If we’ve learned one thing from breathy concept designs and cheesy sci-fi movies, it’s that we all deserve flexible technologies: bio-electric tattoos that measure our vitals and tablets we can roll up to shove in our pockets.
The idea of truly flexible displays never gets boring, and now LG has created its biggest bendable screen to date: an 18-inch OLED panel that has enough flexibility to roll into a tube that's an inch across.
The holy grail of flexible electronics is a reading device that you can roll up and stuff in your pocket. And now, thanks to Sony and E Ink, we're almost, sort of, kinda there. If you have $1,100 to spare.
The other night we saw a bunch of Samsung's curved 4K TVs, including a gigantic one that could flex between flat and curved. They looked pretty good. LG's curved 4K OLED TVs absolutely blow them out of the water.
LG recently launched the G Flex, a banana-shaped phone which makes use of a curved OLED screen, and it turns out that it's true to it's name: it seems to bend really rather a lot.
Samsung, which has long had an obsession with curved phones, is supposedly going to introduce a smartphone with a "curved display" in October. That's next month.
Samsung may well be the first company to actually deliver on the endless promise that flexible displays are on the way, with a limited edition Galaxy Note III with a plastic OLED screen said to be in production.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, LG is planning to launch a flexible OLED smartphone before the end of 2013.
The future of digital reading is flexible. And by flexible, I mean bendable, not multipurpose. Now, LG has announced the first malleable, plastic e-ink display, and while it's hardly Retina, it will be appearing in devices as early as this summer.
Samsung may've ditched the e-paper production business, but South Korean neighbor LG has throw its weight behind producing that 19-inch flexible e-paper we heard about a few months back. A 9.7-inch color e-paper screen is also in the works.
We've already told you that legitimate flexible OLED displays really are coming now, but thanks to some Japanese researchers they could be more reliable—and flexible!—than we first imagined.
Researchers have developed a lightweight, mostly transparent, and quite flexible memory chip. It sounds cool, but then I think: What possible advantages could flexible memory have? Help me out, commenters.
Universal Display Corporation's flexible OLED armband may be a bit bulky today, but just think, in a few years it'll be bionically embedded in your arm to control your rocket pack and robo dog.
Unwired View just dug through several of Samsung's patents to get at what the types of form factors possibly rolling out of their trough in the near future. They're all weird.
Scientists have made a discovery that makes silicon cool again: it can now be made into bendy chips. Stiff silicon devices are powerful, of course, but not the best fit for some situations such as advanced medical sensors. Now a team University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has worked out a way to stick 1.5…
If there's one thing we wish we could do in our day, it's type in the bathtub. With this Wireless Multimedia Flexible Keyboard from Brando, we can almost do that. Much better than the Bendi Light-up Keyboard (because that one's got wires), this wireless one uses the 2.4GHz frequency to give you the freedom to take…
Flexible LCDs are pretty important for a few reasons. They can bend without breaking and can withstand some rough treatment now and again without cracking like a frat boy on meth. This prototype by Samsung is only 7 inches across but it supports up to 640x480 resolution in color and should end up in laptops and…