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Obama signs law allowing regulatory e-labels for smartphones, wearables
November 28, 2014
President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday the E-Label Act that will make it easier for vendors to display regulatory approvals electronically rather than etch them physically on the exterior of the device.

Apple may have Hon Hai make new displays
November 28, 2014
Apple is reportedly enlisting Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology, to produce sapphire displays for the company's next flagship mobile devices. Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn Technology outside Taiwan, is a contract manufacturer for iPhone. Mainlandbased China Economic Weekly on Thursday reported that Hon Hai plans to build a factory in Zhengzhou, Henan province, to manufacture touchscreens for iPhones. The news prompted speculations that the factory in Henan will manufacture transparent body and sapphire screens for the smartphones.

US court turns down Motorola's price-fixing appeal
November 27, 2014
On Wednesday, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected the price-fixing appeal filed by Motorola Mobility. The appeal chiefly underscored Motorola's attempts to sue several Asian electronics suppliers under US antitrust law over price-fixing allegations.

CyberOptics Features Advanced Airborne Particle Sensor Technology At SEMICON Japan
November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014: CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will demonstrate its wireless measurement devices for chamber gapping, leveling, wafer handoff teaching, vibration and airborne particle measurement, at SEMICON Japan in Booth #4013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Dec., 3-5, 2014.

U.S. court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal
November 27, 2014
- A federal appeals court rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's bid to sue several Asian suppliers under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. Wednesday's decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago may lessen protections against inflated prices for U.S. consumers who buy cellphones, computers and other products whose components are made outside the country.

Pay and display meters taken out of service to encourage people to pay on their mobiles
November 27, 2014
A new trial to encourage the use of mobile phone payment for parking could spell the beginning of the end of the humble parking meter. Brighton and Hove City Council will take 34 pay-and-display meters out of service on Monday to encourage drivers to use alternative methods of payment.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Navy Issues Solicitation for "Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Advanced Tactical Display Center Flat Panel Display"
November 26, 2014
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command Officer has issued requirement for "Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System Advanced Tactical Display Center Flat Panel Display."

How to Buy an HDTV
November 25, 2014
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.

Audi's Prologue concept car driven
November 24, 2014
We drive Audi's LA motor show concept car, which is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 engine and will inform the next generation of Ingolstadt's model range Audi describes its new Prologue concept car as a rolling blueprint for its future model line-up under new design boss Marc Lichte. He's the man credited with championing the clean and technical styling treatment of many of parent company Volkswagen's latest models, including the latest Golf and Passat. Created in a development program that began back in April - shortly after Lichte's arrival in Ingolstadt - the sleek two-door coupé provides clues to the mechanical layout set to be adopted by the German car maker's upmarket offerings some two years from now.

Character Generators: Storytelling with On-Air Graphics
November 15, 2014
Broadcast graphics solution providers must take a world of complex events and technology and make it simple and powerful for the viewer and the broadcaster. TV graphics and branding have never been more important, as broadcasters strive to enhance their on-air look, differentiate their brand, explain complicated news stories, and ultimately attract, inform, and retain more viewers and strengthen return on investment (RoI). Market factors such as multiple format and delivery options, the push toward high definition (HD) newscasts, and the need for graphics that can be delivered to dual standard/HD audience, present challenges to broadcasters looking forward to add sophisticated graphics to their live-event programming. Add to this, with the desire to maximize efficiency, control costs, and guarantee a consistent level of quality, today's broadcasters are compelled to analyze a much bigger picture when looking to upgrade their graphics capabilities. With the proliferation of broadcast channels in India in recent years, it has become crucial to ensure that a station is differentiated by its look and intrinsic brand identity. With the explosion of TV channels across India, there has been an increase in the level of sophistication needed from a graphics solution particularly where simultaneous, multilingual capabilities are required. Harris graphics solutions allowed broadcasters to support their different formats while simultaneously supporting graphics in different languages.


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