Gionee ELife S5.1: Thin, thinner, thinnest
December 18, 2014
Last week, over a corporate lunch with a few business leaders in Delhi, I noticed some of them eyeing my smartphone. Minutes later, one of them approached me and asked, "Which phone is this? It looks slimmer than my new iPhone 6." The Gionee ELife S5.1, at a thickness of 5.1 mm, indeed is one of the slimmest smartphones in the world. In fact, Gionee claims that the ELife S5.1 has been crowned the world's slimmest phone by Guinness World Records. Ultra-slim it certainly is, but how good is the ELife S5.1 as a phone?

Passenger Information System Market Poised to $ 20.34 Billion by 2019
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 The report "Passenger Information System Market [Display, Announcement, Emergency Communication, Infotainment, Mobile Applications, Devices and Components, Services (Professional, Integration, Cloud)] - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" defines and segments the Passenger Information Systems market into various segments and provides an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. This research report helps to identify the factors driving this market, various restraints, challenges and opportunities impacting it along with the future roadmaps.

Sony's next wearable computer snaps on to your existing glasses
December 17, 2014
Google Glass may not have been the revolutionary piece of tech the world latched on to as though it were the next iPhone, but it can't be denied that we're seeing a lot more companies trying out new things with face computers as a result. Whether it's a continued push into immersive tech like Oculus Rift, or further attempts to encourage users to wear a computer on their faces at all times, wearable tech is an exciting space right now.

penveu® Pad Offers Enhanced Remote Interactivity; New Features in System Update 1.2 for the penveu Interactive Display System
December 17, 2014
penveu®, an Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH) business, today announced the release of system update version 1.2 for its award-winning penveu® interactive display system . The update is now available for download to existing penveu customers and will ship on new systems. With the penveu system, teachers and presenters can increase student and audience engagement because it lets them control presentations or other software, draw and write with digital ink both at the display and from anywhere in the room. It frees them from the board or computer keyboard for more effective personal interactions while maintaining content interaction.

Sparton Acquires Industrial Electronic Devices (IED)
December 17, 2014
Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton IED, LLC completed the acquisition of certain assets of Industrial Electronic Devices, Inc. on December 3, 2014 in an all-cash transaction. IED, located in Flemington, NJ, designs and manufactures a full line of ruggedized displays for the Industrial and Marine markets. Their catalog spans over 600 standard, semi-custom, and custom configurations, incorporating some of the most advanced flat panel displays and touch screen technology available. These product lines will be consolidated into the Aydin Displays facility, located in Birdsboro, PA. "Although not material in size, the addition of IED meets the criteria of our growth strategy by growing our ruggedized electronics platform with additional ruggedized display and touch screen offerings in the harsh and demanding sectors of the Industrial and Marine markets, diversifying our customer base, and increasing the utilization of our existing assets," stated Cary B. Wood, president and chief executive officer of Sparton. "Additionally, IED brings solid, long term customer relationships that will benefit from Sparton's expanded list of service offerings."

Microsoft launches Nokia Lumia 638 in India
December 17, 2014
MICROSOFT LAUNCHES NOKIA LUMIA 638 IN INDIA, THE MOST AFFORDABLE 4G SMARTPHONE ON WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 Lumia 638will be available exclusively on the MicrosoftBrandStore at Amazon.in; pre-booking starts December 17 December 12, 2014, India: Microsoft today launched the most affordable smartphone 4G device in India, the Nokia Lumia 638, with Windows Phone 8.1. The powerful Lumia smartphone is equipped with a quad-core processor and a 1GB RAM to enable superfast processing. The device has a ClearBlack 4.5" LCD screen with TrueColor and capacitive multi-point touch. The Lumia 638 will retail exclusively on the newly launched Microsoft Brand Store at Amazon.inat a best buy price of INR 8,299/-. The device will be available for pre-booking from December 17 on www.amazon.in/microsoft.

Sony to Show Off Clip-On Smart Glasses at CES
December 17, 2014
Sony today released details of a clip-on wearable that turns your glasses into a smart device. The gadget-an attachable Single-Lens Display Module-comes with a control board, OLED microdisplay, and optical unit, transforming your favorite shades into a Google Glass-like headset.

Analogix Ships Over One Billion DisplayPort Devices
December 17, 2014
Calif., Dec. 17 -- Analogix Semiconductor, Inc., has announced that it has now shipped more than 1 billion DisplayPort devices into the consumer electronics market. This important milestone underscores Analogix's leadership in DisplayPort technology, which enables smartphones, tablets and notebooks to connect with the latest high-resolution TVs, projectors and monitors.

LG readies 55-inch 8K TV, and new quantum dot 4K display technology
December 16, 2014
This year it was 4K - next year, it's looking like it'll be 8K and quantum dots. At CES 2015 - now less than a month away! - LG says it will show off a 55-inch 8K TV, and a 4K TV that uses quantum dots to improve image quality and color saturation. In both cases, we are talking about IPS LCD panels, rather than OLED technology, which should mean that both the 4K and 8K displays are reasonably priced. The 8K display is also notable because it's small - with a diagonal of 55 inches, this thing not only has an incredibly high resolution for a TV (160 PPI), but it will actually fit in most households, unlike the 85- and 98-inch 8K TVs that we've seen previously.

Renault working on basic small hatchback concept
December 12, 2014
Renault has created a secret concept that points to the future of its small car range, but it is unlikely ever to make it out of Renault's innovation centre in Paris


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