Vol 23 - Issue 37


Indoor Mapping Now in iOS 11

by Bob Raikes

Apple’s latest iOS11 release has some new facilities for mapping inside buildings. The system already has maps for a number of major shopping malls as well as transport hubs, including Heathrow Airport. A US …

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IFA, IBC, Cedia and Cinema

by Bob Raikes

I’ve had a writing week and my fingers have been hammering at the keyboard. We got the IFA report out earlier this week and the main issues were just a few hours behind. I …

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Hanjin Remains in Trouble

by Bob Raikes

Hanjin, the Korean shipping line, was still in some trouble as we went to press (Newsflash – Hanjin Failure May Mean Bad Xmas for Samsung & LG Buyers!), with reports that 89 container ships …

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Shanhai Capital To Acquire Analogix

by Bob Raikes

Beijing Shanhai Capital Management Co, Ltd. (Shanhai Capital) is to acquire Analogix Semiconductor Inc for over $500 million, subject to the usual regulatory approvals and the deal is expected to be finished in late …

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Universities Employ VR for Education and Research

by Norbert Hildebrand

In a recent case study WorldViz, a California based VR company, described how a university can use virtual today for preparing their students for real life challenges. The case studies shows how Embry Riddle …

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Continental Brings HUDs to Trucks

by Norbert Hildebrand

As a head-up display (HUD) is becoming an available option on most luxury and many midsize cars, Continental is now bringing the HUD to commercial vehicles. They are developing a model that either works …

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NBC to Make US Presidential Debate a VR Event

by Norbert Hildebrand

NBC, together with AltspaceVR, is turning the US presidential election into a VR event by broadcasting the first presidential debates to registered users with VR headsets. The broadcast is available to people from around …

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New Sony Bravia Ad Set in Romanian Casino

by Isaac Oburu

Sony shot an advertising campaign in a casino in Romania using its new range of Sony Bravia 4K HDR TVs. The ad was made by American director Andre Stringer and DDB Berlin using 4000 …

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Oculus Touch Price Revealed by Retailers

by Milos Pavlovic

A tweet from a UK editor of Engadget has revealed that the Oculus Touch controller system will cost £189.99 in the UK ($208 plus tax), and pre-orders are being taken by some specialist stores. …

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Inside-Out Tracking is Positive for Hololens

by Milos Pavlovic

An article on the ‘RoadtoVR’ blog highlights a feature of the Microsoft Hololens that keeps track of objects in the real world and tracks (and differentiates between) static and dynamic objects in the real …

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Netflix Boosts UltraHD in Australia

by Milos Pavlovic

A Samsung VP in Australia has said that a big factor in driving Samsung UltraHD TV sales in the region is the availability of UltraHD content from Netflix, with around 15% of content available …

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Applied Materials Boosts Fab Ramp Up

by Milos Pavlovic

Applied Materials said that it has a new high-resolution incline e-beam review (EBR) system that can increase the speed at which makers of OLED and UHD LCDs can find and solve defect issues to …

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