Sliding screens might make more sense than folding phones

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TCL prototype phone has a slidable screen
This TCL prototype phone investigates whether a slidable screen would be better than a foldable one.
Photo: Cnet/TCL

TCL reportedly developed a prototype phone with a slidable screen. This would allow a small, easily portable handset to include a 7-inch display.

The design is clearly intended to take on foldable displays, which also allow smaller phones to offer large screens.

Gorgeous new iPhone 12 render will blow you away

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iPhone 12 might mix iPhone 11 and iPad Pro designs
Big changes are predicted for the 2020 iPhone lineup.
Photo: Ben Geskin

A new concept device, with an iPhone given an iPad-like makeover, shows what Apple might be planning for 2020.

This artist’s render is based on leaked information that the iPhone 12 will borrow some of the design elements of the iPad Pro.

Mac Evo concept imagines small, liquid-cooled Apple desktop

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The Mac Evo would fit between the Mac mini and Mac Pro in Apple’s lineup.
The Mac Evo would fit between the Mac mini and Mac Pro in size, capabilities, and assumably price.
Photo: Pierre Cerveau

A new concept called the Mac Evo seeks to bring faster performance through liquid cooling. The computer would be just three times the size of Mac mini but offer greater speed by lowering the temperature of the processor.

The Intel chips Apple uses in its OS X computers often have to be throttled down to keep them from overheating. Liquid cooling is one solution.

Apple Watch 4 renders show off big new display

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Here's what the 2018 Apple Watch might look like.
Here's what the 2018 Apple Watch might look like.
Photo: Ben Geskin

Those eager to get their wrists on the 2018 Apple Watch can tide themselves over with some fresh concept images. These clearly show the benefits of a much-anticipated larger screen by comparing the upcoming version with past ones.

The 2018 Apple Watch is also expected to sport a bigger battery and other enhancements.

Beautiful new renders show upcoming 6.5- and 6.1-inch iPhone models

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6.5- and 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone models
Complications could keep us waiting for Apple’s more affordable iPhone.
Photo: OnLeaks

Apple’s 2018 iPhone plans reportedly include three models launching this September. One will be an upgraded version of the iPhone X, but the other two are more interesting. They’re months away from being announced, but a new render shows what both might look like.

The 6.5-inch version on the left has been called the iPhone X Plus, as it’s larger than last year’s 5.8-inch one. In the artist’s concept image, it sits next to a 6.1-inch iPhone that, unfortunately, might not look like this.

MacPad Pro stars in spectacular concept video

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MacPad Pro concept video
MacPad Pro can be used as a MacBook or an iPad. Too bad it's just a dream.
Photo: ConceptsiPhone

A digital artist created a device that combines the best features of a MacBook and iPad Pro. The 2-in-1 can be used as giant tablet, folded into a clamshell laptop, or even configured into a smaller tablet or desktop.

The first phones with flexible screens are expected to be released this fall, and this device shows what might be possible when foldable displays go mainstream.