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Flexible, paper-thin computer screens soon
January 26, 2015
The next generation of transistors may pave the way for flexible, paper-thin computer screens that provide faster response times and better efficiency, scientists say. Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science reviewed the latest developments in research on photoactive organic field-effect transistors; devices that incorporate organic semi-conductors, amplify weak electronic signals, and either emit or receive light.

Janam Introduces Powerful Rugged Mobile Computer with Multi-OS Support
January 26, 2015
New XM5 provides maximum investment protection by enabling migration from Windows to Android operating system on the same hardware WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of its XM5 family of rugged mobile computers. Designed to maximize the mobility investments of enterprise and government organizations, the new XM5 supports Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android(TM) operating systems on the same hardware, enabling customers to choose the OS strategy and application migration schedule that best meet their mobility requirements. The XM5 combines the latest technological advancements in mobile devices with a sleek and rugged design to provide the power and flexibility required by mobile workers in field sales, field service, public safety, direct store delivery and transportation and logistics markets. Customers can choose between integrated, best-in-class, 1D/2D imager or 1D laser scanner for instant decoding of the hardest-to-read barcodes. Embedded RFID and NFC reading capabilities ensure more efficiency and accuracy in a variety of applications including inventory management, asset tracking, personal identification and mobile point of sale.

Epson's Newest PowerLite K-12 Classroom Projectors Deliver Extended Lamp Life
January 26, 2015
Eight New Models Offer Brightness, Connectivity and Up to 10,000 Hours of Lamp Life in Economy Mode LONG BEACH, Calif.,  -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today announced eight new cost-effective PowerLite(® )projector models giving teachers even more lamp life with up to 10,000 hours(2) of use to engage with students and deliver dynamic lessons. In addition to extended lamp life, the new models offer a range of brightness, resolution, connectivity, and budget options to meet the need of any K-12 classroom. The new affordable and easy to use projectors include the PowerLite S27, X27 and W29 models. For advanced connectivity with premium audio features, the new series also includes the PowerLite 97H, 98H, 99WH, 955WH, and 965H networkable models. "We pride ourselves on delivering a variety of projection solutions for K-12 classrooms," said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. "For schools looking for bright, budget-friendly projectors, advanced connectivity and flexible installation features, the new PowerLite projectors offer several options that allow educators to deliver vivid lessons in any learning environment."

Bits and pieces from the recent consumer show
January 25, 2015
Dear PropellerHeads: I saw that the annual Consumer Electronics Show was in the news and wondered what got your propellers spinning. Anything exciting this year? Answer: Every January, tech companies descend on Las Vegas to show off the coolest gadgets, upgrades and ideas their R&D departments have been working on during the past 12 months. Just to illustrate the level of geekery we're talking about here, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz introduced a concept car with the help of a one-eyed robot that roamed the stage projecting a live video feed of the car's interior (bit.ly/1Bre3De).

NEW High Definition 21.5
January 23, 2015
VarTech Systems Inc. continues to expand our extensive line of industrial grade panel pc computers with the release of the 21.5" industrial NEMA 4 (IP65) black powder coat and NEMA 4X (IP66) 316-stainless steel panel PCs. These panel PCs are capable of displaying a true 1080p HD resolution, and are available with several different touch screen technologies. This new Panel PC is designed for 24/7 operation, and can function at optimal operational temperatures of 0 to 45C all the way down to optional -20C. Powered by T5800 2.00 GHz 800MHz FSB Intel Dual Core Processor, the new widescreen panel pc utilizes the latest in processor technology with optional i3, i5 and i7 Intel Core series processors.

LG shrugs off Qualcomm chip concerns
January 22, 2015
Models promote LG Electronics' new curved smartphone, the G Flex 2, during a launch event at the company's headquarters in Seoul, Thursday./ Courtesy of LG Electronics

Acer launches Chromebook with 15.6-inch display
January 20, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Acer Inc., a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation, has launched Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display.

Corning introduces new Corning Iris Glass substrate
January 19, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Corning Incorporated, a manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and related materials, has introduced Corning Iris Glass, a substrate that can reduce the thickness of a liquid crystal display TV set.

HP expands portfolio of computer monitors
January 19, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Hewlett-Packard Company, or HP, has expanded its portfolio of computer monitors with a virtual reality display, 4K and 5K ultra high-definition displays and curved displays.

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