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Editorial: Future Flight
October 31, 2014
The aerospace industry is constantly looking for ways to cut costs on passenger aircraft and the latest experiment could be a preview of what flights will be like a few years from now, and its based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). OLEDs are a combination of advanced materials that give out their own light when activated by electricity. Unlike LCD and plasma displays, they do not need a backlight, so they use less energy and can be much thinner than other displays, while also providing a higher contrast. Currently, the focus is on wallpapering them on rooms, effectively turning the walls into lights. That could also revolutionise aircraft design by creating full length screens instead of windows on aircraft. The concept of the windowless plane is being tested at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) in England that works with companies to develop new products. It imagines how large, hi-definition, ultra-thin and lightweight displays could form the inside of the fuselage, displaying images of the exterior from cameras mounted on the plane's exterior.

MagnaChip to Provide LG Display with Ultra HDTV Display Driver ICs
October 31, 2014
MagnaChip Semiconductor reported that the company is now supplying LG Display with display panel driver ICs for Ultra HDTVs. According to a release from the company, MagnaChip continuously strives to develop optimized display panel driver ICs in an effort to stay ahead of the ever advancing television technologies such as HDTV and Full HDTV.

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.

-IHS Announces Agreement to Acquire DisplaySearch, a Leader in Display Market Research, and Solarbuzz, a Top Researcher in Solar Industry
October 31, 2014
ENP Newswire - 31 October 2014 Release date- 28102014 - ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the DisplaySearch and Solarbuzz businesses of The NPD Group, Inc., one of the world's foremost market research companies.

LG G3: One of the best smartphones in the Android world
October 31, 2014
Dubai: The first thing you notice when holding LG’s G3 in your hand is the QHD (Quad High Definition) display. LG which has improved a number of features on the G3 from the G2, is the first branded smartphone to have QHD display (2K) and laser autofocus system. The display is quite sharp with 3.68 million pixels compared to 2.07 million on Full HD displays.

Intevac Names James P. Moniz as Chief Financial Officer
October 30, 2014
Intevac, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVAC) today announced that Mr. James P. Moniz will join the Company on November 3, 2014. Mr. Moniz will succeed Mr. Charles Eddy as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary on November 12, 2014, after which Mr. Eddy will continue with the Company as needed to assist Mr. Moniz and assure a smooth transition.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Tells Consumers to Be on Lookout for LCD Settlement Checks
October 30, 2014
The West Virginia Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced that West Virginia consumers who filed valid claims related to the purchase of liquid crystal display (LCD) laptops, monitors, and TVs should be on the lookout for settlement checks stemming from an antitrust price-fixing lawsuit that was resolved in 2012.

Fitbit Announces Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge - 3 New Fitness Trackers for Everyday, Active and Performance Consumers
October 30, 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 Chargeâ„¢, Fitbit Charge HRâ„¢ and Fitbit Surgeâ„¢. 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: â•Fitbit Charge - a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist for people who want to step up their everyday activities to improve their overall health â•Fitbit Charge HR - an advanced tracker that delivers continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate, Caller ID and all-day activity tracking for active users: regular exercisers looking to push their fitness further â•Fitbit Surge - a sleek Fitness Super Watch that offers the best of GPS, continuous wrist-based heart rate, all-day fitness tracking, and smartwatch functionality in one device, for people dedicated to reaching their peak performance "Our mission has always been to deliver innovation through exceptional, wearable design in a way that empowers consumers with greater knowledge of their overall health," said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit. "That being said, we understand that everyone's approach to fitness is different.

Why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen
October 29, 2014
Over the last six months, we've seen plenty of rumors batted around back and forth between various sources claiming that Apple would debut the iPhone 6 with a sapphire screen. There was also another camp that claimed such a display was years in the future if it ever happened at all. The "nays" obviously won the day in this case, and with Apple's sapphire partner - GT Advanced Technologies - now in bankruptcy, it's not clear what will happen to the company's supply of sapphire screens for its Touch ID fingerprint scanners, much less any hope of adopting the tech for other purposes. Now, Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate has dumped more fuel on the fire by arguing that not only is sapphire years away, but even if it was available you wouldn't want to use it.

Interactive window display The future of vm
October 28, 2014
Indian shopping and retail management technology is ready to leapfrog in the coming years, especially with the increasing usage of mobile, smart phones and interactive displays. The Indian market is making a slow but gradual move towards technical advancement in the organised retail sector. "Indian shopping and retail management technology is ready to leapfrog in the coming three years, especially with the increasing usage of mobile, smart phones and interactive displays. The tech-savvy retailers would upgrade to use the latest in technology to get an edge in marketing their products and operating costs effectively," according to Anand J Mehta, Director for retail for Asia Pacific at Motorola Solutions Singapore.


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