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Sony, Panasonic, Japan Display to form new company to develop OLED
July 30, 2014
TOKYO, July 30 - Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp., and Japan Display Inc. plan to set up a new company later this year to develop small and medium-sized organic light-emitting diode displays for use in tablet devices, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

LifeTrak Zone C410
July 30, 2014
The going rate for most fitness trackers hovers around $150, but the LifeTrak Zone C410 is a much cheaper option at $125. It logs calories burned, steps taken and distance travelled. It also measures your heart rate and monitors your sleep/wake patterns by tracking the movement of your arm on which the tracker is worn.

Sony to Exhibit Two Award-Winning Products at Red Dot Design Museum Singapore
July 29, 2014
(ASIA PACIFIC, 29 July 2014) - Sony was recently awarded with a total of 14 awards at the Red Dot Design Awards 2014, where the Xperia Z(TM) Ultra and Cyber-shot(TM) DSC-QX 10/ DSC- QX 100 were recognised with the "Red Dot: Best of the Best" awards. Following the announcement, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore will exhibit the two award- winning products in an upcoming exhibition, so that the public can experience the innovation of Sony firsthand. The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore will house the winning products of the awards in a re-furbished design gallery

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Batch 5: AppKnox, Playblazer, Tru Tech & Others
July 29, 2014
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator India has inducted twelve startups for the fifth batch of its accelerator program, termed as the Winter 2014 batch. The program will last for four months starting July and ending in November 2014. This time around, Microsoft Ventures has chosen a diverse mix of B2C and B2B companies from various technology fields. Microsoft Ventures director Ravi Narayan said in a press release that "we've been seeing a trend of diverse companies and ideas coming into our program, ideas that challenge us to work harder to be able to help our start-ups grow inorganically." Microsoft Ventures will also focus more on its alumni program by providing Accelerator alumni participation opportunities in important events, customer acquisition programs etc. and help build stronger contacts within the industry.

VISION-CORRECTING DISPLAY MAKES READING GLASSES SO YESTERDAY
July 29, 2014
The following information was released by the University of California - Berkeley: By Sarah Yang, Media Relations What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. Researchers explain the science behind new vision-correcting display technology being developed at UC Berkeley. (Video by Fu-Chung Huang)

Nvidia hacks together two displays to build better VR goggles
July 28, 2014
Nvidia - and Oculus and Sony and a bunch of other companies - are working feverishly to come up with virtual reality hardware that feels a lot more R and a lot less V. Nvidia has come up with a novel solution: sandwich parts from two display panels together.

AOL Announces Havas' Affiperf as Charter Global Partner for ONE by AOL
July 28, 2014
Fully integrated enterprise solution will automate display, mobile, video and traditional TV spending to drive client results across the media group's more than 100 global markets Business Editors, Technology Editors, Media Writers PARIS & NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--July 28, 2014 AOL Platforms, a division of AOL, today announced a strategic partnership with Affiperf, Havas' global trading desk for programmatic buying, to deliver the simplicity, efficiency and effectiveness of automation across the media group's global footprint.

MediaTek and Japan Display unveil 120Hz display on mobile devices
July 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Japan Display Inc., an LCD technology company, have unveiled 120Hz display on mobile devices.

Acer B326HUL
July 22, 2014
When it comes to desktop monitors, size matters, especially if you need to view multiple applications at the same time. With the Acer B326HUL ($899.99), you get a sprawling32 inches of screen real estate and the deep, dark blacks that are the hallmark of Vertical Alignment (VA) panel technology. While not as pricey as our Editors' Choice for big-screen professional-grade monitors, the Lenovo LT3053P, the B326HUL is still fairly expensive, but in return you get a nice array of I/O ports, solid gray-scale reproduction, and an ergonomic stand. The WQHD (2,560-by-1,440) panel offers a sharp, highly detailed picture with good viewing angles, but it's out-of-the-box color accuracy could be better. Support for MHL connectivity would also be welcome.

Sony's Resurrected Walkman Making Waves
July 21, 2014
The company that popularized the portable music player nearly four decades ago is back in the game with a new "Walkman." Sony's new NWZ-ZX1 won't play cassettes like the original Walkman introduced in 1979, but unlike other digital music players like Apple's iPod, it is a bit of a throwback in terms of its bulky dimensions and relatively hefty weight.


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