Sony SmartWatch 3 & SmartBand Talk To Be Available “End of 2014″
September 18, 2014
Besides phones and tablet, wearable technologies were also given a keen focus during Sony’s regional launch event in Singapore. The Japanese giant shone the spotlight once again on the two new wearable devices unveiled earlier this month during IFA 2014 – the Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk.

Plus-size iPhones live up to the hype; In first test drive, bigger real estate comes in handy
September 17, 2014
Are the bigger iPhones worth all this big-time attention? The answer is a resounding yes, a point emphasized by consumers who've preordered the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in record numbers. These are the phones Apple devotees have been waiting for: iPhones that measure up to what's fast becoming the new normal -- the large, modern smartphone display. Count me among those glad they're here. People have preordered on faith, since they haven't seen these super-sized iPhones up close or experienced what they feel like in pockets and handbags. I have and let me be reassuring -- you won't regret your decision, though going big may require a small adjustment, and my experience wasn't totally trouble-free. The new phones are enclosed in sturdy anodized aluminum. And though the handsets are bigger and heavier their predecessors, they're also thinner. The sleep/power button has moved to the side. Each has the Touch ID fingerprint scanner introduced on the iPhone 5s.

Apple Watch to use LG's AMOLED displays
September 17, 2014
Opting out from Samsung, Apple has gone with LG for the manufacturing of the Apple Watch's displays, according to DigiTimes. According to the publication, LG Display will supply AMOLED panels for the Apple Watch. “Apple will reportedly not purchase AMOLED panels from Samsung Display and instead will have LG as the sole panel provider for the Apple Watch”, the sources indicated.

Thin Film Encapsulation for Flexible Electronics Markets, Technologies, Players, Trends and Forecast 2025: MarketResearchReports.Biz.
September 17, 2014
  Albany, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014       A large opportunity lies in the development of devices in a flexible form factor that can operate without deterioration in performance, allowing them to be more robust, lightweight and versatile in their use. In order for flexible displays and photovoltaics to be commercially successful, they must be robust enough to survive for the necessary time and conditions required of the device. This condition has been a limitation of many flexible, organic or printable electronics.

LG 55EC9300
September 16, 2014
Last year, I reviewed the LG 55EA9800, a 55-inch curved OLEDHDTV. To my utter shock, it managed to produce perfectly dark black, a holy grail of HDTV testing and the only way a screen can have the "infinite contrast ratio" (technically inaccurate, but we'll talk about that later) some manufacturers have claimed in the past. I've been waiting for another OLED HDTV to test to see if this was some mysterious fluke or if the technology really can consistently perform that way. LG has now released the 55EC9300, a redesigned, WebOS-based follow-up model. Well, OLED is now two for two, and the 55EC9300 offers one of the best pictures I've ever tested in the lab. That image quality will cost you $6,999.99, though, so while OLED is now confirmed to be the future of HDTVs, it still isn't feasible for most consumers today.

Hardware manufacturer Kateeva raises $38 mln
September 15, 2014
Kateeva, a maker of flat panel OLED displays, has raised $38 million in a Series D round of funding from from Samsung Venture Investment Corp, Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, DBL Investors, New Science Ventures and VEECO Instruments Inc. The Menlo Park, California-based company has now raised more than $110 million since it was founded in 2008.

In search of process perfection
September 01, 2014
Automation is a given in most modern processing plants. Its benefits are well established in terms of ease of operation (automated start-up/shutdown), process stabilisation (regulatory control) and process optimisation (advanced process control). With the current trend towards mining larger, lower-grade deposits with more complex mineralogy, processing plants need to be able to cope with higher production volumes as well as a greater variability in feedstock. Automation allows more efficient operation and adaptation to varying process conditions. Automation can also provide a very effective means of reducing costs or increasing throughput without major capital investment. As grades decrease and production costs increase, it is likely that more operators will be forced to automate in order to remain competitive. "Longer term, there is a general move to autonomous operation in mining and mineral processing, which will mean a much greater degree of automation than we currently experience," says Gunter Metzner, one of Metso's advanced process control market managers in Australia. "This will drive a paradigm shift in the way we think about and implement industrial automation systems."

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua Buyer's Guide: Reasons Why Upgrade From Xperia V Or Xperia ZR; Buyers guide
August 28, 2014
  Sony's new mid-range smartphone Xperia M2 Aqua features waterproof factor and dust tight certification which can be a good option for users of Xperia V and Xperia ZR looking for similar technologies.     Ingress Protection Level         Sony Xperia M2 Aqua boasts IP 65/68 certification level against water and dust. IP 65/68 is higher compared to the IP 55/57 of Xperia V and Xperia ZR. IP 65/68 on Xperia M2 Aqua offers total protection against dust and protection against low-pressure water jets and safety from water damage within 30 minutes under 1.5 metres depth of freshwater. Xperia V and Xperia ZR water protection is limited for up to 30 minutes under one metre of depth only.         Decent Display Screen             Xperia M2 Aqua has 4.8 inches of display screen with qHD resolution and IPS LCD technology that provides wider viewing angles compared to TFT screens. Though, Xperia V and Xperia ZR have the edge on the HD display resolution but offers smaller screen size of 4.3 inches and 4.55 inches, respectively.         Latest Software Version           Software is another advantage of Xperia M2 Aqua especially the device will initially run with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. Xperia V has been (http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/563802/20140825/android-4-2-kitkat-sony-xperia-t.htm) confirmed to remain on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as its final major software update while Xperia ZR is (

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Sony Xperia C3: Features, Specs and Performance Compared.
July 23, 2014
  Sony announced a PROselfie smartphone called Xperia C3 which boasts 5.5 inches of display screen. Samsung offers Galaxy Note 3 with 5.7 inches of display and S Pen accessory. Find out the comparison of features, specs and performance between these two large smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specifications and Release Date Roundup.
June 23, 2014
  The recently leaked information pertaining to the heavily rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date hints that the phablet will be announced in a press preview in IFA Expo on September 3, 2014. Also the Galaxy Note 4 was recently spotted in the AnTuTu benchmark database. This revealed the existence of 2 different models of the Galaxy Note 4 namely SM-N910S and SM-N910C.     The SM-N910S model number pertains to the processor from Qualcomm and the SM-N910C refers to Exynos model of the Note 4. It is worth noting that, the predecessor Galaxy Note 3 was also launched in September of last year and it holds a sales record of (http://www.thewestsidestory.net/2014/06/16/11758/samsung-galaxy-note-4-release-date-specs-price-rumors/) 12 million shipped units within 2 months of its launch. The Galaxy Note 3 is priced at US$632 on eBay in the U.S. and the Note 4 is expected to be priced roughly around US$800.     According to AnTuTu, the Galaxy Note 4 with model number SM-N910S will be powered by a quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805) Krait 450 processor and Adreno 420 GPU.


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