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MediaTek and Japan Display Introduce Mobile 120Hz Display Technology
July 26, 2014
MediaTek unveiled the latest technology that enables 120Hz display on mobile devices. According to a company release, the product is made possible by combining Japan Display's panel technology with MediaTek System on Chip's (SoC) processing capabilities.

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. Names Brian O'Donnelly as New President & CEO
July 25, 2014
FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A. Inc. (FEUS) has announced that Dr. Brian O'Donnelly has just been appointed President and CEO of the state-of-the-art manufacturing company. In this position, he is responsible for the U.S. semiconductor-based Electronic Materials businesses comprising advanced photolithography products, polyimides, formulated products, Thin Film Precursors, and CMP slurries through the FEUS subsidiary, Fujifilm Planar Solutions. FEUS has its manufacturing operations and product development in North Kingstown RI and Mesa, AZ as well as a broad U.S. distribution network. Brian O'Donnelly named new President and CEO of FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Experimental display adjusts itself for glasses-free viewing
July 24, 2014
Hate reaching for your glasses every time you need to read something on your phone, tablet, or computer? You may not have to in the future, thanks to a display that corrects itself according to your prescription.

Acer B326HUL
July 22, 2014
When it comes to desktop monitors, size matters, especially if you need to view multiple applications at the same time. With the Acer B326HUL ($899.99), you get a sprawling32 inches of screen real estate and the deep, dark blacks that are the hallmark of Vertical Alignment (VA) panel technology. While not as pricey as our Editors' Choice for big-screen professional-grade monitors, the Lenovo LT3053P, the B326HUL is still fairly expensive, but in return you get a nice array of I/O ports, solid gray-scale reproduction, and an ergonomic stand. The WQHD (2,560-by-1,440) panel offers a sharp, highly detailed picture with good viewing angles, but it's out-of-the-box color accuracy could be better. Support for MHL connectivity would also be welcome.

Sony's Resurrected Walkman Making Waves
July 21, 2014
The company that popularized the portable music player nearly four decades ago is back in the game with a new "Walkman." Sony's new NWZ-ZX1 won't play cassettes like the original Walkman introduced in 1979, but unlike other digital music players like Apple's iPod, it is a bit of a throwback in terms of its bulky dimensions and relatively hefty weight.

WATCH THE ROAD; New head-up displays could change views for drivers and the industry
July 21, 2014
Head-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how drivers see the road. Continental AG says it has lined up a production contract to supply its new HUD technology for an unnamed customer in 2017. The German supplier will market its technology as a safety device, said Eelco Spoelder, chief of Continental's instrumentation and driver HMI division. HMI stands for human machine interface.

Samsung announces new TV commercial for Galaxy Tab S
July 11, 2014
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced the third Galaxy Tab S TV commercial, created to demonstrate the display power and unrivaled viewing experience of Samsung’s latest tablet. The new commercial, directed by world famous film and television director Jake Scott, brings his creative eye to the Galaxy Tab S campaign to showcase how the device has redefined the tablet viewing experience for consumers. The third installment in Samsung’s new tablet commercial series puts the Galaxy Tab S’s industry-leading display to the test, showing side-by-side comparisons of a wide range of images on the device’s Super AMOLED screen next to traditional LCD screens. These bring the extraordinary Super AMOLED technology to life, resulting in more immersive and breathtaking visual experience.

Manufacturers turning away from OLED TVs
July 04, 2014
OLED televisions, which were once expected to become the mainstream successor to LCD TVs are losing favor among TV manufacturers, as high costs take their toll and models using liquid crystal displays decline in price and improve in quality.

AOC i2272PWHUT Monitor
July 04, 2014
AOC's latest monitor is certified for Windows 8 Windows 8 runs perfectly on a non-touchscreen-enabled PC but it's also a known fact the new Windows 8 user interface is created to make the operating system more touch friendly. Aiding the purpose of Windows 8 is AOC's latest i2272PWHUT monitor. This 21.5-inch monitor is touchscreen-enabled and is certified to enhance the Windows 8 experience. Design-wise, the AOC monitor is all plastic with a glossy back and thick bezel surrounding the display. The controls are placed on the front bottom while a pull out stand and ports are placed at the back. As far as input goes, the monitor is equipped with two HDMI ports, a VGA port, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and audio in and out jacks. The monitor also comes with a 720p webcam, mic and built-in speakers. Setting the monitor up is easy and the pull out stand allows the user to tilt the screen from 15 degrees to 57 degrees. The two HDMI ports support MHL, a technology standard allowing users to enjoy content directly from a MHL-supported smartphone or a tablet. As for the performance, we were quite happy with the monitor.

LG Ultra HDTVs, Smart TVs Take Center Stage at 'Imagine Park' Cable Show Innovation Pavilion
April 30, 2014
/3BL Media/ - As creativity, technology, pop culture and environmental sustainability collide here this week at The Cable Show 2014, dozens of Ultra High-Definition TVs, Smart TVs and LED Monitors from LG Electronics are taking center stage at "Imagine Park," the massive trade show's centerpiece exhibit. Helping The Cable Show "go green" are LG's ENERGY STAR® certified LED TVs and monitors provided by LG Electronics USA, showing that you don't have to sacrifice performance or style to save energy and fight climate change. This follows on the heels of the National Association of Broadcasters' convention earlier this month in Las Vegas where LG ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2014 TVs were on display throughout the trade show. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence.


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