Vol 24 - Issue 37


Egypt’s PC Devices Market Declines Due to Rising Prices

by Alan Spencer

According to IDC, Egypt’s PC device market, which comprises desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, experienced a steep decline of 55.3%, in the second quarter, compared to the same quarter in 2016. IDC’s Quarterly PCD …

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Gartner Forecast Increase in Global IT Spend for 2018

by Andrew Fenn

Gartner, Inc. has estimated that worldwide IT spending will grow by 4.3% to $3.7 trillion in 2018, from $3.5 trillion in 2017. This figure represents the IT industry as a whole, encompassing data center …

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Sharp Taiwan Makes Multi-Million Dollar Retail Store Investment

by Andrew Fenn

Sharp’s Taiwan branch has announced that it has invested NT$546.88 million (US$17.98 million) in local retail chain Aurora Telecom, acquiring a 34% share in the business according to the Taipei Times. (left to right) …

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Christmas In September

by Matthew Brennesholtz

Pepcom had its Holiday Spectacular event in New York on September 28th. This press-only event highlights new technology items that will be available for the coming holiday season. Many of the 75 companies exhibiting …

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Roku IPO Goes Well

by Bob Raikes

Roku completed its IPO with 18 million shares sold along with a 2.35 million allocation of additional shares by the underwriter at $14. The IPO valued the company at $2 billion. The share price …

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Doogee Uses 18:9 OLED

by Damir Lokas

Doogee of China has added a new smartphone, the Mix 2 which has a 5.99″ 18:9 full-display OLED screen with 1080 x 2160 resolution with curves on the sides like the Samsung Galaxy Edge. …

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PTC Updates Vuforia AR Platform

by Bob Raikes

PTC said that it is releasing a new version of the Vuforia AR development platform. The company claims that Vuforia is the world’s most widely used platform for AR development. With support for leading …

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Foxconn Pushes Sharp Away from LCD

by Milos Pavlovic

The EE Times reports that some of the engineering resources previously used by Sharp to develop LCDs in Japan are now being used to develop other innovative products in cooling, in IoT and in …

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Marseille’s $150 HDMI Cable Boosts Visuals

by Bob Raikes

Marseille has a new mCable HDMI cable that has a custom anti-aliasing filter based on a DSP chip that is claimed to reduce jaggies without adding blur at frame rates up to 120fps in …

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LG Signs New Distribution Deal with Westcoast

by Andrew Fenn

Westcoast has added another string to its ever-growing bow of mobile vendors and is now authorised to distribute LG mobile devices in the UK and Ireland. The deal will focus on LG’s range of …

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Innolux Starts SmartWatch Display Manufacturing

by Bob Raikes

Innolux, following its showing of a wide range of products shown at Touch Taiwan (Plenty to See at Touch Taiwan) , Innolux has started to produce a new 1.39″ 400 x 400 flexible AMOLED …

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Sony Tweaks PlayStation VR

by Bob Raikes

Sony has updated the Playstation VR headset by allowing the headphone cable to be integrated into the main cable. The design also allows HDR passthrough from the PS4 to the TV. The headset will …

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