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Samsung and Apple battle it out with new devices; Competitors set to reveal bigger phones and other wearable technology in a bid to win customers
September 02, 2014
While Apple may unveil larger phones, its biggest iPad and a move into wearables at an event in California next week, rival Samsung is first up to bat this week with what will likely be the latest of its big screen devices - the Galaxy Note 4. Press invitations to simultaneous launches on Wednesday in New York, Berlin and Beijing say "note the date," hinting Samsung will display the fourth generation of the smartphone, which could include a 5.6-inch display, a new-look metallic back, improved screen resolution and a 16-megapixel camera.

Tech giants LG and Samsung have leaked key details of their upcoming wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, which begins on September 5.
September 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Tech giants LG and Samsung have leaked key details of their upcoming wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, which begins on September 5.

CyberOptics Features Advanced WaferSense Airborne Particle Sensor (APS) Technology At SEMICON Taiwan
September 01, 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014: CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ:CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will demonstrate its wireless measurement devices for chamber gapping, leveling, wafer handoff teaching, vibration and airborne particle measurement, at SEMICON Taiwan in Booth #426 and #672 at the TWC in Nangang District, Taipei City, Sept. 3-5, 2014.

US Contract Notice: Department of Transportation Issues Solicitation for "MARKET SURVEY/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Display modification, Aircraft Service Change 476A, Gulfstream IV"
September 01, 2014
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Officer has issued requirement for "MARKET SURVEY/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Display modification, Aircraft Service Change 476A, Gulfstream IV."

Samsung, LG ready to display future of electronics
August 31, 2014
Shown here is 'CityCube Berlin,' an exclusive booth set up by Samsung Electronics at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin./ Courtesy of Samsung ElectronicsNew Samsung virtual-reality device to cost $199 Samsung Electronics will showcase its updated 'smart home' technology and new televisions at the upcoming IFA technology fair in Berlin, with a view to strengthening the company's grip on the global market. LG Electronics will also roll out new gadgets, including televisions and wireless vacuum cleaners, raising market expectations around the world for Europe's largest consumer electronics conference.

Nikon D810
August 29, 2014
The Nikon D810 ($3,299.95, body only) is a full-frame camera with a high-resolution 36-megapixel image sensor, a tank-like build quality, and loads of features that will satisfy pro photographers and serious amateurs alike. Theimage sensor omits a low-pass filter, which maximizes detail, puttingit in the same class as medium format digital bodies for making large prints, and the 51-point autofocus system locks onto subjects with ease. Its 5fps burst rate is on the slow side for sports and action, but more than adequate for events and reportage. The D810 isn't a revolutionary upgrade to the D800, but it offers a number of improvements and enhancements, making it our Editors' Choice professional D-SLR.

LG, Samsung unpack new smartwatches '
August 28, 2014
LG Electronics released Thursday the G Watch R, its second-generation smartwatch, with a classic circular design. The G Watch R will make its debut at the IFA consumer electronics conference in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 5. / Courtesy of LG ElectronicsBy Bahk Eun-ji

Videocon enhances viewing experience, launches India's first UHD LED Smart TVs
August 28, 2014
Videocon today launched 4K ultra high definition (UHD) smart television, with plans to reach 100 cities across the country by Diwali. It comprises five new models in different screen sizes between 40 to 85 inches, starting from Rs 91,000. Videocon 4K UHD LED will be available across markets by September. With the new range of 4K UHD LED Smart TVs, Videocon aims to increase its market share in the Flat Panel Display (FPD) segment to 20% by the end of this year.

Intersil unveils ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones
August 27, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Intersil Corporation, a provider of power management solutions, has announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones.

Making Virtual a Reality
August 25, 2014
Minutes after Facebook announced plans to buy virtual reality firm Oculus VR in March, the jokes began popping up on Twitter. "Just checking my Facebook news feed!" the messages read, accompanied by photos of people in unwieldy, Facebook-branded Oculus Rift headsets. It was amusing because the people in the photos looked ridiculous sporting the bulky Rift, but the jokes highlight a persistent problem: The equipment needed to make VR a reality is not as cool as the technology behind it. In a video titled "The Faces of Morpheus," Sony recorded attendees at this year's E3 trying out its new Project Morpheus virtual reality headset. And although those who experimented with it seemed impressed, they still looked like goobers stabbing the air with Play controllers, trying to fight off virtual sharks. Facebook doesn't seem too concerned with the VR cool factor, and it is making a $2 billion bet that it is actually the next big thing in technology. But can manufacturers find that sweet spot between amazing technology and stunning equipment to match? And can your stomach handle the ride? Oculus, Sony, and even Google are hoping the answer is yes.


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