option at the bottom of the screen. It’s rolling out to users in the US and Europe now.
Our first proper look at the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5?
Microsoft will not be excluded from the fall hardware event calendar. The company will be holding a rooftop event on October 12 at 10 a.m. ET. While it’s not entirely clear what Microsoft plans to show outside of “hardware”, we might get our first official look at the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5. It’s going to be two chaotic weeks: Amazon has a hardware show in September On October 28, Google holds an event Pixel is on October 6th, and Meta is expected to showcase its next-generation VR headset on October 11th.
Virtual worlds can distract you from the pain.
Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have published a study suggesting that patients who wear virtual reality glasses require less anesthesia during hand surgery. While the average average patient would need 750.6 milligrams per hour of sedative propofol, people looking at relaxing VR content (such as meditation, nature scenes, and videos) only needed 125.3 milligrams. They also recovered faster. Scientists have claimed that virtual reality distracts patients from pain that might otherwise attract their full attention. The researchers admitted that headphone wearers may have gone into the operating room expecting virtual reality to help, potentially skews the results. More trials were planned.
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