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Geak Android smartwatches 'last a week or more' between charges
October 31, 2014
29 October 2014 One of China's leading tech firms has unveiled two Android-powered smartwatches that it says can last about a week between charges. That represents a substantial gain on alternatives that can struggle to run longer than a day. The Geak Watch 2 models achieve the feat by using a hybrid screen that switches between a "high definition" LCD colour display and a "standby mode" battery-saving e-ink one.

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset first look: Gadget Watch
October 29, 2014
Back in the mid-1990s, there was a wave of excitement around virtual reality. In Japan, video game maker Nintendo went so far as to release a virtual reality game system known as the Virtual Boy. Unfortunately, the conclusion from many was the technology of the day was not quite ready to produce the sorts of immersive experiences consumers expected. In the case of the Virtual Boy, the entire display was rendered in red and black lines. The low-resolution graphics of the day meant users were faced with a blocky and laggy virtual world that quickly induced headaches. The state of flat-screen LCD (liquid crystal display) technology at the time allowed the keen observer to count the number of pixels in front of them.

eMagin Announces Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Award to Develop Advanced OLED Microdisplays
October 29, 2014
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies previously announced on October 9, 2014 a total of $6.8 million in new R&D contract awards. Today eMagin announces that $6.45 million of that total is a contract to develop and produce an ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplay at a low unit cost. This Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology (DMS&T) award is funded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and logistics (USD AT&L) and will be administered by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Science and Technology (S& T) Division. The $6.45 million dollar contract will be executed over the next 30 months. The DMS&T program was established in FY08 to complement each military service's Man Tech program. The goal is to focus on cross-cutting defense manufacturing needs, those that go beyond the ability of a single service to address, and to stimulate the early development of manufacturing processes and enterprise business practices concurrent with S& T development to achieve the largest cost-effective impact.

Apical Launches Assertive Display 4 Featuring Dynamic Content Adaptation; New Version of Display Management Core Improves Display Performance and Power Consumption on Mobile Devices
October 29, 2014
Apical Ltd.today announced the launch of the latest version of its advanced display management core: Assertive Display 4 featuring Dynamic Content Adaptation. Assertive Display enables mobile device manufacturers to deliver a high-quality viewing experience, even in bright sunshine, and enables dramatic reductions in display power consumption. It goes beyond traditional backlight control to render the display adaptive to its environment, just as the human eye adjusts to different conditions. With the addition of Dynamic Content Adaptation, Apical is expanding Assertive Display's capabilities by enabling the actual video content, in addition to ambient light, to add intelligent control to the display performance. The result: improved power consumption and display quality for TV and movie streaming on mobile devices.

LG Electronics '4K Digital Cinema' Monitor Maximizes Detail For Digital Imaging Pros; U.S. Debut at PhotoPlus Expo Expands LG's Monitor Portfolio, Including New Premium Curved and Flat 21:9 Models
October 29, 2014
 LG Electronics has launched its new "Digital Cinema 4K Monitor," a professional-grade yet affordable desktop display that delivers the intense detail and color accuracy demanded by today's photo, video and graphic design professionals. The LG Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (model 31MU97) debuts today at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York (LG Booth #1261). The new 4K model, available nationwide this week, expands LG's premium monitor portfolio, which includes innovative new curved and flat 21:9 "UltraWide" models - all presenting a host of versatile options for imaging professionals of all types and levels. "LG may be better known for innovative larger TV screen technology, but we are committed to bringing the same display experience to smaller sizes as well," said David VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA. "As 4K imaging technology continues to advance and gain traction in the market, photographers, videographers and graphic design professionals will increasingly need equipment that is up to the task of delivering the clearest and most detailed images. With LG's Digital Cinema 4K Monitor, these professionals will be able to create their best work."

HP Sprout is a $1,900 PC from the future with a built-in projector and 3D scanner
October 29, 2014
While Microsoft is working on bringing multi-gesture support to its forthcoming operating system Windows 10, HP has got something bigger in mind. As hinted last week, the company has launched Sprout, a 23-inch computer that completely ditches the mouse and keyboard in favor of a built-in projector called "Illuminator", and multi-touch capacitive touch for an immersive experience that reminds us of Minority Report. Priced at $1899.99, the computer is available to buy in the starting today.

UAE Smartphone Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019
October 29, 2014
Over the last few years, mobile phones have evolved from a device used for making calls or sending SMS to a smartphone designed for functions as diverse as accessing internet on-the-go and playing games. With rapid advancements in the field of mobile technology, the adoption of smartphones has been increasing at a faster pace across major global market. Mirroring the same trend, the smartphone market in the UAE is also growing with significant rise in demand over the past five years. Global mobile giants like Samsung. HTC and Nokia are coming up with a wide range of smartphones at significantly lower prices. As a result, mobile users are increasingly switching to high-end smartphones with smart features. Ever since the launch of high speed data services in the country, mobile phone users in the UAE are demanding for internet on-the-go features, which has largely driven smartphones sales in the country. Other major factors driving smartphone sales in the UAE include higher disposable income and changing lifestyle of consumers.

Panasonic Launches Its Most Powerful And Flexible Rugged Androidâ,,¢ Tablet FZ-B2; Latest Toughpad completes the Panasonic 7â(EURO) rugged tablet family suitable for any mobile worker in any business and any industry
October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 BRACKNELL, UK. - Panasonic today launched its most powerful and flexible Android(TM) business tablet with the introduction of the 7" display, rugged Toughpad FZ-B2. With its extreme battery life, brilliant daylight clear display and flexible business configuration options, the Toughpad FZ-B2 is the perfect work tool for mobile workers using light applications or businesses taking advantage of open source operating systems.

Fitbit Announces Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge - 3 New Fitness Trackers for Everyday, Active and Performance Consumers
October 29, 2014
Powerful lineup features continuous, automatic heart rate tracking; GPS; smartwatch functionality; plus all day activity and automatic sleep tracking Fitbit, Inc., the market leader in the fast-growing Connected Health and Fitness category, today unveiled three new activity and sleep-tracking products: Fitbit Charge™, Fitbit Charge HR™ and Fitbit Surge™. Continuing its mission to inspire people to lead healthier, more active lives, Fitbit extends its award-winning line with innovative devices to help a range of consumers reach their health and fitness goals:

Q3 2014 Intevac Inc Earnings Call - Final
October 27, 2014
Corporate Participants * Claire McAdams Intevac Inc - IR * Wendell Blonigan Intevac Inc - President and CEO * Charlie Eddy Intevac Inc - Interim CFO Conference Call Participants * Brett Piira B. Riley & Company - Analyst * Mark Miller Noble Financial Group - Analyst * Rich Kugele Needham & Company - Analyst * Nehal Chokshi Maxim Group - Analyst Presentation


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