Vol 25 - Issue 01


Fake News and CES

by Bob Raikes

We managed to get our first issue of the year finished on time and we’re heading off to CES. Even with four of us, it’s hard to cover everything. Because of the overload, we …

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Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media

by Andrew Fenn

Apple has joined Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, among others, in the Alliance for Open Media, the group of companies working together to develop the next-generation, open-source, royalty-free video format, AV1. …

Tags:Codecs| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Dell XPS13 Boosts Performance

by Bob Raikes

Dell has updated its XPS 13 notebook and will show the new version at the CES event. The new device will be smaller and lighter than the current model but is claimed to have …

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Epson and Sensics Collaborate to Enable Cross-Platform Content Creation for AR

by Bob Raikes

Epson announced the availability of a device plug-in based on the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) platform to enable cross-platform content creation for Moverio software developers. The integration was made in collaboration with Sensics, …

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LetinAR Claims Light Optics for AR

by Bob Raikes

LetinAR of Seoul, South Korea, founded in Sept 2016, will show at CES a pair of AR glasses that are claimed to “cause no dizziness even after using them for a long time”. The …

Tags:AR/VR| Augmented Reality| CES 2018| Mobile Display Monitor| Optics| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Let’s Agree Not To Report Things Before They Happen

by Ken Werner

It was, I believe, early on September 18, 1961, when I remember reading a small article by a stringer in the morning edition of a distinguished U.S. newspaper. The below-the-fold* (as I remember it) …

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Lenovo Adds Two Monitors and Upgrades ThinkPads

by Bob Raikes

Lenovo plans to show a new UltraHD monitor at CES. The ThinkVision P32u monitor has Thunderbolt 3 and includes a TB3 output to allow daisy-chaining of devices and charging/power supply. There are also DisplayPort …

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LCD TV Panel Market Set for Balance in 2018

by Bob Raikes

Witsview expects the TV market to pick up in 2018, driven by promotions based on lower panel prices. The company doesn’t expect a significant over-supply until 2019. Although fabs such as the new G10.5 …

Tags:BOE| Large Display Monitor| Large LCD Supply| Pricing| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 01

Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 for AI and UHD at 120FPS

by Bob Raikes

Samsung has announced its latest application processor, the Exynos 9 Series 9810 and which is built on Samsung’s second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process. The architecture is eight core and four of the cores can …

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DisplayPort Cables for 8K at 60 FPS Now Available

by Andrew Fenn

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced that DP8K Certified DisplayPort cables—native DisplayPort cables that are guaranteed to support DisplayPort High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3)—are now available in the marketplace. HBR3 is the …

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Digitimes Research: Global Notebook Shipments Grew in 2017

by Andrew Fenn

Digitimes Research has estimated that global monitor shipments reached approximately 120 million units in 2017, down 3.4% year-on-year, while global notebook shipments are believed to have risen to over 150 million units in 2017 …

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Asustek To Invest in Chinese eSports

by Bob Raikes

Unconfirmed Taiwanese sources report that Asustek is to spend $16 million to set up a subsidiary in China to exploit the eSports opportunity in the region. Activities will include setting up an eSport team, …

Tags:Asus| China| eSports| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 01