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YotaPhone 2 Review: More Than a Gimmick, Less Than a Good Phone

Being different can make or break you. Apple decided to do things different back in 2007, and now they make almost all dem smartphone monies. But being atypical for no real reason also means certain death. Yotaphone 2 lies somewhere in the middle—a great idea wrapped up in a phone you just don’t want. » 7/31/15 5:34pm 7/31/15 5:34pm

Sydney Has Rolled Out the World's First E Ink Traffic Signs

E Ink displays are an attractive way of displaying information that doesn’t change by the second: they don’t use much power, are easy to read in variable lighting, and happen to be relatively affordable. Now, they’re finding use not just in handheld devices, though—but on the streets of Sydney, Australia. » 7/28/15 5:48am 7/28/15 5:48am

YotaPhone 2, the Dual Screen E-Ink Wonder, Is Blowing Up On IndieGoGo

The general consensus about YotaPhone, the wacky Russian smartphone with a dual LED and E-Ink screen, was simple: I’m not sure how useful it is, but I want to try that. Now the company is funding a North American run for the phone on IndieGoGo, and damn, people sure are excited about it. » 5/19/15 12:10pm 5/19/15 12:10pm

PopSlate Lightning Review: This iPhone Case Has An E-Ink Screen in Back

What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalize it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favorite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate. » 4/21/15 1:00pm 4/21/15 1:00pm

Color-Changing E Ink Is Here, But Not In eBook Readers

This morning E Ink Holdings announced the availability of a new color-changing film known as Prism that's based on the company's electronic paper technology used in devices like Amazon's Kindle and the Pebble smartwatch. But the new material isn't destined to finally bring a dash of color to your electronic books.… » 1/06/15 12:29pm 1/06/15 12:29pm

The Morphing E-Ink Keyboard May (Almost) Finally Be Here

Those of us who are terrible at memorizing keyboard shortcuts dream of a day when we don't have to keep a reference card handy for Photoshop or Office. And while they've been teased before, it looks like we might finally be able to buy, or at least pre-order, an E Ink keyboard with keys that change and provide… » 12/23/14 9:43am 12/23/14 9:43am

It Turns Out Sony Was Behind that E-Ink Concept Watch All Along

A month after the E-Ink FES concept watch got people excited about an innovative wearable that didn't care if it wasn't particularly smart, rumors that Sony was working on a similar E-Ink-based timepiece started to swirl. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Sony was behind the FES watch concept all along, and… » 11/28/14 8:32am 11/28/14 8:32am

You Can Customize This E-Ink Watch Down to the Strap

If there's one group that will surely embrace smartwatches, it's those who like to change their background image and the look and feel of their devices every day. But the FES Watch doesn't just let you change the watch face whenever you tire of the current design, using E-Ink technology it actually lets you change the… » 10/15/14 8:52am 10/15/14 8:52am

E-Ink Smartphone Flip Covers Are a Wonderful Idea

Despite being relatively primitive devices compared to the phones and tablets we all carry, the strength of e-ink displays have kept dedicated ereaders on the market for a lot longer than many had predicted. And at IFA, companies like Alcatel and PocketBook were demoing smartphone flip covers enhanced with an extra… » 9/16/13 4:20pm 9/16/13 4:20pm