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Sony Xperia Note Flex
Photo credit: Tech Configurations
We know that Samsung is releasing their own folding smartphone next year, but one that you probably won’t see is the Sony Xperia Note Flex, and that’s because it comes from the mind of Tech Configurations. Featuring a 5.7″ QHD OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that unfolds to a tablet-sized 8″ 4K OLED display, 2″ displays on the sides of the device, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal memory, a 40+22+12MP triple rear camera module, and a 13MP pop-up front-facing camera. Read more for a video and additional information.

Simes Brick Light
Photo credit: Hi Consumption
Want to make your walls light up without installing unsightly lights? If so, then you might want to check out the Brick Light by Italy-based company Simes. It’s designed to look like any other brick, and they’re even shaped like the surrounding bricks, but these are powered by LED technology that’s good for 30,000 to 100,000 hours of use each. Read more for a video of it in-action, additional pictures and information.

Japanese Cafe Robots Paralyzed

Yes, a high-tech cafe staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralyzed people has opened in Tokyo, Japan. The pop-up shop employs total of 10 people with a variety of conditions that restrict their movement, and they help control robots in the Dawn Ver cafe, earning 1,000 yen per hour – the standard waiting staff pay rate in Japan. These OriHime-D robots used in the cafe were developed by Japanese start-up Ory, who originally designed them to be used in the homes of people with severe mobility issues. Operators can instruct them to move, observe, speak with customers and carry objects by simply moving their eyes. Read more for two more videos and additional information.

Beauty and the Beast Tokyo Disneyland
The Enchanted Tale of “Beauty and the Beast” attraction is currently being built in Tokyo Disneyland as part of a large-scale development plan bringing new attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining to the park in spring 2020. Beauty and the Beast Castle, the centerpiece of this area, will tower nearly 98-feet above the surrounding area. The Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast will invite guests to step into the animated film aboard ride vehicles that dance in rhythm to the film’s music, filled with next-generation animatronics. Read more for a sneak peek video, additional pictures and information.

Blackview MAX 1 Projector Phone

The Blackview MAX 1 may not be the only smartphone to have an integrated projector, but it’s definitely the first to hit the market. At $699, it features a 5.7-inch AMOLED Full HD + Oncell display (2160 x 1080 resolution), dual 16MP rear cameras, a front-facing 16MP camera, a 2.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6763T processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, and a high-capacity 5000 mAh battery that can be charged via USB Type-C (12V / 2A ). Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.

Rinspeed microSNAP

The Rinspeed microSNAP concept has leaked ahead of CES 2019 next month, and it’s essentially an autonomous electric vehicle designed purely for transporting goods and people. It rides on a skateboard chassis that holds the vehicle’s powertrain as we ll as autonomous driving system, and when the need arises, you’ll be able to easily swap different pods, whether it be for transportation or hauling materials. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Persvet Laser System

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced today that the new “Peresvet” laser weapons systems has been put on combat duty. It’s capable of “concealing the areas of deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles” and will be used in air defense and military defense,” said Viktor Murakhovsky, an expert at Russia’s Military Industrial Commission. “Starting from last year laser systems have been entering service that allow disarming a potential adversary and hitting those facilities, which are the targets,’ he added, saying such a device could take out targets ‘within fractions of a second,'” according to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. Read more for another video and additional information.

Cemtrex Smartdesk

Cemtrex’s SmartDesk is touted as “the most advanced workstation on the market”. It features 72 inches of high-resolution, multi-touch displays, a STARK Gesture System, digital phone / webcam that integrates with most VOIP providers, an integrated document scanner, wireless smartphone charging, a built-in digital keyboard / multi-touch input trackpad, and of course a powerful Windows PC powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. “The world is ready for a SmartDesk. It is 2018 but our workspaces have not evolved like most things we interact with on a daily basis like our smartphones, smart cars and smart homes,” said Cemtrex’s CEO and Chairman, Saagar Govil. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.

Samsung Galaxy S11
Photo credit: Let’s Go Digital
The Samsung Galaxy S10 may still be months from its official release, but leaks have already given us a glimpse at its successor, which may be the S11 (XI). Both the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Edge are expected to be unveiled in late 2019, after the launch of the Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Edge. Patents show that at least one model could feature a bezel-less AMOLED display, in which the four sides of the device also are also touch surfaces. This also means that the speaker(s), front-facing camera and various other sensors will be integrated directly beneath the display. Read more for additional pictures of the patents and information.

Bose Frames AR Augmented Reality

Bose today intrduced Frames, an innovative product combining the style of premium sunglasses, functionality of wireless headphones, and the world’s first audio augmented reality platform, into a single wearable. Simply put, these take micro-acoustics and voice control to a whole new level. Sporting a proprietary open-ear design, they are capable of streaming music, information, take / make calls, and access virtual assistants, all the while keeping playlists, entertainment, as well as conversations private. It’s powered by a lithium battery that connects to an included pogo-pin cable for charging. When fully charged, they’re good for up to 3.5 hours for playback and 12 hours on standby – can be fully recharged in less than two hours. Frames, along with the Bose AR app, will be available in January 2019 for $199, with pre-orders starting today. Read more a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.