There are a lot of technologies being investigated around the world to help reduce driver distraction and bring a new level of interactivity to infotainment systems in cars. One of those technologies is the heads up display. A group of researchers from MIT has created a new type of transparent data display system that could lead to next generation HUDs that are cheaper and easy to manufacture.
Vuzix will take on Google Glass with a wearable headset resembling "designer sunglasses" rather than the somewhat clunky Borg-style tech companies are offering today, thanks to a newly announced deal with a mysterious "Tier 1" brand. The project, which Vuzix says will distill its waveguide-based eyepiece technology - expected to launch this year in industrial form - into a more consumer-friendly form, is expected to reach final design stage sometime in 2015, with a commercial launch beyond that.
LG’s got a neat display they’re showing off here at CES, and it’s not like one we’ve seen before. Their mirror display might actually come in really, really handy in homes as well as retail establishments, too. Most times, we see things like this and never see them hit the real world. LG has thought this one through, though, and we see a lot of potential.
It's nearly time for NVIDIA's G-Sync gaming monitor processor technology to hit the market - closer to the reveal of this technology than to the market, to be fair, but close nonetheless. What we're having a peek at this week is a collection of monitors that've already got their final bits and pieces in them, just a few of the collection of displays that'll be released later this year. BenQ, Philips, AOC, and ViewSonic have all brought their first models to CES 2014 and NVIDIA's press event.
When it comes to 4K monitors, the first thought many have is cost. With such a dense resolution and cutting edge technology, they usually cost quite a bit. Lenovo’s ThinkVision 4K monitor is a breath of fresh air, bringing an absolutely stunning display at a really reasonable price. We have had the monitor for a little while, and we must say, we’re impressed.
Among the various smartphones, laptops, and all-in-one PCs the company has planned to revealed at CES this week, Lenovo has introduced two new displays: the ThinkVision 28 and the ThinkVision Pro2840m. The most notable aspect of the displays is the standalone Android functionality -- though it isn't something that can replace a home PC, the ThinkVision 28 can be toggled between a smart display and an Android-centric hub of sorts.
NEC has unveiled a new big screen touch monitor called the V423-TM. The big monitor is touch enabled, but uses different tech than most of the smaller touchscreens we are familiar with. Rather than using touch tech that is integrated into the screen, the NEC monitor uses optical-imaging technology.
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.
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.