Press Release: LG Display Introduces Next Generation Display Technology at SID 2013. Curved 55-inch OLED TV and 5-inch plastic OLED panels on exhibit
Seoul, Korea (May 20, 2013) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technologies, will showcase the latest TV, mobile, and other products representing the future of display technology at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013. Underscoring its leadership in OLED technology, the company will introduce both a curved 55-inch OLED TV and a 5-inch plastic OLED panel. Also exhibited will be mobile panels applied with Oxide Thin Film Transistor (TFT) which is viewed as the next generation TFT technology.
"Recent trends indicate that the small- and medium-sized display market is moving towards high resolution and low power consumption, and the large panel market to OLED and Ultra HD," said Dr. Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. "With the resulting rapid need for new display advancements, LG Display, at the forefront of these trends, is well positioned to lead the market with its differentiated and cutting-edge technologies."
We'll be seeing an explosion of ruggedized tablets in 7-inch and 8-inch format to flood the market real soon. I for one will be very interested in getting one of these.
"As 7- to 8-inch displays are expected to become a new specification for ruggedized tablets in 2014, vendors, such as Taiwan-based Getac Technology and Japan-based Panasonic, are eyeing the market for such devices.
Getac has launched the Getac Z710, a ruggedized tablet featuring Android 4.1, OMAP 4430 1GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch WSVGA TFT-LCD touch panel, GPS support, dimensions of 21.8(W) by 14.2(H) by 2.7(D)mm, weight of 800g and working temperatures from minus 20- to 50-degrees C.
The Z710 tablet will mainly target markets such as the utility industry, automobile and traffic applications, logistic systems for convenience store chains."
Imagine you can now load all your old PlayStation 1 ISOs on the console using the PSIO prototype.
"Project PlayStation Input Output has been trying to load PlayStation 1 game images through the game system's parallel I/O port since 2010, and now it's ready to show off the first prototype.
If piracy is your aim, then modchips that let users play burned discs and emulators that have been available through the console's 19-year history should suffice, but this project aims to bypass those methods. The potential benefits include easier homebrew support and playing of ripped discs on the original hardware without worrying about wearing out an aging console's laser."
It's coming ... Nvidia's first ever gaming console! For this console to succeed ... it needs games, and lots of it.
"US chipmaker Nvidia has revealed its launch plans for Shield - its handheld video-games console. It says the Android-powered device will ship to North America in June and be priced at $349 (£229). That makes it $100 more expensive than Sony's PlayStation Vita and nearly double the cost of Nintendo's 3DS XL.
One expert said Shield was unlikely to appeal to more than a "niche audience" but it would act as a showpiece for Nvidia's technology. The console is equipped with the firm's Tegra 4 chip - its new top-end mobile processor.
The ARM-based component features 72 graphic processing unit (GPU) cores and four central processing unit (CPU) cores. Nvidia says this allows it to offer "rich graphics and unbeatable performance"."
Watch the video ... and see what it can do for you.
"Remember that Raspberry Pi camera module we wrote about a few months ago? It looks like UK-based electronics retailer CPC / Farnell will start taking orders for the shooter on May 14th. Users on the Raspberry Pi forums who signed up for info about the camera module have received an email from the retailer inviting them to order.
As a reminder, the five megapixel fixed-focus shooter -- which only measures 25 x 20 x 9mm -- can snap 2,592 x 1,944-pixel images and capture video at 1,080p (30fps), 720p (60fps) and VGA (60 or 90fps). While the accessory is expected to cost about $25, there's no actual pricing details on CPC / Farnell's website. Wanna see the camera module in action? One lucky Raspberry Pi user's received the device early and shared a video -- check it out after the break."
I guessing because the PS4 has crapy hardware compared to the new and soon-to-be-announced Xbox from Microsoft.
"Sony's PlayStation (PS) 4 may have trouble achieving shipments of 12-16 million units in 2013 as expected, as the related upstream supply chain has not yet received any shipment instructions from the Japan-based vendor, implying a possible delay in the game console's mass shipment schedule, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Sony originally told its upstream suppliers that it will start shipping its new PS4 game consoles in June with mass shipments scheduled in August, and shipment volumes would have a chance to reach 20 million units in 2013."
Not sure what planet he's on ... but a bold claim! It's more likely that tablets will be around for quite some time.
"Thorsten Heins thinks that tablets are a dead end. When it comes to forward-looking progress in the mobile sector, most people aren't looking to companies like BlackBerry for direction. Instead, most people look towards Google, Apple, Amazon, and to a lesser extent these days, Microsoft.
However, BlackBerry, which is soon set to launch its "old school" QWERTY-equipped Q10 smartphone, has gone against the grain and given a dire prediction for the future of tablets.
“In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore,” said BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins while being interviewed at the Milken Institute conference. “Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model.”
"Tokyoflash is known for crafting some seriously cryptic, over-the-top timepieces, and its latest efforts are no exception. Today, the company announced a revised pair of wristwatches that aim to pull your attention away from your smartphone's clock.
Unlike the original Kisai Rogue SR2, its wooden successor is a combination of maple and sandalwood wrapped around a prominent always-on LCD lined with a circle of connecting blocks in place of a traditional set of numbers. The watch's display comes in three natural colors -- we know red and green are on deck but the third remains a mystery (though blue seems a safe bet)."
Google Glass began shipping to application developers who registered as early backers. They paid US$1,500 for it in April 2013 ... let's hope it drops by the time it becomes mass market next year!
"Initiated by the arrival of Google Glass and magnified by Google's efforts to promote application development for the product, the global market for smart glasses could amount to almost 10 million units from 2012 through 2016, according to research firm IHS.
Shipments of smart glasses may rise to as high 6.6 million units in 2016, up from just 50,000 in 2012, for a total of 9.4 million units for the five-year period. Growth in 2013 will climb 150% to 124,000 shipments, mostly driven by sales to developers. Additionally, expansion will really begin to accelerate in 2014 with the initial public availability of Google Glass, as shipment growth powers up to 250%, said IHS."