Guess what Nokia is up to next?

The question everyone is looking an answer to after the acquisition of its smartphone arm by Microsoft.

Yesterday, Nokia teased a mysterious black box with the company’s logo on its Twitter feed. According to this cryptic tweet (below), Sebastian Nystrom, Head of Product Business, Nokia, will answer the question at the Slush 14 conference in Finland today.

Since a brand spanking new smartphone is out of the question, the new product could be anything… Though it seems to be a streaming box or maybe even a tiny PC?

What do you think will be unveiled by Nokia today? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know!

Amazon releases its Chromecast rival, Fire Stick for $39

Following the debacle of its Fire phone, Amazon continues releasing products under the Fire brand of consumer electronics. The latest addition, Fire Stick, is a competitor for famous Google Chromecast at just $4 more.

The Fire Stick performs most of the tasks performed by the Fire TV media streaming box released earlier this year by Amazon.com. It comes with a remote control (without the Fire TV’s voice controls) and access to Amazon’s Prime Video, along with the standard lineup of services like Netflix, Hulu and WatchESPN. The Fire Stick also resembles Google’s  Chromecast, which went on sale last summer.

 

The Fire Stick costs $39, slightly more than the $35 Google version. For the next two days, Prime members can buy it for $19. Continue reading Amazon releases its Chromecast rival, Fire Stick for $39

LG shows off 18-inch Flexible, Rollable and Transparent OLED panels, aims for 60-inch (TVs?) by 2017

Today, LG has revealed a  new line of flexible and transparent OLED panels sporting a resolution of 1280×810. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any new curved or flexible displays following LG’s G Flex and Samsung’s Galaxy Round smartphones. The company announced that the OLED panel has enough give and flexibility to roll into a tube that’s a mere 3cm across.

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Instead of the typical plastic, this prototype comprises of a polyamide film at the back of the panel, offering it substantially more flexibility and thinning it even further!

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Alongside the flexible demo, LG’s also crafted a transparent OLED panel which has triple the transmittance of the current crop of see-through LCD displays (which have just 10% transmittance) — that means the picture looks much better and less hazy. While you probably won’t want to watch TV on something like this, it’s still quite the technical achievement.

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LG DIsplay’s SVP and Head of R&D, IN-Byung Kang said that

(the company) is confident that “by 2017, we will successfully develop an Ultra HD flexible and transparent OLED panel of more than 60 inches.”

Check out the Full PR Text after the break… Continue reading LG shows off 18-inch Flexible, Rollable and Transparent OLED panels, aims for 60-inch (TVs?) by 2017