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Martian Notifier smartwatch review: True to its name
November 26, 2014
New smartwatches are bringing innovative features and functionality but one of the basics that each of them focuses on is notifications. The smartwatch essentially started as an extension of the smartphone making notifications easily accessible. Not everyone needs fitness trackers or music players or wrist cameras on their watches. Also, a large number of users want their smartwatch to look more like a watch than anything else. US based company Martian Watches introduced the Martian Notifier to target users who want their smartwatch to look like a conventional analog time piece and still fetch notifications from their smartphone. We try to find out if it's worth a buy, in our review. Design

Indian American scientist develops path to brighter LCD displays
November 25, 2014
Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed a polarising filter that can result in mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.

New Polarising Filter Developed By Indian-Origin Scientist To Make LCD Displays Better
November 25, 2014
Photographers and scientists will benefit a lot from this technology in shooting pictures and scientific observations, respectively. Tuesday, November 25, 2014: An Indian-American scientist led a researchers' team and developed a polarising filter which will impact mobile phone displays for better. This display can last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras will also be capable to click pictures in lesser light.

SnapJet is a wireless instant film printer for your smartphone snaps
November 25, 2014
SnapJet is a new smartphone accessory printing companion that has just hit Kickstarter, it is seeking $155,000 in funding. If the goal is achieved backers would be rewarded with an open-source instant film printer that can print directly from their smartphone. The project intends to go from concept to production by this time next year.

TigerLogic Launches Postano® Platform 2.6; Offers Innovative Moderation Interface, Integrates New Social Streams and Visualizations To Seamlessly Amplify Brands' User-Generated Content Campaigns
November 24, 2014
 TigerLogic Corporation(Nasdaq: TIGR), a leading provider of solutions that help companies improve social media engagement by unlocking the power of data, today announced Postano 2.6, a significant update to itsPostanoplatform. The new version includes improvements in speed and curation workflow, new social network integrations and multiple new visualization formats. Postano 2.6 is the most intuitive platform to easily find and approve user-generated content across multiple social networks. New features include expanded team moderation options so that multiple team members can now curate content at the same time, a new slideshow approval view and an optimized experience for the iPad.

TFT-LCD Industry 2015 Forecasts (Global, China) Not So Bright
November 24, 2014
RnRMarketResearch.com adds Global and China TFT-LCD Industry Report, 2014-2015 market research to the electronics intelligence and data collection of its online library. This research says the TFT-LCD industry touched the bottom in 2011, then has warmed up slowly since 2012 and is expected to reach its peak in early 2015, but it will fall into another lengthy decline stage by 2016. Complete report is available athttp://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/global-and-china-tft-lcd-industry-report-2014-2015-market-report.html. After the TFT-LCD industry slumped, TFT-LCD vendors in different countries chose varying countermeasures. South Korean vendors represented by Samsung strived to explore the OLED field. In Japan, Sharp transferred to be a small and medium-sized panel vendor, produced mobile phone panels with 8.5-generation lines and vigorously developed IGZO technology. Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba set up a joint venture -- Japan Display (referred to as JDI) to develop LTPS technology. Taiwanese vendors developed 4K HD technology. Chinese mainland vendors promoted the construction of new production lines at low costs aggressively. As a result, Chinese mainland vendors are the most notable winners, followed by Taiwanese and Japanese counterparts, while Samsung is the biggest loser.

-Spectacular growth for OLED displays
November 24, 2014
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and smart-phone/tablet screens are going to have spectacular growth rates over the next few years says a new study into their adoption by viewers and users. Analysts from Infiniti Research/TechNavio say that the global OLED display market will grow at a CAGR of 36.7 percent in the period to 2018.

'Foxconn, Innolux to build new USD 2.8 bln 6G facilities'
November 24, 2014
DMASIA- Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Electronics and Innolux will together invest USD 2.8 billion to construct new 6G facilities in Taiwan, geared at producing LTPS technology for high-end smartphones, Digitimes reported. No financial details were disclosed about how much each company will put in the facilities. The line is expected to go into production in April 2016 with monthly production initially reaching 24,000 substrates. According to Innolux, the new 6G facilities are expected to generate an annual output value of TWD 80 billion. Overall, Innolux estimates the investment will reach between TWD 80-90 billion, with front-end TFT production investmens valued at TWD 70 billion. Back-end production facilities costs might bring the total investment to TWD 100 billion. Foxconn chairman Terry Gou said the new facilities will employ 2,000. The facilities will be used to meet specialised client demand, Innolux said. Numerous reports in Taiwan and China say one client is Apple. Innolux noted that it currently holds a 22 percent share in the global TV panel market, in the lead with Samsung Display. Innolux also holds a 22 pecent share in LCD monitor panel shipments, behind LG Display's 24 percent. For smartphone panel applications, Innolux holds an 8 percent share behind Samsung's 14 percent share and Sharp's 10 percent.

New polariser for more efficient LCD displays
November 24, 2014
New York, Nov. 24 -- Research led by an Indian-origin engineer has led to a polarising filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.

Rapid growth leads ImmersiON-VRelia to expand offices at home and abroad
November 17, 2014
ImmersiON-VRelia, the premier innovator in the HMD virtual reality sector, announced today that in order to meet rising demand, it has expanded its Redwood City headquarters and simultaneously opened European offices in Murcia, Spain.


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