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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.

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

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.

"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:

Caltron Introduces Smaller form Factor Wide Screen LED Open Frame Monitors
October 28, 2014
Applications are constantly evolving as time progresses and will require different types of displays to be available.  Caltron started to provide 4:3 aspect ratio open frame LCD monitors because that was the norm for all applications that were switching over to LCD displays.  While 4:3 aspect ratio monitors and displays are still the norm for almost every single industrial application out, the trend for digital signage and other non industrial machine applications seems to be accepting and open to 16:9 aspect ratio or wide screen display formats to have more diversity in displays. Caltron has had wide screen format displays for a while, in larger sizes.  The first two models were the FWT-2206O and the FWT-2407O, which has been replaced by the LWT-2407O.  These two models are typically meant for applications that required a larger screen display.

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.

INFICON Shows Latest Leak Detection Technology At Auto Testing Expo
October 27, 2014
Oct. 27 -- Switzerland-based INFICON issued the following news release: INFICON is showcasing three of the auto industry's most advanced leak detection systems at this year's Automotive Testing Expo (ATE) in the Detroit suburb of Novi. The company's HLD6000 Refrigerant Leak Detector, the Ecotec E3000 Multi-Gas Sniffer Leak Detector and Sensistor Sentrac hydrogen leak tester will be on display at Booth 13029.

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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