Category: Screens

Ateko Tablet Drawing Demo

Posted by – December 15, 2014

Ateko shows drawing tablet 10.1″ tablet. Ateko also makes Android HDMI sticks and TV motherboards.

650 million MHL devices shipped. MHL 3 delivers 4K to tens of millions of consumers

Posted by – December 1, 2014

More than 650 million MHL products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL products were released in 2011 (as I filmed my first MHL video in 2011). The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more. A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD quality on their new big screen 4K TV. In part thanks to MHL and thanks to the newest ARM Processors from Qualcomm and others, already now there are tens of millions of consumers with 4K Camcorders and 4K video players directly within their smartphone in their pocket!

Why conglomerate group YFY is interested in Printed Electronics, from Felix Ho, CEO

Posted by – November 24, 2014

Felix Ho, CEO of Taiwanese based YFY Group, a diversified conglomerate company owning companies such as E Ink, creating electrophoretic displays, and Arizon, creating RFID inlays, describes in this video their interest in printed electronics. Ho gave a keynote presentation at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA event in Santa Clara, Ca on November 19-20 2014, the world’s largest event on printed, flexible and organic electronics with around 3000 attendees and 200 exhibitors. Before the event, Ho reported, “YFY believes printed electronics will connect and empower everyday objects in ways we never imagined. We have eagerly followed the field for almost 2 decades, and never has the space been more active and relevant than now. We are anxious to see the field’s progress, and hope to draw inspiration from the participants at the industry’s leading event from IDTechEx.” For more information see www.IDTechEx.com

Interview with Guillaume, analyst at IDTechEx

Posted by – November 18, 2014

Guillaume Chansin (@GChansin) is one of the analysts from IDTechEx. We meet him in Santa Clara where the company is holding their annual US event. We talk about what we will see during the conference and why printed electronics can help make better wearable devices. He also explains printed sensors, flexible displays, and why we will not see flexible LCD anytime soon.

Panasonic ProXStream EX decodes HEVC 60p4K at 40mbitps

Posted by – October 9, 2014

Panasonic LSI shows their dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based Set-top-box and in-TV solution decoding HEVC 4K at 60fps at 40mbitps, integating also advanced rendering algorithms for colors, shapes, vectors and more. You can watch my previous Panasonic ProXStream video here: http://armdevices.net/2014/04/19/panasonic-ph1-pro4-arm-cortex-a9-with-proxstream1-4k-decoder-and-transcoder/

LG Booth Tour with my 12-year old cousin

Posted by – October 8, 2014

LG G Watch R with Android Wear, Curved 4K OLED, 98″ 4K IPS, 5K 105″ 21:9, World’s First Flexible 77″ 4K OLED (you can change the display from flat to curved), harman kardon sound, web OS TVs (with Android apps support), DLP LED projectors, 3D TV wall, LG Smart micro-oven and the LG Smart fridge, curved 21:9 PC monitor, LG Smart washing machine and the LG G3 Smartphone (with 2560×1440 display), LG child tracker, LG G Pad 10.1″ 1280×800, LG G Pad 8″, LG G Pad 7″ 1280×800 and more.

Cholesteric LCD from Kent Displays for writing applications and accessories

Posted by – October 8, 2014

When I was traveling in the USA last week, I had the chance to catch up with Sri who gave me a detailed description of what Kent Displays is doing with its latest Cholesteric LCD for writing applications. Kent Displays is famous for its Boogie Board which he said was being shipped in millions of units and they are now using the same technology to build mobile phone accessories where you can eWrite on the cover, this technology can be used to create electronic writing surfaces on laptops, tablets, appliances, educational toys etc. This LCD technology is well proven, they make them in a roll to roll coating factory in Ohio, the displays are very thin, flexible, light, very nicely visible in bright sunlight as you can see here filmed near the San Francisco bay (sorry about the wind), the writing is similar to paper, the 8” display with a small battery works for an impressive 7 years, means charging isn’t even required.

OnLive unlimited x86 gaming from cloud on ARM Powered Philips Android TVs

Posted by – September 22, 2014

Philips’s new Android ARM powered TVs include OnLive remote cloud x86 gaming. The Philips TV is capable of using most game controllers. OnLive enables the streaming of PC games without having them locally, without the need to install anything, just have an active OnLive subscription at $11.95 per month with the first week trial being free, you can see OnLive’s full list of games here: https://games.onlive.com/games

Toshiba booth tour with my 12-year old cousin at IFA 2014

Posted by – September 20, 2014

Henry walks around the Toshiba IFA 2014 booth and checks out their Chromebooks, their Intel Laptops, Intel Tablets, Sports camera, 4K TVs, smart mirrors, and experimental 4K TVs.

HDMI 2.0 is 4K 60fps at 18Gbit/s

Posted by – September 20, 2014

HDMI is to be the standard for 4K, supporting 18Gbit/s bandwidth for uncompressed 4K at 60fps, every major 4K TV includes HDMI 2.0 support.