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ViewSonic Launches VX63Smhl series of Multimedia Displays
July 21, 2014
India, July 21 -- ViewSonic has launched the VX63Smhl series of gaming and multimedia displays. Available in 22- and 23-inch sizes, the VX63Smhl series offers premium features, including native Full HD 1080p resolution, "frameless" bezel, ViewSonic's SuperClear IPS panel technology, versatile input options and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connectivity.

CEA: 2014 CE Factory Sales To Rise 2%
July 21, 2014
The growth is driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, according to "U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015," CEA's semiannual industry report.

LG Display Shows Flexible, Transparent OLED Panels
July 21, 2014
The company said in a statement: "With these new panels, LG Display shows that it has already acquired fundamental technologies to lead the large-sized flexible and transparent display market."

LG G3 (32GB) To Launch On 21 July @Rs 49,999
July 19, 2014
Earlier, the LG G3 was available for pre-order at a price tag of Rs 46,990 (16GB) and Rs 49,990 (32GB) via an e-commerce website.

Valerio Pruneri, Prantik Mazumder and team make cheap anti-glare anti-reflective Novel Glass
July 18, 2014
We all feel the need to tilt the phone or tablet display in sun, to get a good viewing angle. Scientists are now reporting in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they've developed a novel glass surface that reduces both glare and reflection, that continues to plague even the best mobile displays today.

The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from July 27-Aug. 2; The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from July 27-Aug. 2
July 17, 2014
EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Sunday, July 27 to Saturday, Aug. 2; x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage. Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted. Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should be directed to the departments listed below (all phone numbers 416 area code): Main Desk (National News) 507-2150; World Desk 507-2165; Sports Desk 507-2154; Ontario Desk 507-2159; Photo Desk 507-2169; Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152; IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 800-268-8149. SUNDAY, JULY 27

MediaTek’s 64bit Octa-Core chips to make your smartphone a graphics powerhouse
July 17, 2014
Taiwanese company MediaTek has unveiled its 64-bit octa-core chip, T6795 with 4G LTE support for high-end Android smartphones. The 'True Octa-core LTE smartphone System on Chip (SoC) also claimed to have a clocking speed 2.2GHz can support 2K (2560x1600) display in mobile phones.

Online advertisers mostly poised for growth
July 15, 2014
Online advertisers are enjoying a period of secular growth as demand for digital marketing increases, but each company is facing its own unique set of market dynamics. Kicking off the second-quarter earnings season for the major online advertisers, Yahoo! Inc. will report on July 15 and Google Inc. will report July 17. The following week will see Facebook Inc. post its results on July 23, and then Twitter Inc. will report July 29. As online advertising revenue grows, investors are weighing the market potential for these companies against current valuations. Online advertising grew by 19.7% in the first quarter of 2014, according to SNL Kagan research, and there does not seem to be any signs of that momentum abating in the second quarter. Also, with their search- and display-heavy models, Yahoo and Google are facing a different set of challenges than social media companies Facebook and Twitter, which are riding high on a surge in demand in the mobile and social spheres. In the first quarter, Facebook grew its U.S. ad revenue by about 88%, and 59% of its total ad revenue came from mobile. At the same time, Twitter managed another 100%-plus growth period on U.S. ad revenue, while 80% of its total ad revenue was mobile.

Alcatel competing from top to bottom
July 15, 2014
When Alcatel unveiled the One Touch Idol Alpha, it didn't aim for the stars with regard to features and specs, but produced a rather decent smartphone that would compete effectively on price. Nevertheless, it still managed to startle the market. The Alpha has a 4.7-inch display with 720x1280 resolution, a 13 megapixel (MP) rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera.

Applied Materials launches CMP and CVD systems
July 14, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Applied Materials, Inc., a provider manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries, has launched the Applied Reflexion LK Prime CMP system and the Applied Producer XP Precision CVD system.


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