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LG UltraWide 34-inch monitors to debut at CES 2014

LG UltraWide 34-inch monitors to debut at CES 2014

Earlier this year, LG introduced some new UltraWide monitors, a category the company will be expanding soon with the debut of the UM95 at CES 2014. The UltraWide UM95 monitor measures in at 34-inches with a quite expansive 21:9 aspect ratio, though the company will also be offering a smaller version that measures 29-inches. Beyond the UM95, LG plans to showcase some other UltraWide offerings next month.

Note: This is LG's similar EA73 UltraWide we reviewed in October.

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Samsung wearables entering fitness and fashion markets

Samsung wearables entering fitness and fashion markets

At the 2013 Samsung Analyst meeting it was revealed that the company will not be satisfied with its current devices in the wearables market - namely the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Instead they'll be expanding through Samsung Display first, making efforts to push in to the fitness world and the fashion market through the year 2018. While the company has already started moving toward fitness with a built-in pedometer in the Galaxy Gear and fitness apps appearing out of the box with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note III, it would appear that the Samsung Sport will be next up for grabs.

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Vuzix M2000AR smart glasses debut Nokia hologram AR tech

Vuzix M2000AR smart glasses debut Nokia hologram AR tech

Vuzix has launched a new rival to Google's Glass, the Vuzix M2000AR HMD, using new Waveguide optics built in partnership with Nokia. Targeted at industrial users, though likely to spawn a consumer version soon, the M2000AR has a 720p display integrated into its monocular lens along with a 1080p camera, integrated head tracking, and a choice of bright monochrome or slightly more subdued full-color screens. According to Vuzix, the hologram-based system it uses is lighter, less bulky, and produces better graphics than the optics regularly used in headsets like Glass.

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Ultrabook leads rugged Haswell revamp

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Ultrabook leads rugged Haswell revamp

HP has refreshed its EliteBook line, launching the new EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook, giving the Revolve touchscreen convertible a Haswell update, and debuting a tiny desktop that can hide between your display. The EliteBook Folio 1040 is the new flagship, a 14-inch ultraportable notebook with the choice of up to a 1080p HD display and dualcore Core i5 or i7 processors, wrapped up in MIL-STD 810G ruggedness tests for temperature, vibration, shock, drop, and even surviving explosive atmospheres.

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Lumus DK-40 takes on Glass with true AR

Lumus DK-40 takes on Glass with true AR

Transparent display specialist and military head-up screen supplier Lumus is wading into the wearable computing market, revealing a new developer kit that, unlike Google's Glass, offers full augmented reality support. Set to debut at CES 2014 next month, the Lumus DK-40 monocular dev kit may look ostensibly like Glass at first glance, but where Google's headset has a small display-block suspended in the corner, the entire right lens of the Lumus wearable is in fact a 640 x 480 display. That means developers building apps for the Android-powered headset can overlay graphics directly on top of the real-world view, rather than simply sliding in separate notifications as Glass does.

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E Ink Fina electronic paper display is 50% lighter and thinner than traditional offerings

E Ink Fina electronic paper display is 50% lighter and thinner than traditional offerings

E Ink has introduced its E Ink Fina, a new e-ink display that will be the first of its kind based on TFT technology. This coincides with an announcement by PocketBook, which has also introduced a new product: the PocketBook CAD Reader, which is the first Android electronic paper device using the Fina display built specifically for displaying Autodesk's Autocad drawings.

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Philips ErgoSensor display updated – Still scolds slumping workaholics

Philips ErgoSensor display updated – Still scolds slumping workaholics

Philips has updated its ErgoSensor display range, the company's LCD monitors which track user posture and can warn if the ergonomics aren't correct or if an eye-break is in order. The Philips 241P4QRYES is a 24-inch LCD display running at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, with 250 cd/m2 brightness and the ability to rotate between landscape and portrait orientations; however, it's the embedded ErgoSensor that really differentiates it.

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