Vol 23 - Issue 29


OLEDs, the Good News and the Bad News

by Bob Raikes

A lot of British jokes start with the introduction “I’ve got some good news, and some bad news”. Many of them are cruel or politically incorrect, so I won’t repeat them here, but it …

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Blu Brings Premium to $100 Phone

by Tom Allen

US-based BLU Products has introduced a smartphone called the BLU Studio Touch: a low-cost model with premium features. These include a metal chassis, 4G connectivity and a fingerprint scanner. As well as the above, …

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Are Smartwatches a Product of the Future…?

by Bob Raikes

… and will they always be? A couple of weeks ago, I mislaid my watch. I was at home and it wasn’t one of those cases of ‘travel attrition’ (I have a theory that …

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AR Glasses Rumoured From Intel

by Isaac Oburu

lntel is reportedly developing a pair of augmented reality smart glasses, which may be available for the public to see at the company’s Intel Developer Forum. The show will be in San Francisco in …

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No Need for Connected Devices With BenQ’s i500

by Tom Allen

The Colorific i500 is BenQ’s newest home entertainment DLP projector, combining a short throw distance, integrated wireless streaming and integrated audio. Set-top boxes and other connected devices are not required to use the i500’s …

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Dolby Result 27/07/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Dolby Laboratories reported Q3 2016 net profit of $63.6 million, up nearly 80% YoY from $35.5 million. Turnover was $277.6 million, 20% YoY from $231.7 million.

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Ingram to Distribute Sony

by Isaac Oburu

Ingram Micro has partnered with Sony to distribute its tablets and smartphones in France.

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Microsoft Takes Schaefer from Sony

by Tom Allen

Microsoft Germany has promoted Henrik Schaefer to the position of head of Microsoft devices. He will be responsible for marketing Surface and Lumia products, as well as PC accessories. Schaefer was previously at Sony …

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Samsung Electronics Result 28/07/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Samsung Electronics reported Q2 2016 net profit of 5.8 trillion won ($5.2 billion), up 2% YoY from 5.7 trillion won ($5.1 billion). Turnover was 50.9 trillion won ($45.3 billion), up 5% YoY from 48.5 …

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AU Optronics Result 27/06/2017

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

AU Optronics reported a Q2 2016 net loss of NT$0.80 billion ($24 million). Turnover was NT$ 80.1 billion ($2.5 billion). Sequentially, shipment volume increased 16.5% for large size and 12.6% for small and medium …

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Codename Hints at VR Focus for Samsung’s S8

by Tom Allen

Google’s Daydream VR platformRumours have begun to circulate about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone. The codename of the device, Project Dream, hints at a certification for Google’s Daydream VR platform. Another feature supporting VR would …

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Improved Gorilla Glass 5 is Now Available

by Arthur Berman

Gorilla Glass is a protective glass produced by Corning. It is widely used in mobile devices such as smartphones. How widely? During the nine years since it first became available (the last version, Gorilla …

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