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Vivitek Introduces Qumi Q7 Microprojector

Projectors — Pico/Micro – At CES, Vivitek Corporation introduced the Qumi Q7 Microprojector with 800 lumens of output, the highest yet for a 0.45” DLP imager.  Key specifications of the Qumi Q7 include: 720p/native WXGA (1280×800) resolution Up to 800 lumens of brightness and a 30,000:1 contrast ratio Usable with

PaperTabs Offers a Vision of Future Computing

Mobile Displays – An intriguing vision of future computing technology was presented at the recent CES 2013.  The so-called PaperTabs system was developed by researchers at the Human Media Lab within Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in collaboration with Intel Labs and Plastic Logic Ltd (Cambridge, United Kingdom).  The hardware composition of the PaperTabs computer is […]

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Technicolor and Portrait Displays Move to Standardize Color on Smaller Screens

Display Metrology – For 97 years, Technicolor has been known for its expertise in film and, more recently, digital color.  Technicolor has famously applied its color know-how to The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, along with many hundreds of other movies and DVDs.  Ed Thompson, Technicolor’s VP in charge of technology licensing, […]

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MasterImage Shows Two New 3D Tablets

Tablets – Insight Media had a chance to meet with MasterImage in their suite in the Venetian at CES 2013.  What we saw were two new 3D tablets with glasses-free 3D screens that were quite impressive. One device is being offered by a US company called Fuhu.  Apparently, they are

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User Interfaces Advance in Fits and Start-ups

User Interface - Many consumer electronics users likely think of the first iPhone launched in 2007 as the first widespread use of a touch screen user interface.  However, as with many user interface technologies, touch screen interfaces had been developed and applied in products for many years prior to the iPhone roll out.  A similar unpredictable […]

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TV – At its big media event on CES’s Press Day, Sharp’s new CEO Toshi Osawa introduced TFT backplanes made from indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) as being the “most exciting technology ever,” a sentiment echoed by corporate EVP Kozo Takahashi. It is unusual at these CES events, with their

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TV – The OLED TV story was in a rut for months:  Samsung and LG have beautiful 55-inch prototypes, but have repeatedly missed their promised product introduction dates.  But things are changing. The big CES surprise came from Panasonic, which showed a very impressive technology demonstration of the “World’s Largest

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Three Trends That Are Redefining the User Interface

User Interface – The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) offered conference sessions on a wide range of topics.  The Home Entertainment conference track included a panel session entitled Three Trends that are Redefining the User Interface.  The panel, ably moderated by Robert Heron of Heron Fidelity, included Vlad You need

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TV – Chinese TV set makers were at CES in force, determined to take more of the North American market – not only with sets sold under private labels but, increasingly, under their own. This trend has been visible for the last couple of years, but this year it was

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Consumer Electronics Makers Still Working to Get TV Remotes Right

User Interface – At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show I found that consumer electronics developers are still striving to improve the user interfaces and TV remote controls offered with their products. At LG’s press conference where the firm invited consumers to “Touch the Smart Life,” LG described its updated Magic

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