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Catching up with the times
November 24, 2014
SINGAPORE - At first glance, it is easy to mistake LG's latest smart watch as a conventional watch - and that is one of its biggest strengths. Released in the middle of this month, the G Watch R (R to stand for "round"), which comes only in black, sports a 100 per cent stainless steel frame, with a 1.3-inch round plastic OLED display and genuine leather 22mm straps that can be replaced with standard straps from watch shops for a different look. The classic side crown gives it a more regal look and LG said the design was derived from thousands of sketches. At a time when smart watches are still trying to find a foothold in the mass market, beyond reaching out to early adopters, it appears that LG has received the message that appearance matters: The typical smart watch, including the G Watch R's predecessor - the G watch - and its rectangular display may look too "techie" for the mainstream user. While LG is not the first to have a rounded smart watch (Motorola's Moto 360 has a round watch face), its move towards a more classic watch design is highly commendable.

Nexus 6 vs Moto X (2nd gen): Should you really spend that Rs 12,000 more?
November 23, 2014
Google Nexus 6 and Moto X (2nd gen) are both made by Motorola and share an 'almost similar' spec sheet. But the former is priced at Rs 43,999 while the later is available at Rs 31,999. Of course, at Rs 12,000 more, the Nexus 6 offers better display, 4K camera, a better CPU, more RAM and a bit more here and there. But does it make sense for a regular user to spend Rs 12,000 more for the new Nexus smartphone? Yes, but only, if you can unleash the true potential of the Nexus 6. If you are one of those buyers who just like boasting about specs and not using it in reality, then it makes very little sense in buying the Nexus 6. Here is why

Global Electronic Shelf Labels market to grow at a CAGR of 34.34 percent by 2019.
November 22, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Illinois ndash; United States ndash; November 212014 (PR Buzz):Global ESL Market 2015-2019nbsp;is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack.nbsp;An electronic shelf label or ESL is a system used by retailers to display product price and information on the shelves. They are typically attached to the front edge of a retail shelf and use a liquid crystal display or similar technology to display the product information. The product price displayed on an ESL is automatically updated whenever a price is changed. The analysts forecast the Global Electronic Shelf Labels market to grow at a CAGR of 34.34 percent in terms of revenue during the period 2014-2019.

ITE-Samsung Tech Hub opens to provide real-world training for students
November 21, 2014
SINGAPORE: The ITE-Samsung Tech Hub was officially opened on Friday (Nov 21), and it aims to prepare Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students in relevant courses for careers in the mobile and display technology industries. It was opened by Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information Sim Ann. The Tech Hub, located at ITE College East, consists of a Display Solutions Centre that showcases various emerging display technologies, and a Mobile Service Centre that trains students in mobile device technical support and customer service by simulating Samsung's customer service environment. The current batch of ITE College East students enrolled in Nitec in Electronics (Mobile Devices) and Nitec in Electronics (Display Technology) are now taking lessons at the new hub. To enrich their hands-on experience, 52 students in Nitec in Electronics (Mobile Devices) are also undergoing an eight-week joint certification programme that focuses on technical training and product knowledge of the latest Samsung smartphones and tablets. It hub also aims to improve the employability of ITE students, and is part of the ITE-Samsung Industry Project Programme, which also includes industrial attachment opportunities and scholarships. "We focus on empowering students with both broad and deep skills that prepare them for the real world in industry," said ITE's director and CEO Bruce Poh. 

Acnodes Corporation's Newest Haswell-Based Industrial Panel PC Series
November 21, 2014
Acnodes Corporation’s newest industrial Panel PC series, the PC58XX, is now available with 15, 17, 21.5, or 24 inches LCD screens with projected capacitive or 5-wire resistive touch screen options. Based on Intel’s most powerful Haswell 4th generation Core i3 / i5 processor with H81 chipset, the PC58XX line delivers extraordinary computing performance while consuming low amount of power. The PC58XX series includes one on board DDR3 SO-DIMM socket for a maximum of 16GB system memory and one 2.5 in. SATA Hard Disk Drive (option for 3.5 in. HDD for PC5822 and 5824) along with dual Ethernet, five COM ports, six USB ports, two full-size mini PCI-E slots, a VGA and a HDMI port to accommodate a wide range of connectivity requirements.

Tips for improved targeting
November 21, 2014
For a display ad to be successful, it has to be personalised and speak to a specific person like a potential buyer, with a specific need, at a specific point in his or her buyer journey. Put another way, your ad has to be relevant...

Canatu Study Reveals: Flexible Touch Improves User Experience in Wearable Products.
November 21, 2014
  Helsinki (PRWEB UK) 21 November 2014         According to the recent study done by Canatu, 98% of the respondents think that wearable technology markets will experience a significant growth during the coming years. Reasons for the growth are         * Current material and technology development makes it available, easy and affordable to consumers     * Electronics are getting smaller, more powerful and energy efficient           * Technology allows less invasive devices that help people accomplish tasks either for fun, fashion or practical matters     * Expansion of Internet of Things           * Market hype         The study finds that more than half of the respondents (63%) think the main motivation for consumers to buy wearable devices is the development of new applications enabled by wearable devices, as well as new kinds of product designs adapting to different forms and the ability of wearable devices to connect with other electronic devices.     According to the study, the main technological challenges to overcome before truly wearable electronics can hit the markets are related to battery (30%), user interface (16%), applications (14%) and display technologies (12%).

Audi Prologue Show Car - Launching into New Design Era
November 19, 2014
Nov. 19 -- Germany-based Audi AG issued the following news release: * Audi shows the benchmark of future design language in Los Angeles * Head of Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: "Perfect showcase of Audi DNA" * Head of Design Marc Lichte: "A foretaste of the future of Audi" Audi is launching into a new design era: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Marc Lichte, Head of Design, is presenting the Audi prologue concept car. Lichte is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupe. "When he moved to Audi, Marc Lichte launched a design offensive," says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Development, who brought him to Ingolstadt in 2014. "His clear philosophy and precise understanding of Audi DNA let him develop a design strategy that is opening up entirely new perspectives for us. It is progressive and highly emotional; it expresses the technological competence and quality claim of the brand perfectly. The Audi prologue is its first proponent - it is a 'signature car' for Audi."

HOT TOOL COLD INSERT (HTCI) Series 4500
November 13, 2014
The Trinetics Model 4500 is a state of the art HOT TOOL – COLD INSERT (HTCI) machine. It incorporates a rapid cycle time servo linear actuator that provides economical, highly accurate and repeatable performance. The machines are delivered ready for plug and play/operation or that have been customized to meet the users operationally specific requirements. This Machine is designed for ease of maintenance with simple and minimum set up procedures. For example, three dimensional XYZ adjustment for insert placement is pre-programmed into an HMI (operator touch panel) that interfaces with a servo controlled positioning table and servo linear slide. This electronic coupling process insures that the Model 4500 is of a high accuracy and tight tolerance positioning device.

MAKING CAD IMMERSIVE
November 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Here's technology that helps transform 2D CAD designs into the third dimension. No matter how a 3D model is sliced in computer-aided design (CAD), it appears flat, whether on a computer screen, mobile device display, humongous flat-screen TV, or projection on a wall. Immersive virtual reality (VR) software changes that by making those models "pop out" from the world of flat, making them appear as in the physical world. CAD packages often include tools for generating animated simulations of the 3D geometry being designed. These tools generally have simple functionality, best suited for simple presentations. VR development soft- ware creates more complex simulations and has more-advanced features for modifying animations. The software also optimizes the running of those animations, resulting in more fluid simulations of reality. Last, explains Mark Cheben, marketing manager for EON Reality (eonreaIify.com), VR development software typically works in real time. True, CAr and many visualization products "can render animation, but only if it's pre-rendered and the product includes a simulation engine rather than a game engine shoehorned into simulation." In creating VR environments, solid geometries files created in CAD are first imported into VR software.


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