screens

Thu
14
Jun
John Lister's picture

Folding Smartphone Screens Could Be Gamechanger

Samsung looks set to release a phone with a giant foldable screen. But rumors of the price are varying wildly. Reports suggest that the phone will fold out a little like a book. When open, the screen will be more than seven inches across, meaning it ... resembles a small tablet computer. When folded, the device will be the size of an ordinary smartphone and, although a little thicker than most phones, should fit easily in a pocket. The idea is that the design would dramatically change what's viable with a phone. For example, working on document editing would be much more bearable for the user. It ... (view more)

Wed
26
Oct
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Experts: Kids Tablet Use Requires Parental Interaction

Experts say toddlers should be allowed limited access to tablets and other gadgets. It reverses previous advice that kids under two be kept away from small screens altogether. The advice comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It now ... recommends 18 months as the minimum age to "use" screen devices, but says children aged five and under should spend a maximum of one hour a day in front of screens. It's not a case of 'anything goes', however. The AAP says young kids should only use screens for specific purposes. These include watching "high quality" ... (view more)

Wed
19
Nov
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MS Sway Could Replace Powerpoint; Testing on iPhone

Microsoft has begun public testing of a new presentation application that could one day replace its incredibly popular and widely used MS PowerPoint. The main focus of the tool, named Sway, is to remove the barriers between presentations on ... different computing devices, such as smartphones and PCs. The idea of Sway is that it shouldn't matter what type of content you want to build into a presentation, or what device you want to show it on. That's a major contrast to MS PowerPoint, where it can be difficult to bring together multiple file formats or to create presentations that look the ... (view more)

Wed
06
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Advertising Screens Guess Your Age And Gender

A UK retailer has installed advertising screens that can scan a customer's face. The screens, which will be installed by Tesco at its many gas stations, then shows an advertisement based on its reading of the person's age and gender. The move has ... prompted criticism from privacy advocates, while others question how accurate the system will be. The screens are the work of Amscreen, a company owned by British businessman Alan Sugar. Sugar made a name for himself with the Amstrad computer back in the 1980s. Now he's made a deal to supply screens to 450 Tesco gas stations across the United Kingdom ... (view more)

Wed
09
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Consumer Electronics Show: Flexible Smartphones, TV

One of the most anticipated revelations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas involves a new line of smartphones that boast the ability to bend and twist while retaining all of their normal functions and features. Samsung, the flexible ... smartphone's maker, is already heavily invested in stretchy, unbreakable mobile phone screens. The company's new product is rumored to be so flexible it can fold up and fit into a standard-sized wallet. Samsung's bendy screens are reportedly in the final stages of development. Now the firm is apparently promising to ship devices using these unique ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Acquires Firm to Make Huge Touchscreens

Microsoft has acquired a firm that produces massive computer touchscreen displays. According to reports, the company plans to reduce the price of those screens, making them far more affordable for both businesses and home consumers. Perceptive ... Pixel, which was founded in 2006, specializes in designing and manufacturing giant, wall-mounted, touchscreen displays as large as 80 inches across. The screens have advanced capabilities that allow multiple users to operate them at the same time. The company received a major boost four years ago, when CNN used its touchscreens during broadcasts ... (view more)

Thu
24
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: Using Multiple Monitors Made Easier

Right now there are a lot of people wondering whether an upgrade from Windows 7 to the soon-to-be-released Windows 8 operating system (OS) is worth the hassle. You may be one of them. To combat this apprehension, Microsoft has been trying to build ... consumer interest in and desire for the new OS by highlighting its various new tools, features, and improvements. As part of this campaign, Microsoft is making much of another Windows 8 improvement: better support for using multiple monitors. Microsoft: 1 in 7 Desktop Users Employ Multiple Screens With the price of PC monitors dipping in recent ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Registry Mechanic 2011 Review

Update 2011/11/23: We've contacted PCTools and were able to finagle a generous 30% discount for Registry Mechanic 2011 (PC optimizer) for our Readers. This offer expires Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, so don't wait! This most excellent deal ... includes a 3 PC license (you can use it on 1, 2, or 3 Windows PCs: both 32 *and* 64bit supported). An fantastic bargain, indeed! Proceeds from this sale support our website. Access the 30% discount here , or continue reading the review below. The Registry Mechanic 2011 download + 30% discount link are also at the end of the review. Excellent news for ... (view more)

Tue
15
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Registry Mechanic 8 Review

Excellent news for anyone who uses MS Windows -- Registry Mechanic version 9 has just been released! Registry Mechanic is the long-standing market leader among Windows Registry Cleaners -- and it's not because of great marketing or a massive ... corporation behind it -- no, Registry Mechanic has the #1 slot simply because it works! Subscribers to the Infopackets email newsletter will have read Dennis Faas raving about this product for years; now I've tried it for myself, I can only agree with his praise. And with this very special release, we've arranged an exclusive offer just for you! Why do ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jul
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'Monitor Test Screens', and 'Google It'

Monitor Test Screens Test your monitor for sharpness, geometry, convergence, high voltage supply stability, brightness, color quality and more. Adjusts to any given resolution (even odd ones, like 1280x1024). Comes with a tutorial text. ... http://www.programming.de Google It Google It is a simple, unobtrusive widget used to search the content of your clipboard automatically on Google. It's a snap to setup and works on Windows Vista and XP running .NET Framework 3.0. http://www.zypto.com/labs/googleit/ Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. ... (view more)

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