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Amazon's new high-end Kindle beats hardcovers; State of the Art
October 21, 2014
FULL TEXT Amazon's Kindle is a tech-industry miracle. That sounds over-the-top; it's not. In 2007, when the company first unveiled its e-reader, the device was an expensive ugly duckling whose future looked marginal at best. The first Kindle, which sold for $400 and was made by a company that had no track record in hardware, had a lot to overcome: the reluctance of the book industry to change its business model; the sentimentality of readers for the printed book; and its egregious industrial design, which looked like the product of the Soviet space program. Worst of all, the Kindle was a dedicated machine. Its only purpose was to let you read books that you purchased from Amazon's online store. In the age of smartphones and apps, when a single phone does just about everything, most dedicated devices have had a rough ride. Sales of digital cameras have crashed because their functions were eaten by phones.

ScreenBeam Mini2 Shatters Price, Performance, And Size Barriers For Wireless Display Technology
October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014: Actiontec Electronics today introduced its new ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Receiver-a tiny HDMI adapter that gives people unlimited freedom to beam their screen-entertainment, apps, games, and more-from mobile devices to HD displays. The new mini receiver takes many of the same features of Actiontec's award-winning, market leading ScreenBeam Pro platform, and squeezes them into a tiny form factor perfect for connecting to today's flat-screen TVs, and at a groundbreaking low price.

Allied Market Releases Organic Electronics Market Report
October 20, 2014
Allied Market Research reported that according to its new report titled, "Global Organic Electronics Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the global organic electronics (OE) market would reach $79.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 29.5 percent during 2014 - 2020.

Organic Electronics Market is Expected to Reach $79.6 Billion, Global, by 2020 - Allied Market Research
October 18, 2014
Portland, OR, October 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Organic Electronics Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020," the global organic electronics (OE) market would reach $79.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 29.5% during 2014 - 2020. Organic displays are the largest revenue source for the organic electronics market, accounting to nearly 2/3 of the market. OLED displays, which find application in laptops, tablets and TV sets, hold a lion's share in the global organic electronics displays market. Asia Pacific generates about 63.5% of the revenue for the global market due to the fact that Asia Pacific is home for almost 3/4th of the global electronics manufacturing industry, which is the primary application area for organic electronics. To View the report, visit the website at http://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/printed-organic-and-flexible-electronics-market

ImmersiON-VRelia to unveil immersive space experience at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House
October 17, 2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, announced today that it will exhibit at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees.

ImmersiON-VRelia space exploration experience on GO Head Mounted Display at 75th Anniversary Open House
October 17, 2014
FULL TEXT Tweet MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD Virtual Reality sector, will exhibit at NASA's 75th Anniversary Open House. The event, set for October 18, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., is expected to draw approximately 120,000 attendees.

Ricoh WG-4
October 14, 2014
The Ricoh WG-4 ($329.95) is a minor upgrade to the previous model, the Pentax WG-3. Its design is largely unchanged, and it uses the same lens and 16-megapixel image sensor, but it does add a shutter priority shooting mode. The rugged camerahas a bright f/2 lens, is rated to go as deep as 45 feet underwater, and includes a macro light system around its lens for close-up shots. But it's not quite the equal of our Editors' Choice, the Olympus Tough TG-3, which is a little more expensive, but adds integrated Wi-Fi and GPS capability, and much quicker performance. Design and Features The WG-4 retains the wide form factor and metal faceplate used by previous WG cameras. It measures 2.5 by 4.9 by 1.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 8.1 ounces. Its lens is centered in its body, which isn't typical for a rugged compact camera. Most other models, like the Olympus Tough TG-850 (2.5 by 4.3 by 1.1 inches, 7.7 ounces) place the lens in the top corner of the body.

eMagin receives three new R&D contracts worth $6.8 million
October 13, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: eMagin Corporation, a manufacturer of OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies, has received three new R&D contracts totaling $6.8 million.

Blue LEDs make big splash in decade of practical use
October 10, 2014
Blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), developed and put into practical use by three Japanese researchers who were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, have drastically changed modern life through their use in lighting, TV sets with liquid crystal displays, smartphones and many other electronic devices.

Microsoft launches Chromecast rival --- $60 Wireless Display Adapter
September 24, 2014
In a new launch which challenges Google's $35-priced Chromecast HDMI-streaming dongle, Microsoft has recently announced its Wireless Display Adapter for Miracast screen streaming.


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