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Martian Notifier smartwatch review: True to its name
November 26, 2014
New smartwatches are bringing innovative features and functionality but one of the basics that each of them focuses on is notifications. The smartwatch essentially started as an extension of the smartphone making notifications easily accessible. Not everyone needs fitness trackers or music players or wrist cameras on their watches. Also, a large number of users want their smartwatch to look more like a watch than anything else. US based company Martian Watches introduced the Martian Notifier to target users who want their smartwatch to look like a conventional analog time piece and still fetch notifications from their smartphone. We try to find out if it's worth a buy, in our review. Design

New Polarising Filter Developed By Indian-Origin Scientist To Make LCD Displays Better
November 25, 2014
Photographers and scientists will benefit a lot from this technology in shooting pictures and scientific observations, respectively. Tuesday, November 25, 2014: An Indian-American scientist led a researchers' team and developed a polarising filter which will impact mobile phone displays for better. This display can last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras will also be capable to click pictures in lesser light.

Indian American scientist develops path to brighter LCD displays
November 25, 2014
Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed a polarising filter that can result in mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.

SnapJet is a wireless instant film printer for your smartphone snaps
November 25, 2014
SnapJet is a new smartphone accessory printing companion that has just hit Kickstarter, it is seeking $155,000 in funding. If the goal is achieved backers would be rewarded with an open-source instant film printer that can print directly from their smartphone. The project intends to go from concept to production by this time next year.

Top tech cars of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
November 24, 2014
The annual Los Angeles Auto Show continues to dazzle with new car intros and concept cars. As well it should. LA is the car culture capital of the US and the world, more so that Detroit (heresy to live-in-the-past Michiganders), clearly more so that taxi-driven New York City, home to the two biggest US shows. More automakers have their US headquarters in California, there are more design studios and electronics R&D labs in California, and America's most innovative car company is in California: Tesla. This was a typical year for LA: plenty of green cars with the BMW i3 wining the Green Car Journal car of the year award, fascinating concept cars, and at least one solid trend. In this case the trend it was the rush of new (Honda, Mazda) and refreshed (Nissan) subcompact SUVs in the low and midprice range. LA's one drawback is a modest convention hall split into two segments. Here's our take on the best cars and SUVs of the 2014 LA auto show, which is completing press days and opening for a week-and-a-half run for the public at the LA Convention Center through Thanksgiving Sunday.

-Spectacular growth for OLED displays
November 24, 2014
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and smart-phone/tablet screens are going to have spectacular growth rates over the next few years says a new study into their adoption by viewers and users. Analysts from Infiniti Research/TechNavio say that the global OLED display market will grow at a CAGR of 36.7 percent in the period to 2018.

Audi's Prologue concept car driven
November 24, 2014
We drive Audi's LA motor show concept car, which is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine and will inform the next generation of Ingolstadt's model range Audi describes its new Prologue concept car as a rolling blueprint for its future model line-up under new design boss Marc Lichte. He's the man credited with championing the clean and technical styling treatment of many of parent company Volkswagen's latest models, including the latest Golf and Passat. Created in a development program that began back in April - shortly after Lichte's arrival in Ingolstadt - the sleek two-door coupé provides clues to the mechanical layout set to be adopted by the German car maker's upmarket offerings some two years from now.

'Foxconn, Innolux to build new USD 2.8 bln 6G facilities'
November 24, 2014
DMASIA- Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Electronics and Innolux will together invest USD 2.8 billion to construct new 6G facilities in Taiwan, geared at producing LTPS technology for high-end smartphones, Digitimes reported. No financial details were disclosed about how much each company will put in the facilities. The line is expected to go into production in April 2016 with monthly production initially reaching 24,000 substrates. According to Innolux, the new 6G facilities are expected to generate an annual output value of TWD 80 billion. Overall, Innolux estimates the investment will reach between TWD 80-90 billion, with front-end TFT production investmens valued at TWD 70 billion. Back-end production facilities costs might bring the total investment to TWD 100 billion. Foxconn chairman Terry Gou said the new facilities will employ 2,000. The facilities will be used to meet specialised client demand, Innolux said. Numerous reports in Taiwan and China say one client is Apple. Innolux noted that it currently holds a 22 percent share in the global TV panel market, in the lead with Samsung Display. Innolux also holds a 22 pecent share in LCD monitor panel shipments, behind LG Display's 24 percent. For smartphone panel applications, Innolux holds an 8 percent share behind Samsung's 14 percent share and Sharp's 10 percent.

New polariser for more efficient LCD displays
November 24, 2014
New York, Nov. 24 -- Research led by an Indian-origin engineer has led to a polarising filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.

Rapid growth leads ImmersiON-VRelia to expand offices at home and abroad
November 17, 2014
ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD virtual reality sector, announced today that in order to meet rising demand, it has expanded its Redwood City headquarters and simultaneously opened European offices in Murcia, Spain.


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