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-FPD market stays buoyant
January 30, 2015
Increasing sizes of display panels for TVs and other devices are driving growing demand in the total flat-panel-display (FPD) area according to research from IHS.

Dell launches new Precision M3800 mobile workstation with 4K display
January 30, 2015
American PC manufacturer Dell has updated its M3800 mobile workstation that it launched in November 2013. The updated model doesn't just come with newer internals, but includes a few design changes and a number of new features.

-Al-Hada Hospital extends its Barco diagnostic display fleet with Coronis Fusion 6MP LED
January 30, 2015
Kortrijk, Belgium - Enterprise visualization expert Barco announced today that the prestigious Saudi Arabian Al-Hada Military Hospital has selected its Coronis Fusion 6MP diagnostic display system, including its online MediCal QAWeb management service. As a long-term Barco customer, the hospital has been using Barco's Nio 2MP and 5MP display systems since 2006, throughout their imaging department. By adding the Coronis Fusion 6MP display systems, it helps its radiology team to make confident and faster diagnoses.

Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure, and Automatic Identification System; Federal Register Extracts
January 30, 2015
SUMMARY: Consistent with statutory requirements and provisions, the Coast Guard is expanding the applicability of notice of arrival (NOA) and automatic identification system (AIS) requirements to include more commercial vessels. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs, and modifies related reporting content, timeframes, and procedures. This final rule also extends the applicability of AIS requirements beyond Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas to all U.S. navigable waters, and requires that additional commercial vessels install and use AIS, consistent with statutory requirements, and in limited cases, the Secretary's discretionary authority. These changes will improve navigation safety, enhance our ability to identify and track vessels, and heighten our overall maritime domain awareness (MDA), thus helping us address threats to maritime transportation safety and security.

Sole Society and Sociomantic Team Up to Grow Retailer's Revenues With Programmatic Display; New Case Study Demonstrates Customer-Centric Programmatic Display Strategy Leads to Increased Sales, Loyalty
January 29, 2015
Sociomantic Labs, the leader in programmatic display advertising solutions for the world's top advertisers, today released the results of a new case study with e-retailer Sole Society. Over a four-month test period, Sole Society increased sales and conversions and decreased its cost-per-order with Sociomantic's programmatic display solutions.

Garmin unveils Approach S5 GPS golf watch
January 28, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has unveiled Approach S5 GPS golf watch.

How to Buy an HDTV
January 27, 2015
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.

Samsung's Galaxy A5, A3 phones launched in Oman
January 27, 2015
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 offering a refined modern design and the most advanced functions to support social networking.Available across Oman in an all-metal frame and a variety of colours and sizes both devices empower younger consumers to quickly and easily capture meaningful moments connect to social media and share their daily lives.quot;The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer our young consumers the superior features that users have come to expect from Samsung's premium Galaxy devices as well as an advanced way to capture connect and share their digital livesquot; said Hayssam Yassine head of Telecommunications Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics.quot;Both devices are designed with a premium metal body and unique software features to help trendsetters express themselves in style.quot;The ultra slim full metal design: The Galaxy A5 and A3 are Samsung's slimmest smartphones to date featuring refined full metal unibody designs that are 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin respectively. Both devices will come in a variety of colours including Pearl White Midnight Black Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold to accommodate the personal style and preference of diverse users.5 MP front camera for unmatched selfies: The Galaxy A5 and A3 offer a superior mobile and social experience to young consumers who want to express their unique style while constantly staying connected.

Casio Signature XJ-M156
January 26, 2015
The Casio Signature XJ-M156 ($1,309.99) is a data projector that displays bright colors for a DLP-based model, thanks to its hybrid LED/laser light source, which has a very long lamp life. It has a good set of connection choices, including the ability to connect via Wi-Fi. Data-image quality is solid, suitable for typical business or classroom presentations. Design and Features The XJ-M156'slight source is rated at 3,000 lumens, and it has XGA (1,024-by-768) native resolution. It employs Casio's hybrid LED/laser light engine, which produces red light with LEDs, blue with lasers, and green by shining blue laser light on a phosphor. Its optical system directs the red, green, and blue light to the DLP chip, and out the front lens. The light source is rated at 20,000 hours, meaning that it should effectively last the lifetime of the projector.

EJECTING CD PLAYERS; Hyundai's new infotainment strategy: Leveraging smartphone apps
January 26, 2015
Hyundai has a surprise in store for music fans. Over the next few years, Hyundai plans to remove CD players from mainstream cars such as the Elantra and Sonata as it rolls out an infotainment system called Display Audio that's built around Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto interfaces.


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