Vol 24 - Issue 47


VR Has a Serious Sex Application

by Bob Raikes

It’s often said that the driving force of much new technology is porn. But VR is having a more serious use in Spain. Institut Marquès, a private fertility clinic with centres in Barcelona, London, …

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Having Enough Scale…

by Bob Raikes

The big business story this week is only obliquely related to displays, but I thought it was interesting. I’m referring to the deal for Disney to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc which will give …

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iMac Pro Supports up to 44 Million Pixels

by Bob Raikes

Apple has released the highly anticipated iMac Pro, after it was trailled at the firm’s developer conference in June. The unit has a 5120 x 2880, which Apple calls “5K”, display with 500 cd/m² …

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Vuzix Raises $12.5 Million

by Bob Raikes

Vuzix announced that it has raised $12.5 million in a direct offering of 2 million shares at $6.05. The company also issued three year warrants for the purchase of another million shares at $7. …

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Vol 24 #47 Product Round Up

by Bob Raikes

Asus has a new laptop based on the Qualcomm snapdragon 835 and running Windows S. The display is a 13.3″ IPS FullHD LCD with 8.9mm bezels. The unit has 4G LTE connectivity (with up …

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Apple Announces Final Cut Pro X with Support for 360º Video

by Norbert Hildebrand

On the heels of the iMac Pro announcement, Apple is releasing an update to its Final Cut Pro X software. The new release offers additional options for this very popular software package. The new …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Apple| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Software| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Video Editing & Production| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 47

Apple Awards $390M to Finisar to Increase Production

by Norbert Hildebrand

After the investment into a Corning glass plant earlier in 2017, Apple announced the second recipient for a portion of its advanced manufacturing fund. The recipient of $390 million is Finisar Corporation, a US-based …

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Naranjo Moves to Samsung

by Bob Raikes

Industry veteran, David Naranjo, has joined Samsung Electronics within Samsung Semiconductors & Device Solutions of America . Naranjo, who we have reported from at Panasonic, NPD and Mitsubishi, was most recently at LeEco. At …

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Samsung Losing Share in the US Says NPD

by Bob Raikes

Data quoted by NPD to CNET have highlighted that Samsung has lost share on a value basis in the US TV market in 2017 so far, although it has increased its ASP. Sony is …

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Regal and IMax Launch Virtual Reality Centre in Times Square

by Andrew Fenn

Regal, in partnership with IMax, has unveiled the new IMax VR Centre at Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX in Times Square, New York City. The new centre is one of only six in …

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Hoyts Purchases Christie CP4325-RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors

by Damir Lokas

Christie said that Hoyts has purchased several units of the newly introduced CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector for mainstream auditoriums and post-production facilities in Australia and New Zealand. The acquired units will be installed …

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Oracle Arena

Toshiba LED Digital Signage Installed at Oracle Arena

by Andrew Fenn

Toshiba has installed new Ultra HD digital signage at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The company’s LED ribbon displays stream in-game team and player statistics in UHD, while the digital signage within the arena …

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