- 25 Apr 2013:The idea behind the iOptik, is that the contact focuses foreground light, like that from a nearby monitor, onto the center of the pupil.
- LCD panel makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea have been suffering. Despite the growing demand for LCDs the high number of panel makers and new competition from China has resulted in tough price competition for panel makers, to the point that many panel makers are no longer profitable.
- Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products (April 10) - 9to5Mac.comWe know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year.
- So what makes liquid crystals so ideal for the displays in everything from digital watches to tablet computers?
- 23 Apr 2013:LCD panels are typically composed of two sheets of polarized material with a liquid crystal solution between them, so when an electric current passes through the liquid, it causes the crystals to align so that light can (or can't) pass through.
- As you read this, retailers are putting Sony model W009A BRAVIA TV sets on shelves around the USA. We'll be seeing quantum dots in LCD before OLED for sure. It didn't look that way a few years back, so I thought it would be interesting to bring us all up-to-date on the industrial and commercial development of quantum dot (QD) technology for display applications.
- Any Mobile Device Can Display Glasses-Free 3-D Images With This Novel Plastic Film (April 3) - IEEE SpectrumGlasses-free 3D imaging on mobile devices is nothing new; the Nintendo 3DS has been around since 2010 impressing users with its 3D graphics sans spectacles. Since that breakthrough, ensuing generations have seen incremental improvements.
- Born in 1940, computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is one of a handful of visionaries most responsible for the concepts which have propelled personal computing forward over the past thirty years - and surely the most quotable one.
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- 16 Apr 2013:Convergent screens, content and data creating 'One Screen' to rule them all (March 28) - Digital Signage TodayEvery day the consumer becomes more and more involved in a digital world. From movie screens, TVs and PCs to smartphones, tablets and digital signage, the screens are converging on several levels.
- Meldaikyte's mixed-media exhibit reimagines the language of smartphone communication as sculptures; there's pinching, tapping, scrolling, flicking and swiping.
- Pixelligent Technologies launches PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals for increased light output in touchscreens (March 28) - Solid State TechnologyPixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, recently announced the launch of its PixClear Zirconia nanocrystals. When incorporated into existing products, the nanoadditives can dramatically increase light output and readability of modern touch screens and displays.
- Samsung's internal practices and external strategies-from how TVs are designed to the company's philosophy of "perpetual crisis"-all spring from the codified teachings of the chairman.
- Eastman Kodak has agreed to sell document-imaging assets to Japanese office-equipment company Brother Industries for about US$210 million, setting the minimum bid for an auction.
- Japan-based Sony has managed to slash the operating loss in its television business by half in the just-ended fiscal year by reducing fixed costs and narrowing its product lineup, a company executive said Thursday--a significant improvement even though the segment has lost money for a ninth year in a row, the Nikkei reported.
- 15 Apr 2013:China's economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the first quarter, raising concerns that a recovery that started in the second half of last year is already losing steam.
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- 29 Mar 2013:Young children-even toddlers-are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?
- New technology may allow for high resolution endoscopes as thin as human hair (March 13) - Med GadgetA new kind of endoscope technology with a factor of four image improvement over any previous design has recently been demonstrated by researchers from Stanford University. It may lead to flexible endoscopes producing about 80,000 pixels at a resolution of three-tenths of a micron, as compared to 10,000 pixels at three micron resolution for current state of the art.
- If you've been following all of the Galaxy S4 rumors and leaks then you've probably come across the term PHOLED display a couple of times by now.
- 28 Mar 2013:Imaging colorimetry-based testing systems have demonstrated success in improving quality and reducing production costs for LCD displays and LED display screens. Radiant Zemax has extended these proven techniques to OLED display production testing.
- Over a week has passed since Google's (GOOG) Sergey Brin made his charismatic presentation featuring Google Glass. Since that time (and after intense public discussion), most experts now agree that Himax (HIMX) is likely powering Google's revolutionary eyewear. Thus, the public investor debate is now turning to "does it matter?" Indeed, that is the right question.
- Our start-up to watch this week is University of Limerick spin-out ALR Innovations, a developer of recycling equipment for liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in worldwide markets.
- Nintendo's latest 3DS video game console infringes a patent of a former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita, a federal jury found recently.
- Gizmodo friend and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet recently swapped out his Canon 1D X for a Canon A2e - a film camera he hadn't touched in 14 years. Restrained by only a roll of 36 exposures, Laforet actually loved going back to shooting with film.
- 26 Mar 2013:All so-called LED TVs are really just LCD TVs that use LEDs for their backlight. This backlight creates the light that allows the LCD to create an image. However, there are multiple ways these LED backlights can be arranged, and that arrangement can have a dramatic effect on picture quality.
- Stereoscopic or 3D displays-such as stereoscopic LED displays with polarized glasses or multi-layer 3D displays-allow a viewer to perceive the depth of an image to provide a richer viewing experience.
- The Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) (Berlin, Germany) has published the results of a new 3D surgical study to test surgeon's ability to perform tasks like tying a knot during laprascopic surgery using 3D cameras and displays.
- A new kind of three-dimensional display developed at HP Labs plays hologram-like videos without the need for any moving parts or glasses.
- Now that another major lay-off wave is about to hit Motorola, it's perhaps time to contemplate how the dominant company in a major industry sometimes misreads the most important consumer trends.
- "Furthermore, Digitimes Research published in January suggests that by the end of 2014, global sales of UHDTVs could pass the 10 million mark, despite their high price tags, humongous screens and lack of native content."
- 22 Mar 2013:Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins said at the Australian BlackBerry Z10 launch this week. "How can we really add value?" Okay, cool. But did he tell the rest of his company? I'm asking, because Thorsten's director of product management just told a very different story.
- Thailand plans to distribute about 1.7 million tablet computers to students and teachers this year in the world's largest handout of the devices for education, officials said Thursday.
- Samsung will launch 100 new televisions this year; more than half will be smart TV-enabled. Still, in a nod to consumers' continuing desire for bigger TVs, Samsung increased the number of TVs that are 60 inches and wider by 50%.
- Manufactured sapphire-a material that's used as transparent armor on military vehicles-could become cheap enough to replace the glass display covers on mobile phones.
- 19 Mar 2013:The use of tablet computers among Australian businesses is set to increase by at least 50% in the next 12 months, according to a new survey from market research group Roy Morgan. However, some industries continue to drag their feet.
- For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet for US$126.99 shipped, plus sales tax where applicable.
- There is no question that Microsoft's computing empire is in trouble. In 2008 Microsoft's Windows OS ran on 95% of all computing devices. According to Forrester estimates, Microsoft Windows software now runs on about 30%.
- Admitting it was a mistake to launch the first BlackBerry tablet without native email or sufficient apps, chief Thorsten Heins told the Australian Financial Review he wouldn't want to repeat those errors, but will be aiming for profits.
- 18 Mar 2013:According to the security company Sophos, techie types are carrying more devices with them at all times. Looking at 2,226 users worldwide, they found that Germans carried the most devices with 3.1 per person. The next was the US, with a round 3.0 devices per person and last was Australia at 2.6 per person. This equates a (very roughly) global average of 2.9 devices, though the highest they found was a whopping 12 devices.
- Digitimes Research: Taiwan LCD monitor shipments reach 24.47 million in 4Q13
- Fortrend upgrades OGS touch panels with anti-interference capability
- Fortrend Liquid Diamond layer provides anti-germ capability 4 times that of untreated glass
- Seeking unlimited possibilities of Liquid Crystal and discovering new applications for daily life
- Atmel moves its groundbreaking XSense touch sensor into mass production
- LSI completes acquisition of SandForce
- Fujitsu introduces ARROWS Z ISW11F au smartphone
- PSCo Technical Distribution partners with Matrox to offer fully integrated turnkey video walls
- Digital Signage Expo 2012 opens conference registration
- Subkarma invited OPTOTECH to take part in the '2011 Taipei World Design Expo'
- Digitimes Research: ITO film price drop to slow metal mesh penetration in mid-size touch applications
- Digitimes Research: On-cell touch panels not as popular as expected
- Will AUO and Innolux merge?
- Digitimes Research: Insufficient panel supplies to limit 2K-resolution smartphone penetration in 2014
- Is a US$25 smartphone possible?
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