Vol 24 - Issue 05


ISE & Sharp

by Bob Raikes

Apologies for the late shipment of the newsletters this week. We tried to keep up while dealing with the ISE overload, but this year the event went on until Friday afternoon and we needed …

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A New Configuration May Improve OLED Performance

by Arthur Berman

Researchers from the South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China) are developing a new Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) structure. It is claimed to have the potential to enable low cost, highly efficient fluorescent …

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Hulu Releases 360º Update for Gear VR

by Bob Raikes

Hulu has released an update to the Gear VR app that allows up to three people to watch regular and 360º videos together online. This feature was first promised by Netflix some time ago …

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WebVR Officially Launches on Chrome for Android with Daydream Support

by Bob Raikes

WebVR is now officially available on Chrome for Android on a Daydream headset-supported mobile phone. WebVR uses the same version of Chrome that is available in the Google Play store. With WebVR and a …

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EU Cinema Attendance Hits New Record

by Bob Raikes

The European Audiovisual Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2016. Building on a strong 2015, the Observatory estimates that total admissions in the European Union continued to grow, increasing by …

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A-,M-,V-R; Are We There Yet?

by Norbert Hildebrand

Based on the number of articles written about AR / VR /MR we should all be sure that THE NEXT BIG THING has already hit us. Of course we all hear the underwhelming numbers …

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Apple Hires Amazon’s Former Head of Fire TV

by Alan Spencer

Apple has hired Timothy D. Twerdhal, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit since 2013. His role will be VP in charge of Apple TV product marketing. The change has possibly been brought …

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Tricolor TV Gains 760,000 Subscribers in 2016

by Alan Spencer

Tricolor TV increased the number of new connections to 760,000 in 2016, according to Broadband TV News. The company is the most popular Pay-TV operator in Russia’s and ends the year with 12.14 million …

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro Wins iF Design Award 2017

by Bob Raikes

Kyocera has own an iF Design Award 2017 for its DuraForce Pro rugged smartphone which has a ‘military-grade’ (Military Standard 810G) rugged and waterproof (IP68 – 30 minutes at 2 metres) design, with a …

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Intel’s Project Alloy Ready to Go Further

by Bob Raikes

The Road to VR blog has identified some of the changes coming in the next generation of the Intel Project Alloy headset after discussions with headset developers. One of the key developments is an …

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AMOLED Equipment Market on a High

by Bob Raikes

The flat-panel display (FPD) industry is in the midst of a historic wave of building new factories to manufacture active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) displays according to IHS Markit. This will drive …

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Samsung Keeps Flexible Concepts Private

by Bob Raikes

The ETNews in Korea reported that Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display will show its foldable smartphone prototypes at MWC 2017, but only to clients and not to the public, analysts or the press. However, …

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