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NVIDIA and UNC cook up truly immersive AR wearable

NVIDIA and UNC cook up truly immersive AR wearable

As reactions to Google Glass show, the world isn't ready for ungainly wearable displays, but NVIDIA and researchers from the University of North Carolina think they've come up with a far more aesthetically pleasing - and discrete - alternative. Pinlight Displays promise not only to be far less clunky than suspending a tiny screen in front of the wearer, but offer a far broader field-of-view in the process, and even do it all cheaper than standard wearable displays.

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Philips 28-inch 4K monitor goes low-cost, high-def

Philips 28-inch 4K monitor goes low-cost, high-def

While there are monitors on the market with similar specifications and a similar price, Philips’ new UltraClear Display makes a point of aiming to undercut the market. This device will roll out with 4K definition - that’s Ultra-HD, four times as sharp as 1080p, all on a 28-inch monitor. That’s 3840 x 2160 pixels across 28-inches diagonally, or 157.35 PPI (Pixels Per Inch).

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Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Navdy HUD: Like your phone and a fighter jet had a baby

Head-up displays aren't just the preserve of fighter jets any more, but if you're not in the market for a new car then Navdy's aftermarket device - billed as Google Glass for your dashboard - may be the answer. Not only a HUD, projecting virtual images that look like they're floating roughly six feet in front of the windshield, but a gesture control system, Navdy pipes messages, calls, and navigation from your smartphone to your line of sight, though that's only the start of it.

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LG 29V940 Cine View AIO hides a TV tuner inside

LG 29V940 Cine View AIO hides a TV tuner inside

Your widescreen monitor may not look so wide once you've seen LG's latest screen. Boasting of the seldomly used, as far as computer monitors go, 21:9 ratio, this latest Cine View All in One computer has enough room not just for your regular computing needs but also for some TV viewing on the sides, almost literally.

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Apple’s Sapphire glass facility nearly ready for mass production

Apple’s Sapphire glass facility nearly ready for mass production

The Sapphire glass Apple uses — and is rumored to use much more of with new handsets — is partly thanks to GT Advanced Technologies. They’ve recently announced their financial results for the second quarter, noting an $86 million loss as they pivot operations to align themselves with Apple. As the reliance on Sapphire increases, that big loss may be a distant memory in the near future.

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NVIDIA stacks screens for high-res wearables on a budget

NVIDIA stacks screens for high-res wearables on a budget

Sandwiching several cheap LCDs together to fudge a higher resolution version could be the secret to making cheap head-mounted displays, NVIDIA researchers are suggesting, taking an unusual approach to competing in the pixel density race. While Samsung, LG Display and others have been pushing development of high-resolution screens for wearables like Oculus Rift, where smoother quality makes for a more realistic, immersive experience, NVIDIA's strategy is to chase the same goal only with much cheaper parts, potentially pushing chips like the Tegra K1 in the process.

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4K iMac or Thunderbolt Display tipped for Yosemite debut

4K iMac or Thunderbolt Display tipped for Yosemite debut

Apple's desktop Mac line may finally be getting the Retina update OS X users have been hoping for, with chatter of a 4K model headed to stores around October. Although Retina display technology is already offered on the MacBook Pro and across Apple's iPhone and iPad line, so far the Mac Pro and iMac have stuck with their lower pixel-density panels, despite both computers being easily capable of driving significantly higher resolutions.

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Framed 2.0 puts motion-controlled digital art on your wall

Framed 2.0 puts motion-controlled digital art on your wall

Judging by the "home of the future" documentaries, nobody goes to museums on their hoverboards in the 21st century, but instead has dynamically changing artwork beamed to virtual picture frames in their homes. We may not have the hoverboards yet, but Framed 2.0 is aiming to deliver the art at least, with a new crowdfunding project to put a smartphone and gesture-controlled display showing everything from the classics through to tumblr GIFs, Flash animation, and more.

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