Vol 24 - Issue 10


Oculus adds Voice, Sharing and Facebook to Rooms

by Milos Pavlovic

Oculus has announced on its blog that it has developed an update to the Oculus Rooms app to version 1.2. The Rooms and Parties platform allows the sharing of 360º videos and games. The …

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Lenovo Promotes Bornibus

by Yvette Raikes

François Bornibus has been promoted to president of EMEA at Lenovo from 1st April. He is currently VP and COO. His role will include strengthening Lenovo’s standing in EMEA as PC manufacturer and server …

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Smart TV is in Half of Dutch Households

by Yvette Raikes

In the last two years, the number of Dutch households with a smart TV has more than doubled from 20% to 48%, according to Telecompaper’s Q4 2016 report. If all TV-capable devices connected to …

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Possible Toshiba Buy Focuses on Foxconn’s Sharp Management

by Bob Raikes

The FT reports that Japanese authorities are looking closely at how Foxconn is managing Sharp as part of its preparation for a possible bid by Foxconn for Toshiba’s memory business. The FT reports that …

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LG Advises on ‘Wallpaper’ TV Installation

by Bob Raikes

LG has released a video showing how to mount one of its 65″ ‘wallpaper’ OLED TVs which has now started to reach US retailers. New York retailer, Value Electronics, has installed one and also …

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AUO Resumes Production of AMOLED Smartphone Panels

by Yvette Raikes

After starting mass production of AMOLED smartphone panels in August 2014, AU Optronics subsequently moved to wearable and VR panels, due to low yields from its Gen 4.5 fab. According to online sources, AUO’s …

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Mediatek X30 Struggling against 835?

by Milos Pavlovic

Digitimes has reported that Mediatek is struggling to ramp up production of its Helios X30 AP (MWC 2017 Round-up) and that, as a result, Qualcomm is winning business for its Snapdragon 835. The site …

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Tablet Shipments Expected to Drop Globally in Q1

by Yvette Raikes

In Q1 2017, global unit tablet shipments will fall under 40 million for the first time in almost five years, according to Digitimes Research. Shipments are expected to be 39.3 million. Q1 is usually …

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New iPads May Have been Spotted

by Bob Raikes

Adding some credence to the idea that Apple may be about to launch a new version of the iPad, a mobile analytics firm, Fiksu is reported to have found new iPad identifiers in its …

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G6 May Not Launch in China

by Yvette Raikes

LG is to concentrate on marketing its G6 smartphone in Korea, the US and Europe, according to a report in Korea-based Daum News. It may not launch the G6 in China at all, as …

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Live Viewing is in Decline

by Yvette Raikes

Watching live TV is in decline with 60% of UK and US viewing time spent watching non-live content, according to a survey by FTI Consulting reported by Advanced Television. The 18-29 year old sector …

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My Name is Bob and I’m a Pixelaholic

by Bob Raikes

My name’s Bob and I’m a pixelaholic. Although I try to make do with fewer pixels, the truth is that as time goes on I just need more and more to feed my habit. …

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