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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

3D LED printer makes a contact lens display possible
November 25, 2014
When researchers from the University of Washington began constructing prototypes for contact lens displays, their biggest impediment was the fabrication of parts. On a theoretical level it's not hard to build a display in a contact lens, but actually building and placing all the tiny, interrelated parts on a tiny polymer disk is difficult even today. It's annoying to have to come up with an all-new fabrication process for every single part in a display, just because the display happens to be in the eye rather than in front of it. The most finicky part of all though, more than wireless power antennae or precise connective wiring, is the display itself. How do you fit a contact lens with something as complex as an LED display?

CerebrEX, Inc. Selected as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100
November 25, 2014
Red Herring announced its Top 100 Global in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia today, celebrating these startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Red Herring's Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

How to Buy an HDTV
November 25, 2014
Whether you're looking for a very basic low-cost set or a feature-packed, razor-thin 4K HDTV, selecting the right television isn't easy. There are plenty of questions to answer: What type of display should you get? How big should the screen be? What about resolution, refresh rate, and other specs? What sort of extras do you need? Understanding the basics will help you make your choice (and your video) crystal clear, so here's what you should consider when shopping for your next HDTV. LED or Plasma? Probably LED, Because Plasma's Nearly Dead. Plasma TVs were the only flat-panel models available when they were first introduced more than a decade ago. But given evolution of LCD and LED TVs in the past couple of years, most manufacturers have stopped making plasma sets entirely. That means your choices will mostly consist of LED-backlit LCD HDTVs, or LED TVs, with the exception of much, muchrarer and much, much more expensive OLED displays.

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.

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.

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.


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