Vol 25 - Issue 08


ViewSonic Projectors Are Priced for Europe

by Milos Pavlovic

VeiwSonic has announced the PG800W and PG705WU DLP projectors in Europe. The PG705WU was first revealed in December in the US (New ViewSonic Networkable Projectors Feature High Brightness). The PG800W has 1280 x 800 …

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IDC: Personal Computing Device Market Expected to Decline

by Andrew Fenn

According to the latest forecast from IDC, global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) – composed of traditional PCs (desktop, notebooks and workstations) and tablets (slate and detachable) – declined 2.7% year-on-year in 2017. …

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Strategy Analytics: 250 Million Households Now Pay for Streaming Video Services

by Andrew Fenn

The number of households worldwide which pay for streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Video has now broken through the 250 million mark, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, which …

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Akamai to Use Eurofins to Test and Measure Video QoE

by Andrew Fenn

Eurofins Digital Testing, a provider of end-to-end quality assurance QA and testing services, has announced that it will provide Akamai Technologies with extensive research into OTT quality-of-experience (QoE), giving both companies’ customers an objective …

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Samsung Pre-Announces 2018 QLED-TV Line-up at SID-LA

by Ken Werner

At the SID Los Angeles Chapter’s annual One Day Conference on Emerging Display Technology, held on February 9, 2018 at the Costa Mesa Country Club in Costa Mesa, California, Jim Langehennig (Senior Manager for …

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Technology Retailer Maplin Goes into Administration

by Andrew Fenn

High-street technology retailer Maplin has entered administration, after takeover talks broke down and the company failed to raise enough capital to avoid a collapse. CEO Graham Harris cited the weak British pound following the …

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VR @ FETC 2018

by Len Scrogan

The US ed tech conference season kicks off at the start of the year with a strong event, the Future of Education Technology Conference, held each year in Orlando, Florida. FETC always sets the …

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Osram Acquires Pacific Light Technologies

by Chris Chinnock

According to a post by quantum dot consultant, Peter Palomaki, Osram has acquired quantum dot developer, Pacific Light Technologies (PLT). Requests to confirm the deal to PLT went unanswered but Osram did confirm the …

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Sopraco Relies on Eizo IP Decoding Monitors for Quality Control

by Andrew Fenn

Sopraco supplies meat for wholesalers, supermarket chains, butchers, and the hospitality industry in Europe. The company uses technology to carry out quality control on its work processes. The group’s integrated slaughterhouse features three separate …

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JPR: Add-In Graphics Board Market Decreased Sequentially in 2017 Q4

by Andrew Fenn

According to Jon Peddie Research, the add-in graphics board market behaved seasonally in the fourth quarter of 2017, decreasing 4.6% sequentially. This figure is just below the seasonal ten-year average for the fourth quarter …

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Epix Announces UHD Content and Standalone Subscription Service

by Andrew Fenn

US cable network Epix is preparing to launch its own standalone subscription video service later this year. The company’s executive VP and GM, Monty Sahran, broke the news during an interview with Variety earlier …

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Support for 30 New Languages Rolling Out to Google Assistant

by Andrew Fenn

Google Assistant will be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the year, the company announced at the Mobile World Congress this week. Dutch, Hindi, Swedish and Thai are among several …

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