Vol 25 - Issue 37


How do you Keep a TV Smart?

by Bob Raikes

Well, we got the IBC report done and had, partly as a result, some shorter issues alongside it. However, there was not a lot of big news this week and this was one of …

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LDM Product Roundup Vol 25 #37

by Bob Raikes

Panasonic said that it will make the EQ1 range of LFDs, shown at ISE and Infocomm, available in Europe in October. (Panasonic Shows New Projectors, LCDs at ISE) Panasonic EQ1 range – Image:Meko Peerless …

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Asus Denies Job Loss Reports — Supply Chain Tells a Different Story

by Andrew Fenn

According to Digitimes, Asus has downplayed reports that it is to lay off staff from its gaming, handset and notebook departments, with a minimum of 300 jobs to be cut from its gaming business …

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TiVo Helps Cord-Cutters to Get Live TV

by Milos Pavlovic

TiVo Corp has a new box, the Bolt OTA hybrid for supporting HD and DTT content in the US. The company said that cord cutter regretters have already moved to using only internet TV …

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Mental Health and VR

by Len Scrogan

At the end of September, in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Month, I attended a presentation by Matt Vogl, the Executive Director of the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) at the CU Anschutz …

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Hitachi Officially Exits Japan TV Market After 60 Years

by Andrew Fenn

Hitachi has announced it is exiting the television market in Japan to focus on its Lumada Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform. The company also announced a new retail partnership with Sony — from October, it will …

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Strategy Analytics Reviews Lenovo Smart Display Digital Assistant

by Andrew Fenn

Strategy Analytics’ User Experience Strategies (UXS) group says that the Lenovo Smart Display helps to not only make the in-home digital assistant experience much more useful, usable and compelling, but also helps to educate …

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Now with Netflix — Now TV Launches New App and UHD Smart Box

by Andrew Fenn

The Netflix app has launched for Now TV streaming devices, coinciding with the release of the UK-based Sky subsidiary’s new “Now TV Smart Box with 4K & Voice Search”. Available now, the Roku-powered device …

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Microsoft Brings Dynamics 365 Apps to HoloLens

by Andrew Fenn

Microsoft has launched Dynamic 365 applications for its HoloLens augmented reality headset, increasing the device’s functionality for field workers like engineers and technicians. Dynamics 365 Remote Assist allows users in the field to broadcast …

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Oculus Quest Standalone VR Headset Coming Spring 2019

by Andrew Fenn

At the Oculus Connect 5 conference, which took place in California, United States earlier this week, Oculus Santa Cruz was formally announced under its official name, Oculus Quest. The new standalone VR headset will …

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Netflix Adds HDR Still Image Support and Plugs AV1 Codec

by Andrew Fenn

Netflix has added HDR images to its user interface in a bid to bring its content browsing experience in line with the HDR content the service has featured since 2016. In an announcement on …

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Magic Leap and Microsoft Bid on US Army AR HUD Contract

by Andrew Fenn

Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that both Magic Leap and Microsoft are among the companies bidding for a $1 million contract to build augmented reality heads-up displays for the US Army …

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