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Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset first look: Gadget Watch
October 29, 2014
Back in the mid-1990s, there was a wave of excitement around virtual reality. In Japan, video game maker Nintendo went so far as to release a virtual reality game system known as the Virtual Boy. Unfortunately, the conclusion from many was the technology of the day was not quite ready to produce the sorts of immersive experiences consumers expected. In the case of the Virtual Boy, the entire display was rendered in red and black lines. The low-resolution graphics of the day meant users were faced with a blocky and laggy virtual world that quickly induced headaches. The state of flat-screen LCD (liquid crystal display) technology at the time allowed the keen observer to count the number of pixels in front of them.

HP Sprout is a $1,900 PC from the future with a built-in projector and 3D scanner
October 29, 2014
While Microsoft is working on bringing multi-gesture support to its forthcoming operating system Windows 10, HP has got something bigger in mind. As hinted last week, the company has launched Sprout, a 23-inch computer that completely ditches the mouse and keyboard in favor of a built-in projector called "Illuminator", and multi-touch capacitive touch for an immersive experience that reminds us of Minority Report. Priced at $1899.99, the computer is available to buy in the starting today.

LG Decides To Stop Production Of Plasma Display TVs
October 29, 2014
In a regulatory filing the company announced their decision which has been taken following a decline in demand for plasma display televisions.

Series of Events Mark the Return of Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Display to Palmdale Amphitheater
October 29, 2014
The city of Palmdale issued the following news release: The City of Palmdale and Point Man Antelope Valley will host the 5th annual display of the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for the Antelope Valley (AV Wall) from Thursday, Nov. 6 at 1 pm through Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 pm at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale.

IAB Report: Digital Ad Revenues Hit $23.1 Billion in First Half of 2014
October 29, 2014
Internet ad revenues climbed to an historic first half-year high of $23.1 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US. IAB said this marks a 15 percent rise over 2013's first-half ad revenues of $20.1 billion. Maintaining the positive trajectory, second quarter 2014 internet ad revenues rose to $11.7 billion, representing a 14 percent year-over-year increase, up from $10.3 billion in Q2 2013.

Merck researcher Ludwig Pohl inducted into Hall of Fame of German Research
October 29, 2014
Ludwig Pohl was a driving force of the development of liquid crystals and their application possibilities from the 1960s to the 1990s

Panasonic Launches Its Most Powerful And Flexible Rugged Androidâ,,¢ Tablet FZ-B2; Latest Toughpad completes the Panasonic 7â(EURO) rugged tablet family suitable for any mobile worker in any business and any industry
October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 BRACKNELL, UK. - Panasonic today launched its most powerful and flexible Android(TM) business tablet with the introduction of the 7" display, rugged Toughpad FZ-B2. With its extreme battery life, brilliant daylight clear display and flexible business configuration options, the Toughpad FZ-B2 is the perfect work tool for mobile workers using light applications or businesses taking advantage of open source operating systems.

"You have the perfect liberty to sell our shares and move on from tomorrow"- Rediff CEO
October 28, 2014
On the Rediff conference call held last week, Rediff Chairman and CEO Ajit Balakrishnan twice told Rajeev Arora, an investor, that he's free to sell his shares and move on. Balakrishnan was responding to a desperate query from Arora regarding Rediff's cash situation: the company has $12.5 million in cash and has reported losses of over $3 million in its last three quarters. Arora, who said he had been invested in Rediff for five years, pointed out that addressing the cash situation is a current (and) immediate need, questioned Rediff's ethical responsibility to shareholders, and whether a 10 year period isn't enough for the company to increase revenues. This was the third time on the conference call that the Rediff management was being asked about its cash situation: the first two times, MediaNama had asked the company about its plans, and how it intends to reduce operational expenditure and increase revenue, apart from questions about why its advertising revenues have declined year on year to $1.46 million from $1.88 million for the same quarter. Note that Rediff's fee based revenues, via its e-commerce marketplace Rediff Shopping, increased to $1.71 million, up from $1.31 million for the same quarter last year. The Q&A with MediaNama, followed by the Q&A with Rajiv Arora:

Japan eyeing global food processing market
October 28, 2014
Hanoi / Tokyo, Oct. 28 (ANI): Japan's Ajinomoto Group has been producing the famous 'umami' seasoning known as "Aji-no-moto" as well as a variety of seasonings and processed food products in 130 countries and regions. The company develops products to meet each country's taste and eating habits, which are sold under locally-adapted brand names.

Big unveil for Samsung, Apple begins Wednesday
September 02, 2014
While Apple may unveil larger phones, its biggest iPad and a move into wearables at an event in California next week, rival Samsung is first up to bat this week with what will likely be the latest of its big screen devices - the Galaxy Note 4. Press invitations to simultaneous launches on Wednesday in New York, Berlin and Beijing say "note the date," hinting that Samsung will display the fourth generation of the smartphone, which could include a 5.6 inch display, a new-look metallic back, improved screen resolution and a 16-megapixel camera.


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