Japan Display (JDI) has developed a 5.0-inch Full-HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) TFT LCD module with JDI’s proprietary integrated touch functionality” Pixel Eyes”. “Pixel Eyes” detects touch through changes in capacitance between electrodes on the TFT substrate and on the color filter substrate. There are various requirements for LCD module performance in the market today, such as higher resolution, wider viewing angle, higher picture quality, lower power consumption, and thinner module thickness. In addition, higher productivity of touch-based devices is becoming more important to cope with wide and rapid fluctuations in smartphone demand.
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Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu R&D Center today announced the development of 3D hand gesture recognition technology that, using video captured on a single PC or tablet camera, can detect not only vertical and horizontal hand motion, but also the forward and backward movements of increasing or decreasing distance of a hand from the display. With existing hand gesture recognition technology it has been possible to detect hand motions along the vertical and horizontal axes, which represent operations similar to moving a mouse cursor. However, detecting forward and backward hand motions—changing distance to perform the same function as a mouse click—has proven difficult.
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AGC (Asahi Glass) announced today that it will release its new self-adhesive glass for optical bonding that bonds directly to display devices used in tablets and other electronic products. The product, which significantly simplifies the process of bonding cover glass directly to display devices, will greatly contribute to the proliferation of more vivid and clear displays. Optical bonding optimizes the refractive index of resin to minimize the loss of light for enhanced visibility. The new product also is suitable for IPS-mode LCDs, of which image quality is prone to be ununiform due to the pressure created when the cover glass is bonded to the LCDs.
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ASRock is bringing better Internet connections to the upcoming Intel 8 Series motherboards with A-Style: 2T2R Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi + Bluetooth v4.0. 802.11ac WiFi is a new wireless computer networking standard that provides high-throughput wireless local area networks on the 5GHz band with data transferring speeds up to 867Mbps, a whopping 289% speed boost compared to the former models with 2T2R 802.11n WiFi.
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The number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree, the 634-meter high landmark, has reached 6.34 million just ahead of the 1st anniversary of its opening. It opened on May 22nd last year and is the world’s tallest broadcast tower. On Monday, a ceremony was held on the observation deck, which stands at 350 meters. The 6.34 millionth visitor was among a family of four from Chiba Prefecture who arrived at the deck shortly after 10 a.m. Hiroshi Komine, 45, his wife Naomi, 45, their 9-year-old daughter Arisa and 5-year-old son Seiya were presented with a model of the Skytree tower.
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Asus today announced a new look for its range of motherboards based on the Intel Z87 chipset. Replacing the previous blue-accented color scheme, a unique gold application on custom-designed heatsinks serves to emphasize the Asus philosophy of always providing the most innovative motherboards in every generation. Accommodating system builder needs, the gold treatment on new motherboards promotes great-looking PC interiors with a two-tone color palette that works well with the primarily black designs of PC cases.
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Transcend today announced the release of its SATA II 3Gb/s MSM610 mSATA mini solid state drive (SSD). Fully compliant with the SATA II 3Gb/s specification and built with industry-leading toggle-mode MLC NAND flash chips, the MSM610 mSATA mini SSD boasts blazing fast sequential read and write speeds up to 245 and 48 MB/s respectively. This outstanding performance translates into reduced boot up and data transfer times, superior application launch speed, and enhanced overall system responsiveness; especially useful for dual-drive notebooks and Ultrabooks taking advantage of both the high-speed MSM610 mSATA mini SSD and a high capacity hard disk drive.
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Bang & Olufsen today announced the launch of an all-new surround sound speaker system that combines compact aesthetics and outstanding acoustic innovation to deliver the thrill of high-end surround performance without filling up the home with boxy black speakers. Small in size but big in sound, BeoLab 14 builds on Bang & Olufsen acoustic engineers’ on-going achievements in packing stunning performance into surprisingly small volumes. The satellite speakers are diminutive circles of anodized aluminum with exchangeable fabric covers in a selection of colours, and integrate easily into even the most stringent interior design schemes.
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The Tascam TM-PC1 Condenser Microphone houses complete electronic circuit control and a 25mm pure gold large diaphragm capsule. Perfect cardioid polar pickup pattern, high sensitivity output, low noise and wide dynamic range make the TM-PC1 ideal for instrument and vocal recording. Thanks to the low frequency and sensitivity attenuation switches, the mic can effectively reduce environment noise and impact from high input sound sources. The unique design of the integrative metal pop filter and shock mount will reduce “pop” effectively and the high-grade shockproof mount will alleviate any surprise interferences.
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Corning today announced the commercial launch of Corning Lotus XT Glass, a second-generation glass substrate specially formulated for high-performance displays. Lotus XT Glass features best-in-class total pitch variation, which is integral to efficient panel manufacturing. Essentially, total pitch – usually measured in microns or parts per million (ppm) – is the distance features move during panel processing.
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