Vol 22 - Issue 01


Samsung Shows Rink Hand Held VR Controller at CES

by Arthur Berman

Samsung Creative Lab is run by Samsung Corporation as an in-house incubator to let “company employees play with ambitious ideas and turn them into full-fledged startups.” Working at the CSL for a full year, …

Tags:CES 2016| Game Controllers| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 01

The Screen-time Debate Rages into 2016

by Len Scrogan

Consider for a moment these recently occurring episodes in a number of K12 schools: A Massachusetts educator notes that when their entire school community was surveyed last spring, the top concern of parents, teachers, …

Tags:display technology| Education| Visual Ergonomics| Vol 22 - Issue 01

The Perception of Motorcycle HUDs May be About to Change

by Chris Chinnock

New motorcycle Head-up Display (HUD) technology has just been introduced at CES that may indeed begin to change the perception of the utility of such devices. Driving this is new waveguide display technology from …

Tags:Augmented Reality| CES 2016| Head Up Displays HUDs| Vol 22 - Issue 01

CES Display Prospects

by Bob Raikes

This holiday break saw no really big stories this year – an unusual development. In most years, as soon as we have closed for the break, something big, usually a company story, breaks. So …

Tags:ISE 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Microsoft’s Morpheus and Rift Rival Arriving in 2015

by Bob Raikes

A head-mounted gaming device will be launched by Microsoft this year, say supply chain sources. The product will be unveiled at E3 in June.

Tags:Eyewear| Google Glass| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Macbook and Apple Watch Production Draw Closer

by Bob Raikes

Members of Apple’s supply chain have started to produce components for a 12″ Macbook Air and the Apple Watch. Sources in the supply chain say that the Macbook will be launched in Q1’15, while …

Tags:Apple Watch (iWatch)| Mobile Display Monitor| Quanta| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Google Lays Android Auto Groundwork

by Bob Raikes

Sources have told Reuters that Google is preparing a version of Android that will be built directly into cars. Drivers will be able to access the internet without connecting a 3G device such as …

Tags:Android| Automotive| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Argos Follows MyTablet With Low-Cost Upgrade

by Bob Raikes

Argos’ MyTablet, a 7″ model introduced in late 2013 (Display Monitor Vol 20 No 40), has been followed by a larger, updated model. The 2014 edition is a Windows 8.1 with Bing model, which …

Tags:Argos| Mobile Display Monitor| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Display Manufacturing Shifting from OCA to OCR Optical Bonding

by Bob Raikes

According to an article in ETNews, Samsung has changed part of its production for the Galaxy Note 4 from using OCA (optically clear adhesives) to using OCR (optically clear resin). From the two names …

Tags:Adhesives| Apple| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartphones| Visual Quality| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Virgin Media’s KipstR Wearable records TV if you fall asleep

by Bob Raikes

The ‘KipstR’ is a new 3D-printed wearable, created at Manchester Creative Studio by two teenage students working with Virgin Media. The band links to a TiVo box and uses a pulse-oximeter to sense whether …

Tags:Back Panel| Mobile Display Monitor| STBs| Tivo| Vol 22 - Issue 01| Wearables

Comcast Delivers UltraHD Online

by Bob Raikes

Comcast has launched its Xfinity app on Samsung’s 2014 UltraHD TVs in the USA. Customers using the app, with a 15Mbps or higher connection speed, will be able to watch UltraHD content (lower resolutions …

Tags:4k| Comcast| Large Display Monitor| Samsung| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 01

Hybrid Box Proposal Raised in Brazil

by Bob Raikes

A proposal has been presented by Brazilian regulator Anatel, for satellite DTH operators to supply hybrid STBs. Anatel says it wants pay-TV operators to give equal treatment to local broadcasters. The measure is controversial …

Tags:Brazil| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 22 - Issue 01