Latest in Att

Image credit:

Daily Roundup: LG's bendable displays, Fox News' revamped newsroom, FiLIP smartwatch and more!

David Fishman
10.07.13
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Fox News reinvents tablet journalism with 55-inch slates

Today Fox News unveiled a completely revamped newsroom, and it's unlike anything we've ever seen before. Huge 55-inch touchscreen monitors called "BATs" or "big area touchscreens" are scattered throughout the floor, alongside a life-sized Tweetdeck-like Twitter wall. The newsroom may look like a gimmick from the outside, but Fox News claims it will use the new technology to quickly get stories "vetted and confirmed." For more details on the "revolutionary" news deck head on up to the link above.

Daily Roundup LG's 'bendable and unbreakable' displays, Fox News' revamped newsroom, FiLIP tracking smartwatch and more!

FiLIP is an electronic leash for your kids' wrists and it's coming to AT&T

Are you an overprotective parent that dreams of keeping tabs on your kid around the clock? Well FiLIP -- a smartwatch and locator device -- may be the perfect tool for you. The FiLIP doesn't come close to the functionality found in Samsung's Galaxy Gear, but instead is intended to be a colorful way to keep an eye on your kids. The wristband can send current location (via GPS, WiFi and cell tower triangulation), compose texts and even set safe zone parameters so you know when your child goes out-of-bounds. The FiLIP should arrive at AT&T in the "coming months," and will be an exclusive addition to the carrier's lineup. Click through for more.

LG confirms production of 'bendable and unbreakable' smartphone displays

We've heard a lot about LG's elastic smartphone displays over the past few years, but today, in an official PR statement, the company announced its plans to mass-produce the panels starting next year. The "unbreakable" displays will come in a 6-inch form, built from plastic substrates that give it bendable properties, allowing it to be fixed inside devices with curved (but likely rigid) designs. Click the link above for more info on LG's upcoming displays along with the company's full PR.

Samsung's new 13MP phone camera promises twice the stability, brighter shots

Optical image stabilization for your smartphones usually leaves something to be desired. It's not easy to capture a perfectly clear image (without a tripod or steady surface) given that your hand often shakes slightly. Samsung hopes to alleviate the issue with its newly unveiled extra-stable, 13-megapixel unit which corrects angular errors up to 1.5 degrees off-target sensors. The camera is slated for mass-production starting in early 2014, but we wouldn't put it past the company to include the sensor in a rumored, upcoming Galaxy device. Read on for more.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Relive Yamaha's synth history without leaving the couch

Relive Yamaha's synth history without leaving the couch

View
Tilt Five wants to bring augmented reality to tabletop games

Tilt Five wants to bring augmented reality to tabletop games

View
What's on TV this week: 'The Good Place'

What's on TV this week: 'The Good Place'

View
Facebook acquires neural monitoring startup CTRL-labs

Facebook acquires neural monitoring startup CTRL-labs

View
Samsung brings Note 10's AR and camera features to the Galaxy S10

Samsung brings Note 10's AR and camera features to the Galaxy S10

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr