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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.

LG Electronics '4K Digital Cinema' Monitor Maximizes Detail For Digital Imaging Pros; U.S. Debut at PhotoPlus Expo Expands LG's Monitor Portfolio, Including New Premium Curved and Flat 21:9 Models
October 29, 2014
 LG Electronics has launched its new "Digital Cinema 4K Monitor," a professional-grade yet affordable desktop display that delivers the intense detail and color accuracy demanded by today's photo, video and graphic design professionals. The LG Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (model 31MU97) debuts today at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York (LG Booth #1261). The new 4K model, available nationwide this week, expands LG's premium monitor portfolio, which includes innovative new curved and flat 21:9 "UltraWide" models - all presenting a host of versatile options for imaging professionals of all types and levels. "LG may be better known for innovative larger TV screen technology, but we are committed to bringing the same display experience to smaller sizes as well," said David VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA. "As 4K imaging technology continues to advance and gain traction in the market, photographers, videographers and graphic design professionals will increasingly need equipment that is up to the task of delivering the clearest and most detailed images. With LG's Digital Cinema 4K Monitor, these professionals will be able to create their best work."

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.

UAE Smartphone Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019
October 29, 2014
Over the last few years, mobile phones have evolved from a device used for making calls or sending SMS to a smartphone designed for functions as diverse as accessing internet on-the-go and playing games. With rapid advancements in the field of mobile technology, the adoption of smartphones has been increasing at a faster pace across major global market. Mirroring the same trend, the smartphone market in the UAE is also growing with significant rise in demand over the past five years. Global mobile giants like Samsung. HTC and Nokia are coming up with a wide range of smartphones at significantly lower prices. As a result, mobile users are increasingly switching to high-end smartphones with smart features. Ever since the launch of high speed data services in the country, mobile phone users in the UAE are demanding for internet on-the-go features, which has largely driven smartphones sales in the country. Other major factors driving smartphone sales in the UAE include higher disposable income and changing lifestyle of consumers.

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.

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

Q3 2014 Intevac Inc Earnings Call - Final
October 27, 2014
Corporate Participants * Claire McAdams Intevac Inc - IR * Wendell Blonigan Intevac Inc - President and CEO * Charlie Eddy Intevac Inc - Interim CFO Conference Call Participants * Brett Piira B. Riley & Company - Analyst * Mark Miller Noble Financial Group - Analyst * Rich Kugele Needham & Company - Analyst * Nehal Chokshi Maxim Group - Analyst Presentation

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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