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Whoa. That's the first word that comes to mind when taking a peek at these: Sony's new Digital Recording Binoculars. They honestly look more like something out of a sci-fi film (or a Call of Duty video game) than a consumer offering, but they'll soon be on sale for average citizens nonetheless. These new specs (DEV-50V) will cost a whopping $2,000, but they certainly pack a punch. This is the second-generation version, offering up image stabilization, flexible zoom, and the ability to record AVCHD 2.0 video with stereo sound -- even after sundown with low-light capabilities. These are also 30%... Read more...
Are you investing in yourself? In your business? How about investing $655 million? That's with LG Display is doing, as it coughs up a huge chunk of change to support its new eighth-generation OLED TV panel line. That's a massive bet on the future of OLEDs and flat-panels in general, particularly in a market that's well known for having extremely thin margins. The new extension will be built at an existing plant in Paju, South Korea, with the initial focus to be on WRGB OLED evaporation. Work will get underway during Q1 of this year, with mass production scheduled for the first half of 2014 at a... Read more...
While visiting LG's booth, we had a chance to see the company's latest OLED TVs. LG plans to ship its 55-inch OLED TV in March in the US. As you would expect from an OLED TV, it's absolutely gorgeous and pencil-thin. LG was also showing off its new 55-inch curved OLED TV known as the EA9800. The company wouldn't give us any information on shipping or availability regarding the EA9800.   LG's OLED TVs are gorgeous and pencil-thin. As you can see from the photo, LG put three of these curved OLEDs side-by-side to create a nice, wide arc. The EA9800 offers full Cinema 3D support. Like other OLED... Read more...
Display makers have been working to march consumers into the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) Promised Land for several years now, and it looks like LG Electronics is finally ready to kick things off. The Korean electronics company has begun accepting pre-orders for its "eagerly-awaited" 55-inch OLED TV set (55EM9700), albeit only in South Korea and for a barrel full of pretty pennies, and then some. Over 1,400 LG retail stores in the region are taking orders for the TV, which consumers can buy for 11 million won, or approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency. That's about 10 times the price of... Read more...
Like many electronic devices, the majority of today's smartphones aren't made to survive abuse. With new display technologies that are currently in development however, smartphones of the future may be more durable. These new display technologies enable flexible displays that can be rolled, dropped, squished, and stepped on without damage. Although the dream of having a smartphone that can withstand such abuse may seem far-off, flexible display technology has been in development for a while now. We've seen prototypes at gadget shows, heard and seen demonstrations on various sites, and dreamed of... Read more...
Got a 60" HDTV? Your neighbor might. But what if you could say you had a 60" HDTV that wrapped around the corner of a wall? Now that'd be a talking point. Evidently, LG Display will be developing a unique technology for an ultra high-def flexible OLED display that's 60" diagonal. The problem? It'll take until 2017 to create, but it'll probably be worth the wait. LG Display will lead up a group of companies working on the goal, including Avaco, which is said to be an equipment maker for display production. Outside of making dreams come true in the HDTV industry, it'll also be used (potentially,... Read more...
According to Korean news sources, 11 people, including one prominent former Samsung engineer, have been arrested for allegedly selling secrets to one of Samsung's rival firms. The report states that a 46-year-old former SMD researcher, whose name is being withheld, was paid ~$170,000 "from the competitor in exchange for secret data on the so-called "small mask scanning" technology involved in building active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays for large televisions. Until now, AMOLED displays have mostly been used for small smart devices." The complaint indicates that the researcher... Read more...
Out with the old and in with the new -- that's the motto driving Samsung's latest business decision. The display maker officially announced its intentions of spinning off its liquid crystal display (LCD) division so it can better focus on the future of display technology, which Samsung feels has everything to do with organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels and little to do with LCDs. "Currently, the display market is undergoing rapid changes with OLED panels expected to fast replace LCD panels to become the mainstream," Samsung said. "Amid this structural change of the Display industry, adopting... Read more...
New OLEDs? Oh, yeah, we'll take that. Corning (the makers of Gorilla Glass) and Samsung have teamed up on a new mobile display venture in order to build a new OLED glass. It's called an "equity venture," where the two will work to make specialty glass substrates for the rapidly expanding organic light emitting diode (OLED) device market. The new business will be located in Korea. It'll combine Corning's Lotus Glass substrate technology and Samsung Mobile Display's OLED display expertise, this new entity will be well-positioned to provide outstanding product solutions for current and future OLED... Read more...
Every so often, a technology comes across that's just too good to ignore, even if it doesn't directly impact handheld gizmos at the moment. BASF and Philips have combined to create one of those; it's an OLED lighting solution for use as a transparent car roof. They're calling this a breakthrough in the industry, and we believe it. The OLEDs are transparent when switched off, allowing for a clear view outside the vehicle, yet providing light only within the vehicle when switched on. This OLED lighting concept for car roofs is the result of a longstanding cooperation between BASF and Philips in the... Read more...
With both LG and Samsung introducing huge OLED TVs at CES 2012 this year, Sony just couldn't be left out. The company today announced that it has developed the next-generation self-emitting display, "Crystal LED Display," and presented a Full HD, 55-inch prototype model. Yep, that's another 55-inch television, but there's no OLED to be found here. That said, it does happen to be the industry's first 55-inch Full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source. The "Crystal LED Display" is a self-emitting display that uses Sony's unique methods to mount ultrafine LEDs in each of the Red-Green-Blue... Read more...
Well, you can't blame LG for getting a jump on the CES festivities. Once the news starts rolling early next week, it'll be a complete blur from top to bottom. LG's looking to avoid that, and aside from the 84" Ultra-Definition HDTV they announced a few days ago, the company is now detailing a 55" OLED TV. The company's calling this the world's largest OLED TV in the commercial space, incorporating LG's 4-color pixels and Color Refiner. "Working closely with LG Display, we have a product which not only delivers on all the advantages of OLED over LCD but at a significantly lower cost than what could... Read more...
CES 2012 is but days away at this point, and it's obvious that companies are eager to grab as much of that spotlight as possible. Take LG Display here, who is pre-announcing the world's largest OLED TV panel -- a 55" beast that'll be shown off in Las Vegas. According to the company, this panel is a significant step forward in the popularization of OLED TVs and demonstrates the effective application of AM OLED technology to larger panel sizes at a more cost efficient level. "Our objective has always been to actively define and lead emerging display technology markets," said Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO... Read more...
The young guns over at Evolve Motorcycles are garnering the lion's share of attention at this year's Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA), and that's because they had the audacity to roll out a real life replica of the Tron Lightcycle (renamed Xenon). This thing is seriously sick. It sports 32-inch hub-less wheels, lots of OLED light tape, and a funktastic design, all for 'just' $55,000. The Tron Lightcycle is equipped with a 40kW (54 horsepower) motor and custom lithium ion battery that combined will allow the all-electric bike to reach up to 100MPH and travel up to 100 miles before needing... Read more...
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