Vol 25 - Issue 41


Xiaomi Launches Black Shark Helo — Mi Mix 3 Impresses DxOMark

by Bob Raikes

Following the launch of its Black Shark gaming smartphone earlier this year, Xiaomi has announced a successor, the Black Shark Helo. The new device upgrades the LCD display of its predecessor with a 6″ …

Tags:Cameras| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 25 - Issue 41| Xiaomi

Samsung To Install Five LED Cinema Screens – Adds Leasing

by Bob Raikes

Samsung continues to start the roll out of its Onyx LED Cinema technology and has developed a new leasing programme for existing and future customers to support the development of the market. It has …

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Tom’s Hardware Looks at Nvidia Turing-Based Cards

by Bob Raikes

We were very impressed (OK, we got caught up in the hype!) by the NVidia RTX/Turing announcements at SIGGraph. Tom’s Hardware has had a good look at the range of cards available and has …

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John Lewis: Small TVs and DVD Players Out of Favour in the UK

by Andrew Fenn

According to retail group John Lewis & Partners, 2018 marked the year that small TVs fell out of favour with UK consumers. “It was all about the big screen this year as TVs and …

Tags:DVD| John Lewis Partnership| Large Display Monitor| TV Set Market| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 25 - Issue 41

HTC Opens First Official Vive Retail Outlet in China

by Andrew Fenn

HTC quietly opened its first official Vive Store in Shenzhen, China on October 1st. The outlet will sell Vive products including the Vive Pro and Vive Focus, plus a selection of the company’s U-series …

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Thalmic Labs Rebrands as North — Launches New Smart Glasses

by Andrew Fenn

North, formerly known as Thalmic Labs, has launched Focals, a pair of custom-built glasses with a transparent, holographic display that only the wearer can see, floating at arm’s length in front of them. Users …

Tags:AR/VR| Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| SmartGlasses| Vol 25 - Issue 41

NEC and Samsung Announce 5G Partnership

by Bob Raikes

NEC and Samsung will join forces to strengthen their 5G business portfolios by merging their technology and skills, the companies announced, adding that the partnership will provide mobile carriers with 5G solutions that are …

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Axiom Claims First Automotive & Industrial Touch Controller

by Bob Raikes

TouchNetix of the UK has released what it claims is the first touch controller chip series that is specifically designed for automotive and industrial applications. The aXiom series of chips is claimed to improve …

Tags:Chips| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Touch Controllers| Vol 25 - Issue 41

Moving Image Technologies Selected as First Official Samsung Onyx Dealer

by Andrew Fenn

Moving Image Technologies, a manufacturer and integrator of purpose-built entertainment technology and equipment, has been selected as the first official North American Samsung Onyx dealer. Samsung and MIT installed the United States’ first DCI-compliant, …

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HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

by Bob Raikes

HP has updated its Spectre x360 range, its EliteBook x360 and added a new EliteDisplay E243d Docking monitor. The E243d monitor has a webcam, a gigabit ethernet port and supports 65W of power delivery …

Tags:Convertible PCs| Desktop Monitors| HP Inc| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 41

Samsung Also Developing a Laptop with a Foldable Display

by Andrew Fenn

Following the news that Lenovo is developing a laptop with a foldable OLED display in collaboration with LG, Samsung has announced that it is making a similar product. According to various reports, Samsung VP …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Vol 25 - Issue 41

HTC Launches Blockchain-Powered Smartphone

by Andrew Fenn

HTC has launched the early access period for its first blockchain phone, the Exodus 1. This version of the device can be obtained at www.htcexodus.com using either Bitcoin or Ethereum currencies, in an industry-first …

Tags:HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Security| Smartphones| Vol 25 - Issue 41