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Sony, Panasonic to Launch Joint Firm for OEL Panels in Jan.
July 31, 2014
Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said Thursday they will set up in January next year a company that integrates their expertise for development of organic electroluminescence display panels. The new firm, JOLED Inc., will be owned 75 pct by Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, a government-affiliated investment fund, and 15 pct by INCJ-held Japan Display Inc. . Sony and Panasonic will hold 5 pct each of the new company. JOLED will bring together OEL technologies of the Japanese electronics makers for mass production of next-generation display panels for mobile tablet devices, aiming to chase South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the front-runner in the field.

Sony Corp INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. A new integrated company in organic
July 31, 2014
Innovation Network Corporation of JapanJapan Display Inc.Sony CorporationPanasonic Corporation INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. A new integrated company in organic light-emitting diode display panels Tokyo, July 31, 2014-Innovation Network Corporation of Japan ("INCJ"), Japan Display Inc. ("JDI"), Sony Corporation ("Sony"), and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. ("JOLED"), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode ("OLED") display panels. Through this collaboration, the companies aim to accelerate the development and early commercialization of OLED display panels. JOLED is scheduled to be launched in January 2015, subject to receipt of any necessary approvals. INCJ and JDI will respectively hold 75% and 15% of the voting rights in JOLED, and Sony and Panasonic will each hold 5%. In addition, INCJ and JDI plan to make additional investments to fund a pilot manufacturing plant when the technology is ready for commercialization.

Promethean World Plc Interim Results -2-
July 31, 2014
During the first half of 2014, Promethean increased sales in Central Asia and in the UK. In the UK, a replacement cycle is emerging with a significant proportion of schools now embracing interactive flat panels and our ActivPanel Touch range is well positioned in this market. As we establish Promethean in this segment of the market, interactive flat panels will be margin dilutive relative to the equivalent interactive whiteboard.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2014)
July 31, 2014
Lenovo has taken a bold step with its 2014 model, making tweaks to its critically acclaimed keyboard and also introducing a touch-based adaptive strip in place of traditional function keys. Of course the third generation model also aims to deliver the yearly incremental improvements to battery and performance using Intel's latest Haswell processors.

Microsoft And MIT Make Glasses Obsolete With New Display Technology
July 31, 2014
The day when you will no longer need your glasses to watch TV is looming, thanks to some very clever people at MIT, Berkeley and Microsoft. Researchers have developed new display technology that corrects vision problems and adjusts the image to suit the users’ poor eyesight.

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc.
July 31, 2014
Japan, July 31 -- Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display Inc. (JDI), Sony Corporation (Sony), and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. (JOLED), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D Hinctions for organic light-emitting diode ("OLED") display panels. Through this collaboration, the companies aim to accelerate the development and early commercialization of OLED display panels. JOLED is scheduled to be launched in January 2015, subject to receipt of any necessary approvals.

Review: LG G3 is ready to compete with the industry's best
July 30, 2014
Discussing which smartphone is best is oftentimes no different than determining which flavor of ice cream is superior. You have a handful of really great options that most people can agree are the top choices, but choosing the absolute best ends up being a matter of personal preference. LG is a smartphone manufacturer that, until last year, wasn't widely considered to be one of the best. What LG has created in the G3 makes it clear that the company is ready to compete with the other big names in the smartphone industry. When last we looked at an LG flagship, it was difficult to really appreciate what was in front of me. The LG G2 came off largely like a Galaxy S4 clone with its unnecessarily glossy exterior and an attempt to match TouchWiz feature for feature in LG's visually outdated flavor of Android. Outside of the decision to place the volume and power buttons on the back of the phone and being the first smartphone to rock Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor, there wasn't a whole lot about the G2 that really stood out. LG's latest smartphone might as well be made by a different company altogether, as everything from the premium feel to the beautiful new UI sets the G3 in a class well above anything else LG has made before.

Nvidia claims stacking two LCD panel could quadruple display resolution
July 29, 2014
Researchers at Nvidia claim that stacking components from two LCD panels will increase the pixel density of a video display, quadruple the effective resolution.

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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