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Flexible and bezel-less: smartphone makers prep next-gen displays

After emphasizing display size and definition in the past, smartphone manufacturers are thinking out of the box to appeal to consumers, aided by the latest display technology developments. According to the latest rumors, Oppo will soon launch a unique "bezel-less" smartphone, while Samsung has plans to unveil entirely flexible devices by 2016.


Google’s self-driving car could have external airbags

According to a patent filed by Google, the company's self-driving car may come with airbags that release outwards to protect pedestrians in the case of an accident.


Facebook leaks upcoming launch of 'teleportation station'

A notification sent out by the F8 app in advance of Facebook's F8 Developer Conference revealed plans for a teleportation station, plus IoT and Messenger details.


Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

Amazon announced Tuesday its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services.


Google reaffirms its commitment to Glass

Despite suspending sales of Glass and ending the Explorer program last January, Google is still actively developing its wearable eyewear technology, according to Eric Schmidt, quoted in the Wall Street Journal. After the relative disappointment of the first version, the Glass project's long-term goal remains unchanged: to develop a consumer-ready wearable with broad mainstream appeal.


Facebook users still more active than those of Twitter or Google+

At the end of 2014, seven out of 10 internet users described themselves as social network users, according to a report published by GlobalWebIndex. Facebook emerged as the site these users visit most frequently during a given day, returning again and again to read and like their friends' latest posts.


Instagram releases collage-making app called Layout

Instagram on Monday released a stand-alone application that makes it easy to create collages of iPhone pictures.


New partnerships extend Microsoft's reach into Android

Microsoft on Monday unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system.


Bound to please: Book-making machines star at French fair

Chose a PDF file on the screen and five minutes later a book, printed and bound with a proper cover, spits out.


PC, tablets, smartphones: what's the minimum spec for Windows 10?

At the WinHEC conference in China, Microsoft revealed details on the minimum PC, tablet and smartphone specifications required to run its upcoming multi-platform operating system.