Vol 23 - Issue 46


Apple Wins 91% of Smartphone Profits in 3Q16

by Bob Raikes

According to Strategy Analytics, Apple made 91% of the total profits of the smartphone industry ($9 billion) in Q3 2016. Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “Apple’s ability to maximize pricing and minimize …

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Taiwan ODMs Down 12% in October

by Bob Raikes

Digitimes Research said that the three biggest Taiwanese ODMs (Compal, Quanta and Wistron) were down 12% in volume in October, while the top five notebook brands, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asustek, were down …

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NA SVOD Subs to Exceed TV Households

by Bob Raikes

Digital TV Research in the US said that North America will have 112 million SVOD subscribers [for movie and TV services only – excluding sports, for example] by the end of 2016, up by …

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McDonalds To Roll Out Touch Across the US

by Bob Raikes

McDonald’s in the US is to roll out ordering by touch screen and table service at all of its US locations after a pilot in 500 sites in New York, Florida and Southern California …

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SID LA Chapter to Hold One-Day Conference

by Bob Raikes

The LA Chapter of the SID is running its 10th one day symposium on February 3, 2017 at the Costa Mesa Country Club. Speakers include: Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach (Pforzheim University): Human Vision and …

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Appspace App Certified for BrightSign

by Bob Raikes

BrightSign said that its the Appspace App for BrightSign devices now supports BrightSign Series 3 XD and XT digital signage media players. BrightSign’s new line of XD and XT players using BrightSign firmware version …

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GPU Shipments Positive in Q3 Says JPR

by Bob Raikes

In Q3 2016 “Nvidia increased everything in Q3 2016. Total GPU shipments up a whopping 20.4%, from last quarter” said Jon Peddie Research in its report on the PC GPU market. Although the market …

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S[quadrat] Puts Special LEDs in Concert Hall

by Bob Raikes

S[quadrat] GmbH has created an LED display around the entrance of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany, which has been officially opened. The display uses 10mm pitch LEDs and around 700,000 black face …

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Multimedia Polska Chooses ADB

by Bob Raikes

ADB said that Multimedia Polska, a cable operator in Poland, has chosen ADB’s Personal TV software platform to enhance its pay-TV offering. Multimedia Polska S.A. provides radio, television, internet and telephony via cable TV …

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Teledyne LeCroy Has HDBaseT Remote Cable Test Solution

by Bob Raikes

Teledyne LeCroy, a specialist in protocol test solutions, announced an optional HDBaseT Remote Cable test feature offered with certain models of their quantumdata 780 series handheld test instruments (780C, 780D, and 780E). The HDBaseT …

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Touch Improved for All

by Bob Raikes

Although smartphones with touch have become pervasive, users with cerebral palsy or other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (and there are 21 million people with those conditions, globally, according to The Hebrew University of …

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Owlchemy Adds A/R Features to Unity

by Bob Raikes

Owlchemy Labs, a developer of AR and VR software, has created a custom shader and plug-in that it has created to allow developers to use depth data in the Unity graphics engine. Since it …

Tags:3D software| AR/VR| Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Software| Vol 23 - Issue 46