Vol 22 - Issue 41


Apple: iPhone Battery Tests Are ‘Not Representative’

by Tom Allen

As well as random turn-offs (iPhone Owners Complain of Random Shutdowns), the iPhone 6S is said to be suffering from battery life problems – which can be traced back to the chip. There are …

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Currency Values and High Inventory Push PCs Down

by Tom Allen

Worldwide PC shipments fell 7.7% YoY in Q3’15, Gartner’s preliminary PC results show. Desktop PCs continued to exhibit weakness, with declines in the high single digits, while mobile PCs (notebooks and premium ultramobiles) fell …

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Jim Bauman is 3M’s New EVP

by Tom Allen

Jim L. Bauman is 3M’s new EVP in the electronics and energy business group, replacing the retiring Michael A. Kelly. Bauman is currently SVP of business transformation (Americas). He joined the company as a …

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September Panel Revenues Fall, But Shipments Climb

by Tom Allen

Taiwanese panel makers have released their monthly results for September. AUO‘s revenues reached NT$31.4 billion ($965.5 million), up 3% MoM but down 11.8% YoY. The company shipped around 9.5 million large-sized (TV, monitor, notebook …

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Hamlet Broadcast Live Across the UK

by Tom Allen

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as HamletThe 12-week run of Hamlet, now ongoing at London’s Barbican Theatre, is being broadcast live, in DCI-4k resolution, to cinemas across the UK. Much as it did with War Horse …

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Pay-TV Subs Rise, Revenues to Stay Flat

by Tom Allen

Pay-TV subscribers across 89 countries will increase by 200 million between 2014 and 2020, says Digital TV Research. There were 704 million subscribers in 2014, and are forecast to be 904 million by 2020. …

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Android Devices with Force Touch User Interfaces on the Way

by Phillip Wright

Synaptics has announced a force-sensing touch screen controller which will offer Android device developers the opportunity to add a new touch screen user interface modality. The Synaptics announcement is timely since a similar user …

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Signature Outdoor Unveils The Loop

by Tom Allen

Signature Outdoor has unveiled a new network of screens called ‘The Loop’, in the centre of Birmingham. More than 20 displays are located in 12 pedestrian zones around the city. Each screen is 84″ …

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