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Hitachi 4K TV

Hitachi's 50Z6 50" 4K Ultra HD LED TV is perfect for those on a budget, and Prime members (get a free 30-day trial) can pick one up for $289.99 shipped, today only, originally $379.99. The 4K PicturePerfect processor seamlessly up-scales any program to more than 8 million brilliant pixels. Experience your sports, movies and games in stunning detail and clarity. Three state-of-the-art HDMI inputs capable of the fastest 4K 60fps signals and the latest content protection technology (HDCP v2.2) ensure compatibility with 4K programs. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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TCL 55-inch 4K Roku Smart LED TV

TCL's 55R617 55" 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV is a great addition to any home theater, without sacrificing quality, and it's being offered for just $584.99 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. The 6-Series 4K TCL Roku TV features Dolby Vision HDR imaging combined with striking wide color powered by TCL's NBP Photon technology. Thousands of streaming channels are accessible through a simple, intuitive interface in a bold, brushed metal design. Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. TCL's Contrast Control Zone technology individually optimizes the image across up to 120 zones to yield striking contrast between light and dark areas. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video preview and more information.

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ASUS Project Precog

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Intel debuted a dual-screen computer concept earlier this month, and now ASUS has followed suit with "Project Precog". Simply put, it's a full-fledged convertible device, which means it can be used in tent formation, folded around as a tablet, or just in laptop mode, where the bottom screen is your keyboard. Users can also lay it completely flat to game on both displays, while serving as a semi-desktop replacement. Continue reading for another hands-on video. Click here for a few bonus images.

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LG Transparent OLED TV

Created by industrial designer Jang Junyoung, this transparent OLED display was designed to blend perfectly into its surroundings. Its minimalistic design keeps things simple, while the circuitry is concealed within the television's stand to ensure that things don't ever get too jumbled. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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ZTE Iceberg Smartphone

Why stop at a single notch, when you could have two? Introducing the ZTE Iceberg. This device has a notch on both the top and bottom of its edge-to-edge display. The latter is actually the phone's front-facing speaker, while the top contains a selfie camera, an ambient light sensor, and the earpiece for phone calls. Continue reading for a picture of the full smartphone and more information.

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Google Pixel 3XL

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There's curved displays, flexible displays, and in the near future, transparent displays. Meet the Google Pixel 3 XL. This smartphone concept would use the latter, or to be more specific, it combines a traditional panel with a transparent panel into one display, complete with a fingerprint reader built into it. Other features include: a Snapdragon 85X CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Apple Studio Display

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For those who don't know, the Apple Studio Display is a series of LCD and CRT displays manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from 1998 to 2004. In May 2001 Apple released a 17" Studio Display similar to the three-legged, clear plastic, ADC 15" model but with a 1280x1024 native resolution. In January 2003, a similar 20" model was introduced, but it was designated a Cinema Display, not a Studio Display. Apple discontinued both of these in June 2004 in favor of new models with aluminum frames. This 20th Anniversary Edition Studio Display features an all-metal body, curved design, and an ultra thin bezel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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C-Seed Largest Outdoor TV

Available in 144" or 201" models, the C Seed Supermarine is the world's largest outdoor TV. Not just limited to your home, you'll also be able to set it up on the deck of a superyacht or boat as part of a high-end theater system, complete with a Dolby surround audio system. The sets utilize a series of LED panels paired with a hydraulic drive system to take up just 31 inches of space below deck when not in use. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Samsung QLED TV Ambient Mode

Samsung has just unveiled its 2018 lineup of high-end QLED TVs (Q6F, Q7F, Q8C, Q9F), complete with virtual assistant Bixby and a SmartThings dashboard that enables homeowners to adjust compatible lights, fridge settings, air conditioning, etc., all from their display. However, the coolest feature might just be "Ambient Mode," which displays a wall pattern onto the screen, making the screen nearly invisible at first glance. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Samsung Galaxy Wing

It's only a matter of time before flexible OLED displays become mainstream and are used in consumer electronic devices, like smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Wing is one possible concept showing how the latter would look. Featuring a clamshell mode (folded) and media mode (unfolded), along with a dual rear camera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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