Vol 25 - Issue 33


BenQ Materials Showcases Functional Film Applications at Touch Taiwan 2018

by Andrew Fenn

BenQ Materials is showcasing its Advance True Black Functional Film (ATBF) and a unique dual-side projection film at Touch Taiwan 2018, alongside a range of film solutions for different applications, including mobile device, automobile …

Tags:BenQ| Film materials| Large Display Monitor| Taiwan| Vol 25 - Issue 33

$100 Million Gift from Foxconn Launches Partnership with University of Wisconsin–Madison

by Andrew Fenn

Foxconn chairman and founder, Terry Gou, has announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the US, while also creating the framework for a science …

Tags:Foxconn (Honhai)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| R&D (Research & Development)| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 33

71% of US Consumers Have a TV Cord and Plan to Keep It

by Andrew Fenn

While cord cutting and shaving may be challenges for pay TV providers, the vast majority of US consumers still say they are not ready to give up on these sources of entertainment. New research …

Tags:Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Pay TV| TV Viewing| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 33

The Screen Time Debate: Displays Fight Back

by Len Scrogan

The screen time debate rages on in schools this fall. It’s nothing new, really. It’s world-wide, you know. Take for example Kerry, Ireland, where one school, Blenneville National School (Tralee), banned smartphones and social …

Tags:3D (Three Dimensions)| display technology| Education| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Magic Leap One Details Revealed in iFixit Teardown

by Andrew Fenn

iFixit has made a detailed teardown of the long-awaited Magic Leap development system. The teardown describes the way that the Magic Leap headset uses six different optical waveguides, each with a small air gap …

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Google Partners with Science Education Firm on Daydream VR Labs

by Andrew Fenn

Google has partnered with science education company Labster to create more than 30 virtual labs on the Daydream platform, where students can do their lab work in VR without having to walk, drive or …

Tags:AR/VR| Education| Google| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Oculus Santa Cruz Scheduled for Release in 2019 Q1?

by Andrew Fenn

Six months after developers first reported they had received Oculus’ new standalone inside-out tracking VR headset, codenamed “Santa Cruz”, reports have surfaced indicating that the device is scheduled for public release during the first …

Tags:AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| Oculus Rift| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Google Assistant for LG AI ThinQ TVs Heading to Seven New Markets

by Andrew Fenn

Google Assistant will be made available for LG’s 2018 AI ThinQ TVs in seven more markets – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the UK – from the fourth quarter of 2018, …

Tags:Google| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Smart TV| Voice Input| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Samsung and beIN Connect Renew La Liga Ultra HD Partnership

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung and Mediapro’s OTT platform beIN Connect have renewed their partnership for the 2018-2019 football season, whereby a selection of the best La Liga matches featuring the Real Madrid or FC Barcelona teams will …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Samsung| Sports and Stadiums| UltraHD| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Third-Party iPhone Repair Provider Signs Deal with Apple

by Andrew Fenn

Apple has made an agreement with Simply Mac, making it an authorised Apple repair service provider, on the proviso it stops using third-party equipment and aftermarket parts to perform repairs, which can lead to …

Tags:Apple| iPhone| Mobile Display Monitor| Repair| Vol 25 - Issue 33

DVD/Blu-ray Disc Player Ownership Drops in the US

by Andrew Fenn

The presence of DVD and Blu-ray disc players in American homes is declining, according to data from Nielsen’s latest Total Audience Report. The percentage of players in US households has dropped from 73% in …

Tags:Blu-ray Players| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Synaptics Unveils New VR Display Driver and VR Bridge

by Andrew Fenn

Synaptics, a developer of human interface solutions, has announced sampling of its new ClearView R63455 display driver IC (DDIC), featuring dual-display 1000ppi 2K-per-eye resolution at 90Hz, combined with unique foveal transport support for VR …

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