Vol 25 - Issue 40


Garmin Announces Instinct Outdoor Smartwatch with GPS and Satellite

by Andrew Fenn

Garmin has launched Instinct, a new outdoor watch with GPS, Glonass and Galileo satellite support, a built-in three-axis compass, a barometric altimeter and the company’s Elevate wrist-based heart rate sensor, plus built-in sports apps …

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Samsung Mobile CEO: Foldable Smartphone Not “A Gimmick Product”

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh mentioned the company’s long-awaited foldable smartphone again at the recent launch event for the Galaxy A9, remarking, “…it may be a niche market, but definitely, it will expand. I’m …

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How Bad is the OLED-TV Burn-in Problem?

by Ken Werner

Since we (and many others) observed a serious logo burn-in problem on an LG OLED-TV set on the Nanosys booth at SID Display Week this past May, many people in the display community have …

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Netflix Mobile App Saw Revenue Growth of 90% Year-on-Year in 2018 Q3

by Andrew Fenn

This year, Netflix had a strong third quarter on mobile platforms, according to Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence estimates. The Netflix app grossed $243.7 million in the third quarter of 2018, which represented a 90% …

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Leti Discusses MicroLED Microdisplays

by Matthew Brennesholtz

François Templier, Research Director and Strategic Marketing Manager for Photonic Devices in the Optics and Photonics department of CEA-Leti, discussed his organization’s work at a seminar at Colombia University in New York on October …

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Displaymate: Pixel 3 XL Display Tops Best Display Metrics

by Steve Sechrist

The Google Pixel 3 XL’s new 6.3-inch AMOLED flexible display with diamond sub-pixels makes the grade by meeting and exceeding existing top performance benchmark records. So says DisplayMate’s Dr. Ray Soneira, who has established …

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NEC Partner Award Winners Named at Forum

by Andrew Fenn

NEC Display Solutions Europe has revealed the winners of the 2018/19 Display Trends Forum EMEA Partner Awards at its customer event in Valencia, Spain. The ceremony recognises achievements by NEC channel partners who supply …

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Optoma UltraHD Projector Uses LED

by Bob Raikes

Optoma has a new LED UltraHD DLP projector for home cinema applications based on a DLP engine with 2000 lumens of output and 250,000:1 contrast. It has support for 118% of Rec.709 for wide …

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MevoFit Releases Bold HR Fitness Band with OLED Display in India

by Andrew Fenn

MevoFit has launched its new Bold HR Fitness Band in India. The device features a 0.96″ OLED display with smart light sensor technology and gesture support. It’s IP68 dust and waterproof, so it’s suitable …

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AUO to Inkjet Print OLEDs?

by Bob Raikes

Reports from China, quoted by the OLED Info blog have said that AUO of Taiwan is looking at building an OLED production line based on inkjet printer technology for monitors and automotive applications. The …

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Lufthansa Launches AR “Walk-In Ad” Experience via Shazam App

by Andrew Fenn

German airline Lufthansa has released an augmented reality experience in collaboration with Kolle Rebbe and Headraft, whereby customers can use the Shazam app to access “walk-in ads” — essentially, 360° videos of holiday destinations …

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Where VR is Headed at the University?

by Len Scrogan

Some of the best learning opportunities occur in one-off encounters while attending conferences and expos. Such was the case at a recent expo. I was attending an exhibit hall session being led by two …

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