by Michael Fisher | December 6, 2013 12:00 PM
"There's nothing flat about you." Depending on your gender, self-image, and the cultural values where you live, that quote (from Dr. Ramchan Woo, LG's Head of Mobile Product Planning) could be taken any number of ways. But applied to the whole of humanity in the most general sense possible, it's true: we're a race of rather rounded organisms. Yet the smartphones we carry with us to communicate with our curvy compatriots are almost invariably flat: boxy, right-angled handhelds that often pay little more than passing attention to ergonomics. That's the reason, according to Dr. Woo, that LG ...
by Joe Levi | October 17, 2013 1:01 PM
Remember way back when we first started hearing about flexible displays? We saw all kinds of cool displays at trade shows demonstrating how screens could curve and bend and flex. We were all wowed! Then a few of us started reeling the conversation back towards reality. Batteries, we said, were still fairly large and bulky, and didn't bend at all. Chips and circuit boards are also pretty rigid. Then that all changed when we started seeing demos for, you guessed it, flexible batteries. This renewed the public's desire to have a flexible, perhaps even a "roll-up" smartphone or tablet. Though ...
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