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Intel Working on Curved Laptop

While curved screens look cool, and perform well in non-light situations, they aren't always the most practical - especially if they are glossy. Intel has thrown common sense to the wind and has decided to go for a curved laptop. This patent shows that not only will the screen be curved, the entire unit will have a hump in it to match the screen. If the curve angle is to be believed, this unit would be horrible to type on at a desk, but would do very nicely on your lap.

One Intel patent, sent to us by the team at The Leaker, envisions a weird kind-of 2-in-1 laptop that boasts a curved screen. It’s relatively recent, dating back to last November, and describes an “electronic device with detachable curved display”. Here’s a sampling to show you what they’ve got in mind:

Source: TheNextWeb

LG G6 Center Stage at MWC

LG is betting big on their "Big Screen - That Fits" phone with their upcoing G6, and they also claim that it "won't explode". That little jab at Samsung could really do them a lot of damage if they happen to have a bad battery somewhere along the way. There have been a few leaks of the device and it looks pretty sweet - but I'm still not sold on the 18:9 (think 2:1) aspect ratio. We don't have long to wait - February 26 is the big reveal.

Our official invite to the launch event for its next flagship mobile phone has arrived and positions the G6 as having a "Big Screen...That Fits." The words and diagram continue to hint at a device with minimal bezel, which backs up images previously leaked.

Source: Engadget

Hands On With Microsoft's Windows 10 Cloud

There has been a rogue ISO of Windows 10 Cloud floating around the web and people have been playing with it and installing it on some current hardware. Their goal is to be as nosey as possible and see what Microsoft has in store with their ChromeOS competitor. The reality is that this is super early and the product hasn't even been officially announced. Take all you see and read below with a spoonful of salf.

When we went hands on with the new build, we did found two things that are notably missing: OneDrive and PowerShell. There is no OneDrive integration with the File Explorer, so your only option at this time is the UWP app. PowerShell scripts don't work either; however, this seems like something that might change in the future, as the option to "Run with PowerShell" still shows up.

Source: Neowin

Samsung battery factory starts on fire

This next story feels like piling on, however, Samsung had a "minor fire" at their battery factory this week. The best part of the story is that it was caused by a bin of faulty batteries. Pretty sure Samsung was hoping never to hear the words battery and fire in the same sentence ever again only to have this happen. PCGamer has the full story.

Reuters describes it as a "minor fire" at the Samsung SDI Co Ltd factory, one that was caused by waste products containing faulty batteries. The fire has since been extinguished and there were no injuries reported, but this is the last thing Samsung needed to happen. It also reflects poorly on lithium-ion battery technology.

Lian Li @ CES 2013

Lian Li was at CES once again this year and they brought a few interesting chassis to the show.  By interesting, I mean a beast, a thermal guru and a train.  Let's start with the beast.  The PC-D8000.  This case supposts the largest motherboards possible and complies to the HPTX standard.  Even with a motherboard as large as 15" x 13.6", you still will have room for 20 (that's right, twenty) 3.5" HDDs.  In addition to that, it has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and all of the other awesome features we've come to expect from the all-aluminum case manufacturer, Lian Li.

PC-D8000 Big Front

 

The PC-V850 is a case that is coming in the near future (hopefully) and it offers the standard Lian Li quality with a bit of a different way to manage thermal issues.  Once the side panel is on, the air intake comes from the rear and the deflector ensures that you are not sucking in hot air from the rear exhaust.  The chassis is sectioned off into several areas that are compartmentalized so that different components don't heat up each other.

 

The last and oddest thing that we've seen from Lian Li is the train PC case.  We've seen some pretty odd cases, that included sea shells, horses and a yeti, but we've never seen a moving train PC.  There is not much else to be said about this.

Lian Li Train

Please check out the gallery for more pictures from the Lian Li booth.

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