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Samsung unveils Galaxy A5 & A3 mid-range smartphones with full metal design, 5MP selfie cameras & more
October 31, 2014
After rumours about it doing the rounds for some time, Samsung has finally taken the wraps off its Galaxy A series of smartphones. The company has unveiled two new devices targeted at the mid-price range segment of the market- Galaxy A5 and A3. Both of them run on the Android KitKat operating system, and feature 5MP front-facing cameras for improved selfies. According to the company, Galaxy A5 and A3 are its slimmest smartphones till date, featuring full metal unibody designs that are 6.7mm and 6.9mm in thickness respectively. While the company is yet to reveal exact pricing for the smartphones, they will be available for purchase in select markets starting next month.

Samsung, LG turn to quantum dots
October 31, 2014
The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung and LG, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market. The nascent technology involves incorporating a film of tiny light-emitting crystals into regular liquid crystal displays (LCD). The manufacturing process is relatively straightforward and offers improved picture quality at much cheaper cost than using organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). The resulting lower prices could help the technology catch on far quicker. One industry analyst estimated a 55-inch quantum dot TV could be priced 30% to 35% more than a current LCD TV, while an OLED TV could be five times more expensive. LG recently launched a 65-inch ultra-high definition OLED TV for 12 million won ($11 350) in its home market of South Korea.

Australia: Neonode Owns Trademark for 'NEONODE'
October 30, 2014
Australia, Oct. 30 -- Neonode Inc., a Delaware corporation, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, owns the trademark (1480991) for 'NEONODE' from March 19, 2012, through March 19, 2022.

GHMC Standing Committee inspects LED street lights sites
October 30, 2014
Hyderabad, Oct. 30 -- Deputy Mayor G Rajkumar along with the Standing Committee members have inspected the LED street lights which has been taken up as Pilot Project from Madina to Falaknuma and Mini Charminar to HICC and nearby areas of Hitech City.

Anchor Electricals Opens Its Second Panasonic LED Lighting Experience Center in Bangalore
October 30, 2014
Bangalore, Oct. 30 -- Continuing with its focus on providing the best of innovation and technology, India's leading electrical solutions provider - Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd (A Panasonic Group Company), today inaugurated its second LED lighting experience centre in Bangalore, after Mumbai. Spread over an area of 260 square meters, this is Anchor's largest showroom and will offer customers ecologically-advanced solutions ranging from LED lighting to everyday electrical accessories such as wiring devices, wires & cables, switchgears, air-moving equipments, home automation etc.

Cree launches new, cheaper, plastic '4Flow' 60W and 40W equivalent LED bulbs
October 28, 2014
At long last, Cree is capitalizing on the phase-out of incandescent bulbs by releasing a new low-price ($8) LED bulb that, near as dammit, has the same silhouette as the standard A19 incandescent bulb that you bought at Walmart last week. This new Cree bulb doesn't just look different, however - this is a brand-new third-generation design that replaces the coated glass casing with shatter-proof plastic, and does away with the external heatsink entirely. Instead of the heatsink there's a new cooling system called 4Flow Filament Design which uses plain ol' convection to keep the LEDs cool. Curiously, the new bulbs come with a 3-year warranty instead of the 10-year warranty that Cree previously offered on its LED lights. This morning, Cree announced four new bulbs based on the 4Flow design - 60W-equivalent soft white (2700K) and daylight (5000K), and the same again in a 40W-equivalent design. All four bulbs take on the standard A19 silhouette, made famous by incandescent bulbs throughout the ages. The most important bulb - the 60W-equivalent soft white - is priced at $8 and available exclusively from The Home Depot. All four bulbs are available to buy online today, and will be with you at the start of November.

TP-LINK Introduces 10400mAH portable Power Bank TL-PB10400
October 14, 2014
India, Oct. 14 -- TP-LINK has introduced the Portable Power Bank TL-PB10400, with a capacity of 10400mAh. Dual USB ports with 5V/2A and 5V/1A allows for charging two devices simultaneously and a built-in special circuit provides full power to the devices. A press release issued by TP-LINK claims that the TL-PB10400's multiple protections of short circuit, over-voltage, over-current, over-charge, over-discharge, and over-heating ensure safe and reliable charging to avoid any potential harm to devices. The power bank comes with an additional built-in flashlight and four LED lights that works as charge indicators to show battery level or charging status. The power bank is compatible with almost most smart devices like iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones/Tablets and other 5V input USB-charged devices.

Huawei Honor Holly smartphone, Honor X1 tablet launched in India
October 14, 2014
India, Oct. 14 -- Huawei has officially launched its Honor Holly smartphone and X1 tablet in India. The Honor Holly and X1 tab are priced at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 19,999 respectively. Both the devices will be exclusively available via Flipkart starting October 16.

Lumia 930, 830 and 730 WP 8.1-based phones launched in India
October 01, 2014
India, Oct. 1 -- Microsoft today launched three new Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphones - Lumia 930, 830 and 730 - in India. The new Lumia smartphones are priced at Rs. 38,649, Rs. 28,799 and Rs. 15,299. The smartphones will be available in the market this month, starting October 6.

YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone spotted on Flipkart
October 01, 2014
India, Oct. 1 -- Russian smartphone maker Yota may soon launch its first dual-display YotaPhone smartphone in India. The YotaPhone was listed briefly on ecommerce retailer Flipkart indicating that the device may soon go on sale in India.


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