Vol 22 - Issue 38


Technicolor Press Event Centres on HDR

by Bob Raikes

Technicolor held a press lunch event to talk about its technology. Unfortunately, the event was attended by more press than expected, so the room was rather more dispersed than might have been hoped, which …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| IBC 2016| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Technicolor| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Google Cardboard Camera now on iOS

by Bob Raikes

Google has made the Cardboard Camera, intended to help with making 360º videos and which was previously only on Android, available to iOS users.

Tags:360 Degree Cameras| 3D| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 38

VW & Technology Cheating

by Bob Raikes

I’ve been back in the office this week as I needed to cover for some staff with vacation this week. So I have been “head down” with news. One of the big stories this …

Tags:Automotive| Display Industry| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Measurement| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Industry| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Facebook to roll out 360-Degree Videos

by Bob Raikes

Facebook, in a blog post, said that it would support 360º videos in its News Feed. There are a number of publishers sharing new 360 videos on Facebook already, including Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, …

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Freeview Boxes to be HD Only

by Bob Raikes

UK DTT platform Freeview has confirmed that the Freeview Trade Mark Licence will only be granted for HD products from the end of 2016 with the brand no longer appearing on new SD products. …

Tags:Broadcast| HDTV| Large Display Monitor| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 22 - Issue 38

HEVC Advance Gains MediaTek

by Bob Raikes

The HEVC Advance patent pool has added MediatTek as a member.

Tags:Back Panel| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Mediatek| Mobile Display Monitor| SOCs| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Japanese Cable Cos Plan for UltraHD

by Bob Raikes

The Nikkei Asian Review reports that 39 companies in the cable business in Japan are teaming up to deliver UltraHD content. The hope is to eventually get to 370 companies and 110 have so …

Tags:4k| Cable| Japan| Large Display Monitor| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 38

How Long Do You Work for an iPhone 6?

by Bob Raikes

Click to see a bigger imageStatista published a nice chart showing how many hours of work it takes to buy an iPhone 6, according to data from the Prices and Earnings report, published every …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 38

IHS Analyses Samsung & LG Small OLED Developments

by Bob Raikes

IHS has released a report that looks in detail at the OLED plans for LG and Samsung. Samsung hnow has five years of experience in making small OLEDs for its Galaxy smartphones and has …

Tags:Flexible Displays| LG Displays (LGD)| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Samsung Display| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Asustek Aims at Affordable Smartphones in India

by Bob Raikes

Asustek has launched a new ZenFone Go phone in India. The product costs 7,999 rupees (US$121) and is intended to be more affordable than products previously sold in that country. The phone has a …

Tags:Asus| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Samsung Silicon Valley HQ to Open

by Bob Raikes

Samsung opened two big new buildings in Sillicon Valley to act as a centre for innovation and support for its US clients. In San Jose, a new 10 storey (102,000m²) building for up to …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| R&D (Research & Development)| Samsung| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Is Roku Going to UltraHD?

by Bob Raikes

There are increasing rumours that Roku will move to release an UltraHD, likely to be known as the Roku 4. There were new adverts on a streaming service “Cinema Now”, followed by a reference …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Roku| Streaming Dongles| Vol 22 - Issue 38