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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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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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