Vol 24 - Issue 42


Eutelsat SVP: “142 Ultra HD Channels Now Broadcasting Worldwide”

by Andrew Fenn

According to Advanced Television, Eutelsat’s Senior VP of New TV Formats, Michel Chabrol, told attendees at Mipcom that there are now 142 Ultra HD channels and services operating globally, compared to 99 back in …

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You Gotta Have Soft Eyes….

by Bob Raikes

Two of the most interesting stories this week are about semiconductors as Intel crosses the rubicon by agreeing a deal to buy GPUs from AMD to integrate with its CPUs. Broadcom is trying to …

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Apple Working on Fix for Cold Temperature Freeze

by Andrew Fenn

Apple is working on a software update for the iPhone X, after several users reported an issue where the screen becomes unresponsive in cold conditions. The company recommends an optimal usage temperature of between …

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Samsung Updates on Dex

by Bob Raikes

When Samsung launched the Note 8, it bundled a free DeX system, which is a dock designed to work with the smartphone and providing a desktop-like experience when connected to a keyboard, mouse and …

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Round-up at Fujitsu Forum

by Bob Raikes

At the Forum, German company, Witech, was showing a ‘wireless desk’. I remembered seeing something before from Fujitsu at CeBIT some years ago, and it seems that this was around five years ago. The …

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Smart Speakers will be in 55% of US Homes by 2022

by Andrew Fenn

New data coming from Juniper Research has predicted that smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home and Sonos One will be in 70 million US homes by 2022—55% of the country’s households. The Google …

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Logitech Harmony Link Obsolete from March 2018

by Andrew Fenn

Logitech has announced that its Harmony Link device, designed to turn a smartphone or tablet into a universal remote for home appliances such as TVs, will be deactivated from March 16th 2018. All of …

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IHS: iPhone X Costs Apple $370 in Materials

by Andrew Fenn

Teardown engineers at IHS Markit have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64GB of NAND memory carries a …

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Gartner Predicts EMEA IT Spending on Devices for 2018

by Andrew Fenn

IT spending on devices in EMEA is projected to total $167.6 billion by the end of 2017, growing 4% to $174.2 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. In 2017, …

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Creation Today Promotes New Documentary with Glasses-Free 3D

by Andrew Fenn

Creation Today is using Stream TV Networks’ Ultra-D Glasses-Free 3D technology to promote its new feature documentary, Genesis: Paradise Lost. The film is playing in theatres all over the United States on November 13th …

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Panel Makers Have Mixed Results

by Yvette Raikes

Hannstar saw October turnover of NT$2.4 billion ($80 million), up 12.9% MoM but down 24.7% YoY. 41.806 million small and medium panels were shipped, up 16.4% MoM but down 0.1% YoY. Chunghwa Picture Tubes …

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LG Shows Off Its Commercial Displays and Systems

by Ken Werner

LG Business Solutions held its New York City Roadshow on November 2 in an event venue on 10th Avenue near 31st Street. The area is called Hudson Yards for the railroad yards that dominated …

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