Vol 21 - Issue 50


Tobii Brings Eye-Tracking to Glasses

by Bob Raikes

We heard at SID this year (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 25) that Tobii would develop and release glasses with the company’s eye-tracking solution built in. The Tobii Glasses 2 have now been released …

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Scania Offers Scania Watch to Customers

by Bob Raikes

Scania, the truck company, is typically not a name that often appears in our news coverage. However, the company has now announced that it is releasing a “Scania Watch”. The Scania Watch is a …

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Samsung, Merida Team up for Gear S Smartwatch

by Bob Raikes

According to an article in the Taipei Times, Samsung is teaming up with Merida, a Taiwan-based bicycle company, to introduce the Samsung Gear S smartwatch to the bicyclist and Merida customers. This is the …

Tags:Fitness Trackers| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartwatches| Vol 21 - Issue 50

Oculus Rift Coming in Autumn Next Year

by Bob Raikes

A leaked document published on image board 4Chan shows that a consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset is planned for next autumn.

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Jaguar Land Rover Shows More Ideas for Automotive HUD

by Bob Raikes

In recent months we have heard a lot about the new head up display (HUD) and 3D instrument cluster being developed by Jaguar Land Rover and that it is based on holographic projection. Now …

Tags:Automotive| Head Up Displays HUDs| Holographic Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 21 - Issue 50

HTC Scraps Watch, Looks to Wristband

by Bob Raikes

According to Venturebeat, HTC’s wearable (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 7) will be a wristband, not a smartwatch. The device will be shown off at CES, but not launched until later in Q1 (chairwoman …

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TVs and Streamers Up, Apple Down

by Bob Raikes

Connected TV device shipments in the USA reached 12.4 million units in Q3’14, according to Strategy Analytics (up 36% YoY). The rise was mainly driven by demand for new consoles and digital media streamers, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Smart TV| Streaming Video| Vol 21 - Issue 50

Netflix Subscriber Growth to Fall 30%

by Bob Raikes

In a bold claim, Strategy Analytics has predicted that Netflix subscriber growth in the USA will fall 30% next year. It is part of the company’s ‘Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015’. The …

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Brazil Approaches 20 Million Pay TV Subs

by Bob Raikes

Brazilian regulator Anatel has said that the country is likely to exceed 20 million pay-TV subscribers this year. Anatel believes that the growth seen in October (210,000 new subscribers, boosting the total to 19.65 …

Tags:Cable| IPTV| Large Display Monitor| LATAM| Pay TV| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 50

Ukrainian Group Publishes ASO Recommendations

by Bob Raikes

A working group has recommended that Ukraine’s digital switchover be undertaken in four stages. The first (analogue switch-off in 10 locations, including Kiev) should be completed by 15th June 2015. Five more locations would …

Tags:ASO (Analogue Switch Off)| Large Display Monitor| Ukraine| Vol 21 - Issue 50

TV Ownership Falls in UK

by Bob Raikes

The UK has the highest proportion of connected TVs, according to Ofcom. 22% of UK consumers say that they own a Smart TV, and 84% of these say that they have connected it to …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Smart TV| TV Viewing| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 21 - Issue 50

Tivùsat Passes 2 million Subs

by Bob Raikes

There are now 2.3 million subscribers to Italy’s free satellite platform, Tivusat. 210,000 of these are new customers this year.

Tags:Italy| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 50