Vol 22 - Issue 38


Xiaomi Aims 4c at China

by Bob Raikes

Xiaomi has launched a new mid-level smartphone, the 4c, for the Chinese market. It has a 5.0″ FullHD IPS LCD (441 ppi) with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. Memory is 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB, there’s …

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Stingray launches a 4K UHD channel for the North American market

by Bob Raikes

Stingray of Canada, is launching an UltraHD channel “Stingray Ambience 4K” which will show landscapes around the world to Videotron subscribers. The day starts with “sunrise over a Hawaiian beaches” and scenery will change …

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

Amazon Planning 6 UltraHD Pilots

by Bob Raikes

Amazon has told Forbes magazine (http://tinyurl.com/nrzlvpo) that it will make six pilot TV shows in UltraHD. Three are half hour and three are an hour long, with a family comedy, a post US Civil …

Tags:4k| Amazon| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| TV Production| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Kyocera Developing “Haptivity” Touch Technology

by Arthur Berman

Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH (Esslingen, Germany) has announced development of a technology that can provide “real touch feeling and force feedback” from display screens. Kyocera calls its new technology “Haptivity.” Details of the technology are …

Tags:Haptics| Kyocera| Mobile Display Monitor| Touch| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Soccer is the First VR Broadcast

by Bob Raikes

As a test of VR, NOS of Portugal showed in VR a soccer match between FC Porto and Benfica, at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto. Customers who saw the broadcast were in the …

Tags:360 Degree Cameras| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Portugal| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Tour China from Times Square

by Bob Raikes

The “Experience Day of Beautiful China” global tour event, hosted by the China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC), officially opened at the Thomson Reuters building in New York’s Times Square last week. The experience used …

Tags:3D| China| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 38

3D VR Used for Home Sales

by Bob Raikes

A real estate agency in Boulder Colorado, US, 8z Real Estate has started to use 2D & 3D cameras to create 3D scans of rooms. The 3D scans are combined to create 3D, dollhouse, …

Tags:3D| 3D Content Creation| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Dialog to Buy Atmel

by Bob Raikes

Semiconductor maker Dialog, of the UK, is to buy Atmel, which, among other things, makes touch controllers and is well positioned in the IoT, according to specialist analysts. The deal is expected to close …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Industry| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Hoya Uses HMD for Lens simulation

by Bob Raikes

Japanese optics maker, Hoya, is using VR technology to allow users to get a sense of the optical effects of various lens designs and treatments. The Hoya headset is controlled by an application downloaded …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 38

21% of US Homes Can Stream UHD

by Bob Raikes

Akamai shows this data for mobile usage, collected by EricssonAkamai said that according to its Q2 2015 “State of the Internet” report, only 21% of US homes have internet speeds of 15Mbps – the …

Tags:4k| broadband| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 38

WorldSim Releases A Smartwatch

by Bob Raikes

WorldSim has launched a “cross between a watch and a phone”, the Neuvo Smart Watch. The device can take a SIM card so that it can be used as a phone and includes a …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Smartwatches| Vol 22 - Issue 38

Thales Wins HUD Order in China

by Bob Raikes

Thales announced that China Southern Airlines has selected the Dual Head Up Displays (HUD) configuration for 30 of their new Airbus A320s, to be used alongside the Thales Flight Management System and LRRA Radio …

Tags:Head Up Displays HUDs| Mobile Display Monitor| Thales| Vol 22 - Issue 38